I'd have pinned this as well only I'm still reading the LC on how to. This species grows much like a groundcover, often not exceeding more than a few inches in height. Its flavor is reminiscent of citrus and black pepper, and it can be made into jam. I would be delighted for my article to be included and if further confirmation is needed please contact me. Ajeet from Mumbai, India on October 05, 2012: The pictures in this hub are truly breathtaking. One of my fsavourite flowers and thank you so much for sharing. Echo! Top them over pancakes or ice cream or add them to a fruit salad. The first thing to remember is that all fuchsia varieties produce fruit and, I reiterate, The spectrum of taste can range from tasteless, insipid, bitter, like pomegranate or grape, peppery, lemony to very sweet. :-). That the natives there had long known about it … I nearly died!! Glad you enjoyed and I do appreciate you commenting on the presentation and research! The berries are also edible and useful for making jams. I can't tell you how many times I would see dividers in other Hubs and wondered how and where did those come from? :-). Up and shared this awesome hub! I didn't know fuchsia fruits were edible. For example: Tea, Sauces, Ice Creams, Jelly, Tarts, Pies, Cheesecakes, Pavlovas, Terrines and Cakes. Today, there are more than 100 different species of Fuchsia growing throughout the world. The flowers are exquisite in the Fuchsia Varieties, I am sure you would have them in Kentucky. Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on November 18, 2012: One of the most distinctive of all flowering shrubs Suzie. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on October 04, 2012: Glad I was able to give you a few new things for the day! Use the petals as a salad, garnish or frozen inside ice cubes for a pretty party drink. By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist. Make that two things I learned today. :-). What is left behind is either a round or elliptical-shaped berry. Thanks for the tip! Glad you enjoyed and I did read on the ballerina variety. Very Interesting! In fact, all fuchsia fruit are edible and you can eat the flowers too. :-). :-) Thanks for writing. Since we have established there is no fuchsia plant toxicity, it is safe to gather some berries and/or flowers and try them out. I was amazed when I found this out as I have loved growing Fuchsia for many years. The fruits of some other fuchsias are flavorless or leave a bad aftertaste. Berries often arrive towards the end of the summer, usually as the plant is still flowering. The one exception grows in New Zealand and is a tree, growing between 12 and 15 metres (39 ft and 49 ft) in height. “Fuchsia” apparently is difficult to spell. Anthocyanins are strong antioxidants. : ) Thanks so much! The blossoms are edible raw, though they can be slightly bitter. This is fascinating! --- … Life Under Construction from Neverland on October 08, 2012: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! You may have a curious toddler or a mouthy pooch who finds grazing in the garden a delight. Look forward to hearing how it goes next year! Had to be done! Gorgeous photos and what a lovely & interesting article! Learn about Fuchsia Berry plants with Thompson & Morgan. As with many plants it was “discovered” by a European on the island of Hispaniola. Fruit - raw [105, 166]. Dennis Hoyman from Southwestern, Pennsylvania on April 08, 2014: I enjoyed your hub on edible fuchsia fruit. Joseph De Cross from New York on October 04, 2012: Totally flabbergasted! Harvest when fully open. The berries are produced as the flowers on the plants mature and fall off. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 08, 2013: I love Fuchsia and have always grown a variety of species in containers, never knowing about the fruit! Certainly HOTD material. Buns, Cookies, Trifles and Fruit Cake (instead of currants). “Reportedly has the most pleasant flavor of any fuchsia fruit. I have visions of mass hubbers suddenly trying all their fuchsia berries a.s.a.p - just hope they are all the sweeter varieties! Fuchsias (in the Onagraceae family) are low growing, bush or sometimes tree-like plants. For the life of me, I do not remember reading or being told that the fuchsia produced fruit. glad to know this super beautiful fruit. There are countless varieties of fruits, both wild and cultivated. Thanks again :-). They look very decorative if crystallised or inserted into jelly. Nice photos, and nice information. Thank You for all the information and keep up the great work. :-). Either way, they are not toxic and can be eaten in a variety of ways. This is another great article filled with lots of information and tips. Will have to investigate to see if it's even available over here. How fortunate that fuschias, which I love, are among them! 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