Blackthorn / Sloe (Prunus spinosas)

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Blackthorn / Sloe

The Sloe or Buckthorn is a very common tree of hedgerows, producing masses of white flowers in spring, and sloe berries in autumn. These are bluish-black in colour, often with a greyish bloom. They're used to make Sloe Gin, by steeping the berries in gin for a few months, together with some sugar. Being very bitter to the taste, they should not be used for jams or jellies.