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Spanish cherry

Mimusops elengi


These fruits grow all over the tree, the fruit is hollow inside, no wet flesh inside. not sure edible.




they look like strawberries but smooth skin, looks very nice in landscapes.

1 Species ID Suggestions

YogeshSave 11 years ago
Spanish cherry, Medlar or Bullet wood
Mimusops elengi

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Looks a bit like tamarillo - lack of cross pollination might cause lack of pulp and seed development... just an idea.

RolandEGauthier 11 years ago

my wife was telling me there are some having seeds and some not, i guess maybe i got the seedless anyhow thought it was a nice plant...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

looks like it belongs to the family Solanaceae...same as chillies, tomato, etc. Let us know if you see any seeds in unripe fruits - looks very attractive.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Strange a plant would go to such effort for a pretty empty shell.

RolandEGauthier 11 years ago

there may be seeds in none ripe ones, only the red one i opened and it was hollow inside.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

No seed?

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Spotted on Nov 27, 2012
Submitted on Nov 27, 2012

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