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Sloes - found loads today.

(8 Posts)
Fleurpepper Tue 19-Sep-23 15:03:06

On dog walk, found a hedgerow with great fat sloes. Will go back tomorrow to pick, and make sloe gin, in time for C******

Fleurpepper Tue 19-Sep-23 15:05:43

Not had a frost yet, but will put on trays in freezer for a couple of days first.

M0nica Tue 19-Sep-23 18:14:57

Thank you for reminding me. I will go out on Friday, my first opportunity.

Redhead56 Tue 19-Sep-23 18:53:54

Away at present but planning on going to the woods across the road from our house on Friday to start picking.

lilypollen Tue 19-Sep-23 19:05:18

Yep. They are looking good round here. Likewise I stick them in the freezer. If you wait too long they have been snaffled!!

Jaxjacky Tue 19-Sep-23 19:06:30

My daughter picked some at the weekend, sloe gin or vodka methinks.

Fleurpepper Tue 19-Sep-23 19:14:59

Some years are better than others- same as for any plums. Very few last year.

25Avalon Tue 19-Sep-23 19:29:53

I always make my sloe gin one year and save it till the next. It has time to fully mature then and is richer. If you’ve never done this make 2 bottles this year. Drink one this Christmas and save the other for the following Christmas, then when you make next autumn save it for a year.