One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Rubus sp., an orange fruited Chinese species
When I first saw this at the bottom of China Valley a few years back I loved the color of the fruit. At that time I only saw one sickly plant. Today there are quite a number of plants and they're all covered with fruit. I popped these into my mouth after taking the picture and they're pretty good. Not a whole lot of flavor, but pleasant. I suspect we will be removing many of the plants though.