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Tropical Tree question #390005
10/15/10 11:51 AM
10/15/10 11:51 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline OP
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What is the name of the tree that is now dropping an apricot colored fruit?
The fruit is about the size of a large cherry or small plum and has a large pit. The pit is very pretty; high gloss reddish brown dome with an almost flat rough underside.
I have to wonder if this is what the Mayans used for soap.


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Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390009
10/15/10 12:44 PM
10/15/10 12:44 PM
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It could be that you're thinking of the Sapodilla. We get a lot of them dropped in our garden by bats.


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Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: collyk] #390011
10/15/10 12:54 PM
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Hey Collyk I kept finding them also, but no source of the tree - I googled and thought they were loquat fruit: http://www.chinatownconnection.com/loquat.htm
The taste is nice - almost like an apricot, so of course I wanted to make wine out of them LOL

Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390066
10/16/10 10:58 AM
10/16/10 10:58 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline OP
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Really? I haven't had the nerve to taste one.


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Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390068
10/16/10 11:17 AM
10/16/10 11:17 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
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SnoopysMom...Wow if you decide to attempt a wine batch let us know how it turns out....Sounds adventurous....


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Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: Judyann H.] #390073
10/16/10 11:47 AM
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Will do Judy, but can't find the source of the fruit as I just find them randomly on the grounds. I planted a few seeds to see what would happen.

Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390113
10/17/10 09:11 AM
10/17/10 09:11 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline OP
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Snoopys Mom
Come by Birdland (just north of the Palapa Bar). I have a lot falling to the ground everyday.


Harriette
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Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390115
10/17/10 09:31 AM
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THANKS SO MUCH!

BTW - are they Loquats?

Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390153
10/17/10 02:36 PM
10/17/10 02:36 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline OP
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No - I still don't have a definate definition.


Harriette
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Re: Tropical Tree question [Re: ScubaLdy] #390155
10/17/10 02:43 PM
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Are they some kind of persimmon? The bats leave them on my porch near Carbbean Villas.

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