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  • Aniruddha Sen
    Dear Peter can you please provide us with any pictures of the fruits? Aniruddha Sen ... From: Peter Ellis Subject: Re: [pfaf]
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 25, 2009
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      Dear Peter can you please provide us with any pictures of the fruits?
      Aniruddha Sen

      --- On Sat, 25/4/09, Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...> wrote:


      From: Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] Identification
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, 25 April, 2009, 11:11 PM


      The message <4d7faa5f0904231509o136b220euaa81bee11d3428d1@...>
      from Geir_Flatabø <geirf@...> contains these words:

      > Hi
      > from an  Iranian refugee, from Bhagdad I got some edible dried fruits ,
      > round drupes, two sizes.
      > The Smallest in dried state, brownish, wrincled , spheric approx 15mm diam,
      > externally looking like adried mini apple, with indented flower site in one
      > end (but no sepals left) and a 4 mm long < 4 mm long fruit stalk hanging
      > with it. Taste souerish sweet else no typical taste or scent, not complete
      > dry.  Pit spheric, 10mm diam yellowish white when dried- not unlike a black
      > walnut (brain like folding and two parts)  in its wrincles, very hard /
      > tough.

      > The larger fruits  looks very much the same, as the smaller only a bit
      > oblong, approx 25 mm,  and the pit inside less wrincled,  and oblong 15 x 8
      > mm large. Approx same length of fruit stalk.
      > HAve not cracked any of the pits to see what is in them yet...

      > Anyone have any idea what they could be,'
      > Dont knoe anything of the plant , height nor leaf shape or flower shape....
      > made a bad quality photo of the fruits and pits...

      > Geir Flatabø

      Iranian or Iraqi ?

      Could be dates?

      Cheers

      Peter


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