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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 10 9:17 pm    Post subject: honeysuckle berries Reply with quote
    

are they edible?

gil
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 10 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: honeysucke berries Reply with quote
    

toggle wrote:
are they edible?


NO !!!!! Poisonous (except for some obscure variety, probably mentioned on the PFAF website)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 10 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i'll pull them off the plant by the door then. kids keep eyeing them up

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 10 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You haven't got enough kids to do a proper LD50 trial so that's probably best.

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 10 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Its a shame because they look like they should be, as does nightshade


I take them off because i reckon that the honeysuckle does not flower as well the next year if they are still on when the season starts, could be just coincidence though.

mihto



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 10 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ad children eying berries by the door or along the road:

Have a look at this plant. Very common and deadly to children if more than a few berries are eaten.

Solanum dulcamara




They are everywhere around here and people just do not know them.

evie2



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 10 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: honeysucke berries Reply with quote
    

gil wrote:
toggle wrote:
are they edible?


NO !!!!! Poisonous (except for some obscure variety, probably mentioned on the PFAF website)



Oh, I once had a neighbour who ate them and kept offering them to us

I've moved, wonder if she's still alive

linz71



Joined: 30 Jun 2008
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Location: N.E.Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 10 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

When I was little Mum had two huge pink honeysuckles at the front and back gates, I remember all the bees it attracted but no berries.

I've now got a yellow honeysuckle that flowered for the first time this year and now is full of berries. It's well out of the way of any small children so I've left the berries alone for the birds.

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