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HI_Chris

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Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« on: February 01, 2021, 09:21:27 PM »
A friend in Hawai'i planted a 'fruit' tree more than 2 decades ago.  It is now an attractive tree about 25' tall and equally wide.  I am told that the fruit is inedible, but I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction for an identification.  The larger of the two fruits is 4" across and is a bit less from bottom to top.

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Many thanks in advance for your help here,
Chris




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Re: Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 09:54:16 PM »
Black sapote and you received bad advice on edibility,

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Re: Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 12:55:27 AM »
Black sapote is edible, but the fruits in your photo are not ripe yet. They need to get nice and soft to be ripe, and ready to eat.
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Re: Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 01:11:01 AM »
Thanks Mike and Oscar!!

Knowing what it is will help tremendously in figuring out how to eat it.  Somehow my friend thought he had planted a mangosteen, but when I saw the leaves they weren't paired (like the 3 kinds of mangosteens I have growing) I had my doubts.

I very much appreciate your ID help,

Best,
Chris

 

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