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Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:12:15 PM »
Tried to grow probably 20 varieties of fruit 3 years ago. I don't remember what I sowed but the seeds that didn't germinate, I tossed in a raised bed garden. This one came up after a while, so I put into a container, then transplanted into a,spot in the yard. It grew really fast the 1st year, then the winter came, it got down to 26 degrees and it killed about a foot off the top. I then wanted to put a different tree in its place so I moved it. It started to produce fruit this spring but only one took. It has leaves similar to citrus only much larger and lighter.

Any guesses?






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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 07:15:41 AM »
maybe Garcinia atroviridis?  did you plant this one?  fruit reminded me of that, but I don't grow this one so not really familiar with the leaves.

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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 07:50:11 AM »
I don't think it's a that one sahai. The leaves are totally different. I thought it might be a So-Shang fruit tree, I definitely tried to germinate seeds of that fruit but the leaves look too light, and not robust and glossy enough. Plus the fruit is not elliptical.

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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 10:13:50 AM »
I don't think it's a that one sahai. The leaves are totally different. I thought it might be a So-Shang fruit tree, I definitely tried to germinate seeds of that fruit but the leaves look too light, and not robust and glossy enough. Plus the fruit is not elliptical.

It doesn't look like any Elaeagnus to me so yeah, I agree probably not So-Shang.

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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 12:09:17 PM »
It's in solanacae family Tamarillo I think!

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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 03:24:03 PM »
Ding! Ding! I think we have a winner! I don't remember buying tree tomato seeds. But whatever!  ;D Photos of the leaves look the same.

They are supposed to hate our hot dry weather but this thing looks happy as a clam and growing like crazy. In 3 years I have cut it in half, it had freeze dieback, and I have transplanted it 3 times but it refuses to die!

It's in solanacae family Tamarillo I think!

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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 05:24:41 PM »
Do the leaves smell like pee?
If so it may me Tamarillo.

kj

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Re: Can someone help me identify this fruit tree?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 05:43:20 PM »
Do the leaves smell like pee?
If so it may me Tamarillo.

kj

I think mine smell like burnt popcorn, but yeah, they have a smell.

 

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