Postcards from Sicily: Funky winter fruit

Friday Pic: Funky winter fruit

One funky winter fruit common here in Sicily are these gorgeous fruit called Corbezzoli in Italian or Mbriaculi in Sicilian. They are fuzzy little slightly spiky balls of sweet goodness. Apparently when animals eat too many of them they ferment in their stomachs making them slightly drunk.

According to Google translator these are Arbutus fruit, check out the Wikipedia entry!