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Papua New Guinea fruits
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:21:51 AM »
Friend is heading to png for some work related stuff and is going fruit hunting.  Any suggestions for things to look out for?

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 04:11:14 AM »
It is a big island and it depends on where they are going. Maybe buk buk,giant, leathery skinned Fiji longan,red and yellow edible upland pandanus,various syzigiums,wongai plums and local terminalias,

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 05:30:10 AM »
There's some native artocarpus sp, some unusual nutmeg sp, finschia chloroxantha, etc

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 04:05:54 PM »
Our Aussie friends gave you a lot of good leads.  There might be a few others there worth looking for as well.  There are a couple of Artocarpus relatives: Parartacarpus venenosu and Prainea limpato (not sure if this is the same ssp as the Bornean limpato with the wild shape).  There are several Baccaurea with at least two mentioned as valued for the fruits: carinata & papuana.  Mangifera minor is supposed to be fairly common; it sounds like it as a nice sweet-sour taste when ripe but is quite fibrous (also much more wet-tolerant than indica).  There are some ginger fruits like Hornstedtias available there.  We had a forum member there who had reported on a Tegtrastigma sp. (similar to a grape) with fruits of nearly 2" and flavor similar to a grape but a bit more sour.  And there are nuts, besides the Terminalias that Mike mentioned, there are also various Canariums & Barringtonia.

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 04:06:37 PM »
Our Aussie friends gave you a lot of good leads.  There might be a few others there worth looking for as well.  There are a couple of Artocarpus relatives: Parartacarpus venenosus and Prainea limpato (not sure if this is the same ssp as the Bornean limpato with the wild shape).  There are several Baccaurea with at least two mentioned as valued for the fruits: carinata & papuana.  Mangifera minor is supposed to be fairly common; it sounds like it as a nice sweet-sour taste when ripe but is quite fibrous (also much more wet-tolerant than indica).  There are some ginger fruits like Hornstedtias available there.  We had a forum member there who had reported on a Tegtrastigma sp. (similar to a grape) with fruits of nearly 2" and flavor similar to a grape but a bit more sour.  And there are nuts, besides the Terminalias that Mike mentioned, there are also various Canariums & Barringtonia.

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 03:42:58 AM »
I have a mate over there now also . He has access to lots of land and has been over several times taking seeds . He has been volunteering at David Chandlees & Kerry Macevoys so is learning heaps . Lots of Barringtonia edulis in the area and I have offered him $2/ seed .. Hope he can bring lots back . Unsure if it is in cultivation in Australia , I have seen a yellow flowering Barringtonia but cannot confirm if it is edulis .

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 04:25:00 AM »
There are a few B.edulis here mostly growing in yards around Cairns.They are 2 of the better farms for diversity in spite of the cyclone damage.

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 04:27:18 AM »
Most of the Canariums have been brought to farms here also but haven't become widely accepted or planted.The trees can be pretty big.

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Re: Papua New Guinea fruits
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 09:27:11 AM »
Tell these friends to share pics of their adventures, please! :)

 

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