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Osmanthus fruit edible or not?

Posted by harvestingfilth 6-6B (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 16, 12 at 9:59

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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RE: Osmanthus fruit edible or not?

According to Plants for a Future edibility is unknown.

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

RE: Osmanthus fruit edible or not?

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!

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