Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kousa Dogwood Fruit

I've blogged about Blanche Derby's foraging videos before. Now that it's fall, I've returned to her video collection on youtube to see what else we can forage this time of year.

Right now, the Kousa Dogwood fruit is ripe. I had never known that dogwoods produced fruit, let alone edible fruit. These trees are all over town as ornamentals, and now I can't go for a walk without noticing all the ripe, edible fruit hanging from the branches. You can see the video about it here:

I've tried the fruit off of two different trees so far, and I'm on the fence about it. It's not unpleasant, but it doesn't make me go "wow", either, and it has a grainy texture that I find unappealing. Have any of you harvested dogwood fruit? What do you do with it? Do you like the taste?

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