Every year, the ‘Weeping Santa Rosa’ is one of our most eagerly awaited fruits. And this is a certainly one of the most ornamental edibles, as well–year round. In flavor, this variety is quite close to the familiar Santa Rosa, but certainly not identical. Perhaps even better.
The weeping feature also comes in handy for harvesting. This tree is now about ten feet tall–I don’t prune it much, because the growth habit is one of the tree’s most desirable characteristics. The weeping branches allow one to tug on the lower part of a branch that originates near the top of the tree, thus pulling the fruit down to a more reachable level. Very handy!
(The tree is pictured about a week ago, before ripening. When ripe, the fruit is a very dark bluish purple.)
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