Tree Identification please.

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Crickleymal
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Tree Identification please.

Post: #242715 Crickleymal
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:02 am

On a walk a couple of days ago we came across a tree I'd not seen before. Growing on the edge of an old tip in a sort of hedgerow (pretty sparse planting though). It has thorns about 2 inches long which makes me think it's a member of the plum family. The leaves are oval, smooth edges with a little point or nipple on the end opposite the stalk and about 2 inches long by 1.5 wide. The fruit however looks a little like a very small pear about 1.5 inches diameter. Any ideas? First thoughts were quince or medlar.
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Crickleymal
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Re: Tree Identification please.

Post: #242746 Crickleymal
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:30 pm

from elsewhere someone has identified it as a wild pear.
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