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Anyone know what tree this is with the strange berries and are they edible? This one is at the new dog park at state/de la vina.

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a-1573802885 Nov 07, 2019 06:53 PM
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Was just in Ireland and they love growing them there as well. I hafe A few myself and my entire hedge is also arbutus. They are a bit grainy but have a marzipan like custard inside and I like The berries. Also love that they look similar to our native manzanitas and that they are evergreen and drought tolerant as heck. I’m sure someone could take a pail of them and make them into preserves or cookies or something. I’d say they are more reliably sweet than blackberries although the joke about them is the Latin implies “uneda stop eating after one.”

a-1573802885 Nov 07, 2019 05:17 PM
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These fruits aren't super sweet, but I enjoy eating them. Rich in vitamin C. There's a healthy couple of these Arbutus unedo trees at the southeast corner of Pedregosa and Garden. Been there for many years. Whenever the fruits are ripe, I always love to chow down on a handful or more.

a-1573802885 Nov 07, 2019 02:07 PM
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The fruit is mushy and sticky and will make a mess if your dog steps in it and then brings it back to your car or home in their paws/fur.

TWOSCOOPS Nov 07, 2019 10:25 AM
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It's an arbutus tree. Also known at madrone. Hummingbirds love the blooms. I planted one in my back yard about 15 years ago, and it's a beauty.

LCP112233 Nov 07, 2019 09:42 AM
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Yup. Strawberry tree. When it flowers they are beautiful. They look like tiny little pink Chinese lanterns. The berries make a mess on the sidewalk though.

Factotum Nov 07, 2019 08:58 AM
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Arbutus - birds love the fruit. Yes, people make jam from the fruit according to plant information. SB Beautiful recent Tree of the Month- drought tolerant and an official SB street tree.

a-1573802885 Nov 07, 2019 08:40 AM
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Strawberry Tree. Edible fruit, but doesn't taste that great. makes a big mess.

jqb Nov 07, 2019 09:19 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbutus_unedo#Culinary_uses

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