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ID tree with pink edible berries?

Posted by roseapple12 San Francisco, CA (My Page) on
Tue, May 14, 13 at 20:51

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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RE: ID tree with pink edible berries?

  • Posted by socal23 USDA10/Sunset23 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 14, 13 at 23:19

Syzigium paniculatum


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RE: ID tree with pink edible berries?

Thanks so much! You got it!!


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  • Posted by dis_ z9 CA (My Page) on
    Wed, May 15, 13 at 13:28

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.


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Dis, That is funny and sad all at the same time.


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, May 17, 13 at 20:21

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.


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