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Dave's Garden Articles: By Memory Russell

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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The American and Asian Persimmons - Pucker Up for the Fruit of the Gods
By Memory Russell (AYankeeCat)

Captain John Smith wrote the following about the unusual orange fruit that the first settlers at Jamestown found: " If it be not ripe it will drawe a mans mouth arwie with much torment; but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as an Apricock."

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Monday, June 6, 2011

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Thimbleberry - A Postcard From Summer 1971
By Memory Russell (AYankeeCat)

The one thing I remember most vividly from the trip is picking wild thimbleberries in the land surrounding a friend’s house in British Columbia. It was the summer of 1971 and the VW van was much older having just been purchased for $200 from a friend who promised that once you kicked the wheels the brakes would unlock. I was one of three “wild and crazy girls” who set off to spend the summer seeing the U.S. and Canada.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

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The Medlar - Strange Fruit, What's Inside of You?
By Memory Russell (AYankeeCat)

I'll bet you have never even heard of Medlar, much less eaten one. It has been popular enough in the past to place it among the food items considered de rigueur for medieval and Renaissance-era banquets and feasts put on by the local Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe.[1] Shakesphere mentions the Medlar in more than one play and Caravaggio included it in his 1592 painting, Boy With A Basket of Fruit.

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