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Chuckly pears

Chuckly pears
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Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 197] (943)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Dsc F-717
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-11 16:03
Viewed: 5226
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
ďChuckly pearsĒ is the name of this photograph which was taken last summer.
This fruit is reddish or dark purple berry-like pomes with five conspicuous calyx-lobes at the top. These berries are about 1 cm in diameter and edible, juicy and sweet. Ripen by late July or early August. Fruit sometimes quite plentiful but often infected by Cedar Apple Rust, a fungus disease.
When hiking in the woods, this fruit provides quick energy and is extremely delicious.
These berries can be difficult to identify, since species have minor individual difference and are often hybridized. Six species are recorded in Newfoundland, including Bartramís Chuckley-pear, Fernaldís Chuckley-pear, Swamp Chuckley-pear, Smooth Chuckley-pear, Running Chuckley-pear, and Wiegandís Chuckley-pear. The only one that is fairly distinctive is Bartramís, with flowers and fruit solitary, or just a few together, with one being terminal and the others in the axils of the upper leaves. The other species have flowers and fruit arranged in distinct racemes.
This photograph brings back memories of warm temperatures.

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Hello Jim,
very nice-sharp pic, TFS

It looks very much seasonal for one reason or other..perhaps because I can see the season of change...I have jut now discovered your immense gallery of fine work....wow..and you have been around since Genesis was written,...amazing...

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