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Goumi Berries, anyone?

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Goumi Berries, anyone?

Post  Ginger Blue on 6/28/2016, 11:41 am

I just stumbled across a reference to Goumi Berries online, and I really like what I read. I've added them to my list of plants to order next spring.  Is anyone here familiar with or growing them?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/28/2016, 11:51 am

Hm...I may have one of these...next to my raspberry box. It reaches out and gets in my way a lot but the berries are so pretty that I haven't gotten rid of it yet. Hmmm...wonder how I can confirm if it's a goumi berry plant or not..?
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Post  Ginger Blue on 6/28/2016, 12:03 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Hm...I may have one of these...next to my raspberry box.  It reaches out and gets in my way a lot but the berries are so pretty that I haven't gotten rid of it yet.  Hmmm...wonder how I can confirm if it's a goumi berry plant or not..?
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That would be awesome CC!
I'm interested in any "exotic" or rare (little known) edibles I can use for jellies or other sweets treats. drooling
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/29/2016, 11:33 am

These sound very interesting...

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/29/2016, 12:01 pm

I went home and looked at my plant and it's not one.
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Post  Ginger Blue on 6/29/2016, 1:55 pm

One source is "Just Fruits and Exotics."  The bushes are currently out of stock, but you can request that the company notify you by email when they become available.

http://www.justfruitsandexotics.com/JFE/product-category/berry-plants/goumi/

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see which varieties they sell.

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Post  VJ72584 on 6/30/2016, 9:46 am

Do you think they taste like currants?  I like them, but apparently we aren't allowed to grow them in South Carolina.  This might be a substitute.

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Re: Goumi Berries, anyone?

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 6/30/2016, 11:10 am

Please note that plants in this genus have a history of becoming invasive (if you grow it, use netting/fencing to make sure birds and other wildlife can't spread seeds from your bushes elsewhere.) The related autumn olive (together with non-native honeysuckle) cause wildlife habitat problems where I live. The nitrogen-fixing gives them an advantage over native plants and they just take over.

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/autumn-olive.xml

https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/russolive.shtml

http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=ELPU2

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Post  Ginger Blue on 6/30/2016, 4:01 pm

Thanks Beetles.  Good input!

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