Yet one more plant to identify please!
Here is the leaf and the fruit:
My friend from France says it may be what he termed a "Japanese apple".
But search for "pomme japonaise" did not reveal any fruits similar to the one I posted...
(I think I am in Sunset zone 15.)
No way was Al's photo of a medlar, nor a persimmon. Not only are
medlars exceedingly uncommon in California, their fruit never gets that
red and the blossom ends have much more of a "dog's arse" appearance.
I'll admit that pomegranates typically have a much more protrusive
blossom end than Al's photo, but the color, shape and leaf appearance
are consistent with a slightly beat up pomegranate. Also, pomegranates
are colloquially known as "Chinese apples" and the French person may
have been close, but no cigar.
Now, if Al would have the courtesy to reply with a photo or description
of the fruit interior, we would likely obtain a definitive answer.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:04:41 PM UTC-7, Amos Nomore wrote:
Np, I have not. My roommate keeps bringing these fruits and leaves. He encounters them during his walks around the neighborhood, mostly in public spaces... He asks me to taste them, but without knowing what they are I refuse to eat them...
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