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countryboy1981

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Identification of plant/shrub/fruit
« on: August 20, 2022, 09:18:10 PM »
I am located in the gilf coast of Alabama and was at the beach today.  Upon leaving, about 100+ yards from the Gulf of Mexico I found these wild fruit growing on these plants.  They have an intense berry smell amd are about the soze of a robin egg but I do not know what they are though:











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Re: Identification of plant/shrub/fruit
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2022, 09:34:58 PM »
Upon further search, I think it is called a gopher apple:

https://www.eattheweeds.com/gopher-apples-not-just-for-tortoises-anymore/

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Re: Identification of plant/shrub/fruit
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2022, 02:27:20 PM »
Yep, Gopher Apple. I've eaten many of them. There is a lot of variation in fruit quality. The good ones are sweet with a pepino melon flavor. Actually, the furst time I ever ate a pepino I though "this tastes like gopher apple!" They are great honey plants, too from what I understand.

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Re: Identification of plant/shrub/fruit
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2022, 06:01:49 PM »
I have not tried them yet but they sure do have a really potent (good) smell to them.

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Re: Identification of plant/shrub/fruit
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2022, 10:04:49 PM »
I think they all have the aroma, although I have never payed much attention to that. Some are pretty bland and others have a little bit of an off flavor. But the good ones are tasty enough to keep me coming back.

 

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