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Tree/shrub ID please

Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,292

Just had a lovely walk with my dog round the fields and came across a tree/shrub laden with little apple-like fruits. It has a single trunk and reaches a ht/width around 20ft, branches reaching down to the grass.

Been walking the sameish route for 15yrs and never even noticed it before. Cherry trees seem laden too as are the blackberry bushes - will be needing more freezer-space.

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 Any ideas?

Thanks


Billericay - Essex

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,292

    Of course - I can see the beginnings inside the fruit now you say - thanks Edd.

    I've never noticed anything on it before and it's laden this year pulling the branches to the ground. Will be keeping a close eye on walkies later in the yearimage


    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    You'll have to get up early to beat the squirrelsimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874

    You can beat the squirrels by picking them now and pickling them http://honest-food.net/2014/06/30/pickled-walnuts-recipe/

    One of my favourite treats at Christmas image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,292

    Always the way - I've a lovely big greengage tree in the garden - I get about 2 a year. I gave up with the cob-nuts. I do get lovely apples from my Katy tree and
     I do well from my dog walking - 14lbs blackberries last year image and looks like another good year again this year.

    Pickled walnuts sounds lovely, but the reality is the majority will end up at the back of the cupboard with all the other stuff - like beans marked 6d 


    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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