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American Beautyberry Jelly

By greene
November 28, 2013

Jelly can be made using Callicarpa Americana - American Beautyberry. It's all-American and easier than apple pie.

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Name: Ginger
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Nov 27, 2013 6:24 PM CST
greene/Mary.....I LOVE<LOVE your "destrutions" on how to do this. Even I can probably be successful Hurray! Good job Lovey dubby
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Nov 27, 2013 7:29 PM CST
Great! I have an abundance of beautyberries and although I like them for the birds, now the birds will have to share with me! Beautiful color, too!
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Nov 27, 2013 7:48 PM CST
Loved it! Informative, as well as entertaining!
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Common sense instructions with humor - doesn't get any better! Bravo.
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Nov 27, 2013 8:39 PM CST
Thoroughly enjoyed reading your instructions, Greene! I wanted to make jelly this year with my beauty berry but didn't get to it in time.
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Nov 28, 2013 4:42 AM CST
I haven't made any jelly yet with my Beautyberries but I have made elderberry jelly. So good. I must try the BB jelly next year if the birds don't beat me to the berries. But it's okay if they do. :)
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Nov 28, 2013 8:04 AM CST
was so impressed, I shared it on facebook. Well done! Thumbs up Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Nov 28, 2013 8:56 AM CST
You are very creative and have a great sense of humor, I love your article.
I have also made Elderberry jam and love it. Smiling
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Nov 28, 2013 9:52 AM CST
I never get enough of them to make any jelly, but glad someone is doing it! Good article! Someday I'm going to get another elderberry variety so I can have elderberry berries. I think mine needs another around here that isn't a clone of itself.
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Nov 28, 2013 1:22 PM CST
I can't wait to own my own bush. Your instructions are so step by step that I can even do it. I have your elderberry recipe and can't wait to try it.

Thanks so very much.

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