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Sat Sep 5 13:11:39 PDT 2009
A pear (kruschken), which was somewhat smaller then the pears we are now familiar with, also grew wild in the fields and ditches in Volhynia. My Grandmother Marsch used to dry the fruit in her clay oven, a painstaking process that took two or three days. Once dried it lasted indefinitely and it is said, sometimes brought along with them on their trek to North America.
Kruschke/Kruschken - Old Prussian word from the East Prussian areas. . .
On Sep 5, 2009, at 2:20 PM, Rita Lyster wrote:
> Has anyone heard of something my Dad calls (phonetically) "kruschken"
> He says it was a fruit that grew wild in the bush, was something
> like a pear and got mushy if you left them too long. They were
> round like a crabapple. His mother canned them.
> Rita Lyster
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