The berry of a shrub sometimes called the strawberry tree, the arbutus berry is one of the most common fruits found in Corsica. Endowed with a particularly sweet flavor, the arbutus’s bright red color brings a splash of beauty to the brushland and is used to make jams, jellies and liqueurs as well as being a component of certain savory dishes.
The arbutus bush is also found in southern France. This species, with its tough shiny leaves, was undoubtedly introduced into the region by monks. Its edible fruit was used to make liquor in medieval times.
Good for jam, marmalade.
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