what fruit trees are these?

fruitwhatJuly 22, 2013

Hello, we have these two trees in our backyard that just started blooming some types of fruit. We cant figure what they are and hoping you can help identify. We thought the green one was an avocado but when we cut it open there were several small seeds.

Thanks Kevin

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fruitwhat

Tree two

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 10:04PM
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itheweatherman

Picture number two is a guava tree (fruit) (Genus: Psidium). They are native to Latin America; in Spanish they are called Guallavas. They can be eaten raw, juice, dried, candied, fruit bars, and fruit punch. The seeds are edible too.

They are ready to eat until the skin turns yellow; depending on the variety, the flesh is either white or red.

One more fact: They are very popular in Hispanic Markets and expensive too, the average price for a pound is $1.99.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 10:33PM
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itheweatherman

Picture number one: It looks like a pistachio tree.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 10:38PM
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HeyJude2012(10b/24 San Diego)

I think # 1 is a curry leaf tree. Lucky you if it is! If you like Indian food. :). You do not make the thick curry sauces with it but you do flavor Indian dishes with a leaf or two sizzled in hot oil.

If you go onto Allrecipes.com and enter curry leaf into the search box...neat recipes will come up.

Also, you could go onto the Asian section of garden web for a more positve ID. I may be wrong but it looks exactly like my little plant that I searched high and low for and then paid a pretty penny for it.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 11:27PM
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HeyJude2012(10b/24 San Diego)

Addendum....Curry Leaf tree is Murraya Koenigii. You don't eat the fruits/seeds.

Also, I meant Asian Vegetable section :) Jude

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 11:34PM
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fruitwhat

Thank you all for the quick replies! Looks like we have some homework to do on recipes before they rippen!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 11:41PM
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itheweatherman

You could also make guava jelly, guava preserves, and the most common recipe... guava juice. Or just eat them raw.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 11:40PM
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nandakumar(7)

Hi Fruitwhat, you are one lucky person.

I concur with heyjude and weatherman, first tree is a curry leaf tree (Murraya koenigii) and second is Guava tree. Both are tropical trees and many folks including me love to have them in the backyard.

Here is a link that might be useful: curry leaf tree

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 1:07AM
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