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Interesting, thanks for posting. I got to eat one of these fruits, now known as flying saucer fruit, i think coined by Bill Whitman. Had a nice taste, strong, with some tartness and very juicy. I have a couple of large trees which i'm hoping will soon start fruiting.
Here is a photo of some fruits just starting to form. When fully grown the fruit looks very much like a scalloped squash.
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Thanks for the photo Oscar! Let us know when it starts fruiting!

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Here is a photo of mature Campomanesia phaea fruit for those of you not familiar with it:
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hi ;D,
In Brazil they are called Cambuci and is native to the Atlantic forest, the tree grow to 3-5m high and takes up to 10 years to start to produce! But, with improved seeds, the tree can start to produce in about 4 -5 years! The tree is well adapted to Subtropical climate, which is freak'n AWESOME!!!

heres a vid on Cambuci! (Portuguese, sorry)
Cambuci

Jump to 04:30

 I hope that in the near future, I will get the privilege to cultivate this extrodinary tree!!!!

@Hi Oscar-thanks for sharing the awesome pics :)


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Steven,
Cambuci, another nice fruit!
Don't feel sorry!  Keep encouraging our fellow members to learn another language.  You speak and write a bunch of them.  I can get by with a few! Please keep posting those nice videos.  Thank you!  Berto

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Steven,
Cambuci, another nice fruit!
Don't feel sorry!  Keep encouraging our fellow members to learn another language.  You speak and write a bunch of them.  I can get by with a few! Please keep posting those nice videos.  Thank you!  Berto

Hi Berto :),
Glad you liked the video on Cambuci! I got to confess, I watched this vid like 20 times ahahaha it's fantastic!!!
Valeu Berto, Valeu BRASIL ;D

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Very Cool! such a funny looking fruit. How do they harvest it up so high? I saw in the video they picked up what I assume was a fallen fruit.

Thank you for sharing

-Luke

EDIT: really not too much info out there on the web. found this PDF($)
http://www.springerlink.com/content/68x8544458344145/
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 01:35:07 PM by lkailburn »

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Here is a photo of mature Campomanesia phaea fruit for those of you not familiar with it:



I can't wait till you start offering the seeds at fruitlovers  ;D.
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Steven, thanks for the cambuci video. I think in Brazil cambuci is mostly appreciated as a fruit to make products with, not for eating out of hand. But i found it pleasant to eat out of hand also, though a bit tart. This genus Campomanesia has a lot of fruits that are good and almost totally unknown outside of Brazil, and most unknown even inside of Brazil.
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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 12:40:14 PM »
I hate you guys! Now I want another species or even genus in my collection...  :blank:

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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 05:41:12 PM »
Steven, thanks for the cambuci video. I think in Brazil cambuci is mostly appreciated as a fruit to make products with, not for eating out of hand. But i found it pleasant to eat out of hand also, though a bit tart. This genus Campomanesia has a lot of fruits that are good and almost totally unknown outside of Brazil, and most unknown even inside of Brazil.

Hi Oscar, Glad you like the vid :)

Yes, but alot of people will eat the fruit out of the hand! I would:)

There sure are alot of Gabirobas that are excellent! from what I have read! As you said, some of them are unknown in or out!

I hate you guys! Now I want another species or even genus in my collection...  :blank:

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Hi Felipe,
A bunch of them would luv your Island ;D ;D ;D ;D



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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 06:33:42 PM »
I hate you guys! Now I want another species or even genus in my collection...  :blank:

 ;D

Your hate will turn into love once you taste them!  ;)
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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 11:15:16 PM »
Does anyone have tips on growing baby cambuci? A friend has them and finds them a bit of a problem to get going...

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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 06:15:13 AM »
Does anyone have tips on growing baby cambuci? A friend has them and finds them a bit of a problem to get going...

Hi Bruce,
I will do some digging for you...I reckon they should have a similar treatment like the other Campomanesia sp.

Awesome to hear Cambuci is roll'n in Australia 8) I need to do some serious hunting next year and get me some Cambuci ;)
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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 06:22:09 AM »
Does anyone have tips on growing baby cambuci? A friend has them and finds them a bit of a problem to get going...

Hi Bruce,
I will do some digging for you...I reckon they should have a similar treatment like the other Campomanesia sp.

Awesome to hear Cambuci is roll'n in Australia 8) I need to do some serious hunting next year and get me some Cambuci ;)


Got a single seedling of Campomanesia laurifolia; so I am all hears Steven.!
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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 07:12:23 AM »
Hi Guy's,

Here's some websites that has been translated from Portuguese to English ;)

http://translate.google.pt/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://revistagloborural.globo.com/GloboRural/0,6993,EEC1649492-4529,00.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcultivo%2Bdo%2Bcambuci%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D849%26bih%3D677%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=MKB2UOD_IKGr0QWt9YHACg&ved=0CCAQ7gEwAA

http://translate.google.pt/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://www.colecionandofrutas.org/campomanesiaphaea.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcambuci-Campomanesia%2Bphaea%2Bpdf%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D685%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=eKJ2UO7-Keyp0AXl0YB4&ved=0CE0Q7gEwBA

Helton Josué has a more detailed info on Cambuci. From what i read, Cambuci is quite delicate and slow growing in the first and second year, then the tree will gradually pick up the pace as the years progress.

BMc How old is your friend's Cambuci?

Soren, there is no proper info on Campomanesia laurifolia...is this badboy growing slow for you as well?

http://www.arvores.brasil.nom.br/new/guabiroba1/index.htm

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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 07:22:46 AM »
It is still small - just popped up so to soon to  tell...
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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2012, 05:31:28 AM »
Tasty beats? Sounds like jungle music to my ears!  :D
I now have a nice seedling of c. phaea, so will follow the instructions on the site. My friend also has a c. lineatafolia in heavy flower, so hopefully ill get seeds of that too soon!

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Re: A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil, Campomanesia pheaea
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2015, 02:39:26 AM »
Would love to know if it had any health benefits - what do the natives use it for?
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