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Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree

Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree)

A couple of very tall, large Strawberry trees in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2011.

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weird thought about strawberries growing from a tree :)

22 Sep, 2011



Of course, it's not real strawberries. lol!

The ripe fruits look somewhat like strawberries. Although, I've heard they don't taste very good.

22 Sep, 2011


Does it really have fruits like strawberries?

23 Sep, 2011


See, not only me thinking about hanging strawberries :o) lol

24 Sep, 2011


I know I know that these are not real strawberries, but I can see the detailed photo on the rght side of this page (Garden center photo of the Strawberry Tree) and it reminds lichi. However, trees usually do not get names just after appearance, so far I was interested, if the fruits are edible and how they taste. Thank you for response.

25 Sep, 2011



Yes, the fruit looks a lot like lychee (litchi)...however, it's very different. Lychee trees grow here...and the fruit shell is much harder. Strawberry tree has relatively soft fruit.

25 Sep, 2011


I see. Thank you.

25 Sep, 2011

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