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Turk’s Cap Jelly

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Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var.drummondii,¬† Drummond Wax-Mallow, Texas Mallow, Mexican Apple, Red Mallow, Wild Turk’s Cap, Bleeding Heart, Malva de Cera) Turk’s Cap Jelly is definitely a jelly that few people have heard of, let alone eaten. I only found … Continue reading

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Texas Pyracantha Jelly

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Pyracantha Jelly from Pyracantha coccinea (firethorn, scarlet firethorn Rosaceae -rose Family-) Once you have seen a pyracantha bush you will not mistake it for anything else. The colorful orange-red berries stab at the sky and leave you breathless. They advertise … Continue reading

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Blanco Crabapple Jelly

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Blanco Crabapple ( pyrus ioensis, prairie crabapple) is truly a Texas fruit so jelly made from it is a Texas Jelly since it grows wild only on limestone slopes and creeks in the Edwards Plateau in central Texas. It has … Continue reading

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Elderberry Jelly

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Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis, American Elder) makes a beautiful dark purple jelly. The plant is a tall shrub (up to 20 feet tall) that can be found in much of the eastern half of Texas. It grows along permanent rivers and … Continue reading

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Texas Persimmon

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Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana, Mexican Persimmon, Chapote ) is a very common shrub or tree here in Central, West, and South Texas. It can be found growing in thickets or mixed in with other trees in woodlands. It is very … Continue reading

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