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Date Photo Taken: November 8, 2010
Location: Comer, GA
Posted By: Kerimbaev


This one is a total mystery to me and I cannot find photos anywhere online. It was taken off a tree in the Comer, GA area outside Athens. I did not see the tree myself; no idea of its size. The fruits are 1 inch wide and spherical. They are soft, frosty, and bumpy just like raspberries – or like mulberries on steroids, only not glossy or shiny. They are not kousa dogwood fruits. They aren’t lychees, although they resemble lychees as well as raspberries. Looks like big, red, round mulberry. The leaves are not serrated, not opposite. Leaves are either alternate or clustered at ends and bases of twigs. Fruits are solitary & stem from the leaf axil. Fruit stems are one-eighth inch long, almost nonexistent. They taste really good – like cantaloupe or honeydew. The inside is pulpy, mushy, watery & red all the way through. The twigs and branchlets are a brownish-green with long, thin furrows. The stems in photo above are leaf stems, not fruit stems. Thanks so much for any help.


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Your excellent photos make this one easy: che tree

    see http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/che-tree/

    November 9th, 2010 at 8:30 am
  2. Kerimbaev Registered says:

    Thank You Walter! Obviously I need to improve my search skills on your website! 🙂

    November 12th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

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