JUNIPER

JUNIPER:

Also Known As: Geneva and Genvrier

HISTORY:

Aromatic juniper berries are the main source of gin. 

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Add 1 teaspoon of bruised berries per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 to 20 minutes. May drink up to 2 cups a day for no more than 6 weeks. The taste will be a strong and pleasant aromatic taste.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Male junipers produce yellow flowers and females produce green ones. If you want berries, plant both male and female junipers. Plant them in sandy soil under full sun, although they can adapt to any soil and climate conditions. Harvest mature berries in the fall. Dry them in the sun and store them in air tight containers to preserve them.