autumn olive

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Red berry clusters, pointy long oval leathery leaves with silvery underside. Silvery spots on berries and leaves. Almost 20 times more lycopene than tomatoes (good for prostate). Looks like red shiny berry, not “olive”. Somewhere between shrub and tree, with gnarly trunk, branches have thorns. Yellow white flowers. Berries are green through summer, until fall, when they turn orange, then red. Each berry contains one yellow-tan seed with lines running along its length. Related to Buffalo-berry. Berries are ready to eat when they pop off the branch easily. They are less tart the longer they ripen. Can be eaten straight from the bush. Don’t eat seed pits.
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Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) and Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) were introduced in the 1830s from Asia for wildlife cover and food.
Along with popular variations like Concord grape and peanut butter, which uses grapes from neighbors' gardens, owner Renee Erickson and pastry chef Clare Gordon are piping their sugared confections with housemade fillings such as spiced apple (featuring brandy, cinnamon, and clove) and quince and autumn olive jam (with fruit from Sleeping Sea farm on Orcas Island).
Infestations within the units range from light to severe, and target species include Japanese barberry, Asiatic bittersweet and autumn olive, among others.
Jacob Barney, an assistant professor of plant pathology, physiology and weed science, is looking at how exotic species such as autumn olive bushes thrive in reclaimed mined areas and how to curb their spread.
Alterations in Soil Fertility by Autumn Olive May Temporarily Affect Native Shrubs.
Although these results suggest that this site continues to provide suitable nesting habitat for obligate grassland species, the increasing encroachment of autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellate) may be attracting more shrub-nesting bird species as well as mammalian predators which should be a focus in future research.
People from Devon will also be encouraged to visit Deir Istya and the surrounding areas during the annual autumn olive harvest.
Ounce for ounce, the typical autumn olive berry is up to 17 times higher in lycopene than the typical raw tomato.
It includes a range of unusual fruits, things which most of us would only think of growing for their ornamental value, such as Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas), salmon berry (Rubus spectabilis), medlar (Mespilus germanica) and autumn olive (Elaeagnus sp.
Some common nurse-tree species are black locust, black alder, autumn olive, bicolor lespedeza, and indigo bush.
Although not considered so years ago when I planted it, the shrub -- known as autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) -- is now considered dangerous, an invasive species.