oval, serrated leaves
to yellow flowers with five petals, close to branch, sweet
red to purple berries
a good mule
deer and elk browse
and small mammels eat the berries
peoples would crush and dry the berries in cakes for a travel
food as well as use in pemmican, a winter staple.
Utah settlers canned a syrup of the berries
as widespread in its use as the Golden Current, Serviceberry
is a sweet, juicy snack; it needs no processing and can even
be frozen without harming its flavor. Jellies, syrups and
wine are sweet and flavorfull, but fresh berries in pies,
muffins and pancakes are a real treat.
mature Mid-Fall but may be absent if plant has a rust infestation.
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