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Daintree

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Plant/fruit ID?
« on: October 23, 2020, 10:56:09 AM »
This was brought to a friend and the gal thought it was goumi, but I don't think so.
I am getting a description of the seeds/pit and will post when available.



Any ideas?
It is outdoors in Idaho (zone 6) but I don't know if it has survived a winter yet.  May be young bush.

Thanks!

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Re: Plant/fruit ID?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 01:36:53 PM »
Ok, I think this is Autumn Olive, Elaeagnus umbellata, which is not tropical.  A tasty invasive.
Anybody know how to move this to Temperate Fruit Discussion?

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Re: Plant/fruit ID?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 04:37:16 PM »
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Re: Plant/fruit ID?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 05:15:48 PM »
Many fruit trees are pests in one part of the world or another such as cherry guavas and tropical guavas, and even pond apple in my area. I don't know if it is up to moderators to sort out which are invasive or declared pests in any jurisdiction.

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Re: Plant/fruit ID?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 03:17:23 PM »
One criticism I (and many others) have of Lee Reich's writings is that he does not seem to care a great deal about introducing invasive species into the environment. He recommends Russian olive and autumn olive in his book Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, despite also saying that they are on the noxious plant lists of several states.

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Re: Plant/fruit ID?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 05:01:36 AM »
Yes I think In AZ it is pretty bad also UT (I think)
Not have a lot of time , but very sure as I read this all the time in Smithonian , or similar magazines

I do understand some states list Invasive plants when they are not though
Even Native species as Invasive (and killing them native grapes a example in woods)

Do not have the time to get into it
I hope I am not wrong so do not pull yet if you are  afraid of it spreading the entire yard,
but I am sure it is taking up the Area's by the rivers, and volunteers are pulling it constantly.

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Re: Plant/fruit ID?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 09:42:56 AM »
Yeah, the whole invasive thing gets confusing.  Idaho prohibits noxious invasive, but Autumn Olive isn't on that list.  Since we get colder winters, things that my sister in California has a heart attack over do fine here - case in point is Arundo donax.  In arid, cold Idaho it is an ornamental that doesn't spread much.  In California, I believe it is sucking all the rivers dry!

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