These small orange growths are just over an inch long and just appeared in my North Florida backyard. The skin surface is smooth and they look almost like small bell peppers, but still different. I'm concerned they might be toxic - I have a dog and don't want her to get sick. I definitely didn't plant them. Any ideas?
They appear to be the characteristic "red" seeds of the cardboard cycad (Zamia furfuracea). It is not a true palm tree, but does have the appearance of a palm plant. The seeds (and plant) are known to be poisonous to dogs, so you might want to remove them - at least the seeds - for safety. Here are some specific links that should answer all of your questions in more detail. I hope this helps.