The Berries Gallery:

Berries portrait of
Billadiera longiflora,
Apple Berry

   

   

Apple Berries


June's pale yellow trumpet-flowers become fruits that have
ripened into one-inch Apple Berries by late August (2003). They
have the appearance & texture of extremely tiny eggplants,
& are perfectly edible.


Apple Berries


The berries are still vibrant in September (2002). They last on
the vines through most of Autumn. As the fruits age,
they get a woody flavorlessness just like old zucchinis
left too long on the vines, so if they are kept for their
ornamental strength, you can't change your mind later in
autumn & still have a harvest from them.


Apple Berries


This photo from mid-September (2004) shows some of the
appleberries at the top of their little trellis. The vines are
fair climbers given that opportunity, but will also cascade
off a ledge, or behave as groundcreepers, so a versatile little vine.

For more about this little evergreen vine, see the
Billadiera longiflora Page.

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