Posted: 24/11/2013 at 09:19
Thank you Daintiness. Sorry, I missed your reply when you posted it.
I thought that might be it, rather than not ripe yet. The tree has been there for years, another one of my seed growing successes, but it's never berried like this before. I think we're too dry, rowans generally don't thrive, they stay alive, just.
The wet couple of years we had probably accounts for this year's bounty. Sorbus aucuparia did well too.