One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American viburnum which bears edible berries.
Viburnum edule, family Caprifoliaceae
- ‘A move from Ontario to northern Newfoundland introduced me to a variety of delicious berries I'd never seen before - redberries, partridge berries and squashberries.’
- ‘The last species, squashberry, is found in boreal forests of Canada, Alaska, and the far northern states.’
- ‘The squashberry and the highbush cranberry are often confused, and they are in fact very close relatives.’
- ‘The ripe fruits of squashberry have a strong musky smell that persists through cooking, but is absent in the resulting jams and jellies.’
- ‘Since we live in a very rural area, my daughter and I have been very busy these last few days picking as many squashberries and dogberries as possible.’
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