Monday, June 6, 2011

Fruit tree ID please

Three years ago, Bea Marshall planted the pip of a fruit she had never had before. It grew, and has survived Sheffield's winters, but she doesn't know what it is.

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  1. It's difficult to tell from the picture, but it might be a laurel of some kind? Was it from fruit she's eaten (I don't think laurels are edible). Probably easier if we had the fruit description?

  2. Just been looking around and I think Bella's right. The leaves look Paw paw ish.

  3. Hi guys! It's definitely from a fruit I ate and the fruit had one singular seed - more of a stone actually. But nowhere near as big as an avocado stone.

    I don't feel like I've eaten paw paw but I shall go and check it out on google and see if the fruit looks familiar!

    Thank you :)


  4. The leaves look closer to a Rambutan to me.

    If it was a single seed that doesn't sound like paw paw. The leaves in these photos appear broader, puffier and lighter than I recall for a mango or lychee (each of which does have a single large seed) but perhaps the causes of damage and puffing have also caused discolouration.

    Could you describe the fruit?