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Aug 8, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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A sweet friend of mine was asking what this fruit could be. She said it came off a large tree. She said the center is spongey with seed-like formations on either side of the center, also kind of soft. She said it smelled citrusy. Please excuse the out of focus pics.
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Aug 8, 2015 12:46 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Gee, my first thought was some type of Kiwi until I enlarged your photos
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Aug 8, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I wonder if maybe it could be some type of Asian Pear, I think some are rather small in size.

or asian guava: https://robertishere.com/wp-co...
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Aug 8, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I'm not sure what hardiness zone Main is but I found this list of cold hardy fruit trees: http://www.30bananasaday.com/p...
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Aug 8, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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What is the location where this fruit was found? Did anyone take a photo of the tree or leaves? Thank You!
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Aug 8, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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I've looked in some books and on the web and it would be easier if this was a tropical fruit as I found one or two similar, but unless your friend got it from a supermarket that's not likely in Maine Big Grin

I wondered about pawpaw but didn't think it looked right inside although this picture of an unripe one looks closer:

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Aug 8, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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She said there was no pit just the spongey center. It was on a large tree but she has not sent me a pic of the tree yet. I tip my hat to you.
Elaine

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Aug 8, 2015 6:38 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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It does resemble the fruit of Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
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