Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Rare (tropical) Fruit ID

Posted by hemnancy z8 PNW (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 13:54

I live in the PNW and have seen a fruit that looks superficially like a Lychee but has a yellow custardy interior with no seeds that tastes somewhat like a persimmon. Does anyone have any idea what this is? I'm surprised it is hardy here, it is a fairly large tree with oval pointed leaves.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Rare (tropical) Fruit ID

Cornus kousa fruit. Edible but insipid. Not tropical and not rare, I'm afraid.

This post was edited by florauk on Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 16:27


 o
RE: Rare (tropical) Fruit ID

That dogwood is very common and messy here as a street planting. Large white blooms nearly cover the tree in May.


 o
RE: Rare (tropical) Fruit ID

Squirrels enjoy the fruits.


 o
RE: Rare (tropical) Fruit ID

They're seeded here - have to be sure not to accidentally bite down on one of the small stony seeds - you could break a tooth.
Flavor more reminiscent of pawpaw than persimmon, to me.
Famine food - I eat 'em, but don't go out of my way to get a lot of 'em. Massage 'em, tear out the stem, suck out the pulp, spit out the seeds.

In a discussion here, some years back, one poster indicated that when he ate them, they made his heart race. I never got that effect, but proceed cautiously...

This post was edited by lucky_p on Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 12:09


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here