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All About Sloe

Latin name : Prunus spinosa

The Sloe is a species of wild plum grown from the blackthorn.

Similar in appearance to the cherry plum and the damson¸ the plum is naturally sour in taste. Most commonly known as a key ingredient in sloe gin, the sloe is used in port and various wines also. The wine made from sloes is considered a delicacy in many European countries.

Fruit fact...

Sloe gin is not in fact a true gin, it is a liqueur made from an infusion of gin, vodka and fruit.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

August, September

Significant countries of origin

China, Germany, Poland