Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bum fruit?

We've nicknamed this the 'bum fruit'.
It smells not unlike a quince, but I have no idea if it's edible. It's not alone, not a mutant, they all look like that.
It's heavy and would certainly do some damage if one happened to fall on your noggin.

Any ideas?

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Martyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Snap I don't know what kind of fruit it is but you certainly wouldn't want it growing out your a**. I'm sure someone will put a name to it. The fruit would make a lovely alternative Halloween lantern.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Martyn I hadn't considered that it could grow out of you know what and on reflection, I think I should rename it the 'hemorrhoid fruit' ;) OUCH!

Paul Garrigan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Snap, I've no idea. My wife is a country girl and she has no idea either. If nobody else claims it then you may have discovered a new fruit; just check firs to make sure that 'bum fruit' isn't taken :-)

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Paul Garrigan Thanks so much for trying to identify it. I'd certainly take credit for the new discovery, but would just have to find someone willing to test its edibility! ;)

Theodora said... Best Blogger Tips

I think it might be an elephant apple. That's what they call something similarly buttocksy in Malaysia. Is the texture kind of tough, and skin too?

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Theodora You're right! Dillenia indica or Elephant fruit. It's even more strange on the inside it seems.

I'd even posted a photo on a gardening forum, but nobody had come to my rescue as yet...I wish I had a prize to give you ;)