Black fruited (with stones), alternate pinnate tree - anyone recognise this? (photo attached)
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
I have a tree in my garden which has burst forth with fruit and I would like to try and identify it to see whether I can use the fruit for jam :)
It is a pinnate, alternate leaves, smooth leaves with mostly straight edges. Leaves are roughly 4-6" long and 2-3" wide, being wider towards the end of the leaf. The leaves have a sharply shaped tip but no protrudance from the tip. The terminal leaves are large, as the with the rest of the leaves at any given point. The leaves are waxy with a single central vein from which smaller veins radiate, pointing towards the leaf tip end.
The fruit on the tree is small, the size of small cherries and has a black fleshy skin with a stone in the middle. I've not tasted one yet for obvious reasons!
I'd really appreciate help with this if anyone knows the answer :)
- 20 Sep, 2009