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    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    I think you've got it! Looking through Google images of "maypop" it looks like the same stuff. I wonder why I've never seen it on our place two miles away or any where else? Odd.
    I see it along roadsides here in SC and it shows up in an open area on my farm in NC that I bush hog only twice a year. I don't think it does well in cultivated fields or in areas that are frequently mowed. Actually, it's a neat plant. It has a pretty flower and is supposed to have medicinal properties.

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    Default Re: What is this??

    If they grow on a vine they may be "passion fruit"...

    passion fruit >pictures

    if so, the vines will get intricate (mostly purple) flowers...before the fruit appears...

    more about passion fruit
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    Quote Originally Posted by smstonypoint View Post
    It looks like a ripe "maypop" friut to me. See maypop - Google Search and Passiflora incarnata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    It's not poisonous to cattle -- or at least the cattle on our farm when I was growing up.

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    That is definitely a maypop. They have a rather sickly odor but you can eat the seeds. I used to eat them when I was a kid sometimes. They grew in most of our fields. They didnt seem to hurt the cotton any other than wrap up a cultivator when plowing due to the long vines.
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    Default Re: What is this??

    Has the shape of a paw-paw but you said they were off a vine?

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    Where I live, they are called rabbit apples. Pretty sure that's not the scientific name, but all I know them as. Not poisonous.

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    Thanks guys. It still seems odd that I've never seen them before. In fact they are only in one small area of the field I mowed. Maybe 50'x50' area total.

    Perhaps someone feed hay there once from else where and brought the seeds with it? I dunno.

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    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/k...w/cooking.html

    These look paw paws. They have a citrus taste and smell. They are good eating. Also called Indiana banana and Prairie banana.

    They have short shelf life and bruise easily.

    Closer look I am not sure those are paw paws.
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    DT86 were do you live in SW Virginia, I am in Lee county the very western tip. I had the same thing in a couple of fields I cut this fall. The cattle love em. You can turn cattle in a field that has this vine and that will be the first thing they eat.

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    Washington County.

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