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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID it please.
« on: Today at 02:23:44 AM »
Probably cherimoya. Small chance it's atemoya. Both closely related plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:56:55 PM »
Could people explain how they make tea out of these various leaves? buddy roo mentions drying them . . . does everyone here dry the leaves to make tea, or are they ever used fresh? Thanks!
I've used surinam cherry, cinammon, and loquat leaves fresh, and think they are better fresh. I think main reason for drying is for long term storage.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:53:49 PM »
So many fruit plants make good teas. Here is beginning of a list:
Surinam Cherry
Loquat
Guava
Cinnamon
Allspice
Passionfruit
Campomanesia
I'm sure i've forgotten lots, feel free to add.
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Jambolan (aka java plum)
Malay Apple ?
Jujube
White Sapote
Soursop (use with caution)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:21:35 AM »
So many fruit plants make good teas. Here is beginning of a list:
Surinam Cherry
Loquat
Guava
Cinnamon
Allspice
Passionfruit
Campomanesia
I'm sure i've forgotten lots, feel free to add.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Don't throw away those passionfruit leaves!
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:31:52 PM »
You can buy dried passionfruit leaves in many health food stores,  and online herbals.Yes they are from P. incaranata. I believe native Americans knew about its effects and used it for hundreds of years. For herbal dosages one of the best books is Mrs. Grieves, A Modern Herbal, 2 volumes. Available on Amazon. Not sure if you can read it online?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: largest avocado variety (ASK)
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:56:03 PM »
holy crap!! 12 ponds is a monster, what vartety that can reach that gigantic size?

here in Indonesia, the heaviest avocado that taste well is "marcus pumpkin" ,its can reach about 7 ponds of weight
I'm trying to get my neighbor to save me one of his whoppers. The ones in Guiness are tiny by comparison. The record holders in Guiness are often not anywhere close to the largest. Another example is jackfruit. The record holder in Guiness is about 70 pounds, also from Kona. But we know full well there are jackfruits in India weighing well over 125 pounds. You will see a lot of the records in Guiness are from Kona. It's not a coincidence. It's just that Ken Love who lives in Kona is encouraging people there to document their large fruit and send the information to Guiness. It's good he is doing that. But more places should do the same. The fruit and vegetable record section in Guiness is pretty new.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: largest avocado variety (ASK)
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:48:26 PM »
It's fun to know about these giant cados.....but what about the quality of the fruit? Taste, oil density, consistency?
I've never tasted Daily 11. But Ken Love, and others, posted about it on facebook and said it is quite good. Here is what he said:
 med high oil content , no strings -- great taste -- its called Daily 11
The size of a fruit does not at all determine the oil content or quality. Some of the giant avocados are excellent. Just like there are excellent giant sized mangoes.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: largest avocado variety (ASK)
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:10:21 AM »


when you google it, this picture will shown.. anyone know what variety is that?
it said that found by some resident on Kealakekua hawaii..

thanks
The name of that variety is Daily 11. That record has since been broken by another type of avocado that is 5 pounds 8 ounces. See here https://www.facebook.com/groups/127197321932/search/?query=avocado%20record
But those are only people who bother to document their fruits to Guiness. I have one neighbor that told me has had avocados that were 12 pounds!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:03:10 PM »
Wow, a lot of positive responses here; from the simple, straight forward to a more scientific answers!  Thank you, all !

So, how would we know how much is enough; or if there's an adverse effect of giving it too much Calcium; then what would the symptoms be?
Unless you have a family of 25+ i wouldn't worry about giving your trees too many eggshells. Also they break down slowly. They are kind of like slow release calcium. As to how much calcium your trees need, that would depend on your existing soil profile and also the types of trees you are applying to?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:26:35 PM »
Yes definitely good to add eggshells to the compost. They will break down a lot faster if ground down before adding. Only problem is probably you don't have enough eggshells to really make that much of a difference in calcium content. You probably should also add some dolomite as well.
I mostly give the eggshells back to my chickens. They need a lot of calcium in their diet and eat them as needed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiurana
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:19:53 PM »
Oh, interesting.  I am hoping for the Abiurana that is slightly more cold tolerant than Abiu, as described here:

http://www.bananasraras.org/frutasrarasingles/pouteria.htm

Is that what you have?

If Helton has it correctly labeled as bullata, then probably mine is different, as i think it is torta. But if Nelesedulis is correct, then bullata is not very good tasting, and the one i have is quite good. Don't know about its cold tolerance.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiurana
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:59:28 PM »
Reviving this old thread, is anyone still growing abiurana or does anyone know of a source of seeds?  Thanks!
Fruits in late summer, ask me again then.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiurana
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:56:18 PM »
Ken Love mentioned it is his favorite Pouteria
Reviving this old thread, is anyone still growing abiurana or does anyone know of a source of seeds?  Thanks!

I have the same fruit tree. Pretty sure that Ken has misidentified it as Pouteria bullata. It's actually a type of Pouteria torta.

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Got to meet Adhemar during my trip in November. Nice fellow. And has great collection of so many types of jaboticabas. Will try to post photos later.

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Only have about 20 seeds left.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Campomanesia schlechtendaliana
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:23:03 AM »
Got a chance to taste these fruits yesterday.  About 1 inch across in diameter.  Mix of pear/nectarine/peach taste?  At least that's from my perspective.  Nice refreshing taste.  The tree was about 10 ft tall and maybe 20 years old?  Nice foliage.  Was told that fruited after 6 years.

Are these fruits from Frankes nursery?

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I went outside in the rain and got 2 of them, the third is buried with some breadfruit and rambutan tree....plus its dark as hell. Chris



Congrats! They look great.

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Great to hear that it's an enjoyable fruit. I just transplanted some into larger pots. Look forward to getting them in the ground.
The leaves sure don't look like any artocarpus.


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I bought three small seedlings from (I believe) the big tree in Sidney...had them mailed, and now they are kicking butt on my back patio and putting on some size. Still small but getting beefier. I hunted and hunted and couldn't find seeds for years. I will let you know if I come across some. Chris
Photo please.

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How would you compare it to purple starapple?  Also, what is known about its growing conditions?
Never eaten it. This is a super rare plant outside of Africa. It grows in equatorial west Africa. Popular fruit in Nigeria, sold in markets.

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Nice Yara seedling! Is it from seed of your own mature Yara tree Oscar?
I wish. This is a super rare plant. Even finding seeds has been impossible till recently.

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Nice image of the white starapple, which probably should have been called orange starapple. But you know how it is with common names.


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Hi Oscar... was just getting ready to plant 5 Garcinia Aristata trees (Rheedia)  not sure..  and i wanted to get a status update on your trees.  you originally posted in 2012 that your rheedia aristata had not fruited but just began to flower.    how as it been lately?  any fruits?

Also if i were to plan space between these 5 trees what kind of spacing do they need?  sounds like not much.. maybe 5' between trees? 

Thanks!
Flowers a lot, but never sets fruit as i think all the flowers are male. Just about a year ago i planted a couple extra for cross pollination. But will take long before they flower. They seem to be small bushy trees. So yes, 5 feet distance should be enough, especially with their super slow growth.

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This is in a 2 gallon pot. Seeds were planted mid November 2017.


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This is in a one gallon pot. Seeds were untreated but took several months to germinate.


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