What is this strange fruit

matt62August 10, 2014

I live near the Northern Kwa- Zulu Natal coast and this tree is growing in a neighbor's garden.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

you might want to try the tropical fruit forum.. or the fruit forum ...

ken

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:04AM
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widdringtonia(8a)

There is a "Name That Plant" forum here on Gardenweb. I've seldom seen the experts there stumped. If you haven't tried posting there, that's where you'll probably have the best luck.

If it's indigenous, you might be able to find it in a Palgrave's "Trees of Southern Africa". Your library should have a copy. Or maybe try contacting Kirstenbosch and see if they can help.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:34AM
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davidrt28 (zone 7)

My first guess was a Combretum but the appearance is not quite right. Someone will know.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 1:19PM
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poaky1

Medlar?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 11:15PM
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poaky1

Oh, Come on guys that is Medlar.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 3:41AM
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lkz5ia

NOT medlar

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 9:48AM
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