Stinky Fruit

Ginkgo tree with fruit, October in Schenley Park (photo by Kate St. John)

It’s time to tiptoe on the sidewalk at Flagstaff Hill.  The female ginkgo trees are dropping their smelly fruit on Schenley Drive. 

Ginkgo fruit on the sidewalk at Schenley Park (photo by Kate St. John)

Ginkgo fruit smells like stinky feet or vomit but the nuts inside are edible.

On Throw Back Thursday, learn about ginkgos in this 2011 article: Stinkbomb Tree.

(photos by Kate St. John)

1 thought on “Stinky Fruit

  1. When I was a kid ginkgo trees lined one of our neighborhood streets. There were tons of kids we would divide up into teams, gather the ginkgo fruit and then use them as grenades in our “war.” Yuck!

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