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Monday, October 06, 2008

Weird Fall Harvest

Two different berries from one bush - it's a freak of nature!

With mutant fruit and nightmarish spiders building human-sized webs in my backyard, even my garden knows something creepy is in the air. Yes, Halloween is coming.

Even now our raspberry bush is producing mass quantities of the delicious fruit that is its namesake. The red berries are delicious. The red berries are juicy. But that's not all.

When I first saw these white raspberries growing on our raspberry bush in late July I thought they simply weren't ripe yet. Then I noticed something. The pee-coloured berries were falling off, landing in the snot-coloured grass, and turning to mushy ectoplasmic goo.

So, of course I decided to eat a few of the white raspberries. They were very sweet, but had a much different flavour than the red berries hanging on the branch beside them. I couldn't say for sure that I liked them yet, there was nothing really 'wrong' with them.

Curious, I checked Google & Yahoo to see if I could find any information on the mutant berries. To my surprise, I couldn't. All I could find was more people asking more questions about what they are, and what they're worth. Finally, I stumbled across this link, informing my uninformed brain that they're actually called Golden Raspberries and indeed, they are rare. Delving deeper into the mystery of the pee-coloured berries, I found this site: Supermarketguru.

It seems people like the uriney berries. And that means, to be fair to the poor berries, I'll have to give them one more chance to delight my tastebuds before the frost kills them all.

There's a moral to this story: It just goes to show you shouldn't judge anything by its colour. Except crayons. Yeah. You pretty much get what you ask for with crayons.

And yellow doesn't necessarily mean yucky. Except pee.



Blogger SJ said...

X-fruit the mutants revolt ( or the revolting mutants.)

2:52:00 AM

Blogger Monogram Queen said...

I give you thumbs up for eating them!!! LOL

Hey are you gearing up for your great Hallowe'en Candy Review??!

12:56:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Yes, I am! I've taken all the candy photos and am just waiting till sometime after Thanksgiving (Oct. 13) to start the reviews.

1:43:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

sea foam green is my fav!

ectoplasmic goo...awesome.

7:46:00 PM

Blogger Monogram Queen said...

AWESOME! Can't wait!

Also may I say yellow SNOW is yucky! (but there you go - it's the ol' pee factor again!)

11:51:00 AM

Blogger Velvet Ginger said...

Hey I thinkthat's great..many fruit baring and flower baring plants cross pollinate & coome up with strange things...we have fruits down here that do that..I would love to try your blonde rasberries!
ewwwwwwww on the yellow things ffs

3:30:00 PM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

so you are telling me you have a blonde tastey bush in you backyard?

4:38:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

now check out the October snow in our yard!

11:53:00 AM

Blogger Michael Manning said...

A cool discovery, Martini! Also cool to be driving down the highway last night whena DMC 12 passed me. I followed to observe the car from behind and what a beauty John Z. designed!

10:09:00 PM

Blogger The T-Dude said...

What causes the pee-berries? Are they a different variety or is it something else?

10:11:00 AM

Blogger Velvet Ginger said...

Eloie wants me to email yousomething but I can't find your email...I guess I could mail it to "useless-Husbands"?
It's a Halloween funny, let me know your addy if you want me to send it?!! LOL

3:15:00 PM


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