[gardeners] Pyracantha

asidv@fbg.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 13:04:27 +0000

The last time someone near and dear to me ate pyracantha berries was 
more tha 50 years ago. Our son and his playmate had made a bet to 
see who could eat the more berries. By the time I knew about it, they 
were both green. I called the local hospital, they sent an ambulance 
and told me, "While you're waiting, make them drink dirty dishwater 
and give them syrup of ipecac to induce vomiting." That was before 
the days of Poison Control at 1-800

So, I think before I'd make pyracantha jelly a call to that 1-800 
number might be in order.  Besides, George, you have such an 
extensive and bounteous garden that you should have no lack of stuff 
to preserve or can or freeze, and you wouldn't have to sink to 
something as disgusting sounding as pyracantha.

Agarita, now, that's a different story.

Pat, who hopes you'll post whatever the poison control people say.