Plant ID forum: Can anyone help me identify this fruit?

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Glencoe, CA
Bitaddict
Aug 30, 2017 12:04 AM CST
Thank You! Hi, I need help identifying this strange fruit tree that's on my property. The fruits start off green and then turn yellow as they ripen. They are bigger than apples and are sort of oblong. The fruit itself is pretty tough and somewhat inedible. The seeds are small and are bunched together in the center. Can anybody help?
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tofitropic
Aug 30, 2017 1:17 AM CST
Quince, cydonia oblonga ?
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plantladylin
Aug 30, 2017 7:55 AM CST
I agree, it looks like Quince (Cydonia oblonga)

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DaisyI
Aug 30, 2017 7:28 PM CST
Something doesn't look right.

Bitaddict, can you take a photo of the bottom of the fruit. And cut one in half the other direction and post a photo of that also.
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AnnaZ
Aug 30, 2017 8:31 PM CST
Till I saw the fruit itself, my guess would have been hedge apples. But it's not.
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plantladylin
Aug 31, 2017 5:50 AM CST
That fruit sure looked like an unripe Quince to me but it's been a very long time since Quince or it's fruit.

The leaves don't match and the fruit doesn't have the bumps of the one I know as Hedge Apple which is also called Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)
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Glencoe, CA
Bitaddict
Sep 1, 2017 9:12 PM CST
Thanks for the suggestions but the quinces don't match exactly. There's only one fruit left on the tree but I'll try to post a picture of it sliced. If you take a look at the tree itself, it looks like more of a vine than an actual tree. Again, thanks for the ideas guys.

Oh, also, the real estate agent mentioned that the previous owner said that the fruit had some medicinal uses?
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