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Name This Tree Fruit!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by treerooted, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Dec 6, 2017
    Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Almost Self-Reliant

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    Wow you never heard of bow dark or bois d arc?
     
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    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    No. I was pretty clued up with trees in South Africa, still learning here in Ireland, but I never heard of that one. I would've remembered the fruit for sure, they are very unusual looking.
     
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    treerooted

    treerooted Almost Self-Reliant

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    Also considering this is it's natural range:
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    It's no wonder if most people aren't familiar with it.
     
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  4. Dec 7, 2017
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    They're actually a member of the mulberry family.

    I saw my first one when I was in college. I don't remember now if it was my ecology class or my dendrology class. But, the fruits fascinate me. They make me think of a green brain. I'll often call it a green brain tree.

    One day, I brought home one of the fruits and had it in the house. It started to rot, and I didn't have time to do anything w/it, so I chucked it out the front door. My DD stepped on it, and comes in the house and tells me, Mom, I just stepped on your brain!
     
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    sumi

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    That is funny! You know, when I first saw the pic I also thought it looks like a brain. Such a strange looking fruit.
     

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