Founded in 1963, the Western Horticultural Society is made up
of horticulturists, botanists, landscape designers and architects,
nursery people, students and avid gardeners. The monthly programs
are designed to appeal to the dedicated plant lover.
invite you to join our group of plant and gardening enthusiasts
Our own member Katie will share her experience with unusual fruits from around the world which can be grown successfully in the Bay Area, i.e. Medlar from Europe, Jaboticaba from Brazil, Mandarin berry from China, Ugni from Chile, Saskatoon from Canada, White Sapote from Mexico and last but not least Pawpaw from the United States to name just a few.
She will share the successes and failures and introduce you to her soldiers and show you where the casualties are buried.
It is slow-growing and unimpressive
Standing about 5ft tall
Its branches and leaves pretty, but unexpressive
It’s a bush and that is all!
I searched in spring for the flowers
Without a trace
Their presence beyond my powers
This tree is a waste of space!
But WAIT- Summer’s ARRIVED
And what do I now spy
Beyond the leaves--the branches alongside
But little black fruits for me to try
Umm good! What a treat!
Such unusual good fruit to eat!
Poor little friend I misjudged thee
Now for me, I gotta have a JABOTICABA tree! Katie Wong