Friday, May 30, 2014

Saguaro Fruit

The saguaros are still in bloom, but there are many less than a week ago.

Some of the early saguaro blooms have ripened to a red fruit. Time to make jam. Considering that it would be illegal for me to harvest the fruit, it makes my decision a whole lot easier. Another reason for passing on the opportunity was the lack of lots of ripe fruit.

While some bird was harvesting this saguaro fruit, the husk was knocked to the ground for this photo closeup.

I've never tasted the saguaro fruit jam. With my memberships the Sonora Desert Museum or the Tonono Chul Gardens, I could make a purchase to check the flavor. Will there be a flavor of the saguaro fruit or will it be masked by the major ingredient -- sugar.

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