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Old 01-12-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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Does anyone know what kind of tree (and fruit) this is? My friend is an idiot and bit into one of the fruit. He spat it out right away and didn't swallow any, but said that the juice was very bitter.

I'm assuming that it wasn't edible... Anyone know more about this tree?
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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It looks like one my neighbor has, same bitter fruit. Chinese fig
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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looks like a kumquat to me, but i've never tasted one so i'm not sure if they're bitter or not.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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It had a pit in it--so I don't think that it was a kumquat

Here's one more picture:
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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Looks like a loquat tree to me.

Edited to add: but I could be wrong.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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the leafs of a loquat are not thin as appears in the picture.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:04 AM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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You're right. Those are some skinny leaves. Might be something related to a loquat, though.

I'm really interested to find out the answer too!
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I am curious to find out too - I thought that loquats and kumquats were smaller fruits.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:38 AM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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I've been searching for a match on those leaves, but I'm not finding anything. I think we're going to need someone who knows what it is to stumble across this thread and tell us so we don't lay awake at 2am pondering.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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looks like a kumquat to me, but i've never tasted one so i'm not sure if they're bitter or not.

Kumquats are interesting. You eat them whole, skin and all. The inside is very sour, but the skin is sweet. Some of them pack a serious punch! I've had many an eye-watering experience popping kumquats.

Okay. That last sentence has the potential of sounding really bad. I mean kumquats, really I do!
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