Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cloudberries 3.1.2005

In January 2005, the third and last Frama label motif was issued. This time, they had put cloudberries in the basket.
Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) belongs to the rose family like raspberries and blackberries. Cloudberries are commonly found in the bog parts of moors, in marshes and mires in the northernmost parts of the Northern Hemisphere, but under certain circumstances, they can also be found further south in Europe. In Åland, cloudberries are rather uncommon and only modest amounts of berries can be found in certain places. In Åland, the cloudberry plant flowers in May-June, and the berries ripen at the end of July. Cloudberries are juicy with a fresh, sour taste and a special aroma. They are extremely rich in vitamin-C and are mostly used for jam, jelly, and syrup and in sauces.
Thank you Pia for this pretty FDC.

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