Years ago I was into keeping tropical fruit trees/bushes indoors. One of them didn't do well under my care so I planted it outside to enjoy the final year before European winter gets it. It somehow survived, barely. Each year it did better though so 5-6 years later it's full of edible fruit. I don't know what it is. Can somebody identify it?

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    $\begingroup$ is it this: youtube.com/watch?v=KTYMG7mziRw ? $\endgroup$
    – JimN
    Oct 9, 2020 at 23:48
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    $\begingroup$ The fruit looks a lot like something from the Syzygium genus. Can you show us a cross section (lengthwise) of the fruit? $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2020 at 23:55
  • $\begingroup$ @JimN I think you may be correct. $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2020 at 23:57
  • $\begingroup$ crush one fruit, see if it has flesh crunchy like apple - if so probably Syzygium $\endgroup$ Oct 10, 2020 at 1:11
  • $\begingroup$ It worries me a bit that you don’t know the species, yet you know the fruits are edible. I hope you simply remember it’s supposed to be edible when you first got the plant? $\endgroup$
    – Kal
    Oct 10, 2020 at 2:43

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It appears to be a cultivar of Jujube (Ziziphus zizyphus) also known as Chinese date - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujube

This is based on JimN's correct observation. I looked at a few dozen images of Ziziphus Zizyphus - both fruit and leaves. They appear to be identical. The fruit tastes as described. The fruiting progression matches the description in Wikipedia.

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    – tyersome
    Oct 12, 2020 at 0:43
  • $\begingroup$ I understand where you are coming from but what you are suggesting is an online form of politics and bureaucracy (time-wasting). I will edit my answer to oblige $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2020 at 7:33

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