I’m back in DC after taking part in my beautiful friend’s beautiful wedding. Congratulations to Cailin and Jim! When I wasn’t at the festivities, I took myself on a little tour of various green spaces in Manhattan. I’ll write about some of them in the coming days. But first up, I am really hoping that someone out there will be able to identify this perplexing fruit I saw in a little West Village shade garden:
They look like cherries, but they’re decidedly oblong rather than spherical. Like cherries, they appear to get redder and softer as they ripen. The pit is also oblong, almost like a slivered almond. The leaves weren’t the same as a cherry tree, though – they weren’t glossy, and they had smooth edges instead of toothed. So, does anyone know what this fruit tree is? Is the fruit edible, or is this more of an ornamental tree?