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Common Name: Dangleberry
Gaylussacia frondosa is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 1.80 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Eastern N. America - New Hampshire to Virginia, Alabama, Ohio and Louisiana.
Dry woods and clearings[
]. Moist woods according to another report[
Requires a lime-free moist peaty soil, thriving in sun or part shade[
]. Prefers partial shade[
The fruit is not often produced on plants growing in Britain[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. Sweet and juicy[
], they are good to eat[
]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[
Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[
]. Stored seed requires 1 month warm stratification followed by 2 months cold[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots of lime-free compost and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer when they are at least 15cm tall.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[
Division in spring.