Anne Pratt: The field, the garden, and the woodland, or, Interesting facts respecting flowers and plants in general designed for the young (1841)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Gooseberries with ruddy tints in barren districts of Finland
Some of the northern and cold countries of Europe, as Sweden and Norway, produce a great quantity of large and beautiful berries. "I have seen," says St. Pierre, "a display of cherries and gooseberries with ruddy tints in barren districts of Finland, and on soils where, as on the tops of the alpine mountains, rocks appeared to form the only surface." The same countries produce the juniper and the cloudberry (a fruit in colour and size resembling the mulberry), while the woods are thick with raspberry-bushes.