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Any idea what this fruit is?

This grows in our neighbour's garden. Neither she or I have the slightest idea what it is!

Fruits are borne singly on the tree (which is currently about 15 feet tall), are yellow to light orange in colour, pretty much 2cm spheres with no dimple at the bottom. They smell kind of citrusy when you open them and have a single seed inside shaped like that of a plum.

Any ideas? Will we be able to use them for something and not die? image



  • Argh! Why did the photo not show, I uploaded and clicked save but then nothing happened!!!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,700

    What's the tree like - leaf shape, colour, blossom etc?

    And yes, pictures would be good - have another go image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    The photo uploading system ain't working. I tried countless times yesterday. Fix the email notifications, something else breaks. Though my notifications are back to random again.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Try uploading from an external site like flicker or photobucket-that bit still seems to be working

    The constant clitches in this site are getting annoying


  • take a photo or we might give you the wrong advice and never eat what you dont know or identified.image

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Taking a photo is the easy part. Posting it is the problem! image

  • Right, definitely not working so I'll just post the flickr link if that is ok!  image

  • I'm not daft enough to eat anything without knowing what it is, just hate the idea of them being wasted if they are edible! image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,700

    They look like cherry plums to me - if they're on a tree with plum-type leaves and blossom and if on cutting open they look and smell like plums, then I'd make cherry plum jam with them.  

    There's quite a few in the hedgerows near here at the moment - roll on retirement when I have time to forage and make jam image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • More info has emerged!

    The leaves (as requested above) are very much like those of a beech hedge, the tree flowers white and the branches get spines on them!

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