Wild Scottish Juniper

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Place Category: Food Producers and Slow Food Ark of Taste

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  • Rare to find so good luck!

    Found across Scotland, it thrives in drier areas where trees enjoy bright sunshine and open space. The foliage consists of needles and its fruit a blue and aromatic berry. The young shoots were also used for seasoning.

    Juniper is now among our most rare trees, due mainly to a fungus but also perhaps related to climate change. Many have been lost through disease but replanting programmes are underway. There are artisan gin distillers who are collaborating with a number of conservation projects.

    Berries can be picked and dried and used as a spice – delicious with game, juice and of course as gin.

    No address for sourcing – forage if you will!


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