Service Tree (Sorbus domestica)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Pollinators: Various insects

Posted by skopjecollection (SE europe(balkans) - Zone 6b) on Jan 1, 2020 2:34 PM

It's somewhat uncommon in markets. Some people eat the fruit, usually waiting for it to ferment, much like a medlar, before consumption.
It has a grainy texture, a sour-sweet taste, and is astringent.

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