Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Answer

On my last post, I asked you to guess where this bumpy red fruit came from! Here is the tree.



They come from the Japanese Dogwood! Don't feel bad if you didn't guess. We have a lot around here, yet I never saw the fruit or knew about it. And it took me about four years to find out! Inside the fruit it is like an orange custard. You can eat it raw or cooked. It is very seedy, but many people love it. And here is the tree in bloom. I bet you will recognize it!



“God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.” And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good. It was evening, it was morning— Day Three.”

Genesis 1

28 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Whew! Now I can get some sleep!!

Best,
Bonnie

Linda said...

Ginny, that is a lovely tree!

S. Etole said...

That is really unique and colorful.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely flowers and fruit. Have a good week.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Yay!! I answered correctly.

Chris Scheuer said...

Wow, I just saw some fruit like that for the first time this year. I've lived in the south for over 30 years but I don't think I noticed that bumpy fruit till recently. And I had no clue it was edible!

Sandra said...

God's creation never ceases to amaze me. I had no idea what the tree is and also that this tree has edible fruit. blogland is my favorite place to learn things. it is a rare day that i don't learn something new or see something i never saw before.

Tamago said...

Wow that's a dogwood! Now that I see both fruit and flower, I think I read about it somewhere. Very pretty pink fruit and beautiful white flower, what a gorgeous tree! I wonder how the fruit tastes like.
Happy Sunday!

Anni said...

ps....Thanks Ginny for stopping by to view my bird photos this weekend. I'm always pleased to see you pay me a visit!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Obviously I had no idea,but then this kind of tree does not grow here.You have a way of keeping us guessing. Have great day.

Filip and Kristel said...

It looks a bit like raspberries.

Greetings,
Filip

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I've ever seen these berries IRL.

Chatty Crone said...

Japanese Dogwood - it is just gorgeous - I didn't know there was anything so beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

Japanese Dogwood - it is just gorgeous - I didn't know there was anything so beautiful!

Ann Thompson said...

What a beautiful tree. I never would have guessed.

Shug said...

Beauty all year long...first with the blooms, then the foliage, and now the berries.... Beautiful tree.

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny,
It is a beautiful tree. I think that the Dear Lord certainly gave us so much beauty to behold.
I hope your weekend was fine.
Thank you Ginny for all your kind words and your encouragement. I helps me and gives me strength.
Thank you and blessings, Catherine xo

Small Kucing said...

Good day Ginny :)

LOL....I came late. Wow...whole tree full of it. so colorful

DeniseinVA said...

That is amazing that it is a Japanese Dogwood Tree Ginny. I enjoy these posts of yours where you ask us to guess what you have taken a photograph of. Thanks for stopping by my post. I also enjoyed learning about your Grandmother's clover rolls.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would not have guessed that they come from a Japanese Dogwood. Interesting!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm fascinated that you can eat the fruit.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Ginny, I am back to answer your question about clotted cream. I don't really know why it got its name but don't think it is to do with us putting cream or milk in our tea. I don't think the word 'clotted' is a good sound for the new healthy way of eating market but I can still buy this cream at our local Giant supermarket. You can also buy Devonshire Cream and it's delicious but it is not quite as thick as Clotted Cream and this is the one I grew up with on our trips down to Devon.

The link will take you to a page that tells you all about its history. When I was a child we could only get it in Devonshire on our vacations and not where we lived in the Midlands. It was a delectable treat as we only ate it on vacation. Maybe just as well, for the same reason I am glad we don't have a Krispy Kreme just down the road. I love those doughnuts so much I would be there every day and when I go to the supermarket I try to avoid the dairy section, most times :)

Here is the link:

Clotted Cream

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wonder if I would like the orange seedy custard inside. Maybe not.

We still have Francie - we just built her a safe place to eat her meals!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I have not seen this fruit in New Zealand.

Melanie said...

That is really cool! I didn't know that! They're very pretty. :-)

Dee said...

So what state do you live in? It is flower wonder land.

SquirrelQueen said...

I still think it is very odd the dogwood produces this fruit. I think I saw it on someone else's blog a while back. That's the only reason I got it right. I love your mystery photos Ginny!

LC said...

I have never seen that tree before. Will be on the lookout now.