Plant ID forum: Fruit ID

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 10, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Afriend has a couple trees of these but doesn't know what they are. I don't either.
It is in the pear family.

It has a gritty texture of the pear, is more round. To make it is "puckery"
Just don't know what. did you all know that Pears belong to the Rose family?? I love learning, so is an apple..
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JRsbugs
Nov 10, 2011 3:45 PM CST
Are they edible Charleen? A photo of the tree and it's flowers and leaves might help, but I found one on wiki which has fruits like that.. Iberian pear, Pyrus bourgaeana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fruiting_Iberian_pear.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrus_bourgaeana

There's another, Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CalleryPearC.JPG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callery_Pear

It sounds more likey as stated on wiki:

In much of North America, cultivars of Callery pear are so widely planted as ornamental trees that they have become a ubiquity in many urban and suburban communities.


http://threatsummary.forestthreats.org/threats/threatSummary...

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Nov 10, 2011 4:29 PM CST
It kinda reminds me of what we called "sickle pears"...likely spelled wrong
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 10, 2011 4:53 PM CST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CalleryPearC.JPG
Yep, I believe it was this one. Gin it maybe called a "sickle pear"
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