Return to the Harvest Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Husk Cherries

Posted by pixie_lou 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 19:05

I'm growing husk cherries for the first time this year - "goldie" variety. I've got a few ripe cherries. And hundreds more on the plants.

What do I do with them? Both fresh eating and preserving.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Husk Cherries

Well, if you like the flavor of them raw, you can eat them that way. Its probably not something you would sit down and eat a bowl of, more likely something you might eat casually by the handful in the garden, or perhaps thrown into a mixed fruit or even entree type salad. You will need them to get to the fully ripe stage, when a uniform deep golden yellow color and a straw brown husk before they lose the somewhat bitterish aftertaste.

Cooked, you can make a pie, or a sauce or preserve. If canning in any way, I would be sure to add a significant amount of extra acid, probably in the form of lemon or lime juice, just to be on the safe side, since no one probably really knows if these are "low acid" or not.

They do freeze well, also.

Cooked, flavor is very mild, sort of butterscotch/caramel overtones when sweetened, and they do lose the somewhat pineapple like flavor they have when fresh.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Harvest Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here