News from the Orchard

Lead Orchard Steward, John Samaras gave a shout out this past week and announced the harvest of Goumi berries (Eleagnus multiflora) at the Edible Hedge. Its located along NE 105th,  just west of the traffic circle at 32nd NE.

John sez, “they are a semi-sweet or sour (depends on peak ripeness) berry that is very perishable. Needs to be either eaten or processed immediately – they don’t store or transport well.

Can make syrup, juice, jams, jellies or leathers and can mix with other fruits to do these.