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Adding: Angola guava

Many guavas measure 7º to 10º Brix (http://www.santosfood.nl/?action=viewArt&cid=425&aid=146&lid=2), but this one is 13º Brix. The man who gave me the seeds 3 years ago told me it was the best he had (and he grows 10 varieties)







Angola guava (psidium guajava) (New, march 2017)
20 seeds (USD 8 )
40 seeds (USD 15)
80 seeds (USD 28)



It is more sweet than acid, but it has a nice acid touch, better than my paraguayan guavas and similar to the white asian guava, but with more seeds.

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Hi, adding psidium guyanense (or unknow psidium spp.)

Taste report:
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=23200.msg277951#msg277951








Psidium guyanense (or psidium spp.)
5 seeds, 15 USD (stock, 25 seeds)




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Hi, today is an exiting day for me!

I went to my backyard to watch the trees and walked directly to my unknow psidium spp. (maybe p. guyanense), touch the fruit, saw it was getting yellow but it was soft to the touch (maybe just ripe or maybe the worms were doing their job...), so I moved it a bit and it fell down.








Sweet and acid, 12º Brix, the gelatinous pulp sticks to the seeds just as strawberry guava, similar taste to this one, and the leaves of the plant are similar too.












If you never tasted strawberry guava and you cant compare/imagine the flavour, I would say it tastes like guava+tomato or you can compare it to a pear, very similar experience.

It reminded me the white asian guava I tasted one year ago, it was the best I had, but this one is more acid, making it very good for juices, icecreams and mermelades.

It had just 2 fruit fly worms inside, but that means that the fruit would be tastier and sweeter without worms that dont allow it to ripe just fine. It was not too much damaged. Seeds are bigger than tropical guavas and strawberry guavas I know, 4mm to 5mm diameter.

So, I think this is a very good species, it grows very fast and bears in 3 years, 1m tall. I really dont know about its frost resistance, but here at my backyard It had no problems at -1ºC.

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Adding psidium australe

Hi, this one was a surprise: I thought it would ripe later, but yesterday I found a fruit in the floor, so it was ripe and very good taste, maybe a mix of guava and strawberry guava, very good, no worms.

Frost resistance: -5º C or more. Hardy to drought too, but it prefers good watering.










* Araçá do folha marrom / arazá mirí (psidium australe)
10 seeds: 16 USD



(I have just 10 seeds for now)

See more details here:
http://www.huertasurbanas.com/tag/psidium-australe/

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Today I was eating one of the late sete capotes of this season and I found a very jaboticaba like flavour! so this was the known flavour that I was missing on it, and near the skin it is similar to guaviyú, it has of course that myrtaceae flavours you can feel at strawberry guava and other fruits from this family.

One of my 2 bearing sete capotes plants stopped fruiting (60cm tall) but the other (3m tall) is still flowering and fruiting, so the season may extend for 3 months or more.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mistery tree to ID
« on: March 17, 2017, 02:01:29 PM »
I tasted a ripe jilo, red colour, not green as they consume it at Brazil, I boiled it for 15 minutes. The taste was very good, comparable to a mix between sweet potato and potato, not too bitter, just fine. I liked it more than any eggplant.




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I tasted a ripe jilo, red colour, not green as they consume it at Brazil, I boiled it for 15 minutes. The taste was very good, comparable to a mix between sweet potato and potato, not too bitter, just fine. I liked it more than any eggplant.

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Adding physalis peruviana


aguaymanto (physalis peruviana)
20 seeds (USD 5)
40 seeds (USD 8 )
60 seeds (USD 11)




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Hi, I need more fruits to taste it, for now I opened it and picked some seeds, but I would love to taste it. It smells nice, like an eggplant. By the way, I sent your package today







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I made 10 new packages and will send them tomorrow, these are the last ones. I still have arazá-una, sete capotes, eugenia repanda, araticú, lemon and strawberry guava, jiló, myrcia selloi, natal plum, anacahuita and guaviyú

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Adding jiló https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Eggplant

Jiló (solanum gilo)
20 seeds (USD 5)
40 seeds (USD 8 )
60 seeds (USD 11)


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Fot those who received the seeds or are waiting: grow them in the shade, no sun for now till they are taller than 30cm (1 feet) or so. Psidium can take more sun, but be patient and dont burn them. Eugenia repanda, guaviyu, anacahuita, myrcia, sete capotes can take half shade in 1 or 2 years and then full sun when bigger; araticu, natal plum, pisidiums can take more sun when younger.

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Hello, for those who wonder about the frucrification period of the e. Repanda, I commented that this year I am following closely, since we have a total of approximately 25 plants planted in different places: field, weekend house, in the sidewalk of the city, in my garden and in pots.

There are some of them that have well-ripened black fruits here in March, late summer, and are about to bloom again (perhaps because of a reaction to dryness and then to rain), then those plants will bear fruit in 2 months, as late as May In the middle of autumn. So that the fruiting extends between January and May, maybe 5 or 6 months if you have several plants in your garden. Some of them are more dark red than black.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mistery tree to ID
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:34:04 PM »
Thanks again: it will be fun to try it!

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Today I measured a very ripe sete capotes from my parents house, it was more yellow than ever and soft, the flavour was very sweet and 19º Brix, I think this is as far as it can get.









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Adding anacahuita too:

* Anacahuita (blepharocalyx salicifolius) (NEW march 2017)
5 seeds (USD 10)
10 seeds (USD 18)
20 seeds (USD 34)




7mm fruits, small, taste is sweet, 19º Brix, reminds me of bitter oranges + something else... maybe orange mermelade... or some candy I cant remember right now.

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I am adding lemon guava, I have 2 varieties, one of them from a nursery at Argentina, lemon flavour mixed with araçá-una and peach (I would say), 18º Brix, http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=9116.25 , very small seeds, you almost cant notice them.



and the other from seeds from Portugal (Steven Da Silva), flavour is similar to strawberry guava, different from the other. http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=3117.msg247313#msg247313



I love both of them.

Yellow lemon guava (psidium cattleianum var lucidum) (New, march 2017)
20 seeds (USD 4)
40 seeds (USD 7)
80 seeds (USD 12)
160 seeds (USD 22)



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does anyone knows this Psidium???
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:38:18 PM »
I took some photos, sorry about the white powder: it is diatomeaceous earth (tierra de diatomeas), I am trying to kill the fruit flies...










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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mistery tree to ID
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:32:06 PM »
Isso é Jiló

é uma delicia!


very thanks!

Hpw would you eat /prepare it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does anyone knows this Psidium???
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:15:26 PM »
Hi, I discovered one fruit! pingpong ball size, but pear shaped... I didnt even saw the flower... so it was a surprise

will take photos later! this is a very rare psidium to me, it is similar to a guava but if it was crossed to psidium cattleianum

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mistery tree to ID
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:08:32 AM »
No guesses?

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Huertas,

Man those look sweet! and super ripe!!  They'd be a Maggot motel in south FL.

now you need a refractometer to test the brix of the fruit!

The higher the brix level, the more nutritious and valuable the fruits are.

Hi, finally, I got it! 4 years later, jajajajjaa

20º Brix! (a bit overripe) amazing fruits!

Pictures, or it never happened,   haha  ;D    I must have missed this thread way back then,  I also have what is supposed Strawberry guava,  growing in a container,   thr tree looks very nice,  its growing in a self watering pot  I have at work on the balcony.   I was concerned about it attracting fruit flies someday.    I have the same problem as you did,  it sometimes puts out a few flowers, but never make any fruit.  so guess I need for it to get a little bigger.

;)

I would like to take a photo to the refractometer results, but you have to put you eye almost inside it to see something, dont know if the cam can take it...

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Huertas,

Man those look sweet! and super ripe!!  They'd be a Maggot motel in south FL.

now you need a refractometer to test the brix of the fruit!

The higher the brix level, the more nutritious and valuable the fruits are.

Hi, finally, I got it! 4 years later, jajajajjaa

20º Brix! (a bit overripe) amazing fruits!

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Today I measured a perfectly ripe strawberry guava (from my parents house, fruit fly free) and it was 20º Brix! amazing fruit, very sweet and tasty, I hope I can kill all my fruitflies at our garden, so we can enjoy them at its best.

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