WOW so many of you are so smart. You knew right away what kind of bush I have in my back yard. I guess first off, it is not a bush but is really a tree. I guess it is a bushy tree. I for one thought Puddles had it all figured out when she said it was a "Hickamathing". She was close. It is a Quince.
This is a Quince. It is not ripe yet. It needs to turn sort of yellow. And you should not eat them uncooked.
Yuck...gross. DO NOT eat them unless they are cooked! Trust me on this one.
And for those of you who have inquiring minds, here is a little more info:
The Quince is native to rocky slopes and woodland margins in the South West Asia (I don't have rocky slopes in my yard and as far as I can tell I do not live in Asia). The tree (not a bush) grows to 16-26 feet tall and 13 to 20 feet wide (yep mine is that big), and bears a pome fruit, which is yellow when mature and pear shaped. The fruit is eatable when cooked, but the tree (again NOT a bush), is also grown for its attractive pink blossom and other ornamental qualities. Here is what I think is the coooool part, Cultivation of the Quince may have preceded apple culture, and many references translateed to "apple", such as the fruit in the Song of Solomon, may have been a Quince.
I am hoping MOM makes something yummy with them. If not I am sure my buddy Bert would chase them if my MOM threw them.
I will be back with ya all on Friday. I gotta take care of some stuffs. I am hoping that a part of the stuffs will include some of this:
Trust me this is a very important thing I have to do and must be done for the health and well being of those involved. My help in this stuffs may even save lives. Failure is not an option. OK it may not be all that dramatic, but I do have stuffs that I need to take care of. Sniff ya later.