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Old 07-13-2019, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default What is this wild fruit- plum of some kind?

I was wandering around a creek bottom at the lease this morning and saw these in several areas. A thin spindly vine climbing shinnery oaks bearing fruit that are the size and color of cherry tomatoes. Pretty fim and not ripe I think. Edible?




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Old 07-13-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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I’m no help but I’m tagged for the answer

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Old 07-13-2019, 08:28 PM   #3
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Not a plum or peach I think, don't have a clue ????.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:29 PM   #4
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No clue but I have a few of them on my place. Tuned in.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:37 PM   #5
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Balsam gourd - not edible

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Old 07-13-2019, 08:37 PM   #6
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I saw some today at the lease. I'm not sure either.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #7
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Balsam gourd.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:54 PM   #8
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Snake Apple?
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:57 PM   #9
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Snake Apple?
A what now?
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:02 PM   #10
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We have the same thing growing on a fence. Never seen it before.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:02 PM   #11
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Glad someone chimed in. I was about to say send me a couple and I would try at least one.

Cut one open and post a photo.

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Old 07-13-2019, 09:08 PM   #12
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I googled balsam gourd and it looks correct - also called snake apple. We are seeing all kinds of unfamiliar stuff growing - amazing what sprouts in a year of record rainfall

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/re...?id_plant=IBLI
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https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/blog/vine-fort-worth/
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:33 PM   #14
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It sure looked like it would taste good.
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