Osmanthus fruit edible or not?

harvestingfilth(6-6B)August 16, 2012

I just passed an old stand of Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus', loaded with ripe fruit and dropping it. Anybody know if the fruit is edible or not? They look like tiny prunes or blue-black olives, about 1/2" long.

I have been searching for information, but it seems as if this plant rarely sets fruit so there is not much info out there about it...



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According to Plants for a Future edibility is unknown.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plants for a future

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 2:38PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

If the fruit is so ripe, it's dropping, and you see no sign of any bird pecks and there are possums and coons in your area leaving the fruit alone, they are probably not edible.

So many trees have beautiful fruit, but many are not edible. Be careful!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:35AM
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