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Mystery fruiting tree

Observed: 7th August 2011 By: chrisbritton
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Description:

This was observed by a friend (I have permission to post!) in the grounds of Cheltenham College, so it may not be a native plant. It has got me stumped. The fruit looked a bit damson-like to me at first, but the ends are not smooth. Has anyone got any ideas?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Purple Crab (Malus atrosanguinea x niedzwetskyana = M. x purpurea) interacts

Comments

jedigardner's picture

Looks like a fruiting

Looks like a fruiting ornamental crab apple of sorts.

chrisbritton's picture

Myster fruiting tree

I was told the fruits are hard, which adds weight to the crab apple theory. Thanks for the suggestion that it may be a purple crab apple.