In gathering any apples left hanging, that might be useful for cooking. We found 2 apples that were very dirty looking, but very heavy. We assumed they were going to be hard and good for cooking. They were added to … Continue reading
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)
An evergreen tree hardy to zone 7. It flowers in autumn, and have a mild sweet scent. and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile.
The fruit ripens at the same time as the next flowering.
The fruit contains about 20% sugars and can be used to make delicious and nourishing jams and preserves. It is ripe in November/December and is about 15mm in diameter.
As the fruits drop to the ground when ripe they are eagerly sought after by wildlife.