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kburgin
Sydney
Australia

July 16, 2011
11:57 PM

Post #8697028

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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LeafTravis
Brooklyn Park, MD

July 19, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8702208

Might be kumquat
lcosden
Pawling, NY
(Zone 5b)

August 12, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8752242

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...
Lee40
Fort Worth, TX

September 2, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8790253

looks like muscadine grapes to me
muck4doo
Austin, TX

September 22, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8819599

How do the seeds look?
Raykhona
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8823844

Calamondins, maybe?

The leaves don't really look like citrus leaves though
Jtaylor38
Highgrove, CA

October 15, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8849809

it does look like muscadine grapes to me too, but they don't grow on those kid of trees
audsrz
Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 7, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8919890

Lychee tree? Just an uneducated guess. The fruit looks right, but I don't know what the trees look like.
behillman
Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #8955703

It looks like an apricot to me.
behillman
Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #8955716

It could be a japanese plum
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

January 5, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #8955760

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.
Raykhona
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 6, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #8956737

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.
muck4doo
Austin, TX

January 7, 2012
10:38 PM

Post #8958842

I'm thinking it could be a trap.
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

January 28, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #8985508

Those leaves don't look like any citrus here

Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #8986765

Looks like Loquat..

Larkie
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

January 29, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #8986815

Larkie have you seen leaves like that on a loquat?

Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #8987311

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

Larkie
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

January 30, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #8988564

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
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

February 18, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9011318

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.
jwgold
Fallbrook, CA

June 24, 2012
3:07 AM

Post #9178041

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.
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

June 26, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9181514

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!!
jumpinin
Ashland, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9354603

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.
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9354888

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.
Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 15, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9359446

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

December 31, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9371564

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.
Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 31, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9371619

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.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

January 5, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9376509

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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