Topic: What kind of fruit is this?
October 15, 2019 / By Conley Question:
There's this fruit I have in my backyard, that's well over 15 feet. It bears these Red/Purple fruits that are kind of like raspberries. Their about an inch or two long. When unripe their kind of sea foam green and the have black pricks on them, but they don't hurt. When you squeeze them, the juice kind of looks like blood. I know they're edible because I've been eating them for about 5 years and nothing has happened. During the spring it's full of the green small berries (unripe) and by late spring/early summer they ripen. If it helps, I live in Central Georgia, USA.
Arley | 10 days ago
All i can think of is a sea grape tree.
Originally Answered: Are the kind of fruit often sold by the pound by individual people more likely to be organic than the ones sold at supermarkets ?
Generally speaking, fruit grown for sale in supermarkets is grown for it's consistant size and shape, it's appearance and its ability to stay (or at least look) fresh for a long time. Taste is not an issue. Supermarkets have the power to control what growers grow and to reject produce that is not up to specification. I have had strawberries from supermarkets that looked wonderful - were big, bright red and all more or less the same size and shape, but that tasted of nothing. The strawberries that we grow in the garden taste a lot better but are of different sizes and shapes (some are very small and mis-shapen). Fruit like that would be rejected by a supermarket.
Smaller, independent sellers are far more likely to sell fruit that has not been sorted or grown just for its appearance - just "normal" fruit. In the UK over that last decade or so there has been a huge increase in demand for more tasty natural looking fruit. Demand for organic produce has also increased although, personally, I do not find organic produce to automatically taste better.. The variety grown is much more important than how it was grown.
I can,t speak for anywhere else, but in the UK you are very unlikely to come across organic produce without it being sold as such, and at a higher price!
Aren't they figs? Do they have some white juice on top when u pluck them off ? They can be green or purple. They are green when it is not ripe yet.
Sounds like wild blackberries, what we used to call blackcaps, but i live i the north. There might be something indigenous to the south that we don't have up here.
Mulberry tree, perhaps?