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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,741
    Maybe the eleagnus fruit you tasted recently was over-ripe?

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    Welcome to our forum, anyway. ;)
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  • Thanks, Papi Jo.  Much appreciated 👍
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Wouldn't a bay smell of bay?? I agree its most likely Elaeagnus. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,228
    Bijdezee said:
    Wouldn't a bay smell of bay?? I agree its most likely Elaeagnus. 
    Not just most likely.
    It is 100% Elaeagnus sp.
    Silver dots on back of leaves.fruits etc  provide the evidence needed.etc
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    @Silver surfer

    I don't doubt it is Elaeagnus, my point was that Bay trees have a distinctive smell. 🤷‍♀️
  • Posy said:
    Could I just add that if you remove one leaf from a bay tree, crush it in your hand and smell it, you will be in no further doubt. Bay smells like bay, nothing else does.
    Thanks Posy
    I’m going to crush a leaf now!
  • So I crushed the leaf off my Bay Tree and realise what you all meant; very fragrant. Guess there is a good reason to throw my 15 year old dried bay leaves in the spice jar away; they smell of nothing! Elaeagnus had no scent. I tried 3 fruits and they weren’t as sour as I was expecting. Not sure I fancy some jam made of them!
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Lovely! I have spice jars like that!
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,474
    I chuck sackfuls of unsprayed probably organic bay tree prunings in the council bin at least twice a year. It's irritating to see how much the supermarkets charge for a few dried up leaves.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Put them out on your front wall for passers by to take. @B3
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