THE FRUITS AND BERRIES OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

If plants produce fleshy seed-associated structures that are edible, these products are usually referred to as fruits or berries in their smaller forms. Often they can be eaten raw, they tend to be juicy, round and semi-oblong, brightly coloured, sweet or sour, though not all of them are edible to humanoids.

Overview. The following fruits and berries have been recorded so far in the Compendium:

ASHEN'EVATHÓN BUSH, THE
The Ásen’evathón is a very special fruit bearing bush of the northern reaches of Sarvonia. Ásen’evathón (Styrásh "Ásen’evathón", "Sweet Ice") is so named as a result of its year round fruit bearing properties, as even in the most ravishing cold of winter a blue coloured berry serves as a frozen treat to any so lucky as to stumble on this bush. Return to the top
 

BELL FRUIT TREE, THE ("MOUNTAIN APPLE TREE")
This Bell Fruit Tree is a broadleaf fruit tree that can grow quite large, and is appreciated for its shading effect on dwellings as well as its fruit. It's not unusual to have a single large tree that shades a house and several outbuildings. During the fruit season, the tree looks like it is almost more red in colour, than its customary dark green, because the fruit can grow straight from the bark of the trunk and branches, not just the tips of the leafy areas. A healthy tree can be literally "covered" with fruit. In some areas this fruit is also known as the "Mountain Apple". The reason for this name is lost in antiquity. Return to the top
 

DAIN'BEL BUSH, THE
The Dainbel (Styrásh "Dain'bél" for "Day Berry") is a small, squat bush found predominantly within the southern provinces. It is best known for the varying colours of its berries and unusual flowers. On the first day of the month of Changing Winds simple white flowers extend from the thick stems. The flowers recede every night to only flower again at Firstflame. As the months change to the Rising Sun the flowers are replaced by small white berries. As time moves on the berries progress through many colours, and with each colour comes a different taste. Return to the top
 

The Bardavos Grapes

BARDAVOS GRAPE, THE
Lush but seedy, purple tint with pink bloom. Delicious fresh, dried into raisins for travellers, or as a sweet port wine. Return to the top
 

FÁBERIGE PLANT, THE
The Fáberige grows in cool, mild conditions, usually with gentle rainfall. In spring, their short stems are emblished with tiny white flowers of petite and delicate make, framed by broad leaves. When the spring turns to summer, these petals fall and by late summer and spring are replaced by luscious heart-shaped fruits, whose skin is covered with tiny yellow seeds. The plant is known for this fruit, which is very popular both for its delicious taste and for its charming shape. Return to the top
 

GUIRO VINE, THE
Unlike many fruits, the Guiro grows on a vine that extends underground. It is here that Guiro grows and ripens. This is a commonly eaten fruit of the Kanapan and has found its way into many of the local dishes. Return to the top
 

The Hearth Bush

HEARTH BUSH, THE ("HEARTBERRY BUSH")
The Hearth Bush is a low shrub that grows primarily in the region of the Santharian province of Enthronia. This peculiar plant is oddly coloured, and is more than often associated with the element of fire. It is the main ingredient for the popular "Twilight's Hearth", a Cavthan drink.
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The Kell Herb

KELL HERB, THE
The Kell herb is an aromatic flowering plant, not quite leafy enough to be called a shrub, with tall beautiful flowers. It grows mainly in the mid-southern regions of Santharia, though it has spread to some more northern regions where the climate is similar.
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KHOMILCHFRUIT TREE, THE
The Khomilchfruit is a relatively uncommon tree located in the Jungles of Shar. Whilst most of Shar’s people would pass a lifetime without seeing a Khomilchfruit (which was an incredibly long time for a two hundred year old Krean) the remarkable fruit with ‘milch that tastes like chocolate’ was famous particularly in the days of the Krath Empire, where affluent Zhunite merchants of the Southern Coast would pay through the nose for a tankard of the delightful foodstuff. Known for its remarkable similarity in flavour to the prized Khofúhsháti (Krath Chocolate) but with additional antivenomonous and reinvigorating effects, Khomilch (literal ‘Brown Milch’ in the Krath tongue) was treated as more valuable than any precious metal.
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The Kies Flower

KIES FLOWER, THE
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he Kies a brightly pink flowered fruit producing plant: It gets to about one ped in height and is all flowers. The plant grows in a pillar shape filling up the basic circle shape with leaves, flowers and Tras. The Tra is a ball shaped fruit, which starts of as yellow and then as it ripens becomes a brilliant red colour. A sweet crisp tasting fruit which is fabulous to eat and cook with. Definitely a delicacy when served on the dinner table. Return to the top
 

LORIV, THE
The Loriv is a bushy, sun-loving plant, found mainly in southern Sarvonia. The bush wears Loriv berries, though in general bland in taste, are often added to cooking, where they double in size. Loriv berries are also often added to teas, said to help weak hearts.
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The Lýth'bél

LÝTH'BÉL, THE ("LOVE BERRY")
The Lýth’bél plant (
Lýth’bél), Styrásh for the "Love Berry", is a popular fruit-bearing plant that grows in warm to mildly cool temperatures, which makes them available in almost all parts of Santharia as well as places in Northern Sarvonia. The temperature in which the
Lýth’bél grows defines what color this fruit will become and tends to have slight effects on taste. These juicy fruits vary from a bright red to a bluish purple in color and are usually round in shape. Lýth’bél plants are a necessity to any home garden. Return to the top
 

The Meldarapple Tree

MELDARAPPLE TREE, THE
The Meldarapple Tree is a wild fruit tree that grows in northern Santharia as far south as Marcogg and as far north as Nyermersys. They bear crisp pink barriers in the late summer and early autumn months and have wood of a softly tinted pinkish white, making it a desired material by woodworkers. Return to the top
 

MUTLIWEED, THE
The Mutliweed has one of the largest ranges of any other plant, found nearly on every continent and island in the world, though is is more commonly found in Northern Sarvonia. The plant produces a nut, the Mutnut, which is where the weight value of the mut (equaling 1/100 of a heb) originated from. Though the plant, which often appears as a bush, is small, it has deep roots, making it difficult to get rid of. Return to the top
 

MAID'S EASE, THE
A tall berry-bearing cane with soft bronze leaves and deep red berries. Grows best in most cultivated settings, although forms a major part of the hedgerow ecosystem as well. Found throughout central Santharia, and grows almost up into arctic regions. Berries are small and quite sweet, containing several edible seeds. The seeds have high concentrations of natural acids and nutrients, so when the whole berry is eaten the flavours blend pleasantly between overly sweet and mouthpuckeringly sour. Small spikes on canes break off easily and embed themselves in skin, so care must be taken when harvesting the berries and leaves.

Brewed and taken internally as maid’s ease tea, or soaked in alcohol as a rubbing tincture, this plant causes taut muscles to relax. Every farmer’s wife keeps a bottle of the tea next her bed for menstrual cramps, and many times the husband has had his shoulders massaged with the tincture after a long day’s work - although he would never reveal his "secret" to his peers...
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The Redberry Bush

REDBERRY BUSH, THE
The Redberry Bush is a common, medium-sized bush that can be found throughout most of Caelereth (with the exception of southern Nybelmar and Aeruillin. The Redberry plant got its name from its many small, tart and, more importantly, red berries. The juice is used for cooking and is suitable for seasoning stews. The juice is also one of the more important ingredients in the ormelin (orm conservation fluid). Some people also make a jelly out of the berries, which taste good on steaks and with poultry. Return to the top
 

RIVERBERRY, THE ("BLUE BAVSBERRY", "WATER WINEBERRY")
The Riverberry (also called the "Blue Bavsberry", "Water Wineberry", and "Flutterfish Fruit"), despite its name, does not grow exclusively in rivers. Apart from slow- or moderately-running rivers, the plant also grows in small streams, ponds, and lakes throughout Santharia, (where some motion is created by fish, frogs, or other water-dwelling creatyre) though it prefers warmer, more humid locations.

While it can be used as a dye, its generally only used for dying small stretches; it is more common for making sweet juices and sauces in small quantities. And of course, it is one of the primary foods comprising the diet of the Blue Flutterfish; in fact, the berry is often attributed as the source of the fish’s serenely blue colouration.
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The Vinterberry

VINTERBERRY, THE ("CORPSEBERRY")
The Vinterberry is a red-wine berry found over most of Santharia, with a small variation of poisonous black berries (called Corpseberries) found in the Paelelon. Its name comes from the sweet berry and juices it produces, and the Eophyrhim name for it comes from the poisouous black berries the tribe cultivates for festivals and their own wine. Return to the top
 

WINGE CHERRY, THE
Low-growing, spreading fruit tree with a dark reddish wood and small tart fruits. The overall shape of the tree resembles an upturned cup or wide-handled goblet. Thrives in arid climates, prefers slightly acidic soil; thus it grows well in burnt-over areas.

The fruits are too tart even for jelly or jam making; but if boiled in a heavy syrup solution, then individually dipped in sugar and left to dry, they make a very effective anti-cough lozenge. Mothers sometimes threaten their children with fresh winge-cherries if they cry or use foul language: “Yvenn! What did I hear you say? Do you want a winge-cherry for dessert?” Oddly enough, they are never taken up on this offer...
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 Date of last edit 9th Awakening Earth 1672 a.S.

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