Well the loggers pulled out after 2 weeks of logging the property behind my cabin, so I decided to take a walk to see what they had done. On the one skidder trail I found these seedpods and I have no idea what tree they're from. They're all about 2 1/2" long and about 1" wide. It looks like when they start to ripen they turn a nice color of pinkish red and the seeds are bright orange colored. Anybody know what they are? First time ever I've seen such seeds!
Bears also like the seeds of CM, and if you look at the trunk of the tree you can generally see bear claw marks in the especially soft bark of the Cucumber tree, where they climbed up to get at the seed pods, unless of course, they are off dining at the local Italian heritage festival.