Not only does the FUCHSIABERRY produce large sweet fruits packed with vitamin C and nutrients, it also produces beautiful blooms right through to autumn. It means that I have been growing my own berries, suitable for many different mouth-watering delights, without ever knowing! LOL, You know I love all your recipes! Wow I wish I had a garden to grow some in...*sigh* maybe someday! Fuchsia Fulgens. Fuchsias (in the Onagraceae family) are low growing, bush or sometimes tree-like plants. Certainly HOTD material. The fruits of some other fuchsias are flavorless or leave a bad aftertaste. I don't know but what I would suggest is mashing some through a fine sieve to get the juice. According to Green Dean, the fruit and flower is edible. I can not wait to try edible fuchsia berries next season. A few baskets of fuchsias were extremely tasty; they performed rather a heavy pruning. Great job Suzie. Either way, they are not toxic and can be eaten in a variety of ways. The first thing to remember is that all fuchsia varieties produce fruit and, I reiterate, all are edible, just some taste better than others! Fruit - raw [105, 166]. However, consider that many of the plants we have in our landscapes are not edible and may, in fact, be poisonous. Many of these are edible and actually delicious while others are not tasty but effective medicine or high in nutrients. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on May 13, 2013: I have heard dogs love them too so it is interesting to hear your cat is a fan of these with no obvious side-effects. They also are great for just eating out of hand as a gardener’s handy snack. Known as the “brilliant fuchsia” due to its exquisite hanging red or pink blooms, it will stay in full bloom for most of the year before producing a fruit that is edible. :-). Ha! What a shock...I mean it, Suzie, I was clueless about this, and I'm sure Bev doesn't know it either. One of my favourites too! It is noted for attracting wildlife. WOW what a hub. Good afternoon my friend, thank you so much for reading this! Look forward to your future edible flowers and berries recipes from Peru!! Appreciate your comments and enthusiastic votes!! Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on December 08, 2012: Thanks so much for commenting here, appreciate your enthusiasm for Fuchsia! Wow! What is left behind is either a round or elliptical-shaped berry. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 08, 2013: I love Fuchsia and have always grown a variety of species in containers, never knowing about the fruit! The berries are rich in vitamin C … Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 29, 2013: Appreciate the interest! It grows about 4-5 feet tall and will only do well in zones 10-11. The attractive, tubular pink and white flower grows well in any area, be it in sandy soils or the heavy clay soils of the coastal areas. Had no idea. You do make me laugh - "most shocking hub" . They are, as you rightly point out a hardy plant and one I will continue to enjoy. Now I know that the black mess on my patio at the end of a flowering season was the fruit, and I could have picked them for eating! Here's to so many more for us both to share on here. The striking two-tone colourings in many varieties come in a wide palette of shades, including white, peach, orange, yellow, pink, pinkish-purple, bluish-purple and red. I have two fuchsias growing the the back yard right now!! The majority of fuchsias are shrubs and will generally grow between 0.2 and 4 m (8 in and 13 ft) in height. The plants are hardy to about -4 °C … Berries often arrive towards the end of the summer, usually as the plant is still flowering. In fact, all fuchsia fruit are edible and you can eat the flowers too. about Fuchsia - Enjoy!! LOL. Wash the fruit and prepare it as you would like. She loved photographing flowers and then painting them. Today, there are more than 100 different species of Fuchsia growing throughout the world. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. Had to be done! The French monk and botanist Charles Plumier discovered fuchsia on the island of Hispaniola in the late 1600s. Your very welcome with the links, they were fantastic recipes. The flowers are in bloom from early summer all the way through to autumn. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on September 02, 2014: Thanks Abbey, lovely to see you stop by. Make that two things I learned today. Either way, they are not toxic and can be eaten in a variety of ways. This species grows much like a groundcover, often not exceeding more than a few inches in height. However, very few have a decent taste and are not all that appealing when eaten fresh. You, me ,biiybuc and I'm guessing quite a few others will be finding this out for the first time. I love fuchsias. Thanks for stopping by. Wow - thank you! :-) Thanks for writing. The Fuchsia Regia ‘Reitzii’, commonly called Royal Fuchsia, produces pretty, pendant, red to purple flowers. :-). Looking forward to the summer now to try them here in the countryside (I moved to my partner's pad 6 months ago from Dublin). Her articles often focus on skin care and gardening. Either way, they are not toxic and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 18, 2013: I was the same a fuchsia fan, always growing different ones and never knew about the fruit! The effect is decorative and unique. :-). Nice photos, and nice information. The flavor is mild and somewhat lemon-like, and the fruits can be eaten in quantity.” Remember the blossoms are edible, too. You may need quite a few berries. The long “teardrop” shape sways like a pendulum in a light breeze, and the unique lines and curves are there to admire. When you grow the the Bolivian fuchsia (Fuchsia boliviana) , you will get the same results each time: a fast-growing plant that blooms its heart out from June to September, sporting merry clusters of red flowers that sound the dinner bell to hummingbirds. The fruit of the berry of F. splendens is reportedly among the best-tasting. never never knew, Fuschias had fruits, that too edible ones!!! South of France sounds great for fuchsia and the fruit so do enjoy when you get there!! One of my fsavourite flowers and thank you so much for sharing. Appreciate your comments, thanks! Gorgeous photos and what a lovely & interesting article! But now there is a brand new strain of edible fuchsia berry, recently released from the Thompson and Morgan breeding programme, which has cracked the bitterness problem. 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When testing the berries, treat them like you would lilies or beetroot in that they stain and can be a nightmare to get out of skin and clothing. The biggest fruit-producing fuchsias are the single petal varieties. You will be all set next year, I hope you have the nice tasting ones!! Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 18, 2012: Great to have stop by. I was amazed when I found this out as I have loved growing Fuchsia for many years. Hopefully we have some of the sweet ones and not the insipid varieties! Thanks for your support and comments! Sharing and voted up. Very resistant of maritime exposure and tolerant of trimming it makes a good informal hedge in mild maritime areas. home; the practice; the people; services; clients; careers; contact; blog There is something for everyone in their soft or vibrant tones. Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! The berries are also edible and useful for making jams. Any pruning, therefore, is best carried out at the start of the growing season, cutting out old wood in order to encourage vigorous new growth ... Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. You're a hard act to follow and such a great hubber and member of this wonderful community. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. As with many plants it was “discovered” by a European on the island of Hispaniola. Glad you enjoyed and I do appreciate you commenting on the presentation and research! Thanks for having a read and glad you found interesting. You can substitute fuchsia fruit in any recipes using berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, gooseberries, elderberries and mulberries. Now I need to find some Fuschia berries for sure so I can name a new dessert in your honor, my friend. Fuchsia magellanica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3.6 m (11ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a medium rate. Many will know the reddish-purplish colour that went on to become associated with the fuchsia colour in fashion terms. I've been having fuchsia's in hanging baskets for the past 2 years and wasting all the berries! It was challenging but really enjoyed the research about one of my favourites. I had no idea fushcia had berries and was edible. Oh, sharing....and I'm going to highlight your container planting ideas in my blog today. Regarding the flowers, removing the green and brown parts as well as the stamen pistils may improve the flavour of the petal. Ominously still, others are actually toxic or poisonous and serious illness or death can result after ingestion. As a gardener I didn't know that they were edible. By all accounts, the berries are lightly tart with lemony freshness. You are in the "home" of the fuchsia majority so no excuse to come up with my desert! And in the for what it’s worth department the shift from the hard German to the soft Latin causes problems. rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on June 28, 2013: I love fuchsia plants, but I had no clue that the berries were edible. Just because a fuchsia produces berry-like fruits, for instance, may not mean they can be eaten. Letitialicious from Paris via San Diego on December 08, 2012: This is wonderful news. I enjoyed it very much. I have to say this is the most shocking hub I've ever read! I nearly died!! : ) Thanks so much! If you have the tender variety, try bringing it indoors to overwinter. for now! Alun. Thanks for sharing this information and adding to my knowledge. You may have a curious toddler or a mouthy pooch who finds grazing in the garden a delight. Joseph De Cross from New York on October 04, 2012: Totally flabbergasted! Do bear in mind, if you need large quantities for certain dishes, you will need a good source of berries! Thank you for this awesome information. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on October 07, 2012: I know, these little pearls of wisdom one finds! Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on November 18, 2012: One of the most distinctive of all flowering shrubs Suzie. Either way, they are not toxic and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Alternatively, you can use scissors to snip them off. I can't tell you how many times I would see dividers in other Hubs and wondered how and where did those come from? Appreciate all your lovely comments and tweet! Here are some ideas of dishes to help you think of ways to use your fuchsia fruit. It would be interesting to try it. When I read your Fuschia poll, I laughed out loud! Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on October 04, 2012: Glad I was able to give you a few new things for the day! Up and shared this awesome hub! I never seen nor heard of this Fuschia Fruit before. Yep, the AP is under way so all systems ago! Suzanne has been an online writer for over seven years. You incorporated the "Fuschia Berry Jam" link quite attractively. I only found out just now they are edible, because my little sister started eating one! He says it has a subtle grape flavour with black pepper tossed in. The flowers are also edible but can be mild to bitter. In the early 18th century, the fuchsia was first discovered on the island of Hispaniola (now known as Dominican Republic and Haiti) in the Caribbean by the French monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. The variety "Riccartonii" is commonly used. “Fuchsia” apparently is difficult to spell. We have great big windows so there's plenty of natural light...we definitely need some plant life in the house. Thanks so much for votes and shares! It's not available here for sure. I thought you would have a good laugh at the poll! One of the sweetest varieties is, Some say, "The blacker the fruit, the sweeter the taste.". C'est la vie! I never knew either and have loved growing fuchsia a long time! Fuchsia is a genus of shrubby, flowering plants in the Onagraceae, the Evening Primrose family, of the order Myrtales. :-). I hope you get to find them, they are a stunning and easy to look after flower. Fuchsia Berries are edible! Description. Wow, it was certainly news to me, and fuchsia have been one of my must-have plants for years. Up & Interesting & Useful, Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Pretty impressive, right? Edible Fuschia found in: Fuchsia 'Shrimp Cocktail' Hardy, Fuchsia 'Jollies Nantes', Rose 'Easy Elegance Sunrise Sunset', Fuchsia 'Delta's Sarah' Hardy.. Really look at a flower close up, and you will see what I mean. Berries should be plump, smooth and fairly easy to twist off the stem. Hope you enjoyed reading, I thank you for stopping by to check it out! I really hadn't thought that they could be edible. I'll definitely have to try then! Its flavor is reminiscent of citrus and black pepper, and it can be made into jam. Very Interesting! I can just see us all picking these and giving them a try! Look forward to hearing how it goes next year! You can also bake them into scones, muffins, cakes and more. Flowers have always been a passion of mine, inherited from my Artist mum! on October 04, 2012: Very interesting information, Suzie. The flowers are also edible. In fact, all fuchsia fruit are edible and you can eat the flowers too. --- + New videos posted every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday! Will be looking forward to next season and picking them myself. Fuchsias are edible, not tasty but edible (fuchsia berries are sold in the markets in ‘strawberry boxes’ down in Bolivia and Peru). Eugene Brennan from Ireland on October 05, 2012: I've never noticed the fruit, however fuchsias are extremely easy to grow from cuttings and the roots withstand winter temperatures down to at least 8 degrees F ( or -13 C) even though the top growth may be completely burned by frost and snow. Fruits of F. splendens have a tart, lemony flavor. I've certainly seen the fruits on fuchsias and know how messy they can be when trodden on! Thank You for all the information and keep up the great work. Thank you for the links as well ^_^ You're so sweet! I'm a big fan of all things pretty and edible. The vast majority of fuchsia are native to Central and South America, with a small number found in New Zealand, Tahiti and on Hispaniola. Great hub! Flowering Months. Since we have established there is no fuchsia plant toxicity, it is safe to gather some berries and/or flowers and try them out. I get to try a brand new berry ^_^ Thank you Suzie!!! Then I will look forward to your Fuchsia Recipes! The one exception grows in New Zealand and is a tree, growing between 12 and 15 metres (39 ft and 49 ft) in height. Thanks very much for visiting and commenting so positively! Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 05, 2012: Me too, I love Fuchsia. Fuchsia : The stunning colours and graceful shape of fuchsias make them ideal as a green or fruit salad garnish. India Arnold from Northern, California on October 04, 2012: What a fascinating hub! They look very decorative if crystallised or inserted into jelly. Some foodies compare them to stoneless cherries. Take care of your plants and they will take care of you. Learn about Fuchsia Berry plants with Thompson & Morgan. Use the petals as a salad, garnish or frozen inside ice cubes for a pretty party drink. I didn't know fuchsia fruits were edible. Stunning start to your AP. We have a variety of Fuschia here that's called the "ballerina". This is a valid question, as the deeply purple berries appear to be some sort of juicy, tangy sweet delicacy. Madonna! I have planted many different types in containers and in flower beds, growing the upright bush varieties along with the trailing fuchsias. The flowers and fruit of all fuchsia species are edible raw but flavours may vary considerably. •A couple of years ago my herd of some ten sheep found a hole in their fence. Thanks for sharing! . For the life of me, I do not remember reading or being told that the fuchsia produced fruit. He subsequently named the new discovery after the acclaimed 16th century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 28, 2013: Lovely to see you enjoyed this, one of my favorite flowers. One of the more popular things to do with the berries is to make it into a spreadable jam. Eating fuchsia berries and flowers adds Vitamin C and many other nutrients to the table while brightening up all your dishes. The fruit of the fuchsia was news to me and the fact that the petals are one of the edible flowers of the world. Are fuchsias edible? Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. I think it's a cute name when you look at the shape of the flower. Some of the berries can be quite small and are sparsely produced on the plants, so you won’t get a very big crop from them. Some foodies compare them to stoneless cherries. I would have thought it was growing in India as it likes hot climates, so it is interesting that you don't have it. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 04, 2012: Are you kidding me? According to the excellent Drunken Botanist website it’s the Fuchsia splendens variety that provides the tastiest fruit, suggesting using them in a simple syrup for cocktails as the best way of enjoying them in booze. You may freeze them if you wish, like other berries, for a later date. Other uses of the herb: A black dye is obtained from the wood. You can crystallize the flowers with egg whites and sugar. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on October 05, 2012: Appreciate your thoughtful comments and glad you enjoyed! Nice presentation and research Suzie! JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC. The first thing to remember is that all fuchsia varieties produce fruit and, I reiterate, The spectrum of taste can range from tasteless, insipid, bitter, like pomegranate or grape, peppery, lemony to very sweet. “Reportedly has the most pleasant flavor of any fuchsia fruit. Appreciate you reading and giving me the thumbs up vote, always a pleasure to see you! A favourite of mine, I never knew Fuchsia were edible never mind their fruit! By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist. Scientific studies have shown that the flowers are high in anthocyanins, the group of compounds that give these flowers their distinctive fuchsia red and blue and purple coloration. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. After flowering it bears small red-purple, edible fruit 10–26 mm long. The hub itself is beautiful, and the photos are stunning. :-). for years my fuchsia grew berries then last year I watched my cats jump up grab a berries and eat it, well if they like them so well Im going to try them,wow, sweet .sour and,juicy .can't wait for them to start this year. I can't wait until next year now! Dennis Hoyman from Southwestern, Pennsylvania on April 08, 2014: I enjoyed your hub on edible fuchsia fruit. Some foodies compare them to stoneless cherries. Fuchsia berries are sold in markets in strawberry baskets in Bolivia and Peru. If your plant is hardy, prune it lightly in late winter. Appreciate your comments and votes Alun as always! Awesome job. Glad you enjoyed and I did read on the ballerina variety. Thank you for presenting such a well balance read. The will add colour to salads and are a cheery garnish. As you know I look at a kitchen as another place to build engines but thoroughly enjoyed reading this hub. . Sheez, what a great discovery, and all thanks to my friend Suzie. Ajeet from Mumbai, India on October 05, 2012: The pictures in this hub are truly breathtaking. - But I never knew they or the flowers were edible. I had no idea! Unimaginatively called the Fuchsia-berry, it produces large sweet fruits (a bit like a cherry without the stone) with a flavour somewhere between a fig and a kiwi. It’s a landscape shrub employed everywhere. I don't even know if my greenfingers mum ever knew. Did you know that all the fuchsia plants produce berries? The colours of these striking flowers vary considerably. That the natives there had long known about it … Thanks for all the great comments votes shares and pin!! Thanks for the advice on recipe accreditation. In a panic I wanted to see what it said about it on the internet and whether I needed immediate hospital attention... What a relief! . LOL . The fruits can be eaten raw, or collected and made into jelly or jam. This is another great article filled with lots of information and tips. If you go to the link for homestead she has great line dividers, possibly 20 or more which are all great. If you harvest your fruit and are happy with their ripeness and taste, use them quickly as they do not last long. They have always been one of my favorite flowers and I had absolutely no idea they are edible! This is fascinating! Cheers for comment :-). --- … Ha! I've had a fushia plant every year (to attract the hummingbirds) and never knew the berries were edible! Bears pretty rainbow flowers followed by firm-fleshed, edible fruits. Fuchsia species flower and fruit mainly on new wood produced in the same growing season. Thanks for your treasured comments, votes and shares - greatly appreciated!! Samantha Harris from New York on October 06, 2012: Fuchsia are better outdoors but give it a try if your windows are large and get lots of light! It is in flower from July to October. Thank you! Publication Author Facciola. Glad you enjoyed this Bill, it was interesting to find the info and it gave me a few chuckles I can tell you!! Actually, all parts of the fuchsia plant are edible—petals, entire flowers, and … With a little effort, many of the varieties of fuchsia can produce fruit for your home for years. Thanks for the votes and shares, great to receive Eddy! I have been growing these for decades and had no clue that you could eat them. Now you will have to see if your variety are nice and sweet! A very agreeable flavour. I know that certain varieties attract the Hummingbirds, that must be lovely to see! I also just learned about using the dividers that you have in your Hub. The method is the same as most other berry jams. Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on October 04, 2012: I just learned my one new thing for the day. Mention “fuchsia” and most folks who recognize the word will think of a bright color. Thanks for the tip! Next season I'll have to sample one or two and see how they vary in taste. I read an article in one of the Sundays recently on edible flowering plants and it said the Fuchsia seed pods that is the dark purple seed pods (that you get on the dark red fuchsias) and get like fat cherry like berries Are edible in fact I tried one of mine - and I'm still here.. The berries are produced as the flowers on the plants mature and fall off. It is the only Fuchsia that produces edible, purplish black berries. Cheers for all your votes and for sharing this!! … Congrats on your Alumnity election! Didn't think you'd be a flower head, just a petrol head - you learn something new every day! Thank you for sharing. The spectrum of taste can range from tasteless, insipid, bitter, like pomegranate or grape, peppery, lemony to very sweet. It was apparent to the natives at the time that there was no fuchsia plant toxicity, and Plumier wrote a great deal on the flavor and medicinal uses of the plant. Voted up, ticked, faced, G+'d and shared. Sign up for our newsletter. Echo! Trying to save enough of Fuchsia fruit has been my problem as I want to try it in some recipes! Not sure about chickens but believe dogs are quite partial to the fruit! They may not be huge, but their flavour is so very special, with suggestions of kiwi, plum and sweet grapes, as well as a gentle edge of pepper that comes along near the end. These fruits, of all species and cultivars, are edible, with a sweet taste reminiscent of citrus or grape with a peppery hint. The flowers are exquisite in the Fuchsia Varieties, I am sure you would have them in Kentucky. . . Thanks again :-). Glad it was interesting and informative to you :-). :-). A juicy berry, it is not very palatable. Plants require protection from direct sun and temperatures exceeding 40 °C. Dogs and ducks have been noted fans of the fruit. :) Thanks to your hub Suzie! Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on March 08, 2013: I think my grandma used to have a hanging fuchsia plant. Well, there’s more! I have enjoyed this flower for years and its stunning colours really look spectacular in gardens and in the wild. The blossoms are edible raw, though they can be slightly bitter. yep I didn't have a clue either and have grown them for YEARS!! Fuchsia boliviana is widely grown in shade or part-shade in cooler, subtropical climates. livingsta from United Kingdom on October 05, 2012: Wow. Buns, Cookies, Trifles and Fruit Cake (instead of currants). I have 2 other names for you if you need just drop me a mail and I'l get the links for you. 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