It is said that the blossoms of this species allegedly kill off the fruit, which is the previous generation. Closer examination of these trees in nature shows that the fruit remains on the plant and nearly overlaps with the blossoms, as if the latter causes them to drop.
The red fruit appears in the autumn. Before it ripens, the fruit is hard and contains tannins that prevent premature dispersal by birds. The ripened fruit is soft and sweet with a high pectin content, making it is especially suited for making jam.
Issue: December 2018
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