As appealing to us as they are to pollinators, melliferous plant species are where pollinator insects reign as kings. These beautiful flowers are gorged with pollen and nectar offered up for pollinators to feed on, a trade-off that 80% of all flower-bearing species sign up for in order to reproduce.
Mahonia berries are delicious, tart berries! Learn about how and when to harvest them. Key Mahonia harvest facts Harvest season – late fall Northern Hemisphere: Sept. → Nov. Southern Hemisphere: Jan. → March (depends on species, too) Yield – 4 to 8 pounds (2-4 kg) for a shrub 1 yard/meter wide Fruit type – berry […]
Mahonia berries are edible, but they’re best eaten after the season’s first frosts. The icy crystals break down some of the most tart compounds, leaving only the sweet sugars for all to taste! The tartness of a Mahonia berry is very similar to that of red currant, and you can eat them in much the […]