Friday, 2 January 2015


Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree, occasionally cane apple) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe north to western France and Ireland. Due to its presence in southwest and northwest Ireland, it is known as either "Irish strawberry tree" or sometimes "Killarney strawberry tree". The fruit is a red berry, 1–2 cm diameter, with a rough surface, beginning green and maturing 12 months later at the same time as the next flowering. It is edible, though many people find it bland and mealy and tasteless.

This post is part of the new Friday Greens meme.


  1. These fruits are like little pom-poms. An incredible plant.

  2. Quite interesting. We have Himalayan Strawberries around but they are quite different from these.


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