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Need an ID on a Strange Fruit from South Georgia  RSS feed

 
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One of my readers just sent me some pictures of a fruit I've never seen before. Looks like a cross between a feijoa and a loquat, except with cucurbit-style seeds. He says the birds have been eating them from a fencerow. My guess is myrtle family, but I dunno. It's a bit out of my normal growing range.

Anyone know this puppy?
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Some kind of hawthorn?

 
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Can you ask for a description of the plant and a picture of the leaves?  Those might help with the ID.
 
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I asked, and sent him this thread. The blooms are what I really want to see but it's a little late in the season, I'm sure.
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Some kind of hawthorn?



Yes, quite possible.
 
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Just got pics of the leaves. Totally looks like pear. Got to be Rosaceae family.

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Bradford Pear!
 
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They look like wild pears. Pyrus malus.
 
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