Harvard University’s Glass Flowers Collection – Fruits

The glass fruits

The glass flowers

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Mango Flower (enlarged) & Mango

Mango flowers

Mango Flowers & Leaves

Mango flowers

Mango Flowers


To learn more about mango click here and here

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Cashew, Leaves & Flowers




To learn more about cashew click here and here

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Figs & Leaves




To learn more about figs click here and here and here

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Banana Stalk with Flowers & Banana

Banana flowers

Banana Flowers

Banana cross section

Cross Section of Banana

Banana stalk cross section

Cross Section of Banana Stalk


To learn more about bananas click here and here

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All the above photos were taken by my daughter, Kathy, using her iPhone
Thank you Kathy

Coming tomorrow – History, Making & Preserving

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About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults
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18 Responses to Harvard University’s Glass Flowers Collection – Fruits

  1. Did you learn something new? For me you’re the gardening expert 🙂

    • Norma Chang says:

      Hello Marta,
      Yes, I learned that I lack patience. The information about mango flowers and cashew are new to me. You make me blush. I am no gardening expert, still learning.

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    Although still quite lovely, these are not as impressive as the images from yesterday. Thanks for all the links, I’m going to check them out now. Stay warm today Norma, our temperatures are -22C

    • Norma Chang says:

      Hello Eva,
      Agree, the colors are not as vivid but take another look at the bunch of mango flowers, more than impressive, I think. Our temperature are pretty close to yours.

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    I meant to add -9F with a wind chill of -40c or -40F!

  4. I think the figs are my favorite of the fruits, though like Eva, I thought the flowers were more impressive. I still cannot believe these are made out of glass. Really a special exhibit!

  5. These are so real and great as those glass flowers. Thanks for sharing, Norma.

  6. Kim says:

    Oh is this part of the horticulture program glass studies from Harvard? I would love to see this collection! There are some wonderful books out that tell about how these were made and shipped from Europe and each had its own box made for transporting them to the USA.
    How beautiful Norma.

    Keep warm :0)

  7. Kim says:

    OOps yes I should have read where you TELL us it is from Harvard :0)

  8. Eha says:

    Being a very practical person and a lifelong foodie [ 😉 ] methinks I enjoyed these even more than yesterday’s!! The cross section of the banana is so lifelike and one feels like reaching out for the figs . . .

  9. Pingback: Harvard University’s Glass Flowers Collection – Orchid, Iris, Lilies & More | Garden to Wok

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