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Sep 5, 2021 10:24 AM CST
Name: Stefan
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Im guessing no because it looks like Ilex?
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Sep 5, 2021 11:40 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Prunus laurocerasus .....common name cherry laurel, common laurel.

Quote wiki....Toxicity
"Leaves and seed may cause severe discomfort to humans if ingested.[19] The seeds contained within the cherries are poisonous like the rest of the plant, containing cyanogenic glycosides and amygdalin.[20] This chemical composition is what gives the smell of almonds when the leaves are crushed. Laurel water, a distillation made from the plant, contains prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) and other compounds and is toxic."

I would never risk eating the berries.
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Sep 5, 2021 11:53 AM CST
Name: Stefan
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Silversurfer said:Prunus laurocerasus .....common name cherry laurel, common laurel.

Quote wiki....Toxicity
"Leaves and seed may cause severe discomfort to humans if ingested.[19] The seeds contained within the cherries are poisonous like the rest of the plant, containing cyanogenic glycosides and amygdalin.[20] This chemical composition is what gives the smell of almonds when the leaves are crushed. Laurel water, a distillation made from the plant, contains prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) and other compounds and is toxic."

I would never risk eating the berries.

Well I wouldnt eat leaves or cherry pits to begin with... and yeah, i know about the poison of cherry pits, almonds etc...
What about the pulp?
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Sep 5, 2021 12:50 PM CST
San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
skopjecollection said:
Well I wouldnt eat leaves or cherry pits to begin with... and yeah, i know about the poison of cherry pits, almonds etc...
What about the pulp?



When I was a kid I ate them all the time, even though they don't taste very good until they're dead ripe, and usually the birds would have cleaned them out by then. Always spit the pits out (at my little brother).
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Sep 5, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Name: Stefan
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Iochroma said:

When I was a kid I ate them all the time, even though they don't taste very good until they're dead ripe, and usually the birds would have cleaned them out by then. Always spit the pits out (at my little brother).


Im assuming they tasted like bitter cherries or something? sour cherries?
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Jun 9, 2022 3:14 PM CST
Elkin, NC
The same is true for normal cherries and the pits of peaches etc. No one eats them but they contain cyanide. If we listed that for those fruits no one would eat them either.
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