Squashberry Spread

SKU: 10164

  Made in Newfoundland

All of our amazing Newfoundland wild berry products are made on the Great Northern Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. They are created using unique wild berries. These berries, picked by hand, are carefully processed without additives resulting in a quality product that is both distinctive and delicious.

Squashberry (Viburnum edule), also known as the highbush cranberry or mooseberry in other parts of North America, is part of the Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family). It is a decidous shrub which reaches heights ranging from 2 to 12 feet. The plant has smooth gray bark and shallowly lobed, sharply toothed leaves. Cool autumn days turn the leaves a striking red to a pink hue preceeding their fall. The autumn frosts turn the reddish berries a glistening red. The tart, clustered berries are often picked in late summer and early fall as well as after the first frost. Squashberry bark was often chewed and juice swallowed to cure such ailments as lung colds. The Haida First Nations considered these berries food for supernatural beings.


Ingredients: sugar, squashberries, water, pectin

Category: Jams, Squashberry

Type: Jams & Jellies

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