The strange and amazing Cannonball Tree

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Native mostly to parts of Central America and South America, the weird Cannonball Tree is cultivated in a few other places and a couple specimens can be found on Oahu.

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Although the fruit looks a bit like a husked coconut, the tree itself bears no resemblance.

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It starts with a bud that becomes a pretty blossom …

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… and eventually becomes a “cannonball.”

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The fruit can be fed to chickens and pigs, and is said to have medicinal qualities for both humans and animals.

 

 

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