This page was originally started in recognition and assistance to Dr. Chiranjit Parmar's Fruitipedia site. However as that gentleman (if such he be) will not discuss his wants and how I can assist him, I hereby expressly deny him permission to use anything from my site.
However this listing of edible fruits and nuts found in United Kingdom is present for others to read. I am not trying to include cultivated plants, at least to start with, but only those that may be found in the wild.
Where there is a thumbnail photo, below, this photo is a link to more information annd photographs.
Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree)
Berberis vulgaris (Barberry)
Chaenomeles speciosa (Japonica apple)
Crategus monogyna (Hawthorn)
Cydonia oblonga (Quince)
Fragaria vesca (Strawberry)
Hippophae rhamniodes (Sea buckthorn)
Juniperus communis (Juniper)
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)
Mespilus germanica (Medlar)
Morus alba (Mulberry (white))
Morus nigra (Mulberry (black))
Oxycoccus palustris (Cranberry)
Physalis franchetii (Chinese lantern plant)
Prunus avium (Gean, Wild cherry)
Prunus cerasifera (Cherry-plum)
Prunus domestica (Bullace)
Prunus domestica (Greeengage)
Prunus domestica (Plum)
Prunus spinosa (Sloe or blackthorn)
Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant)
Ribes nigrum (Blachcurrant)
Ribes uva-crispa (Goooseberry)
Rosa canina (Dog rose)
Rubus caesius (Dewbery)
Rubus chaemaemorus (Cloudberry)
Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry)
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)
Rubus loganobaccus (Loganberry)
Sambucus nigra (Elder)
Elder berries and flowers are both of great value.
Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan. Mountain ash)
Symphoricarpos rivularis (Snowberry)
It is not generally known that snowberries are perfectly edible. Open one up and they seem to have the testure of polystyrene foam. In truth, they have about as much flavour as polystyrene foam although their texture is rather better!
Probably their only sensible use is as extra edible decoration for a fruit salad.
Taxus baccata (Yew)
The red flesh of the yew berry is edible and good to eat being of very good flavour. Its texture is somewhat unusual (a little like mucous) so it is probably best used as a tasty sauce. I suspect it would also make a very tasty wine, though I've not tried this.
Be warned though that the seed of the yew is poisonous. No problem if you swallow a few as they will pass through the gut undigested - after all, thias is why the tasty flesh evolved! However if crushed and eaten, a few seeds could be very dangerous.
Vaccinium vitis-idea (Cowberry)
Vaccinium vitis-idea (Lingonberry)
Vaccinium vitis-idea (Mountain cranberry)
Vaccinium vitis-idea (Red Whortleberry)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Blaeberry)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Whortleberry)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Huckleberry)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Whinberry)
Vaccinium oxycoccus (Cranberry)
Vaccinium oxycoccus (Marsh whortleberry)
Viburnum opulus (Guelder rose)
Fagus sylvatica (Beech)
Corylus avellana (Hazel)
Castanea sylvatica (Sweet chestnut)
Juglans regia (Walnut)
The well-known walnut is a beautiful ornamental tree and has other uses.
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