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can you eat sand cherries?

we have a Purple Leaf Sand
Cherry bush. it produces red berries with a stone in it. Can you eat the red berries?


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#1 Comment By GKH_Susan On 06/15/2019 @ 9:51 pm

The native Western Sandcherry has edible fruits often used for jelly, and its cultivar, the Purpleleaf Sand Cherry, has rare fruits hardly noticeable against the purple foliage. I would leave those fruits for the songbirds.

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