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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.