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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

ABC Wednesday - F


Today's ABC Wednesday, which was started by Mrs. Nesbitt, Features the letter F.

And today, for me,
F
is for
FRUIT

Specifically the Fruit of my son's pet ornamental crab-apple tree.

I took this photo yesterday of a few of the tiny dark fruits. You can see by the fine drops on the small fruits that the weather was typically wet!


This windfall was the largest fruit on the tree. It measured about 1 inch (2.5 cm) across. We brought it in to examine it.


Here it has been cut across. You can just see the tiny barely-formed seeds inside. Look at how red the flesh is! I wonder if many of the fruits will survive to grow to a useful size.

For more F words visit the other participants at the ABC Linky site, or at the ABC Anthology site.

31 comments:

Aileni said...

The name Crabapple seems to suggest a 'crabby' tree - but it is a joy to behold.

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely fruit pics! Even when I'm not hungry, I can usually manage a piece of fruit!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Nice choice, it looks very good.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I have a love/hate relationship with my crabapple tree; for about two weeks in the spring it is glorious and then the rest of the year it is the messiest, dirtiest tree in the yard. It's always dropping something all over the sidewalk and the driveway--juicy pink petals that cling to your shoes and track in your house, and the fruits dropping all over the place as thick as thieves. And then come the bees and wasps and flies to gorge on the tiny little rotting fruits.

But for those two weeks in the spring, it is a glorious thing to behold! : D

Dirk said...

Nice set of Fruit photos. Especially the first one with the waterdrops I liked most.
Dirkjogt, Belgium

Reader Wil said...

I like your kind of tree especially the red fruit! I've never seen anything like that!

jientje said...

At first sight i thought they were prunes! I never heard of crabapples before!

babooshka said...

Thanks you for reminding about my crab apple pics. I need to find those. Mouthwatering a dn so well photographed against the wite background.

I wnated fairyflok, but they just wouldn't come ut to play.

Nydia said...

I think I don't know this fruit, it looks so delicate! I hope enough of them survive to be eaten! Fruits are a must everyday here at home, it's weird when someone says he doens't like eating them!

kisses from Nydia.

Rose said...

Good choice for F! I love the crabapple trees in the spring. Mine are covered in even tinier fruit right now which the birds are feasting on.

Stephen said...

Great photograph really well done

Katney said...

We have a flowering crabapple but it's not doing so good. May be too hot in our inland part of the Pacific Northwest. May be neglect. We'll see.

magiceye said...

was the fruit sweet?

Tommy V said...

nice looking fruit

Bear Naked said...

Flowering crabapple trees at the beginning of the season are Fantastic.
Do you have any photos to share of your son's tree when it was Flowering?
Fine example of the Fruit in your photos.

Bear((( )))

Denise said...

Oh I love fruit! Our trees are just coming up ready...not long now.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

F - mind boggles.

CherryPie said...

That is tiny :-)

Liz said...

They're a lovely rich colour both inside and out.

Powell River Books said...

Oh, I love crabapples and haven't had any is a very long time. Today I'm going to go out and buy some. But I am sure they won't taste half as good as the ones directly from the tree. My contribution is about a special farm that used to located near my town in Coastal BC. I invite you to come see. -- Margy

Neva said...

It looks so lush! Lovely fruit!

Granny Smith said...

Crabapples make very good jelly, needing no additional pectin, as my grandmother used to demonstrate. And aren't they beautiful in the fall when the leaves turn color? Nice when blossoming also. In the edge of forest setting of our vacation house, they are a very satisfactory tree.

Suburbia said...

What a brilliant suprise to cut it opan and see that wonderful colour:)

CaBaCuRl said...

Are crab apples used for anything? Can you eat them or make them into jam ? They are a beautiful colour.We don't grow them in Oz. No, the bush flies don't bite...I'm like you, I would much rather have bush flies than midgies , sandflies or mozzies!!

Calum said...

Pic 1 is brill with the rainspots.

Dr.John said...

Well that is one way to make an entire blog out of a piece of fruit.

leslie said...

Gosh, I wish I could reach out and take that fruit and give it a huge chomp! :D

Jonna said...

We used to have those trees when I was younger. I love the colors, and the memories!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Perfect!

Louis la Vache said...

Clever F - Wednesday post!

"Louis" posted a Fantail.

kouji said...

interesting sliced picture. :) all that red.