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#3050120 - 11/26/12 04:43 PM fruit tree id?
meerdeer
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I was in Murfreesboro town square today & noticed there are what I assume is fruit falling all over. They are about the size of a persimmon with a fleshy transparent blue outside & a nut inside that crunches when you walk on them. They look as if they would be delicious to wildlife. Has anyone seen them or know what they might be?
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#3050141 - 11/26/12 04:50 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: meerdeer]
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no pics? Would be helpful.
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#3050164 - 11/26/12 05:05 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: Football Hunter]
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I should have taken pics but didnt, I will go past in another day or two & take some.
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#3050171 - 11/26/12 05:08 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: meerdeer]
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ginkgo?
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#3050180 - 11/26/12 05:22 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
ginkgo?
That is probably it. known as a smelly fruit. does anything eat them?

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#3050556 - 11/26/12 08:34 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: meerdeer]
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I am ot sure if anything eats them. I have never seen one where there is any wildlife around to observe.
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#3056948 - 11/30/12 01:40 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Assuming they are gingko, they are ornamental trees transplanted from China - I doubt you are going to have an opportunity to see lots of them in the woods.

I'm not sure of their reproductive capacity - it might be a bad idea to plant them where they aren't tightly controlled. You might research that a bit.


Edited by Crosshairy (11/30/12 01:41 PM)
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#3059544 - 12/02/12 01:20 PM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: Crosshairy]
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http://www.gourmet.com/food/2008/11/gingko-nuts
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#3060937 - 12/03/12 09:48 AM Re: fruit tree id? [Re: trealtree]
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ginkgo fruit smells like pure, fresh, poo.....

they are cool trees though. Like persimmons there are separate male and female trees. Never seen one in the wild, only ornamental.
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