puzzling plant

For Cee’s FOTD today I may have a berry or a fruit, but no-one I know can identify the curious and attractive object.

Spotted while on a walk this week, the fruit (?) is in bunches, but the size of pears and the same shape. Although in the picture it looks soft, in ‘person’ it appeared firm.

So eye-catching and with leaves like a camelia, the shrub was about 2.5m tall and 1.5m wide, so naturally my friend and I approached to look at the ‘flowers’.

Please, please, if anyone can identify it, I’d be very grateful.

3 thoughts on “puzzling plant

    1. You are right! What a brilliant gardener reader you are. I have now read that the common name is water rose apple. They are certainly not common here, but the shrub was doing very well, so I might try to get one.
      Thank you so much for your help. Do you pickle it or eat it as a fruit?

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      1. I used to eat it straight from the tree especially when I was still a kid, playing in the streets of the Philippines. Now I am here in Melbourne. Don’t get to see them anymore. Happy eating or pickling. 💙

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