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Want to find fruit on publicly owned land? fallingfruit.org
offers utilitarian maps showing public fruit locations in several countries (eg, lillypilly
trees in Melbourne, Australia; breadfruit
trees in Mauritius; apple
trees in Prague). fallenfruit.org
is a collaborative artists' project that includes hand-drawn maps of public fruit trees in specific neighbourhoods of cities in the United States (California and Colorado especially), as well as a few international locations including Guadelajara, Mexico
, Malmo, Sweden
, and Herlev, Denmark
There's also neighborhoodfruit.com
, but it covers only the United States and requires registration to see specific fruit locations. This site offers a liability waiver
to reassure fruit tree owners who want to connect with would-be pickers through neighborhoodfruit.com but are anxious about being sued if anything goes wrong.
YMMV. For example, Fallingfruit and Neighborhoodfruit make San Francisco look like a cornucopia, but many of the points are for ornamental varieties of plum, loquat, etc. (ie, fruit, if any, will probably be sparse and of inferior quality).