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Pictures of sloe berries from the blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa).

The blackthorn has viscous thorns and was traditionally used to make cattle proof hedges which is why it is a common shrub in Northern European hedges. The berries can be used in preserves but unless picked after autumn frosts or frozen can be tart in flavour. The flavour of sloes is best known in sloe gin which is made by infusing sloe berries in gin and sugar for several months to produce a gin liqueur which...
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