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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba de Campo Ramón
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:59:01 AM »
I am thriled, very juicy, big 3cm diameter fruits, dark purple thick skin, they explode in my mouth with an unique flavour, different to Sabará (which I like a lot); I will make a lot of icecream!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dogs eating jaboticaba!
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:07:34 AM »
Hi, not my dogs, neither my tree, but I have plants from seeds of that mother tree and can get fruits soon

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First guabiroba flowers! amazing smell
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »

the native bees are very happy too, I hope to have the first fruits in some weeks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sabará jaboticaba loaded
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:02:49 PM »
From Misiones, Argentina

Tropical Fruit Discussion / orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:01:22 PM »
wouldnt it be pitomba? (Eugenia luschnathiana)

To me this is Eugenia aff. involucrata:

Hi, a friend sent me these photos. He bought the trees at Brasil some years ago.

Would it be Plinia jaboticaba, sabará?

It fell to the ground unripe but it is turning yellow, so I think it will be ripe in 2 days.

The nice thing about it is that it will be no damaged by the fruit fly.

The plant withstood frost of -3º C without so many problems (only some leaves changed color), it is more resistant than P. myrtoides, which lost half of the leaves and suffered burns on the upper branches.

Maybe it could survive to -5ºC

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plinia rivularis, 50 years old
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:04:02 PM »
This amazing tree is at Misiones, I didnt took the photos but maybe I will get some of the black (not red) fruit it produces and taste them in 1 or 2 months.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wild Psidium to ID!
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:33:34 PM »
Rare psidium to ID: it tastes like pear (the main flavour)+raspberry (a bit tart)+strawberries+mulberries (but not like Psidium guineense)... fruit fly infected so they didnt ripen ok... directly from the Misiones forest; it has a lot of 2mm small seeds... maybe a form of Psidium guineense as it has between 5 to 10 lateral veins... what do you think? Fruits are 4cm long and 3.5cm diameter. I grow 10 or so psidium species and this one does not tastes like the other ones... but it is near the taste of some arazás (similar to P. cattleyanum, maybe). Not fragant as P. guajava or P. guineense.

The nursery owner said it bears fruits when jaboticabas are fruiting... they call it "guaviyú sin espinas" but, clearly, it is not myrcianthes pungens

would it be an Eugenia, Myrciaria?

It bears fruis in the axils of the leaves, not in the main trunk as jaboticabas.

The fruit is black and very sweet (I didnt tasted it and dont have any photos for now!)

The smell of the crushed leaves remembers me to jaboticabas or uvaias, it is not strong.

The seller told me about the fruit: "It is like the cherry, black color, the skin is hard as the jaboticaba, it is more juicy and sweet, the pulp is a light purple color."


There was a 21º F (-6º C) frost 3 weeks ago,

Today I took some fotos of the damage to some of our planted species:

No damage: eugenia uniflora, acca sellowiana, psidium longipetiolatum, eugenia involucrata, myrcianthes pungens, myrcianthes cisplatensis, eugenia repanda, acanthosyris spinescens, chrysophyllum gonocarpum, campomanesia guazumifolia
damage just on new sprouted leaves: psidium cattleyanum, eugenia pyriformis, jaboticaba serrana, macadamia,
almost fatal damage: annona cherimola, psidium guajava

Tropical Fruit Discussion / psidium sp. ¿?
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »
Mother trees and fruits from Misiones (not mine):

Unripe fruits are green, they ripe in a light yellow.

our tree:

the leaves are similar to psidium cattleianum but when I break them the smell is not similar to strawberry guava (var sabine), and it is similar to lemon guava (var lucidum); but the trunks get red/pink and the new leaves get this redish or pinkish color, different to psidium cattleianum... and the veins are not so noticeable... what do you think?

Hi, I got these plants from Misiones this week. The seller said that cabeludinha is m. glazioviana, from seeds from Brazil, and that the fruits has a lot of pulp and very sweet... it sounds good, what do you think, do they look like m. glomerata or m. glazioviana?

And this achachairu or pacurí: she said the fruits are orange (not yellow as another native species) and very sweet too, would it be garcinia humilis like she believe?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / pine sawdust in the soil: good or not?
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:41:45 AM »
Do you think pine sawdust in pots for jaboticabas and other myrtáceas or even garcinias, will it be good?

It is from loggers in the area where they cut assembled pine woods, maybe glued with some vinyl glue, which should be remnants of vinyl glue in the substrate ... but I found out that a nursery that sells me jaboticabas includes sawdust (I do not know from what wood) to lighten the substrate and the plants look great! they keep moist and drains well.

I need it because is free and I can get a lot of it! that way my pots will be lighter and cheaper... but, would the plants suffer?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / could it be eugenia pitanga?
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:48:45 PM »

Hi, the seller said that it bears fruits at 2 years old, 30cm tall... but could these fruits be from that species? or just a normal eugenia uniflora?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / stressed jaboticaba trying to flower?
« on: May 28, 2018, 10:38:39 PM »
Hi, I got this jaboticaba, it suffered from lack of rain this summer

maybe they are flower buds?

if so, should I let it to produce fruits? It has barely some leaves... but it is "big": 1.5m tall, 5 years old or so.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / annona ID: atemoya or what?
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:36:27 PM »
Hi, the tree is from Misiones and the seller said he get the green fruits from the market: white or cream pulp inside... should it be atemoya?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / when should I harvest our chirimoya?
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:54:56 AM »
When to harvest cherimoya? (Annona cherimola) Does anyone knows?. It has been changing color to a more yellowish or clear tone; It is still hard to the touch and does not detach if I try to pull it out ...

it has black dots that I suppose are some disease or fruit fly bite. It is the first time that our tree bears fruit, it is about 4 or 5 years old.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / plant ID, is it edible?
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:36:16 PM »

The woman said it is from Tucuman, the photos are not mine...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / how do you clean cupuazu seeds?
« on: May 04, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
hi, I just have these seeds but the pulp is so attached to the seed... can I plant them as this? or should I clean them? how?

The ice cream of native fruits are ready for the talks/workshop of the weekend at Buenos Aires, thanks Anibal from Fruttos for all the art you put in this delicious experiment! Flavors currently on sale at Rivadavia 950, Junín: Guayaba Serrana (feijoa), Tropical Guava; flavors that are not for sale but that I will take to Buenos Aires too: arazá negro (psidium myrtoides) and arazá amarillo/lemon guava (psidium cattleianum).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / biribá? it has another smell
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:34:13 AM »

I bouth those 6 plants from a nursery, they are from Misiones and they call them "chirimoya" but, obviously, they are not chirimoya, they should be biribá.

But when I crush their leaves, they smell so strong and nice, stronger than the biribá from Hawaii I use to grow, and the main trunk has those white bumps that I do not see in the Hawaiian biriba:

From Hawaii (no whit bumps in the bark, softer smell in crushed leaves):

These are the new ones (white bumps, stronger smell, lemony, really different! in fact, I like it more):

Tropical Fruit Discussion / are all pereskia edible?
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:42:32 PM »
Hi, I have pereskia aculeata since some days and it is a tasty cactus leaf, its fruits are nice too. Pereskia grandifolia and bleo have edible leaves too.

I am about to get some pereskia nemorosa: do you think that all pereskia species leaves are edible?

photo of p aculeata from internet:

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