Autumn Olive Berry - find it and survive prob. for days

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Autumn Olive Berry - find it and survive prob. for days

Postby k-villa » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:26 pm

An awesome find this summer is the Autumn Olive Berry. Range is from Maine to the Carolinas to the Midwest. The leaves look olive like (think of an olive branch) with the back side slightly white/silverish. The berries have little white specs on them. Flavor is a bit sour, but you can pick buckets full within an hour. Usually find one bush or tree (can grow to approx 15-18 foot), you find many. Fruit is usually ripe from July through October. The berries leave a little dry-like feeling in your mouth. Spit out the one seed that is slightly smaller than a BB or swallow them.

Check this out, 17 TIMES more lycopene than a tomato! Lycopene is a huge anti-cancer fighter.

Find them and eat up. I had a pack of cub scouts eating them all weekend on a camp out.

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Re: Autumn Olive Berry - find it and survive prob. for days

Postby k-villa » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:02 pm

Sadly, no Autumn Olive berries this year in my area. N. Jersey had a few from what I saw on a 3D shoot and bears love them from what I saw in 3 piles of scat. Last year a gallon full of berries could be picked in 20 minutes. It's been a fairly dry summer and most likely the cause.
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