*@ 551 @ Herb - Roman Chamomile @ Perennial chamomile. Like German Chamomile, which is from a different genus and an annual, tea can be made from the flowers. Tea made from this plant is more bitter than from the German Chamomile, but has the same apple-like flavor.

Not_Active tag means the planting has died. @ end

*@ 548 @ Huckleberry - Evergreen, large berry @ This specimen has larger berries that have a bloom on the surface. It might not be Vaccinium ovatum. The berries are tasty. Purchased at the Edmonds Farmer's Market from Ian Bush of Bush's Nursery in Arlington, Washington. @ end

*@ 534 @ Asian Pear - Hamesi @ Ripe early August. Yellow skin, reliably productive, bears very sweet, juicy fruit, easily bruised in picking. Fruit tends to be small and needs careful thinning. -- G. Moulton and J. King. 2006. Fruit Handbook for Western Washington: Varieties and Culture. @ end

*@ 528 @ Sorbus pallescens - Seedling @ A mountain ash from the forests of Sichuan in China. The from is white with red blush. When ripe, the berries are fruity, similar to apricots. I started these trees from seed acquired from the Arboretum in Seattle. @ end

*@ 525 @ Pine - Torrey @ The rarest pine in the United States, existing only in a small population in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island in California. Only about 100 wild trees remain. The pine nuts were an important food for the Kumeyaay tribe who are native to that area. @ end

*@ 520 @ Herb - Salad Burnet @ Perennial salad herb. Drought tolerant. Some people say it has a mild cucumber flavor. Best in winter and before it flowers. Rosalind Creasy says if harvested late in the season, it can be cooked with soups and risottos along with spinach and chard. @ end

*@ 516 @ Pear - Abbe Fetel @ Mellows to a slightly sharp, fine-textured fruit. Is now the most commonly grown pear in Italy. This pear derives its name from Abbé Fetel, the French Abbot who developed the cultivar in 1866 in Savoie. Fruit shape is often long and narrow, and the color is yellow. @ end

*@ 514 @ Apple - Sekai Ichi @ Parentage: Red Delicious x Yellow Delicious
Origin: Japan 1974

One of the largest varieties of apples, with an average circumference of 12-18 inches and weight of 2lbs.
Sekai Ichi means "world's number one" in Japanese.
Aomori-ken (prefecture) is famous for these apples.
Sweet, mild flavor. @ end

*@ 494 @ Apple - Hidden Rose @ A red-fleshed apple variety from the Oregon. Also known as Airlie Red Flesh.

Discovered by William Schulz of Philomath, Oregon. He named it Airlie Red Flesh, maybe after the town of Airlie near Corvallis and Independence. The variety was later sold by a nursery as Hidden Rose. @ end

*@ 491 @ Quince - Japanese Seedling @ A seedling Japanese Quince. Seed was obtained from Lon Rombough. The fruit is sour like lemons, but also very fragrant. Perfumey. Flavorful when cooked into a sauce. @ end


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