Saw some fruiting trees ripening something along the Lawrenceville river trail, and was wondering if anybody knows what they are. I know enough to identify Not Apples, and Not Berries, but can’t narrow it down more than that. I’m not talking about the big mulberry tree teasing me with its fruit just out of reach, but the shorter trees on the river side.
Also – I see people with fishing poles down there constantly. Has anybody caught anything there, and how do I find out whether it’s good to eat or not? The people fishing look more interested in dinner than sport, but I’m only guessing and not courageous enough to ask.
There are apricot trees along the river. People seem to pick them before they’re ripe, though, so it’s tough to get any worth eating by the time they’re ready. And right where the fence starts, there is actually an apple tree, and the apples are darn good if you’re agile enough to get ’em. Also, a mulberry tree right on the corner where you turn to go up 41st.
ah, they looked like apricot or peach, but I didn’t think those grew here (some marketing division has me convinced stone fruit like Peaches only grow in Georgia). I’ll keep an eye out.
The mulberry tree taunts me. Best/easiest mulberries are on the uptown slopes, landslide, or whatever you want to call the little residential nook at the north end of the Birmingham bridge. Stuff grows at arms reach, very conveniently, and it’s everywhere. Berries berries, everywhere.
I love how food just grows on plants, like every year.
On the Fort Pitt bridge sidewalk there is some berry tree overhanging, a couple of weeks ago an old guy was there eating them by the handful. He was really old and that seemed like a good sign, so I tried some. They weren’t particularly good.