Blackthorn (prunus spinosa) produces small, round bluish-black fruits known as sloes. These begin to appear in early summer and ripen by Oct. They're normally picked after the first frosts as cold sweetens the sloes as they ripen further, but placing them in the freezer will do an equally good job. Traditionally used for flavouring gin. Zone 5-9
Delicious raspberry gin recipe - will add to my summer To Do list along with a berry picking expedition!
On my Sunday afternoon stroll on the paths above Saints Bay spotted a good crop of Sloe Berries for you Sloe Gin makers out there! #LocateGuernsey Link to the whole collection of 'Georgie's Guernsey':-http://chrisgeorge.dphoto.com/#/album/4daaes Picture Ref: 30_07_17 — in Guernsey.
Top 10 Things to Forage in Autumn | And Here We Are... It's a great time of year to get out and find some wonderful wild foods! All of these are really easy to identify, and grow throughout Europe and North America.