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This lovely tree has two different colored berries blooming simultaneously. One yellow and one amber colored. The tree is in "bloom" during November and December and I've seen it both in Canada and at the Jersey Shore. No one can identify it...so far.
q tree identification, gardening, plant id
q tree identification, gardening, plant id
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  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Dec 14, 2015
    @Sharon I have no ideal, but it's a very pretty looking tree! I'm asking a friend who lives in Jersey if they know, & will let you know if they do. Otherwise I would pick one of the balls off & take it to a garden center & ask there if they know what tree it is from. :) Well my friend in Jersey didn't know either, hope someone identifies it because now I'm curious too!
  • MaryHagyArtist MaryHagyArtist on Dec 14, 2015
    It looks like a persimmon ...have you tried eating the berries....if not ripe will be terribly bitter..but ripe makes great jams. It was treat when I was a kid to go gather them.
    • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Dec 14, 2015
      @MaryHagyArtist Ooohhhh.... I googled images for a persimmon tree & I think you are right! What a pretty tree even in the winter! :)
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 14, 2015
    I agree it looks like persimmon tree.
  • Iberkeley Iberkeley on Dec 14, 2015
    I don't think it's a persimmon, however, the picture of the fruit (not a berry) is not very clear, so I may be wrong. Here in Portland, OR, the beautiful (smallish) apple-sized fruit ripen ar. Sept./October and are gone by this time of the year. There are various varieties with probably different growing properties. See the picture below, that's the kind I have. I would be interested to find what kind of tree this really is.
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 14, 2015
    Im not too sure about persimmon. The fruit is about the size of a crabapple for one and the hardiness zone for persimmons isn't compatible with Canada which I would say is 3-ish
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 14, 2015
    A close up of the fruit
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 14, 2015
    Found an image of Indian Magic Crabapple. I think that's it.
  • Lee Govan Lee Govan on Dec 15, 2015
    Unsure if they will grow in colder climates, and cannot see clearly, but could it be loquat tree? The smaller fruit looks right in colour and size.
  • Linda Bailey Linda Bailey on Dec 15, 2015
    That is not a persimmon tree. Have you sent this picture to your state's extension office? They can give you the answer. https://njaes.rutgers.edu/extension/
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Dec 15, 2015
    There are some wild persimmon trees in the eastern US that grow fruit this size. That said, you are correct that this tree is a yellow crabapple. The darker fruits are over-ripened and have begun to rot.
  • Pam runyon Pam runyon on Dec 15, 2015
    I think this is a persimmon tree. we have some in our yard. deer love them & so do raccoon. some people make jelly out of the fruit.
  • Cheryl Gyles Cheryl Gyles on Dec 15, 2015
    I'm fairly certain this is a crabapple tree. The two different color fruits are in various stages of ripening. There will be beautiful white or pink blossoms in the Spring.
  • Connie Hoge Connie Hoge on Dec 15, 2015
    A crabapple. Ditto Cheryl.
  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Dec 15, 2015
    Go to D. T. Brown seeds co, UK , look up crab apple tree golden hornet, looks exactly like yours, wish I could see the leaves on your the tree, that is the better way to identify not just fruit
  • Asha Ravada Asha Ravada on Dec 15, 2015
    You can try anyone of these apps- to identify this tree. http://aurelievaltat.eu/10-free-plant-identification-apps-sites/ Hope this helps Asha
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 15, 2015
    For all the answered Just so you know I researched every site possible and crabapples and persimmon photos look pretty similar. I am not so sure if any of the answers are correct but would love to know.
  • Theresa Haffner Theresa Haffner on Dec 15, 2015
    If it's a crabapple tree research how to make crabapple wine. My parents did and it was the best wine I've ever tasted!
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 15, 2015
    So far "Indian Magic" crabapple appears to be the most plausible explanation.
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 15, 2015
    This is the closest thing I have found that comes close to the picture I first posted.
  • Ruthie Ruthie on Dec 16, 2015
    CRABAPPLE...HAD THEM IN OHIO...
  • Iberkeley Iberkeley on Dec 16, 2015
    Crabapple: That's the most plausible answer
  • Mary Tonningsen Mary Tonningsen on Dec 17, 2015
    Yum! At holiday dinners when I was a kid we always had spiced, pickled crabapples (they came in a jar). They were so good! This post has brought back a nice memory, for sure :)
  • Yep, a Crabapple. Had one at a house we once rented.