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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:47:32 PM »
Dehydrating is a great idea!
Echo is planting this tree in 3rd world countries all over Africa.
It is drought tolerant and produces so much fruit. How many pounds
has your tree produced this year?

Thank you. Dried jujubes are a hit! Especially good with a little cinnamon.

You know, I have no idea how many pounds each tree have produced. If had to guess would say about 10 - 15 pounds plus each tree. But, a lot of fruit has fallen to the ground and there are still a lot of fruit still on one of the trees.

Ours are small trees. Grows pretty fast. Since they are droopers, have had to keep them in check in our yard. Growing in cramped quarters as well, with full sun only part of the day. A mature tree allowed to grow to potential would produce a lot of fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: CANELA DE VELHO - Miconia albicans
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:46:42 PM »
pm sent days ago. are these still available?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:46:29 PM »
Picked these today.


Dehydrating jujubes. Tired of letting so many go to waste. Plus, since they are great for fighting growing pains, want to have some for the future.

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pm sent

thanks Family J

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Hello everyone. Looking for a nice sized red hybrid jaboticaba tree and/or similar jabos. Want something that is tasty and will fruit soon if not already.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:47:24 AM »
Lovely looking fruit!  Do you prune and graft?

Thank you.

Have pruned one of them a bit, as they both grow to the side and get droopy. Will cut back a lot when they are done fruiting. I believe both trees were grafted. I have not grafted on them myself. Not sure what would graft onto them. Don't know of any other varieties that do well in this area. Open to suggestions.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:32:19 PM »
Thanks for the info on cold hardiness!

There are other varieties (Chinese) that certainly can take colder temps. I read down to zone 6 or maybe 5.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:28:23 PM »
Z. jujuba is the red Chinese one, the Z. mauritiana is the green one.
Top Tropicals has the red one. PIN has the green one. I'm saying this based on the descriptions. I haven't ordered from either place to know for sure.

The TOP variety does not turn red when ripe. If it ever turns red, must be after shriveling up. It does get some blush to it, but not much. Mostly light green. Pic on their site is of something else, not the tree I was sold. Fruits are tasty, and a bit bigger than the PIN variety.

PIN jujube is fruiting more prolifically for me, but has been in-ground for a year+ more than the TOP jujube. Some of the fruits get almost as big as the TOP, but there are lots that are quite small and turn light greenish/yellow/whitish when ripe. No blush. PIN and TOP jujubes taste the same to me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orange spots in dragonfruit
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:32:24 PM »
I had some popping up on one of my df vines. Sprayed some Garden Safe Fungicide 3 and seem to be doing fine.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Information on OTMO mango
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:32:18 AM »
Unless it was sold to you as "Otmo", wouldn't assume that is what it is. Nurseries and other sellers often re-use pots. I bought an m. casturi that has a few other mango varieties named on the side. Have noticed this with quite a few other plants.

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Not sure how it will do that far north, but Glenn is good for a lot of reasons. Pretty mango, smells sweet and peachy, low fiber, disease resistant, and under the right conditions is very tasty. Not a huge tree, so may not be the best if you want a large heavy producer.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:03:05 PM »
G. aristata. Growing nicely for me. Like a bonsai


G. acuminata


Ponderosa Lemon. Tree produces non-stop, but damaged from holding fruit too young.


Time for lemonade

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:30:49 PM »
Yes, that is Achachairu. Great pics Rob and nice plants... thanks for sharing

Thanks! Good to know, I have wondered since getting it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:29:29 PM »
Rollinia holding fruit. Just 2 survived Irma. Can't wait to try!





Jackfruit, grown from seed, tangy sweet farmers market variety. Going to graft onto it, little plant to left is from seeds that another forum member received from Fruitlover, me thinks. Cheena maybe?


Dark Star Dragon. Really has taken off since digging up and potting. Going to put a bicycle wheel on top and place in a heavier pot. Seems quite happy.


Yellow Dragon. Same as above, just not as happy yet.

R

American Beauty. Same again with the potting, although this one took a while to wake back up. Seems to be doing better.


Silas Woods sapo fruits. have only tasted one. Best sapo I've had, but only have tasted unknowns from farmers market.


Silas Woods tree. Topped as a forum member suggested. Cute little tree covered in small fruit


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:12:08 PM »
Some updates from the garden:

Flowering jabo, still unsure what variety. My old landscaper has his own private nursery, sold me a large tree. In ground about 3 years now. 2nd time fruiting.





Glenn Mango in bloom



Lemon Drop Mangosteen


Achachairu? Not sure this is g. humilis, please chime in with opinions.


Seashore mangosteen

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I can attest to Silas Woods and Alano sapodilla not requiring hand pollination. Both are fruiting for me, with no hand pollination.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »
They get a nice funky taste as they over-ripen, but haven't tried any of the ones that are shriveling and drying yet. My tortoises tear them up

Once they get that red color I can't eat them, funky is a very kind way to describe the red ones.
What kind of tortoises do you got?
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Redfoot and Yellow-foot tortoises


The big green jujube we call Taiwan jujube...Indian one is small.

I like the chinese jujube the most, very nice sweet and crispy but not so juicy as the taiwan. Thai jujube is also not nice compared to china.

I don't think most of the Chinese varieties do well here in SoFl. Tried a few different ones at Fruit and Spice Park and Fairchild, and none were as good as these.

TOP lists their jujube as Taiwan hybrid. Online pic shows dark red fruit. Mine haven't got red like that at all. When I asked a rep years ago if that was indeed a pic of their tree, never could get a definitive answer.

PIN lists theirs as ziziphus jujuba, and originating from China. The pic they list is just like the fruit we're harvesting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:26:57 PM »
(Quote)  I think the dried ones tasting good are referring to the Chinese jujubes. They are suppose to taste like dates.
 My two trees got demolished by Irma and I cut them back to nothing. They are doing great now but I sacrificed
the fruit when I pruned them. In the past mine got ripe in a very short time frame like 2 weeks.
Yours are nice and spread out with the dried ones next to the ripe ones now you must have been eating them for over a month?



Been eating them for a few weeks now, and they keep getting better. Some pretty big ones too, but lots are quite small when they ripen. Start off green, turn light greenish/yellow, and then start to get orange and red in them and soften some.  The longer they go, the sweeter. They get a nice funky taste as they over-ripen, but haven't tried any of the ones that are shriveling and drying yet. My tortoises tear them up though.

On another note, my daughter has been dealing with some growing pains for a few weeks. For the last few days she has been eating jujubes, and no growing pains.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:50:01 PM »
Nice, your garden looks really healthy and productive.

Much thanks! Love being out there watering and tending to our plants.

How cold hardy are these Indian Jujube?

I'm not sure how much cold they can take, but they easily withstood temps in the mid 40's for a few nights.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:29:21 PM »
Any advice on when to eat the shriveled orange/red ones? Don't want to eat a foul fruit, but heard they are good overripe and dried out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:27:24 PM »
Thanks Pasca. I picked up the yellow dragon fruit from TopTropicals a while back when they had a $5 sale. I think it is the real deal, but who knows. One flower so far, and it dropped without pollination. Going to graft giant yellow Peruvian dragonfruit on it when my sprouts get big enough, along with a cutting of orange dragon fruit. Will post updated pics of it soon, dug up and potted it (and the others), they are really starting to take off now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:07:19 PM »
Beautiful plants and fruits!

Simon

Thank you Simon. Coming from you that means a lot! =)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 08, 2018, 11:23:50 AM »
That is good news DWFL, really looking forward to trying seashore mangosteen and would prefer to grow just one tree if possible. Considering grafting male scions on my tree, if it turns out to be female, or vice-versa.

Thank you for the advice BG. Will do, but I want to see if she flowers this season or not first. Probably wouldn't let the fruit hold, but might leave one or 2 on it if cannot help myself. Also thinking of staking any branch with fruit on it, and pruning afterwards. As there are no flowers yet, might just be wishful thinking.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jujubes Make Me Happy
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:29:03 AM »
Hello all. Here are some recent pics of my 2 Indian jujube trees with fruits. Not too sweet unless they start to turn orangish, but they are so crisp and refreshing, with just enough sweetness. I like hi brix fruit, but also like to eat fruit that is not overpoweringly sugary. Going to add some shredded jujube to a green papaya salad, think it will be a hit.












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:06:55 AM »
I'm not seeing the pics that were posted in this thread, anyone know what is up?



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