SOLVED: Tree fruit from Portland, Oregon - sort of looks like lychee

Hood River, OR

I noticed this fruit-bearing tree next to my parking spot in the Chinatown/Old Town section of downtown Portland. The fruit looks somewhat like a lychee, but the pattern on its skin doesn't look like a traditional lychee. It almost looks like a cross between a lychee and a small noni fruit.

I didn't take a photo of the tree, but it comes up on Google Streetview. It looks like it is part of a street improvement project near Chinatown, and I wonder if it is East Asian in origin to fit in with that theme.


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Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

Cornus kousa, maybe Cornus kousa var. chinensis.

Hood River, OR

Thank you, growin. That appears to be it. The berries are quite tasty, I should add.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ditto to Cornus kousa, and ditto to the delicious fruit!


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