sigmatt at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 5 15:20:48 PDT 2009
In the Eastprussian Plattdeutsch Kruschke is a wild growing pear, somewhat smaller than the common pear. Hard and bitter before ripening, sweeter than the common pear when picked at the right time.
Fruit drying was a common practice in that time period. In our family most fruit was preserved through canning in Mason type fruit jars. It would become
a delicious treat around Christmas time.
From: Rita Lyster <rlyster at telusplanet.net>
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2009 11:20:06 AM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] kruschk
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.
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