Closeup of blackthorn aka sloe aka prunus spinosa sweden 20050924 - Prunus spinosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Right now our hedgerows are laden with plump sloes and jewel-like elderberries, so it's the perfect time to make this wonderful warming liqueur that will be ready for Christmas.
Blackthorn: Also known as Sloe. Magickal Uses: Exorcism, Protection.
Sloe berries are not usually ready for picking until later in the year, but the fine summer and ample rainfall of the past few weeks has encouraged the berries to ripen early. They are often used in gin, jelly and puddings