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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.
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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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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2018, 08:13:55 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.
Really, if you've ever peeled citrus before you'll recognize it by scratching the skin. Probably you can even tell orange from grapefruit from lime or tangerine. Otherwise just wait till winter and they ripen. Looks like citrus to me.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 09:28:48 AM »
Here are a couple more closeups of of the fruit and branches:







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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2018, 11:22:12 AM »
Citrus.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2018, 02:51:44 PM »
What kind of citrus, you think? Lemon maybe? Looks like they're not ripe yet. I guess in December?

 

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