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What fruit is that?

Postby ozchick » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 6:33 pm

The guards of my condo don't know. Neither do the local staff at my workplace.

It's green and about the size of a medium to small apple. It's not quite round but nor is it mango shaped....When ripe it's a moroon /crimson colour. It has a 'single crease' in the skin, (a little like a tomato) and at first glance looks like a mango....The tree it grows on is large with smallish white flowers. I'm told that the fruit is inedible and when the skin is removed the hard white flesh appears almost like a ball of string.
What fruit IS that?
WE found it growing at the side of Lor Mambong past all the restaurants in Holland Village just before it meets Holland Rd. I've seen this tree before in flower. It's quite common.
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Postby Plavt » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 7:39 pm

These maybe?

http://imagesofsingapore.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/xiang-si-tou-aka-saga-seed/

Had to bit wary of showing image owing to possible copyright violations.

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Postby ozchick » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:32 am

Plavt wrote:These maybe?

http://imagesofsingapore.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/xiang-si-tou-aka-saga-seed/

Had to bit wary of showing image owing to possible copyright violations.


Nah nah Plavt. This fruit is much bigger, slightly bigger than a tennis ball and eventual colour is deep crimson. It doesn't look like a seed at all. It looks most close to a mango. Mm.... I've asked expats who've lived here for 20 yrs and they don't know either....my cooleage has just suggested a pong pong tree. I'm gonna look this up!
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Postby dazzlebabe » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:15 am

yes, it is a pong pong tree. Looks like a mango when its green and is poisonous!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:16 am

Yep, sounds like a pong pong tree to me as well. See the following:

http://besgroup.blogspot.com/2006/09/po ... -tree.html

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Postby ozchick » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 8:51 pm

Het YEAH! That's it guys! That's the fruit! So aren't we all happy now. The Ozchick's been edumacated and I (and maybe some others) now know something that the locals don't!
Thanks guys!
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