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I wonder if any body can identify this fruit?

Stewart Robert Hinsley {$news$} at meden.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 7 15:57:35 EST 2003


In article <Xns93B1E296DEE90bendalltonlinede at 130.133.1.4>, peter bendall
<bendall at t-online.de> writes
>I wonder if any body can identify this fruit 
>  they have been growing 3 or 4 years at the bottom of
>  the garden. It is 3m tall (10ft) now....
>It is a fruit, apple shaped though 1 to 2 cm, 1/2-1 inch
>  in size. Usually green and,when ripe,yellow and same
>  size
>It has 'spikes' 5cm (2 inches) long as well!
>
>I did photos, they at at
>
>   http://homepage.schleswig-holstein.de/cbendall/fruit.jpg
>
>and the tree at
>
>   http://homepage.schleswig-holstein.de/cbendall/tree2.jpg
>
>and the spikes, 
>
>   http://homepage.schleswig-holstein.de/cbendall/tree3.jpg
>
>I wonder if there is a type of apple!!!!
>
>peter bendall

The pictures are too small for me to have any confidence in an
identification. However you could try looking into Chaenomeles (Japanese
Quince).
-- 
Stewart Robert Hinsley



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