Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

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Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby BusterG » Tue May 20, 2014 4:11 pm

Hi all
I am looking to get this berry bush but I don't know what it is called.
The fruit is hard apricot like, there a few at the lookout in the Montes de Malaga overlooking Malaga.
I believe they are the berry that the bear on the Athletico Madrid fc badge is picking.

If you know the name pls let me know.
Thanks.
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Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby Enrique » Tue May 20, 2014 4:42 pm

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

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Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby wildside » Tue May 20, 2014 5:01 pm

Hi, yes strawberry tree or arbutus unedo.... Madroño is also name for the drink made from the berries :) You can get these from Guzmans garden centre in Alhaurin de la Torre

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Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby BusterG » Wed May 21, 2014 8:53 am

Thanks for the replies wildside and Enrique.
Anyone had experience planting or growing them?
I am hoping they are hardy and vigorous.

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Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby wildside » Wed May 21, 2014 9:34 am

Hi,

You are up there by Cabañeros Park yes? In that case the Madroño should be fine. It is an endemic Mediterranean shrub/tree. Here in the Sierra de Grazalema it covers some of the mountain slopes from heights of 400 metres to over 1000. Temperatures of minus 10 to 40 plus and wind, rain, sun etc. fairly hardy and quite slow growing :)

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Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby BusterG » Wed May 21, 2014 10:05 am

Hi wildside.
Thanks for that.
I am actually much closer to Malaga - Solano - in the Comares, Riogordo and Colmenar triangle as I like to call it. South facing slope and with pretty dry soil and if there is wind we get it being close to the crest of the hill.
I will have a go at finding and planting it when I am next there. Figs, nespero and pomegranates doing ok.

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Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Postby gavilan » Wed May 21, 2014 10:51 am

There are a few of those trees in the Sierra Tejeda near where I live ... last autumn I did pick up a few of the ripe fruit from the ground and planted them ... but no show yet!


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