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Preserves Mix

Rowan,Crab Apple,Hawthorn,Elder

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Preserves Trees Mix

Rowan, Crab Apple, Hawthorn and Elder trees all produce fruits which made a staple part of our ancestors' diets. In this mix, you will get one of each of these small trees in a pack of 4 ideal for planting around your garden.

Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Rowan is a small tree which can have a bush-like habit if left unclipped. The profusion of red berries make an excellent jelly which Scots use to accompany game dishes.

Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)

Crab apples have the perfect acidity levels to make an apple sauce which is robust enough to accompany pork dishes.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

Haw fruits are loved by birds, but they also make a great jelly for beef dishes and strong, musky cheeses.

Elder (Sambucus nigra)

The small black elderberries can also be made into jellies, but the flavour is more delicate and sweeter than the other berries so is better used for pork and lighter cheeses. You have the added bonus of being able to make champagne from the flowers.

Please note that we do occasionally sell out of some species throughout the season and we reserve the right to replace one species in the mix with an equivelent species. Please contact us if you want to confirm availability.

All our trees and shrubs are grown to be the perfect size for best establishment. For most species this can range from 20-60cm above the root plug. If you would like to discuss specific sizes, please contact us.

Rowan Folklore

Rowan has always been known as the tree of protection. Plant a rowan outside your home and it will protect you against evil spirits.

Crab Apple Folklore

It is said that we should all live our lives like a Crab Apple Tree. We should give our lives unselfishly to others, just as Crab Apples give their wonderful blossom to the world each year.

Hawthorn Folklore

The tree of wisdom also represents the union of Man and Woman and hawthorn wood was used to make village Maypoles. Villagers would dance around the Maypole as part of an ancient fertility rite - so be careful who you give the hawthorn jelly to!

Elder Folklore

Elder trees have been associated for centuries with fairies and music and if you look under an elder bush on midsummer's evening you will be able to see the Fairy King and Queen pass by on their train.

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