Romanian university students & their Transylvanian fruits

The thorny question of which types of forest fruits are preferred by Romanian university students has been largely resolved.

“Students eat a large variety of berries, the most commonly consumed being the raspberries, walnuts, hazelnuts, blackberries, wild strawberries, blueberries, which are the most easy to find in the forests of Transylvania or in the surrounding areas.”

The conclusion was reached by Dr. Adriana MAN, and Professor Dr. Sabina FUNAR from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Horticulture, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, who asked 79 students 27 sets of questions regarding their forest fruit preferences. Their research paper, ‘University Students’ Forest Fruits Preferences‘  is published in the Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Horticulture, Vol 68, No 2 (2011)

Note: They weren’t all that keen on wild cherries, and their least preferred forest fruit was the sea-buckthorn.