Arbutus unedo   Strawberry tree

Arbutus unedo

I was quite surprised to see this plant with which I am quite familiar as it is common on the Great Orme on North Wales where I do much of my local botanising. The fruit which look like strawberries are usually in good condition like this at the end of the winter or in very early Spring in the UK so I rather expected them to be well past their best here in sunny Crete - which they weren't.

Outside Ano Stallos, Crete 4th April 2007

Added on 6th Nov 2007, updated 4th Nov 2008, updated Feb 27th 2010

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