Saturday, May 30, 2009

Odd Fruit

I saw this tree with some really odd fruits on it. A lot were green but they were turning red as they ripen. Some however, were oddly spikey with only the tips of the spikes turning redish. I'm guessing they are infected with something and aren;t naturally like that. The trees are right near the corner of Rosedale Ave and Wisconsin Ave if you want to take a look at them.

[where: Bethesda, MD]

1 comment:

  1. This is known (at least in New England) commonly as Shadbush or Shadblow. Formally, it's Amelanchier spp.

    The ones that look infected are actually transmitting a nasty disease called cedar apple rust, which goes back and forth between several species (junipers/cedars, certain fruit trees)