The red or orange-scarlet coating of the Kiggelaria africana (SA Tree List No. 494) seeds can be observed in this picture. They become visible after the four or five valves of the warty fruit have split open in star-like fashion.
The seeds are actually black, but covered in this sticky “marketing material” for enticing the many birds that love to eat them. This again pleases the gardeners who will plant these trees for attracting the birds.
The pinkish wood of the wild peach tree is a suitable timber. This wood also yields a pink dye (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002).