Does anyone have a clue?

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  1. Donna S

    Donna S Hardy Maple

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    Last summer while in NY I picked these off a bush. They looked like big olives. Well today I took a jacket out of the closet that I must have been wearing last summer and they look like this. They are about the size of a walnut. I'm clueless. Hope someone knows. Thanks

    Donna

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  3. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Wow Donna S, Hopefully someone will chime in here who is in the know. if now, What I say is stick it in the ground and see what comes up.....I don't think olives grow in NY BTW.....if that helps.
     
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    Plums?? :-? It's only a wild guess though.
     
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    I'd say plums too... maybe you could remove the "coat" and show us the seed/pit inside.
     



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    Plums? Well, that would make them prunes and those do not look like prunes to me. They do grow in NY. I have one and I am equal to NY.
     
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    No they are not plums. They came off a bush, not a tree. They are rock hard.
     
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    What do you think YOU should do with them?
     
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    Donna S Hardy Maple

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    I have one soaking in water and one in soil. Time will tell.
     
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    What did the bush look like ?
     
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    I found the answer. They are the fruit of a flowering quince. Now I'm going to crack one open and see what's inside. :-D
     
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    The flowering quince up the hill has beautiful pink flowers. I guess I never noticed if it had fruit. I hope they grow for you. It may take awhile to grow from seed though.

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    I cracked them open and they were full of seeds. And your right Dooley they are going to take a while to grow. 30-60 days in frig, and another 30-60 days to germinate after planting seed. I'll try anything once.
     
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    Good for you Donna S. I believe anyone should try anything they want without feeling guilty or ashamed. How else are we to learn. So how do you know they are flowering quince. Mine never had that kind of seed that I noticed.
     
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    I called the person from where I got them. She was not sure but thought it was flowering quince. Then I just started looking on the computer. And I found what looked exactly like what I picked last summer. They can be a tree or a bush. These came from a bush. She also told me they have an orangie pink flower. It will be fun trying and better yet if I get one plant.
     
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