What is this alien fruit?

By:  Split Personality  •  3 weeks ago  •  70 comments

What is this alien fruit?
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This is my neighbor's tree encroaching over my 11 foot fence.


It's supposedly a peach tree although, neighboring peach trees bear fruit,


we've never seen anything like fruit on this tree until


three years ago.


Then it developed something very odd


That hung there for three years until the latest storm


blew it down onto my shed roof.


It's not  a peach.


What's left is over 18 inches long


filled with veins and seeds.


Any guesses?

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Split Personality
1  author  Split Personality    3 weeks ago

Maybe it's the fruit of Buttheads.....lol

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
2  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη    3 weeks ago

My Guess is a Northern Catalpa tree.  

Does it flower annually?

 
 
Split Personality
2.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @2    3 weeks ago

it flowers - tiny little things

but Catalpa  has real long fruit like giant string beans and the leaves are much bigger...

This thing was thick  like a squash

 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @2.1    3 weeks ago

It almost looks like a banana or a plantain. You live in Texas, don't you?

 
 
Split Personality
2.1.2  author  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

That's what the zip code indicates, lol

 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

I was thinking plantain, too.

 
 
Split Personality
2.1.4  author  Split Personality  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

Nope, not a banana or a plantain which have long broad leaves and the fruit grows upside down too, lol

Their yard is like a jungle and their vines come over annually with peas, nice peas, lol.

I  am thinking  there are squash vines over there

and maybe one climbed the tree to the top and this gourd/squash just hung up there for two years, lol

Like I said it's full of seeds similar to pumpkin seeds.........

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
2.1.5  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

What does it taste like? Is it poisonous?

 
 
Split Personality
2.1.6  author  Split Personality  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @2.1.5    3 weeks ago

The ants emptied it - it's basically hollow but filled with dried up veins and seed......

I should try a close up with my phone.

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
2.1.7  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.6    3 weeks ago

So it's 18 inches long with veins?

Oh My!

 
 
Split Personality
2.1.8  author  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.6    3 weeks ago

512512512

 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.8    3 weeks ago

I don't have a clue

 
 
Split Personality
2.1.10  author  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.9    3 weeks ago

You've been saying that about "us" for almost 10 years now, lol.

 
 
Krishna
2.1.11  Krishna  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @2.1.5    3 weeks ago
What does it taste like? Is it poisonous?

Well, if he did taste it and it was poisonous-- he wouldn't be able to answer those questions, LOL!

 
 
Krishna
2.1.12  Krishna  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @2.1.7    3 weeks ago
So it's 18 inches long with veins?

Well if there a lot of 'em hanging from that tree...I think you could safely say that the tree was "well hung"

 
 
Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

It's a pod

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
3.1  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    3 weeks ago

Alien pod?

Hold me, I'm scared.

 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη @3.1    3 weeks ago

Don't fall asleep

 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
Don't fall asleep

That reminded me of one of my favorite "Bad Lip reading" videos on Youtube called "Seagulls" a Star Wars parody. The song gets stuck in my head and I have to watch it at least once a week now. I'd link it but they don't let me access Youtube from work :(

 
 
Split Personality
3.1.3  author  Split Personality  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Split Personality @3.1.3    3 weeks ago

Thanks for the assist! :)

 
 
Split Personality
3.2  author  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    3 weeks ago

A flesh eating pod???

 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @3.2    3 weeks ago

A body snatching pod

 
 
Split Personality
3.2.2  author  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    3 weeks ago

That would explain the missing cat..................meow...

 
 
badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη
3.2.3  badfish hαηd ⊕ƒ †hε Ωuεεη  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.2    3 weeks ago

The cat will re-emerge but different, the eye.....look for the blood eyes with a green glow. The cat is just a host, the cat will implode and out comes the Alien.

 
 
Krishna
3.2.4  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    3 weeks ago

A body snatching pod

Well, while its not the entire tree-- its definitely a pod of it!

 
 
Uptownchick
3.2.5  Uptownchick  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    3 weeks ago

Long time since I've seen that movie...love Donald Sutherland!

 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Uptownchick @3.2.5    3 weeks ago

I think it's on Netflix. I might watch it this weekend

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.2.7  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Uptownchick @3.2.5    3 weeks ago

 
 
Uptownchick
3.2.8  Uptownchick  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.2.7    3 weeks ago

jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif  Thanks Perrie! 

 
 
Krishna
4  Krishna    3 weeks ago

If the leaves were clearer in the picture that might be a useful clue.

Sometimes you can identify a tree by only looking at a pod of it.

For example, you can always a Dogwood Tree by its bark!

 
 
Split Personality
4.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @4    3 weeks ago

512512

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    3 weeks ago

definitely not a peach tree..........

 
 
Dulay
4.1.2  Dulay  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    3 weeks ago

The leaf looks like a Magnolia to me but that fucking pod is indeed 'alien' to me. 

It isn't a 'legume', it's a seed pod with flat dry seeds from what I can see. Now you'll have me looking for the damn thing in my books...

BTW, you have the right to 'prune' that tree off of your fence, which you SHOULD do. It's actually bad for the tree to be rubbing up against the fence. Wait until it's as cold as it's going to get around you if you can. Cut at an angle and as clean as you can. Then do it every year to keep it back...

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    3 weeks ago

The leaves resemble Rubber tree leaves:

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The seed pods can look like this:

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I've also seen this:

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What I would do is plant a few of the seeds from the pod you have in pots, and see what grows. If it turns out to be a small Rubber Tree, they are quite decorative and many people have them in their homes.  They will be whatever size you want, because they are easily pruned.  They can remain small like this:

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Or grow much larger to fill a corner of the room, like this:

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Trout Giggles
4.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    3 weeks ago

It kinda looks like a schiffalera (spelling?). My mom had one in the house.

But that seed pod (now that I think about it) looks like a pod from a Red Bud tree. But this tree is definitely not a Red Bud

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.5  author  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

Definitely not a rubber tree which would not survive here,  but i did shake about 30 seeds out of it

and made an incision in the middle and got 5 or 6 seeds in much better condition.

But given the length of time it was hanging and the mold I doubt they are viable

but that won't stop us from planting them and see(d)ing  if any thing happens.

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Great pics Buzz, I have had many rubber trees over the years.

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.6  author  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.4    3 weeks ago

This is similar but much more robust than schefflera

and much smaller leaves,

I should have put something comparative in that picture like a hand, lol

 
 
Krishna
4.1.7  Krishna  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    3 weeks ago

Thanks for photo! 

Seeing the leaves more clearly , apparently I was wrong-- its not Carob.

(The pods look similar, but the leaves seem different-- in the photo you posted, the leaves have a point at the tip which Carob leaves don't have-- also looks like the leaf arrangement on the stem seems different...also carob leavers are much less shiny?).

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.8  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.5    3 weeks ago
but i did shake about 30 seeds out of it

DON'T PLANT THOSE SEEDS. IT STARTS THE INVASION!!

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.9  author  Split Personality  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1.8    3 weeks ago

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Krishna
4.1.10  Krishna  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1.8    3 weeks ago
DON'T PLANT THOSE SEEDS. IT STARTS THE INVASION!!

And once it starts-- nothing can stop it!

 
 
Ender
4.1.11  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    3 weeks ago

To me those leaves look like some kind of camellia.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1.8    3 weeks ago

jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif  You've been watching too many science fiction horror movies. 

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.13  author  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @4.1.11    3 weeks ago

Definitely similar but Camelia leaves 'should' alternate along the stem

these are more clustered but shape, size and glossy like camelia.

Like I said we've never seen flowers on this tree.

 
 
Dulay
4.1.14  Dulay  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.13    3 weeks ago

Camelia leaves have a serrated edge...

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.15  author  Split Personality  replied to  Dulay @4.1.14    2 weeks ago

It's not prominent but it definitely eliminates camellia, lol

For sure...

 
 
Split Personality
4.1.16  author  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.15    2 weeks ago

You can get anything you wan at Alice's Restaurant.............except maybe the answer to this mystery, lol

Happy Thanksgiving

 
 
Krishna
5  Krishna    3 weeks ago

I don't know much about Botany, but if I had to venture a guess I might say its quite possibly a Ceratonia siliqua tree?

(Or at least the pods resemble that-- hard to tell because all the debris on them).

Although I don't really Car ob a lot about it...

Not a fruit BTW.

 
 
Krishna
5.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @5    3 weeks ago
I don't know much about Botany, but if I had to venture a guess I might say its quite possibly a Ceratonia siliqua tree?

 
 
Krishna
5.2  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @5    3 weeks ago
I don't know much about Botany, but if I had to venture a guess I might say its quite possibly a Ceratonia siliqua tree?

Unfortunately, like most NT users, I still haven't figured out how to use Google. jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif

(Well, in any event, I really don't Car ob much about it really . . . )

But if I had taken the time to figure out how to use google, I would have discovered what the common name for Ceratonia siliqua actually is! jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
Split Personality
6  author  Split Personality    3 weeks ago

and from Cabab another link to " suspicious  fruits"

there are some real beauties here, lol

http://www.perennialsolutions.org/legume-trees-with-pods-edible-to-livestock
 
 
PJ
6.1  PJ  replied to  Split Personality @6    3 weeks ago

Interesting but weird looking.  hahahahaha

 
 
Krishna
6.1.1  Krishna  replied to  PJ @6.1    3 weeks ago

Interesting but weird looking.  hahahahaha

If you want really weird-- go to Socotra!

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PJ
6.1.2  PJ  replied to  Krishna @6.1.1    3 weeks ago

I love weird!  Those are worth seeing just to say you've seen it.  hahahahahaha

 
 
Ender
7  Ender    3 weeks ago

Nasty looking thing. If their yard is overgrown it could be a vine. We have several around here that are pervasive. One is what we call a potato vine. It has big broad leaves and big round potato like things. Hard to get rid of.

 
 
Split Personality
7.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @7    3 weeks ago

I have odd neighbors......this one just returned from Thailand where he has a farm, family and businesses. He stays here as long as he needs to, then goes to Hong Kong then VN, then Thailand and back again, just long enough to keep his various residencies legal.

I climbed a ladder to get as high into the mystery tree as I could and I swear I can see a large vine way up on the far side,  but he was out there in a business suit swinging a machete,

clearing the whole yard of vines and weeds which the recent cold snap killed.

First time I seen them clean the yard or do yard work in 5 years.

 
 
MrFrost
8  MrFrost    3 weeks ago

Not sure what it is but you should kill it with fire. Think of your family!!!! 

 
 
Split Personality
8.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  MrFrost @8    3 weeks ago

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Krishna
8.2  Krishna  replied to  MrFrost @8    3 weeks ago

Not sure what it is but you should kill it with fire. Think of your family!!!! 

Remember-- You Can Get Anything You Don't Want at Alice's Restaurant!

"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" (also known as simply "Alice's Restaurant") is a song by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, released as the title track to his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant. It is notable as a satirical, first-person account of 1960s counterculture, in addition to being a hit song in its own right and an  inspiration for the 1969 film also named Alice's Restaurant. The song is Guthrie's most prominent work, based on a true incident from his lifethat began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation . . .  (cont'd)

(Note: this comment may not  be off-topic although it might seem to be at first....)

 
 
Split Personality
8.2.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @8.2    3 weeks ago

Very Appropriate for Thanksgiving, an old, old favorite album...

 
 
PJ
9  PJ    3 weeks ago

So this tree only produced one alien pod that shriveled when exposed to our environment.......

 
 
Krishna
9.1  Krishna  replied to  PJ @9    3 weeks ago
So this tree only produced one alien pod that shriveled when exposed to our environment.......

No problema! 

After all, you can always get more at that place "where you can get anything you want".

 
 
Nowhere Man
10  Nowhere Man    3 weeks ago

North American honey locust....

 
 
Dulay
10.1  Dulay  replied to  Nowhere Man @10    3 weeks ago

Nope, the leaf structure is wrong. Also, the pod of the Honey Locust is flat. 

 
 
Krishna
10.2  Krishna  replied to  Nowhere Man @10    3 weeks ago

North American honey locust....

Or maybe the Spawn of The Honey Badger!

 
 
Dulay
11  Dulay    3 weeks ago

If you really want to know, take it to the local Ag college or even your county ag extension office. Take one of the branches that you need to prune and the 'alien' pod with you...

Take a better picture of the bark on the trunk too...

I have a Purdue extension close by and I have bugged them with 'mystery' plants on occasion.

 
 
al Jizzerror
12  al Jizzerror    3 weeks ago
"over 18 inches long filled with veins"
Each Clarence Thomas tree produces a "long dong silver" growth.    
 
 
TTGA
13  TTGA    2 weeks ago

SP,

Here's a site that might help.  It's called "What Tree is That".  My daughter got interested in the article and found this on her phone.  It's the link for a PC so you should be able to bring it up with no problem.  She tried but was doing it away from your pictures and couldn't remember all of the details (besides that, you've seen them up close and in person; and you've seen the fruit/seed pod when it was new).

https://www.arborday.org/trees/whattree/WhatTree.cfm?ItemID=E36a

 
 
Split Personality
13.1  author  Split Personality  replied to  TTGA @13    2 days ago

Thanks, TTGA

 
 
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