Can anyone identify this small yellow fruit?

Sydney, Australia

Anyone know what fruit this is? Edible? On a street tree about 10m high in Paddington (Sydney Australia) - fruit the size of a cherry and a bit like a fig when opened, but leaf very different to a fig. It is fruiting in mid-winter. Covered with fruit and birds obviously love it by the mess on the footpath!

Thanks - Ken

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Brooklyn Park, MD

Might be kumquat

Pawling, NY(Zone 5b)

Can't really see the texture of the fruit. If it's got a citrus like rindbut small like a cherry, then it's a kumquat. I believe there are golden colored figs too...

Fort Worth, TX

looks like muscadine grapes to me

Austin, TX

How do the seeds look?

Ellicott City, MD(Zone 7b)

Calamondins, maybe?

The leaves don't really look like citrus leaves though

Highgrove, CA

it does look like muscadine grapes to me too, but they don't grow on those kid of trees

Traverse City, MI(Zone 5a)

Lychee tree? Just an uneducated guess. The fruit looks right, but I don't know what the trees look like.

Plantersville, TX(Zone 9a)

It looks like an apricot to me.

Plantersville, TX(Zone 9a)

It could be a japanese plum

Adelaide, Australia(Zone 10a)

I think it is probably Afrocarpus gracilior, the East African Yellowwood. Check out this thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1073211/ and the plant files entry http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65146/ . As far as I know these fruits are not edible for humans.

Ciao, Kaelkitty.

Ellicott City, MD(Zone 7b)

I just got a razzlequat recently (kumquat x Australian desert limes) and its leaves are thin and pointy like that. And they grow in Australia, where you took the picture. I think they turn yellow as they ripen but I'm not 100% sure.

Austin, TX

I'm thinking it could be a trap.

Mulberry, FL

Those leaves don't look like any citrus here

Camilla, GA(Zone 8a)

Looks like Loquat..

Larkie

Mulberry, FL

Larkie have you seen leaves like that on a loquat?

Camilla, GA(Zone 8a)

Yes, we have a few at a local Dr.s office here in town. Do not know which variety..

Larkie

Mulberry, FL

Very good I learn something new everyday I will have to look and see if I can find more info on this one thanks....Dana

Ayrshire Scotland, United Kingdom

To help narrow the guess down a little, Cut one of the fruits in half, if it has flesh and pips/ seeds, it's a fruit, if it has one larger stone - seed, it's a berry, it looks like citrus fruit to me with the liking of a lemon or grapefruit family, but again a guess, the inside of the yellow part would reduce the guessing.
Good luck, WeeNel.

Fallbrook, CA

I think I would try a taste test if the birds like then it should not harm you. I would check with neibours see if they know. Take some of the fruit and leaves to a nursey close by where you live.

Adelaide, Australia(Zone 10a)

Guys It's NOT a loquat they have leaves up to a foot long and 4 inches wide - please have a look at the links I suggested above back in January!!

Ashland, OR(Zone 8a)

Anyone know if loquat plants I started from seed (after eating the fruit from a tree growing in Palm Springs, CA) will make it through winter here in far southern Oregon? We are zone 8 according to maps. Hot summer allowed the now thriving plants to attain 2 foot height in a large pot. Our winters can dip to 20 F, occasionally a bit lower. Any ideas on how to save my so-far successful experiment with these little trees? I'd hate to lose them after nurturing them this long. Beautiful leaves, sturdy and attractive. Would love to eventually set in the ground.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9b)

i think your loquats should be hardy. apparently they can be grown up into Seattle. and on the East Coast, i have seen them in the Carolinas. just shelter them i'd say. they show no damage here when there's a freeze.

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

kburgin, if you are still following this, can you post a picture of the cut open fruit, and flowers in season?

Ayrshire Scotland, United Kingdom

Thought someone would have ended my curiosity by now, there is an Australian forum here on Daves and they would give an instant answer, hope that solvess the guessing game,
happy New Year to all the Gardeners no matter where you are.
WeeNel.

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

Leaves and branches look like Podocarpus, and the link above shows the fruit of Podocarpus related plants.
I think it is one of them.
I am simply asking if the OP has or can get pics of the plant at other stages such as flowering.
Podocarpus is a conifer, so will not have a more obvious flower like Kumquat, Loquat or most other flowering trees.

Sydney, Australia

Happy New year KK and WeeNel ...and everyone else.

I think KK may be correct here ...look at the leaves ^_^

http://dendrome.ucdavis.edu/treegenes/species/species_detail.php?id=397

chrissy

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