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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2018, 09:45:17 AM »
Just picked a nice rollinia/biriba (yesterday). Have yet to try fruit from this tree. Have eaten what I think was frozen rollinia before, and it was good. Excited to finally try fresh, and get an idea if the fruit I'm growing is any good.


Does rollinia need to be totally yellow to eat? Picked on yesterday, and it is almost completely yellow with a few green streaks remaining. Should I wait till all yellow?

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2018, 08:12:56 AM »
Nice! I would wait until it is fully yellow. I have tried a couple with similar coloring and they tasted green. Winter fruit from my trees are generally not as good as summer fruit and can be bland.
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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2018, 09:57:54 AM »
Thanks Brandon. The fruit was good, but yeah, a little bland. Definitely worth eating. It was a bit snotty in places, so my daughter and I ate a bit and froze the rest for smoothies.

Have another nearly ripe fruit on the tree, still a few flowers, and several small fruits that recently set. Seems to be pollinating better now. I did not do any hand pollination on the recent fruits/flowers. 


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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2018, 01:10:41 PM »
Unknown large jabo (delicious and small seeds)


Barbie Pink Guava, and some bugs


Rio Cherry fruiting already

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2018, 06:36:40 PM »
Gold Passion Fruit


Glenns





Macadamia


Black Pepper


Unusual Passion Flower? Note the 4 stigmas


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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2018, 09:26:07 PM »
Thanks Brandon. The fruit was good, but yeah, a little bland. Definitely worth eating. It was a bit snotty in places, so my daughter and I ate a bit and froze the rest for smoothies.

Have another nearly ripe fruit on the tree, still a few flowers, and several small fruits that recently set. Seems to be pollinating better now. I did not do any hand pollination on the recent fruits/flowers. 



Best to eat them before they get fully yellow (similar to your second picture rather than the one I quoted). They have a more complex flavor and not nearly as "snotty".

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2018, 12:29:30 AM »
Thanks for sharing your awesome garden!  You have a beautiful lush piece of land there buddy. Congrats

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2018, 09:51:50 AM »
Thanks for the advice dwfl. There are a few small fruit on the tree, and another round of flowers popping up. Need to try some more hand pollination. Can't wait to sample more fruit!

Thank you for the kind words Lionking. It's funny, because our soil is thin and rocky, lots of limestone. When I plant trees, always add a mix of garden soil and amendments, but it is hard to make a decent sized hole. Sometimes I pay my landscaper to bust it up with his pick axe. Aint easy shoveling rocks. Feel fortunate that most everything grows as well as it does. Abiu and araza are the only ones that have really struggled. 


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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2018, 12:57:24 PM »
My mango bowl nearly floweth over... Have harvested about 70 now. 3rd season this tree has produced, and still a bit more fruit on the tree. Last one was 15 oz.



I thought the squirrels were getting smart to the mangoes lately, and then spotted a large giant Cuban Knight anole in the tree. Does anyone know of these lizards eating mangoes? I've heard of them eating annona flowers, and one likes to chill in the rollinia tree. Makes my nervous. Close inspection of the bites on this mango, looks to be a one toothed squirrel in some places. Or could it be the snout marks of a mango lovin' lizard?




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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #59 on: Today at 01:26:28 PM »
Sweet tart graft on Kesar appears to be taking.


rollinia


Kari


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Acai grown from seed


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