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The final product! Japanese Knotweed jam


Japanese Knotweed and Ginger Jam
Japanese Knotweed and Ginger Jam

It adds an earthy taste to the jam – a bit like rhubarb, and a good ginger kick at the end.

The best time to pick the ends of the knotweed is April–May, before it becomes too stringy and mature.

Next year, perhaps I’ll find enough knotweed to make more than 2 jars of it!

For anyone interested I found the recipe online (https://thespecialbranch.wordpress.com/recipes/japanese-knotweed-and-ginger-jam/). It’s very straightforward!