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Tree identification - Tree with red fruits
« on: September 28, 2019, 05:00:38 PM »
Can anyone help me identify this tree? I saw it about 3 weeks ago during a visit to Nuremberg (Southern Germany). Please look at the Pictures:







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Re: Tree identification - Tree with red fruits
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 07:51:57 PM »
Crataegus,hawthorn.The fruit is edible but really mild and its mostly groen as decorative tree of wild.
I have 2 on my property wich i protect them so the birds can eat the fruit during winter.

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Re: Tree identification - Tree with red fruits
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 04:35:28 AM »
Thank you for helping finding out  the species.  I didn't know it also had Crataegus varieties with smoother leaf margins. I looked on Wiki according to your hint Crataegus,hawthorn and found the following image:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crataegus#/media/File:Crataegus,_various_species,_fruit.jpg
The Crataegus on my property are White Thorn (Crataegus laevigata) and have much slower leaves and mor darker red fruits.
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Re: Tree identification - Tree with red fruits
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 04:05:21 PM »
This is Crataegus pedicellata, commonly grown in Germany and one of the tastiest hawthorns i know. I usually pick a couple pounds each year and can totally recomment it as a hardy alternative to azarole apple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSrso_QSmI

 

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