ID tree with pink edible berries?

roseapple12May 14, 2013

Any idea what this tree is? Very big tree. It has these little, dark pink berry-fruits that grow singly, not in bunches, and I'm almost 100% they're safely edible (I've eaten a few and they taste sweet). Little hard seed in the middle. I want to say it's some kind of hawthorn but the leaves don't match up. I'm completely stumped. I live in San Francisco and see them growing around the city occasionally. Would love to start one in my garden if I knew what it was!


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Syzigium paniculatum

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 11:19PM
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Thanks so much! You got it!!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 11:37PM
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Too many of those berries will upset your stomach. When I as a kid we called them 'barf berries' for good reason. When he was 8 my son also discovered their emetic properties.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 1:28PM
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Dis, That is funny and sad all at the same time.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:13PM
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A similar plant, Eugenia aggregata, Cherry Of The Rio Grande, has fruit that is more edible.

Syzygium paniculata used to be catagorized as a Eugenia, but was moved into a different genus.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 8:21PM
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