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Fruit identification
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:54:31 AM »
Just noticed one of my neighbor's trees has fruit on it:

Can anyone tell me what kind of fruit this is? Thanks.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 01:15:05 PM »
I think it's Sapodilla  Manilkara zapota
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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
doesn't look like sapodilla to me
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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:24:52 PM »
Yeah, it's not that furry. Looks like limes almost, when they're green.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 09:41:20 PM »
You sure it's not citrus?
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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 09:49:17 PM »
looks like citrus to me too. definitely not a sap

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 10:32:21 PM »
You sure it's not citrus?
No. Just not sure what type of fruit. It doesn't look exactly like any citrus I've seen before.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 02:13:20 PM »
Scratch fruit skin and you can tell if it is citrus or get a better picture, closeup of leaf front & back & fruit. Back up and show whole tree including trunk, those are the things you need to key in on an unknown tree. Smell crushed leaves and describe.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 05:18:19 PM »
Not citrus, get a better pic of the fruit & stems.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 03:47:56 PM »
Here's a picture of the whole tree:

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 03:59:16 PM »
Looks like citrus to me also. Did you ask your neighbor what it is?
Or ask for a fruit and cut it in half,  it looks like unripe citrus?

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 04:04:35 PM »
I like to know what the fruit is before I ask if I can have some of it. :) When I asked someone if I could have some longans, she was really surprised I knew what it was.

But for this tree, I don't think the owner knows anyway. The previous owner planted the tree.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 04:15:27 PM »
Most all citrus has thorns on the branches, I don't see any on this tree & the fruit doesn't look right either. The closest citrus I know of that looks close would be rough lemon. It's used as rootstock, but the graft may have died & the rootstock took over.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 04:19:08 PM by Laaz »

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 04:19:44 PM »
If it is rough lemon, you don't want to eat it.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2018, 04:34:30 PM »
I don't think it's a rough lemon. It looks much too smooth to be that.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2018, 04:50:00 PM »
One of the dominant characteristics of rutaceae (citrus family) is essential oil glands in the leaves (pellucid glands). Leaves could go a long way toward narrowing this down  :)
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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2018, 04:55:32 PM »
Is this a good enough picture?

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2018, 04:56:41 PM »
Like I said a better close up of the fruit & branches would. But most all citrus has a thorn at each node.
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