Sunday, May 15, 2011

From Flower to Fruit (May Bloomday)

So many times with our fruits and vegetables we focus on the edibles and not the flowers that created them. This post pays tribute to the flower, for without her we would have no fruits or vegetables to speak of, let alone eat!
The pomegranate has beautiful red flowers. It produces so many of them it is impossible for them all to turn into fruit without making the tree topple over.
The tangerine blossom is small and sweet. Notice the small tangerine beginning to form out of the spent flower.
The tomato blossom is small and yellow; it slowly creates a hard green fruit that develops into a vine ripened masterpiece.

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