Out and about – Edibles in places other than food gardens #2

Trip 2014 128 (847x1280)Last week I published the first in this series of posts about food in places other than dedicated edible gardens.

Fruit trees are used in all sorts of places, as both food source and decorative tree.  Sadly many Melbourne councils have restrictions on growing fruit trees in public places – apparently the dropped fruit can rot and/or attract rodents and become a health hazard.

Suzhou museum in China, on the other hand has a number of pomegranates residing happily in it’s grounds.

Interestingly although the pomegranate is not native to China it has been cultivated there for over 1,000 years and was traditionally thought to be associated with fertility.

I wonder who gets to eat the fruit……


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6 Responses to Out and about – Edibles in places other than food gardens #2

  1. We once had a pomegranate tree growing in the garden of a cottage that we rented in France but sadly the fruit wasn’t ripe at the time,

    • Liz says:

      A friend of mine has pomegranate trees and fortunately they aren’t fans of the fruit – definitely their loss and my gain.

  2. Mark Willis says:

    You know that I am a keen forager. Luckily in our part of the world hedgerows are seldom sprayed with chemicals, though they are often viciously hacked back by mechanical clippers, so we can often find lots of nice free food. Blackberries are very common, and if you know where to look, so are sloes, apples and plums. If only I knew more about fungi, because there are loads of those nearby too.

    • Liz says:

      Whenever I consider foraging for mushrooms there is a report on someone dying after eating death cap mushrooms and I am more than a little put off the idea.

  3. Roger Brook says:

    gosh all your fans seem to be in the UK!
    I recently visited my son who lives in Sorrento, Italy
    The street planted oranges (and a few lemons) looked really fantastic.
    I did blog about the woolly aphid on some of them and I would not have fancied eating them!

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