I've got this weird fruit that I found in the Menlo Park, CA, area. I
found it on some tree growing and ate some of them, people told me
they were harmless (but don't know what the name is). They're fairly
small, have a semi-hard spiky outside that one can bite through to get
to the soft, sweet, yellow inner flesh. Any ideas? I've attached some
pictures. Sorry the one with the bowl is discolored.
That was my first impression. However, it is not a lychee (the skin
doesn't separate from the inner fruit, and there is no hard nut).
Also, the taste is very different from that of a lychee and the inner
flesh is textured more like that of an overripe peach. The color is
yellow, also like a peach, unlike the white lychee.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:46:17 -0700 (PDT), Golden One
I think I've got one down in Long Beach, CA 90807, didn't know the
fruit was edible! BTW, my tree is apparently huge for the type, must
be 30 feet by 30 feet. Not sure how old it is, probably 20+ years.
They regularly grow 5 - 10 metres and rarely up to 15 metres. The
trees that I have seen were large mature trees, lining the driveway of
a heritage listed old farm in Albany, Western Australia. At a guess
they are probably +100 years old.
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