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Osoberry

Osoberry

Other Names

Bird Cherry
Indian Peach
Indian Plum
Oregon Plum

Osoberry Facts

Osoberry is the only species in genus Oemleria. The binomial name for Osoberry is Oemleria cerasiformis. Oemleria cerasiformis is also known as Oregon Plum, Indian Peach, Indian Plum, and Bird Cherry. Osoberry tastes like a very weak plum combined with blueberry. Osoberry looks a lot like pussywillow until it flowers. Osoberry rarely suffers injury from insects or disease.

Osoberry Plants

Osoberry plants are among the first plants to leaf out and flower early in the spring. Osoberry plants are shrubs that can reach 15 or 16 feet tall. Osoberry plants are native to the Pacific coast and are found in the wild from British Columbia, Canada all the way down to Santa Barbara, California.

Grow Osoberry

Osoberry is shallow rooted and will benefit from occasional irrigation during the first year or two of growth. Osoberry can also be grown by transplanting root suckers in their dormant season. Osoberry spreads slowly, and mostly by root suckering.

Osoberry Uses

Osoberry is an edible berry and may be used to make chutney. Pacific coast Native Americans make tea from Osoberry bark, and chew the twigs to use as a mild anesthetic. Osoberry are eaten by birds and small mammals.

Osoberry Farms

It may be possible to find any osoberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Osoberry Stories

Needle & Pin is a mix of modern British and Indian cuisines
The Hell or High Water introduced us to infused gin and infused aperol and the Damn, Son! was the most interesting cocktail of the evening, what with its housemade plum liqueur and vanilla saline. The fusion was apparent in almost all dishes by name ... Tribune-Review [ story ]

India's 'Fruit of the Gods' Could Make Solar Cells Cheaper and More Efficient
The researchers were able to fabricate Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) by extracting the anthocyanins—or the plant pigments—from plums, black currants, berries and a black plum called jamun as inexpensive sensitizers. "We extracted the pigment ... EcoWatch [ story ]

Indian blackberry, rich in minerals…
Nerale hannu, the Indian blackberry is also known as jamun, jambul, jamblang, jambolan, black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Jambolan plum, or Portuguese plum. The botanical name is Syzgium cumini. The ripe berry has a sweet taste and it is acidic ... citytoday [ story ]


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