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Mystery fruit tree

i have inherited a new garden and been told I have 4 fruit trees. 3 are easily recognised but the fourth a bit of a mystery.

This is its second season with me and has produced no blossom yet. It has a pinnate leaf and does not suffer frost gladly. It is healthy and is thriving. I have asked all my gardening friends and nobody has a clue what it is. The only thing I can say is that when you rub the leaves you get a faint smell of menthol but it is not a eucalyptus. I do not like to take something out which is viable but I have warned it that it is on my hit list!

one neighbour has told me that it was damaged and broken at one time and wonders if I have been left with the main graft plant? 

Any suggestions/advice please?


  • Foxylady2Foxylady2 Posts: 12

    Of course. Once I have sorted out the way to attach it, I will be in touch. Thank you.

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,376

    Uploading pics doesn't work from phones, but you should have a little tree icon at the top left of your conversation window, click on the tree and follow instructions image hope this helps!

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,586

    Top right?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • Foxylady2Foxylady2 Posts: 12

    Here goes. I hope this helps.





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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    Well doneimage

    Looks like a walnut

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,800

    That's what I was going to say Nut image  How lovely image

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

  • Foxylady2Foxylady2 Posts: 12

    Wow. I hope you are right!

  • Foxylady2Foxylady2 Posts: 12

    I think that is why I have struggled. My friends took 10 years to produce. Wondering whether to cut my losses and put a damson in instead. 

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