Come one come all….its that tasty time of year for grazing walks along teeming rows of public edibles, the Serviceberries are RIPE!
Amelanchier (am-ə-LAN-sheer), also known as shadbush, shadwood or shadblow, serviceberry or sarvisberry, or just sarvis, juneberry, saskatoon, sugarplum or wild-plum, and…a personal favorite…chuckley pearis a genus of about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family (Rosaceae).
And, most importantly right now….they’re ripe for the picking in various locations around Asheville and surrounding areas!
Above is a sweet shot of some local children harvesting ripe berries from a serviceberry tree on Haywood Rd. in West. Asheville, mmmmm!
See below for additional information about this abundant plant and for more information on how to use the tasty edible fruits!
- HERE is a quick introductory article from Mother Earth News with more information about the plant.
- More detailed article on history and species identification along with some sweet recipe suggestions from “Eat the Weeds and Other Things Too” blog.
- A Serviceberry Jam recipe from “You Go Girl” Blog.
- Serviceberry pie from “Lost Recipes Found” blog