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natal plum





eugenia repanda, eugenia pyriformis, psidium cattleianum red, almonds










I am doing mermelade with uvaia, strawberry guava, ñangapiré negro and even the pulp of the almonds...

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Lemon guava harvest starts tomorrow!

* Lemon guava (psidium cattleianum var lucidum), very nice lemon flavour, not acid, sweet.
20 seeds (USD 4)
40 seeds (USD 7)
80 seeds (USD 12)



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Harvesting natal plum now:

Natal Plum:

10 seeds USD 6


Small shrub or bush, south african origin. Produces medium sized, fleshy red fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. Beautiful white fragrant flowers are showy and ornamental. Commonly used as a hedge plant. Tolerant to salt, frost resistance -5ºC or -6ºC.



More info: http://www.huertasurbanas.com/tag/natal-plum/


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: more jaboticabas do ID
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:30:29 PM »
Mistery almost solved... now that I have them in my hands, one of then is obviously the red hybrid, and the other one should be myrciaria cauliflora or coronata... or maybe trunciflora:

red hybrid at the left, the other possible paulista or coronata at the right



red hybrid:



possible paulista or coronata:




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:13:09 PM »
I like this info. I have been reading a lot about guava leaves tea, but passionfruit leave is a new discovery to me, good to know, since i have a lot of leaves which i have been giving to the chicken :)
I am wondering if it is possible to mix different leaves in one tea to make a super tea which combines different medicinal properties (guava - passion fruit for example, + green tea to bring the good taste to the mixture).
I considered doing it with guava leaves and green tea, but i was afraid that the two types of leaves will activiate "dangerous" compounds when boiled together, or at least they activate some compounds that neutralize each other's effect. I guess there are no scientific evidence to deny or confirm such fears, so what do you think about this? is it probably safe to mix different plant leaves in one super tea?

I use to mix pitanga and guava leaves for tea (I like more the pitanga taste... the mix is very good, even my daughter drinks it), sometimes some campomanesia as for instance c. lineatifolia and pitanga, or even another psidiums... not bad at all.. but they are from the same family...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:05:14 PM »
Good info, thanks, I will try it!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First jaboticaba flower buds??????
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:38:43 AM »
Any updates?

Hi, well, They never open, I think they are not flower buds, or maybe the slowest flower buds ever

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the first e. repanda are almost black now, by march I should have sete capotes;


Sete capotes (campomanesia guazumifolia), frost resistance -6º C or so.

5 seeds (USD 10),
10 seeds (USD 18)
20 seeds (USD 34)
40 seeds (USD 60)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Red jaboticaba seeds
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:13:05 PM »
Hello, do you know what variety? Thanks

It should be myrciaria cauliflora x aureana, very nice flavour

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Arazá-una harvest started! I have some new guaviyú and uvaias too

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It happens sometimes. And dont disturb the soil looking to see if it rot. About 70% of the time they put out new sprouts after the initial die back. Keep in indirect sunlight. Keep soil moist. Dont give em too much care. I've noticed that they do not like heavy, dense mixes when wet.


+1

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: more jaboticabas do ID
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:26:57 PM »
Given the fact that the new growth is very similar to red hybrid and that the red hybrid is a mix of cauliflora x aureana, this other ones should be m. cauliflora... dont you think?

no no, it should be just the red hybrid!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlechtendaliana
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:13:35 PM »
Few know that chamba was actually the inspiration behind British anarchist rock band Chumbawamba. Good harvest song.

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc

wtf? chamba is almost unknown outside its region (Colombia, ¿some parts of Brazil?)

So, how could it be possible? it would be an amazing history... do you have some link or more references?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlechtendaliana
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:48:06 PM »
Hi, congrats!!! Campomanesia is one if my favourites genous. The leaves are similar to c. lineatifolia, chamba, and the fruit obviously is similar to many campomanesias, but it remembers me sete capotes specially, c. guazumifolia. This last one tastes like an orange but with sand apple texture to me, and when it is overripe it tastes like jaboticaba. But, yes, you can say it tastes a bit like pear, very nice.

I dont have schlechtendaliana, is it too tropical? I grow guazumifolia, lineatifolia and xanthocarpa.





It is growing well here in Hawaii.

I notice it  gets tastier if I let it get soft on table.  Much better than i expected.  Wish it was bigger fruit!


Yes, there are bigger campomanesia fruits, chamba is one of those



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlechtendaliana
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:39:14 PM »
Hi, congrats!!! Campomanesia is one if my favourites genous. The leaves are similar to c. lineatifolia, chamba, and the fruit obviously is similar to many campomanesias, but it remembers me sete capotes specially, c. guazumifolia. This last one tastes like an orange but with sand apple texture to me, and when it is overripe it tastes like jaboticaba. But, yes, you can say it tastes a bit like pear, very nice.

I dont have schlechtendaliana, is it too tropical? I grow guazumifolia, lineatifolia and xanthocarpa.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: more jaboticabas do ID
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:34:13 PM »
Given the fact that the new growth is very similar to red hybrid and that the red hybrid is a mix of cauliflora x aureana, this other ones should be m. cauliflora... dont you think?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / more jaboticabas do ID
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:21:38 PM »
Hi, in this first too photos, they look like coronata or trunciflora to me:





And in the next photo the new growth seems similar to red hybrid (the color and by the remarkable ribs)... but I dont know, the leaves are more elongated than my red hybrids... so... ¿?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is 1 jaboticaba enough?
« on: February 11, 2018, 04:08:03 PM »
I don't believe yield is improved with multiple specimens. Each flower will produce a fruit, ie, there is no need for cross pollination.

But you will get more fruits with more trees, and enjoy better if different species

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / inga spectabilis sprouting
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:05:05 AM »
I am very happy about this:









I assume that they will prefer some shade now when they are small, or half shade, not full sun ...

maybe I should enter them in my house in winter, since they are quite tropical? Will I do as I do with guanabana?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is 1 jaboticaba enough?
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:02:25 AM »
Hi, one is never enough. Why not have dozens of different kinds? Space/time to fruition are the usual players but, i would still try and squeeze a few in here and there. I have "Sabara"s" that fruit almost non-stop and i appreciate their effort and their beauty. Each to their own, but I love having/caring for them. Best regards, Chris


+1

I grow 13 species and like them all, even If I didnt got fruits yet!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: can you ID this garcinia?
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:01:09 AM »
how did that greenhouse work out for you? the one i see in the picture from 2015?

I will try to get pics of my G. gardneriana for you, so we can compare leaves, yours does look a little funny now that i see 2015 pics, reminds me of gardneriana more i suppose...it would be nice if it was brasiliensis (maybe a superior form) or even gardneriana, or achachairu...they're all good eating fruits.


Ok, thanks, greenhouse is resistant to high wind. You should use a good wood so it will not rotten! as I did not bar the wood in 2 years, and it is a cheap wood, it rotted on several sides and I am repairing it now.

Ok, maybe brasilensis or gardneriana, fruit should be good. Very sensitive to wind and full sun...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: can you ID this garcinia?
« on: February 10, 2018, 06:29:44 PM »
Seller was probably right. You'll find out when it fruits  ;)


Ok, but what are the differences betweet achachairu fruit and pacurí fruit?

Besides obvious differences in the fruit, there are differences in new growth, leaves, ends/tips of branches are slightly different as well. When you have new growth pushing out from the tips take photos and post it here. That will help

Hi, I found photos from september 2015:









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eugenia repanda is ripening faster, the first harvest should be in 2 weeks or less, and then another big harvest.

photos from today:













Prices:

black Eugenia Repanda (harvesting late feb, then later on march and april) (discount):
5 seeds USD 12,
10 seeds USD 20
20 seeds USD 38

This small and hardy bush likes shade and bears small cherry like (acid and sweet) fruits, it could be in full sun, semi shaded spot or full shade: it will fruit anywhere. Frost resistance: -6ºC

I have a very rare variety: ripe fruits are almost black! Normally, eugenia repanda use to be red.








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Interested!
How does this fruit taste?

Hi, guaviyú is sweet, 24º Brix when overripe, 20º Brix normal ripeness; no acid. A flavour that I can not compare to other fruits... it was the favourite fruit of Anestor Mezzomo (he tasted something like 930 fruits, so it is not bad).

In any doubt, just ask me

Regards

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