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Hi, I wondered if anyone could tell me what type of tree this is and what is the fruit? The fruits are currently green with tinges of yellow so perhaps turn yellow when ripe. They are similar to hard green passion fruit in texture but very hard, on the inside they seem to be filled with lots of nutty seeds in two segments when cut through the middle. Can anyone tell me what they are? Many thanks in advance.
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denise1 says...
I wonder if it is a species of Randia or aaaaaaaaaatractocarpa
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10th April 2017 8:36pm
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Pademelon1 says...
I'm think it's a guava, but not sure which kind, probably the common species - psidium guajava - but there are a bunch of cultivars...
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Pademelon1 says...
I retract my statement - denise is more likely right
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Kerry_BBB says...
Hi, thank you both for your feedback very much. I think perhaps it looks like a Randia too. Not sure what a Randia is though, do people eat them in some way? Thanks for your feedback. :)
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Pademelon1 says...
Some of the native randia's (now called atractocarpus) are bushfoods eaten by indigenous australians - Atractocarpus fitzalanii is the most 'tasty' one, and most likely what you have there, since it is also cultivated for its lovely perfumed white flowers and leafy foliage.
The fruits are meant to turn yellow when ripe, but in my experience they are difficult to determine, however i do live in Sydney, and it is native to northern QLD. Also, they have not gone through selective breeding, so fruit are highly variable in taste. Grows as either a small tree or as a shrub.

Hope this helps,
Pademelon1

P.S. I initially thought it was a guava because the foliage looks a little different to my experience of the plant, but now i'm kicking myself for not getting it immediately - definitely an atractocarpus.
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16th April 2017 3:48pm
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denise1 says...
I picked some fruit green and hard, they ripened after a week and were quite good eating. Fruit nearly the size of tennis balls from Mt Coot tha. A very thick rind. They were labelled Atractocarpus fitzalani ssp fitzalani.
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Pademelon1 says...
Thats interesting, because whenever I pick yellow fruits off the tree, they are always bad in the centre. Only greenish ones have sort of worked for me. I'll try picking some very green ones instead. Thanks!
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denise1 says...
It is interesting to also note that there was no sign outside the fruit that it was ripe, I just opened it still green and it had ripened inside.
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Kerry_BBB says...
Thank you both for your comments, I will see what happens with them then. One has turned yellowish, the other so far green. Will perhaps try tasting them too!! Thanks again :)
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