Many rotted; others were beached, and were converted into stores and lodging houses.
It was a larger vessel than had ever been seen before, built of pine-wood that never rotted from Mount Pelion.
If it had been from the cold, ours would not have rotted either.
This form of fruit is succeeded by others which have received different names, and lastly by the mature Nectria which forms minute red flask-shaped perithecia on parts of the rotted potatoes that have dried up. The intermediate forms are known as Monosporium, Fusarium and Cephalosporium.
The astringency renders the fruit somewhat unpalatable, but after it has been subjected to the action of frost, or has become partially rotted or "bletted" like a medlar, its flavour is improved.