This week we nerd out on Santa Rosa Plums (available June - August). won’t you be my neighbor? After writing about the mysterious world of eggplants, I was not sure what fruit or vegetable to geek out on next. I went on an urban hike with my husband and our dog for inspiration and explored some of the neighborhoods in South Berkeley. It was a perfect sunny day and we walked past and under some prolific apricot and plum trees. The hundreds of fruit on these trees challenged the structural integrity of each branch—nature’s engineering somehow allowed the branches to bend just enough to support the fruit without snapping and breaking. The abundance of fruit tempted me to snag one of the apricots or plums but it didn’t feel right to take without asking so I left them alone.
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