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First Fruits

Well as of about two weeks ago, my first serviceberries were ripe.

There are many common names for this tree/shrub/bush, juneberry, saskatoon, mespilus, sarvis, shad-blossom and shadbush, to name some of them. The flowering of the plant preceeds dogwoods by about 3 weeks and is of such beauty that people often mistake them for flowering dogwoods.

Unlike Mr TR.iPod, I did *eat* them. They taste similar to cultivated blueberries. This species is low growing and thus the birds did not rob me of my meager crop this year (darn freezes!!!#!@#@). Hopefully enough to really pick next year.

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Taken on May 22, 2007