WordlessWednesday II 12-07-16 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by choosingmyperspective Thought a blog might help me develop better writing habits so I could finally finish my book, 16 years in the writing, but so far it's mostly photos and FUN! View all posts by choosingmyperspective
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I THINK (no guarantee) those are Arbutus Unedo (Strawberry Tree) berries. The fruit of the Strawberry tree is distinguished by its globular shape and rough-textured skin that is candy apple red and about 3/4 inch in diameter when ripe. Unlike ground strawberries, which wear their seeds on their skin, the Strawberry tree fruit contains seeds within its flesh. The flesh is white to golden in color with a soft jelly-like consistency. The Strawberry fruit replicates flavors reminiscent of apricots and guavas with subtle woody undertones, a characteristic evident of many wild shrub fruits. On a foraging note, unripe Strawberry tree fruit can cause nausea while overripe fruit ferments on the branch and can cause mild intoxication.
Wow, what a great and interesting response! Wish I would have experimented with “foraging” earlier in the Fall when there were so many berries in all stages! I just thought they were beautiful, in a chaotic sort of way.
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those are some kind of wild berries, eh? good shots!
Thanks for the comment. The more I think about Cee’s description of what happens if you ingest, the more familiar it sounds….
let’s just not ingest, eh!!
Pretty! That’s it.
Fascinating. Let me know if you try eating them! Nausea vs Sweet vs Intoxication. Interesting continuum.
Thanks. Think I will pass….
Just when I was going to begin trying to figure out what those are, Cee gave the probable answer. They are quite beautiful. The colors look almost unreal.
I know and I love a plant that shows us so many of its stages at once!