Fruit ID Help Please

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Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234619 dannyllama
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:29 am

Hi everyone

Can you please help with the ID of these fruits, and one flower. I found them in an old school garden in Liverpool. I also found Hazel and Blackthorns..so looks like a potentially bumper forage site !

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Crab Apples ?
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Damsons ?
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Bird Cherry ?
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Thanks in advance

Dan

PS I am not sure why the other images aren't appearing in the post :angryfire:
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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234622 Odsox
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:39 am

The flower is Lady's Mantle or Alchemilla Mollis

The first fruit is definitely an apple of some sort, but it's impossible to tell what variety until it ripens up.

The next one is again difficult to tell, definitely from the plum family, could be a damson, probably not a sloe as I can't see any thorns.

The final one is Cherry Laurel, crush a leaf and it smells of almonds.

Hope that helps.

Edit, the other images are too large to show in the text, you need to reduce the size to about 640 x 480.
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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234625 dannyllama
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:59 am

Hi Tony

Thanks for the ID's. I will keep an eye on the apple and plum-esque fruits. I am glad that I checked on the Cherry Laurel, they are most definitely not edible ! I found some interesting information on them from this site :-

http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz.htm

Cheers,

Dan

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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234693 Duane Dibbley
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:34 am

I thought that the fruit of the Cherry Laurel was edible (although not very tasty) as long as you don't eat the seed ?

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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234696 Millymollymandy
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:32 pm

Has the photo order changed because no. 4 is the cherry laurel. :?
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Post: #234702 dannyllama
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:03 pm

Yes, I resized the pics and put them back up...obviously in the wrong order :mrgreen: !

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Post: #234771 Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:40 am

Oh that's OK then, best for anyone reading this thread to clarify anyway. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #234781 Odsox
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:06 am

To avoid confusion I have edited my post to rearrange my answers. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234782 dannyllama
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:08 am

Thanks Tony :) !!

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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #234912 Andy Hamilton
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:44 pm

The third looks a little too big to be damson. I take is these are wild? Perhaps near a garden, an espcapee cultivated pulm perhaps?
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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #238962 jennyellow
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:24 pm

Danny, where in Liverpool are these? You are near me aren't you?

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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #238963 dannyllama
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:27 pm

Hi Jenny

I am near to the Punch Bowl pub in Sefton. However these fottergraffs were taken in deepest darkest Bootle ! Drop me a PM if you want to go a foraging !

Dan

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Re: Fruit ID Help Please

Post: #238964 boboff
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:05 pm

Danny & Jenny sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G......

Sorry, the apple looks like a crab apple variety to me, when then change colour great for making Jellies.
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