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FV Fruit Freak

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Need fruit ID please and thank you
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:16:34 AM »
Found this on about a 15-20 foot tree today in my neighborhood. There’s a very faint, sweet smell to it. Please help me Identify so I don’t poison myself by eating it. Thank you kindly.

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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 03:16:31 AM »
Can you cut it in half?

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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 05:39:26 PM »
Was trying to hold off on cutting it until I figure out what it is. Here’s a picture of the tree.





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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Looking at the fruit hanging on the tree, my guess is Casimiroa edulis.
[size=85]Sunset Zone: 21 • USDA Zone: 10a • AHS Heat Zone: 6-7[/size]

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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 12:07:54 AM »
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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 12:41:21 AM »
Looking at the fruit hanging on the tree, my guess is Casimiroa edulis.

You the man, just tasted it, sapote for sure, a very tasty one. Thanks Mike!

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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 07:08:10 AM »
The tree and the outside of the fruit sure look like Casimiroa edulis but the cross section is nothing like the fruit i know from Arizona and Gran Canaria. Are there different looking varieties of C. edulis?

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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 09:44:57 AM »
Did it’s seeds resemble extra large citrus seeds?
[size=85]Sunset Zone: 21 • USDA Zone: 10a • AHS Heat Zone: 6-7[/size]

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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 10:35:49 AM »
Pictures of seeds and better pictures of fruit. I had no idea there were yellow white sapote’s, is this a white sapote, or different variety of sapote? I’ve never grown sapote but after tasting this fruit I’m going to start!





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Re: Need fruit ID please and thank you
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
Yup... definitely Casimiroa edulis. The seeds sprout easily, and you can graft the mother tree scion to the seedling and have a clone of whatever variety the mother tree is.
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[size=85]Sunset Zone: 21 • USDA Zone: 10a • AHS Heat Zone: 6-7[/size]

 

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