What is this fruit?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by falzongeo, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. falzongeo

    falzongeo Member

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    Can someone identify this fruit? A tree of this flourishes on the bastion at Argotti Botanical Gardens, Malta. From the outside it is like a small orange rather flatter. Smell sweeter, perhaps a peachy smell.
     

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  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Maybe a Persimmon?
     
  3. falzongeo

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    Maybe.......not so sure. The peel resembles that of orange, but smells sweeter, rather like peach. Here is a photo of the tree itself.
     

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    It looks a lot like a clementine (seedless tangerine).
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I know what a clementine is. The fruit in my picture is much much smaller than a tangerine/clementine......it is the size (diameter) of a table-tennis (ping pong) ball. Besides the skin is tightly attached to the body unlike tangerines.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    You're unlikely to get a better ID without closeups of the foliage and fruit.
    For scale use something known worldwide such as a golf ball.
     
  7. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Could be a Kumquat, with the tree looking like that....
     

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