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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 10:18 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I'd guess they are one of the more unusual haws, i.e. Crataegus, that are grown. Some seem to have a large pip.

If you look at the PFAF site and search for Crataegus some of them have pictures that look similar, such as http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Crataegus%20douglasii

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've had a suggestion of Thornless Cockspur (not surprised they bred a thornless one!!).
The leaves are more Appley- will have to wait until the leaves break to check
http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/gallery717-.html

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you think that they are edible?
If not appley I could mix them with the last of the 2010 apple crop

judith



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
I've had a suggestion of Thornless Cockspur (not surprised they bred a thornless one!!).
The leaves are more Appley- will have to wait until the leaves break to check
http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/gallery717-.html


That looks very much like my mystery tree. I have never known what it is!

sarahloo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've also found fruits like these and thought they were probably some sort of sorbus species...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was wondering about Chequers? Sorbus torminalis.

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So hard without having specimen in hand.

From the pic of the fruit I'd go witha Sorbus, but I'm afraid I can't say with certainty. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
I was wondering about Chequers? Sorbus torminalis.


Me too, but I thought they were more rounded, these are quite elongated

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think there are some a quarter of a mile from there, but I think research will be on hold until leaves break and flowers bloom-which if it is this, should be in May

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I saw some fruit like these earlier this week on a tree in the grounds of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. My gardening friend identified it as a wild service tree. From memory of a programme on R4 last year, the fruits are known as chequers and are good for jam and jelly making.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What ever they are there's loads of them planted here too.

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just googled...could be the Chequers tree- we await leaves!!!

Whichever it is, I've taken cuttings

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very small and very red for chequers. If you get a chance, wander around Oxford botanical gardens at some point, they've got some very fine examples of chequers.

gz



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll try to remember. Lots of museums and potteries too- a multi purpose visit!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 11 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
just googled...could be the Chequers tree- we await leaves!!!

Whichever it is, I've taken cuttings


Certainly not Chequers (Wild Service) as their fruits are round, brown, and rough.

Possibly another Sorbus species, but I can't be sure. Will be good to see the leaves.

Henry

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