Yew berry

Discussion in 'Flora' started by Dave Farnes, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    In Folkington churchyard.

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  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    That's lovely Dave.

    Did you know that the flesh of the ripe (red) berry is the only part of the tree which is not poisonous? Don't eat the seed in the middle though!
    I've tried one and it's sweet, jammy, juicy and gooey with a slightly odd flavour that makes you wonder whether you didn't actually just eat a poisonous bit!!
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    My wife told me that just last week, Chris. I hope you're not having an affair with her?! :mad:

    I don't like these pretend berries, but appreciate the photograph, Dave.
     
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  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Thank you folks.

    Yes, I do know about the berries, they do taste good. Some of my gardening customers have yew trees / hedges, so I have the occasional berry.
     

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