I need some help identifying a tree we have in our back yard. I am posting 3 pictures 2 of the tree and 1 of the berries. The tree has red berries on it, when you open the berry it has a
pit in it like a cherry, the berries aren't very big. I was told to email a nursery in Kalispell Montana I sent pictures but they wont respond. I would really to know what this tree is and see if these berries are edible. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Commented on Sep 06, 2012
It looks like it might be Autumn Olive. Are the leaves light grey on the underside? Google
it and see if that is what it is. If so, the fruit are indeed edible and the web has some interesting recipes.
They are wild KMS. Can't believe I missed the flowers, but am glad that some are still in
bloom. Having grown up in Portugal, these were a common sighting in most gardens, but I never expected to find them growing wild in my new home in VA! Am wondering if I can try to transplant a few so they climb up the new pergola that my husband just built? There are quite a few vines!
Anyone have any idea what this plat is. The flowers are initially small, white, and profuse. As they get pollinated they turn yellow/orange. The fruit resembles a small green foot ball
and has the flavor of an orange and a lemon combined. Yes they are apparently edible as I ate many this year and some last year as well. I have never seen these before but there are several in the woods around my house and I saw one up in Rome Georgia last year, but it didn't have any flowers or fruit on it. The birds just decimate this fruit when it is ripe. I got some pictures of it when it was winding down its flowering and hopefully someone can clue me in.
Thanks for any input.
Commented on Jun 18, 2012
I agree with Erica. I believe this is also know as Autumn Olive. Many great jam recipes
online and also fruit leather. Considered very invasive in some parts.