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microcollie
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What is this Italian fruit??

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Since I just made this photo my avatar, I guess I should find out what it is. I took the picture in Tuscany late last summer. They were on a small tree (about 10' tall or so) They're about 1" diameter and were pretty hard, but maybe just not ripe yet. Any ideas??

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applestar
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They reminded me of Kornus Cousa, but the fruit structure... well, and the leaves... oh and the bark too... are ALL wrong :roll: :lol:

... waiting for somebody else's ID.... 8)

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It looks like an arbutus, or strawberry tree. They grow very well where I live. The fruit is edible, but supposedly mealy.

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Right you are, Sweet Thunder. I didn't taste one while I was there...too bad. Thanks for the ID!

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