Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale  (Read 2367 times)

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« on: April 18, 2017, 10:31:55 AM »
I'm looking to add a Jak Fruit.   They do grow this far North.  A couple friend's trees are loaded right now with fruit.   What is best variety to grow?   Dwarf (if possible)?  Small fruit (if possible). Also, do they fruit in partial shade?  I'm limited on my full sun spots and must compete with everything else. 

The Member Sale of the Brevard Rare Fruit annual tree sale is Friday.  So, whatever variety the vendor Pine Island Nursery (PIN) brings are my options.   PIN website has been down for a long time. Thus, don't know the variety but will be attending the meeting on Thursday for the list.

Thanks in advance.

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 11:14:56 AM »
Unfortunately PIN may not bring something you want.  Most of what they usually sell are either the older varieties or the handful that Fairchild released which IMO are not the most desurable, for one characteristic or another.  For firm fleshed and quality fruit, I would go with Bangkok Lemon/Krunchy Lemon,  Red Morning,  J30, Mai 3, Excalibur Red or Gold.  Most of these are larger trees. 

Mai 3 is a little more compact of a tree and slightly smaller fruit.

Cristela is the most "dwarf" of a tree I can think of and it has smaller fruit but PIN does not sell it.
- Rob

ofdsurfer

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
    • Melbourne Beach FL 32951 10A
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
Dave I don't know what varieties they are bringing this year.  The have carried Mai 1 and J 30 and J31 before along with a bunch of other older cultivars.

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 11:55:17 AM »
Thanks for the info!   I'll list the variety they carry when i get the list on Thursday.

I'll look into other options as well.

ofdsurfer

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
    • Melbourne Beach FL 32951 10A
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 12:25:21 PM »
In the past years it only had the number of the jackfruit trees not which varieties.  If you do the unloading on Friday of course you'll see.

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 01:20:44 PM »
Thanks, I can't work the unload this year but another friend is doing it. 

A friend recommended this one:   Dang Rasimi

Fairchild Trop Garden list:
http://www.virtualherbarium.org/tropicalfruit/jackfruit-cultivars.html


bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 06:39:14 PM »
Thanks, I can't work the unload this year but another friend is doing it. 

A friend recommended this one:   Dang Rasimi

Fairchild Trop Garden list:
http://www.virtualherbarium.org/tropicalfruit/jackfruit-cultivars.html


Not a very good jackfruit.   Very generic.
- Rob

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 10:35:58 AM »
Thanks.  Generic might be good enough for me.  I don't know the difference in all the different fruit.  Just looking for the "Glen" of the Jak fruit.  (meaning glen is usually recommended as the mango to plant if only can plant one). 

gnappi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1433
    • South East Florida (U.S.A) Zone 10A
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 10:57:54 AM »
Thanks.  Generic might be good enough for me.  I don't know the difference in all the different fruit.  Just looking for the "Glen" of the Jak fruit.  (meaning glen is usually recommended as the mango to plant if only can plant one).

I think much like you. Sometimes a unique taste may be right for some, but I'd eat more of a less distinctive taste.

An example comes to mind, the "Lemon Meringue" mango. They're delicious, but I wouldn't eat more than a couple in a season. Also the "first taste" groove. The first Sapodilla I tasted was a Makok, and some say the flavor is too strong, but to me some others are bland.

I guess it's like growing up on a dark beer like Guinness beer, everything else would taste blah :-)



Regards,

   Gary

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 11:37:33 AM »
Thanks.  Generic might be good enough for me.  I don't know the difference in all the different fruit.  Just looking for the "Glen" of the Jak fruit.  (meaning glen is usually recommended as the mango to plant if only can plant one).

I would never recommend planting a Glen mango.   There in lies the difference.  Why not grow what is good as compared to a soso quality fruit that is perceived basic/generic and lossibly liked by the general masses who are not in the know.

If you taste no other jackfruit, you might say its ok.  If you taste and compare with many others, you will most likely be disappointed that you wasted 4-5 years, time, space and money on it. 
- Rob

johnb51

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1825
    • USA Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Zone 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 11:45:34 AM »
Go for the best, dave!
John

Vernmented

  • Starry Nursery/Plant Hoarder/Zone Pusher/Biochar Enthusiast
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 753
    • USA, Florida, Sarasota, 9B
    • View Profile
    • Starry Nursery Instagram
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 12:14:46 PM »
Didn't PIN release 'Cantaloupe' 'Orange Crush' and some other fruity sounding named jackfruit within the past couple years?
-Josh

Capt Ram

  • 33461
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 57
    • Lake Worth, Fl
    • View Profile
    • Sailing-charters.org
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 12:58:18 PM »
Rob
I   have room for 1 more Jak-- ive got MI1 and Excl red already-- what would you suggest that will give great fruit and a lot of it - Im in Lake Worth -
Www.sailing-charters.org

Viking Guy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 573
    • USA, Florida, Rocklands, 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 01:54:49 PM »
Last time I was at Pine Island Nursery, the jackfruits they had were tiny, freshly grafted, and the variety was unknown/unidentified.

I was nice and bought one only because they were selling them for $10 and the lady who barely spoke english drove me all the way there on the cart after I asked to see their dragonfruit / pitaya collection.

She thought I said Jackfruit and Papaya.

So, since she spent 15 minutes searching for the Jackfruit, I bought one to avoid the embarrassment of further confusion, smiled and left.

No idea what variety it is, but the little guy is precocious.

That said, I recommend Excalibur Red and Lemon.
-Adam

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 02:09:17 PM »
Thanks for the other recommendations!   

"I would never recommend planting a Glen mango. "

LOL, I've got about 20 different mango trees and Glen is one of my favorite. It is 20 years old and provides early great tasting fruit every year without care from me.   It is currently LOADED with fruit right now.  I highly recommend Glen. 

Thanks for the Jak fruit comparisons though. It is nice to have an opposing viewpoint.    I've had a few different variety of jak fruit but couldn't name one.  So, anything helps the decision process!  Even a negative review!!!

Check out this vid:
JACKFRUIT "Dang Rasimi" AT FAIRCHILD FARM
https://youtu.be/FAWcAuyvyWQ


Dangermouse01

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 270
  • East coast, Central Florida
    • USA, Palm Bay, FL 32907, Zone 9B
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 03:40:45 PM »
Didn't PIN release 'Cantaloupe' 'Orange Crush' and some other fruity sounding named jackfruit within the past couple years?
For the 2015 sale, PIN brought those 2 and two others (can't remember their names) up. Didn't bring any of them last year.

EDIT: Found the list from last year. Only time I can remember have varieties listed instead of just "assorted".
2016 jaks:
Black Gold
Cheena
Dang Rassini
Golden Nugget
J-30
Orange Crush
Thai 2
(Just because it's on the list, doesn't mean it actually made it onto the truck tho, and sometimes varieties not on the list come off the truck)

DM
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 03:52:08 PM by Dangermouse01 »

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2017, 04:19:10 PM »
Rob
I   have room for 1 more Jak-- ive got MI1 and Excl red already-- what would you suggest that will give great fruit and a lot of it - Im in Lake Worth -

Bangkok Lemon/Krunchy Lemon or J30.
- Rob

Viking Guy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 573
    • USA, Florida, Rocklands, 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 04:27:57 PM »
Rob
I   have room for 1 more Jak-- ive got MI1 and Excl red already-- what would you suggest that will give great fruit and a lot of it - Im in Lake Worth -

Bangkok Lemon/Krunchy Lemon or J30.

+10
-Adam

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 06:05:24 PM »
Those variety listed,,,. What vendor sells them?  mail order?    Let me know.  I'm not making any rash decisions and of course I want the best.  But, the sale is Friday.  so, I may make a rash decision. <-- reserve the right LOL. 

Thanks for all the info. You guys rock.

Das Bhut

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 205
    • Davie
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 06:46:06 PM »
Didn't PIN release 'Cantaloupe' 'Orange Crush' and some other fruity sounding named jackfruit within the past couple years?

yeah, Bender's Grove had them but I didn't like the names so I went with the one they didn't name RS-22 which is supposed to be a crunchy yellow jackfruit. The tree is over 10 feet tall in ground and I got it in a 3 gallon last summer. It's doing way better than the jackfruit I got from Excalibur which I think is a red morning but I'm not sure.

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 10:52:08 PM »
Didn't PIN release 'Cantaloupe' 'Orange Crush' and some other fruity sounding named jackfruit within the past couple years?

yeah, Bender's Grove had them but I didn't like the names so I went with the one they didn't name RS-22 which is supposed to be a crunchy yellow jackfruit. The tree is over 10 feet tall in ground and I got it in a 3 gallon last summer. It's doing way better than the jackfruit I got from Excalibur which I think is a red morning but I'm not sure.

Caution to the wind, the "new" Fairchild varieties that I tried were not crunchy textured but a little softer than a true crunchy.   They were not mind blowing as the names seem to imply.  Cute names aside, I would suggest tasting if you can before making rash decisions if space is an issue.  These have not been in circulation long so evaluations are based on limited sampling (including mine).

How big was the 3 gal?  Up to 10 feet in less than one year is super fast for a grafted jackfruit.
- Rob

Mr. Clean

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1179
  • MangosByMail.com
    • US, FL, West Palm Beach, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 11:22:07 PM »
I'm looking to add a Jak Fruit.   They do grow this far North.  A couple friend's trees are loaded right now with fruit.   What is best variety to grow?   Dwarf (if possible)?  Small fruit (if possible). Also, do they fruit in partial shade?  I'm limited on my full sun spots and must compete with everything else. 

The Member Sale of the Brevard Rare Fruit annual tree sale is Friday.  So, whatever variety the vendor Pine Island Nursery (PIN) brings are my options.   PIN website has been down for a long time. Thus, don't know the variety but will be attending the meeting on Thursday for the list.

Thanks in advance.

Fairchild had a variety that had 5 lb round fruit called "Fairchild First."  I don't remember what it tastes like.  PIN grafted the trees for Fairchild.  The Fairchild varieties were planted during a frost that killed mature jackfruit trees next to the Fairchild seedlings, so they are supposed to be "more" cold tolerant.  I have 12 jackfruit trees (just planted 2 recently); I have four seedlings.  I definitely suggest grafted tree.  Borneo Red is the best flavor I have had so far, but it seems to abort a fair number of fruit and is supposedly more cold sensitive. 

It is difficult to pick multiple varieties of fresh jackfruit on the same day, so the tasting at Jackfruit Jubilee was probably frozen fruit.  Freezing jackfruit generally makes it have soft texture.  Good luck!
www.MangosByMail.com

110+ fruit trees/plants; 70+ mango trees; 12 jackfruit; 6 avocado; 3 persimmon; 2 longan; and a dog that keeps raccoons and squirrels away.

cbss_daviefl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 833
    • USA, Southwest Ranches,FL 33331, 10B
    • View Profile
    • bfgtropicals.com
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2017, 01:12:56 AM »
Taste before you buy. From tastings i have attended, people can have very strong and differing opinions.

Cristella fit your original request best.I like flavor but some do not.

My 3 gal lemongpld grew from.4 ft to 10 ft in a yesr. Wind snapped it back down to 4 ft. It was 3-4 inches in diameter where it broke. Quick growth can be weak. 3 years later, it is overloaded with fruit, first fruiting.

Bangkok lemon grew quick too. Tons of fruit on it this year.

Cheena and gold nugget have excellent flavor but are very softly textured.
Brandon

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 10:18:42 AM »
"Taste before you buy."

Ok, send me your fruit. LOL. 

Thanks for the discussion.  Wish I could taste first. But, going on recommendations is all I've got. 

tonight is the meeting and I don't think I can make it but have a friend going. Thus, will see if there are named variety for this sale.


cbss_daviefl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 833
    • USA, Southwest Ranches,FL 33331, 10B
    • View Profile
    • bfgtropicals.com
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 11:21:32 AM »
"Taste before you buy."

Ok, send me your fruit. LOL. 

Thanks for the discussion.  Wish I could taste first. But, going on recommendations is all I've got. 

You laugh but this is part of the reason I have 26 grafted varieties planted and still expanding. Getting here to taste the fruit is your issue to resolve.  :P
Brandon

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 04:04:56 PM »
Wow, 26 variety. That is awesome. Thus, I'm listening to your advice!   Thanks. 


Vernmented

  • Starry Nursery/Plant Hoarder/Zone Pusher/Biochar Enthusiast
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 753
    • USA, Florida, Sarasota, 9B
    • View Profile
    • Starry Nursery Instagram
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 09:08:54 PM »
I really hope the Jackfruit tasting happens this summer.

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=22040.msg269249#msg269249

-Josh

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2017, 07:22:42 AM »
The variety PIN is bringing to Brevard Rare Fruit sale (today/Saturday).

Cantaloupe, Orange Crush, Cheena, Golden Nugget, J31, Mai1, Small

PurpleAlligator

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 192
    • USA, Miami, FL, 33187, 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2017, 07:28:58 AM »
I planted around 12 varieties aver the last 2 to 3 years.  This includes a Fairchild first which has several small female fruits emerging last month for the first time. I also planted the sweet Fairchild.

A seedling sold as an ns1 j31 cross by a sale from the MRFC is loaded with fruit.

I have the orange crush variety planted and it's growing like jacks beanstalk with only a few male fruit.  I yanked the tangerine as it looked like Charlie browns Christmas tree.

I gave away my Amber due to its lack of growth.

Growing well but still too small to fruit are Excalibur red, red morning, Bangkok lemon, j30, j31, black gold, and golden nugget.

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2017, 07:42:02 AM »
Vid from last night.  Erick describing "orange crush" and "Cantaloupe"
https://youtu.be/nSWG4Y1Mpu0

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2017, 08:05:17 AM »
Vid from last night.  Erick describing "orange crush" and "Cantaloupe"
https://youtu.be/nSWG4Y1Mpu0

That was my point about the texture.  The cantaloupe is not a true "firm" fleshed jackfruit.

Based on his explanation, I am very curious if grafted versions of these varieties have been observed and fruited before release or are they grafting off of and going solely based on the seedlings.

His statement on health issues I also question.  I believe, as with many fruits, rootstock plays a role in growth/vigor/health as does make up of soil and location being grown.  Proper care can usually prevent or fix most nutritional matters.
- Rob

cbss_daviefl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 833
    • USA, Southwest Ranches,FL 33331, 10B
    • View Profile
    • bfgtropicals.com
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
Thanks for uploading the video!

I can say that the Orange crush I have in my yard is more vigorous than the other three they released(Tangerine, Cantaloupe, and RS-22). I am not sure I would agree with the claims that these trees are better than others in handling minor element deficiencies.  My soil is bad and I have not had the time to help them along as I did with my earlier planted jaks and it shows. 



Brandon

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 12:59:03 PM »
Thanks for uploading the video!

I can say that the Orange crush I have in my yard is more vigorous than the other three they released(Tangerine, Cantaloupe, and RS-22). I am not sure I would agree with the claims that these trees are better than others in handling minor element deficiencies.  My soil is bad and I have not had the time to help them along as I did with my earlier planted jaks and it shows.

Exactly,  see my email above.

As with their viewer, Erik and PIN are trying to sell plants.
- Rob

Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2017, 01:47:53 PM »
PIN has been selling plants for Brevard Rare Fruit for a long time. Before Erick, it was Bob and Vivian Murray (for decades).   They are very reputable. 90 percent of my trees are from PIN. Also, my neighbor has 3 acres of tropical fruit trees from PIN.  If you are trying to bad mouth PIN, you are failing.  As, they aren't "trying" to sell plants.  They ARE selling plants. Usually 4 semi-trucks full at the Brevard sale.    I've talked to Erick many times. He is honest guy in my opinion and very knowledgeable. He has an opinion just like anyone else.  But, with anything people opinions differ along with agendas.  You say you don't recommend Glen. I'm like eh...again, my Glen has provide me with hundreds of fruit every year and they taste really good.  Thus, bsbullie opinion just went down a few notches for me.  But, thanks for the adding to the discussion.  Opposing views either strengthen or weaken one's opinion.   They are all valuable. 

I'm going with the "Orange Crush" and "Cheena" with JS31 if they are sold out. I got a good friend unloading trucks as we speak who will get me the trees.

Thanks all for the Jak Fruit discussion.  Hopefully in a few years I can add my opinion on if "orange crush" or "cheena" are any good.  (hello future me from 2017)

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8078
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2017, 02:21:16 PM »
PIN has been selling plants for Brevard Rare Fruit for a long time. Before Erick, it was Bob and Vivian Murray (for decades).   They are very reputable. 90 percent of my trees are from PIN. Also, my neighbor has 3 acres of tropical fruit trees from PIN.  If you are trying to bad mouth PIN, you are failing.  As, they aren't "trying" to sell plants.  They ARE selling plants. Usually 4 semi-trucks full at the Brevard sale.    I've talked to Erick many times. He is honest guy in my opinion and very knowledgeable. He has an opinion just like anyone else.  But, with anything people opinions differ along with agendas.  You say you don't recommend Glen. I'm like eh...again, my Glen has provide me with hundreds of fruit every year and they taste really good.  Thus, bsbullie opinion just went down a few notches for me.  But, thanks for the adding to the discussion.  Opposing views either strengthen or weaken one's opinion.   They are all valuable. 

I'm going with the "Orange Crush" and "Cheena" with JS31 if they are sold out. I got a good friend unloading trucks as we speak who will get me the trees.

Thanks all for the Jak Fruit discussion.  Hopefully in a few years I can add my opinion on if "orange crush" or "cheena" are any good.  (hello future me from 2017)

They arent trying to sell plants?  As a large commercial nursery, if they arent trying to make sales, then what are they doing? 

Their viewers, for all fruits, are severely flawed.  Those viewers are nothing more than a marketing tool...thats called sales.  Its nothing personal, just stating facts...

- Rob

Viking Guy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 573
    • USA, Florida, Rocklands, 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2017, 05:58:06 PM »
Whatever they're doing, they're good at sales.

Everytime I go there, they're out of numerous varieties.  I'm looking at them, but red tape everywhere.  All of it is sold--whole rows.

Just sold and standing there teasing me.  The horror!

I have gotten a lot of trees from PIN over the years.
-Adam

shot

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
    • usa fl bokeelia 10
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2017, 07:11:56 PM »
blackgold,gold nugget, cheena had 20 years ago only good for cooking. Scale 1 to 10 give I give 1.5 for being alive

Vernmented

  • Starry Nursery/Plant Hoarder/Zone Pusher/Biochar Enthusiast
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 753
    • USA, Florida, Sarasota, 9B
    • View Profile
    • Starry Nursery Instagram
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2017, 08:53:13 PM »
blackgold,gold nugget, cheena had 20 years ago only good for cooking. Scale 1 to 10 give I give 1.5 for being alive

Bahahhahahahhahahaha. I know to pull Black Gold out of my collection now. Thanks!  ;D
-Josh

cbss_daviefl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 833
    • USA, Southwest Ranches,FL 33331, 10B
    • View Profile
    • bfgtropicals.com
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2017, 08:59:52 PM »
There is nothing wrong with any of these varieties in my book. I think gold nugget and cheena are excellent flavored jaks and I am happy to see my blackgold has fruit this year. Shot obviously does not like soft fleshed jaks.  Taste before you buy!

blackgold,gold nugget, cheena had 20 years ago only good for cooking. Scale 1 to 10 give I give 1.5 for being alive

Bahahhahahahhahahaha. I know to pull Black Gold out of my collection now. Thanks!  ;D
Brandon

shot

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
    • usa fl bokeelia 10
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2017, 11:01:16 PM »
It's not that I don't like softer jaks but those old types just to bland and it's not just me but my clientele would not buy and that's consensus

WGphil

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 286
    • Winter Garden Florida 9B
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2017, 09:42:46 AM »
Two semi's and a box truck to be exact as I helped unload them.  Around 3,000 plants.

Open to public today.

I got a Pitomba, one of six.

The Pitagatuba's  are a great buy.  They are calling them star cherry's.  Big plants that are two years old.  Originally from Adam.

Got an asian pear as well as red custard apple.


Mango list was the usual.   Lemon Zest was  a good addition  but only about a dozen in three gallon.  If you want a Glen they have plenty.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 09:45:56 AM by WGphil »

roblack

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 264
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2017, 01:34:05 PM »
Hope everyone has a good time up in Brevard! A great place for fruit and surf.

You all have me wondering; how many varieties of jackfruit can you grow/graft on one tree? I have a nice little sapling from seed, a sweet and crisp variety that came from the farmers market, and although I would be happy with that fruit, might want to add some diversity.

As for PIN, was there earlier today. Picked up a beautiful ceylon cinnamon tree (5 ft) and made tea from it a little while ago. Delicious! Probably have 20 plants from them in my yard or at relative's homes. They (PIN staff) are always very nice to me, have healthy plants, and have stuff I cannot find elsewhere without shipping. Their website could use some updating. If their website matched the actual nursery, they would be jamming even harder.


Central Floridave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2017, 06:27:24 PM »
"I got a Pitomba, one of six.
The Pitagatuba's"

I got those two as well!   The pitangatuba looks very ornamental. 

Viking Guy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 573
    • USA, Florida, Rocklands, 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2017, 07:36:11 PM »
I found a beautiful pitomba.. in WalMart.  So, that's where mine came from.  lol

Flowers and never fruits, so probably needs pollination assitance.

Got a handful of pitangatubas from Adam this year.  Lovely little treelings.
-Adam

WGphil

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 286
    • Winter Garden Florida 9B
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2017, 09:20:53 AM »
Wish I had bought another one or two more.

The apricot looked interesting

Only six pitombas and we know where two are.  Good luck on the new additions Dave

All of mine in the ground already

Dangermouse01

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 270
  • East coast, Central Florida
    • USA, Palm Bay, FL 32907, Zone 9B
    • View Profile
Re: Jak fruit? Brevard Rare Fruit Tree Sale
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2017, 04:03:28 PM »
Wish I had bought another one or two more.

The apricot looked interesting

Only six pitombas and we know where two are.  Good luck on the new additions Dave

All of mine in the ground already

I got my pitomba at last year's sale.  ;)
This year I got 2 pitangatuba's, a large coffee plant (flowering w/fruit), a june plum and a Ice Cream Bean for my sister.


DM

 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers