My mistake was planting it close to a power post, which it loves to climb and then go on up on the power lines. I have to prune it a lot. In any case it needs a lot of pruning to make it behave.
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Hey Oscar- do you think these would be graft compatible with our (California) mango rootstocks? Thanks, ChrisYes definitely. Have trees already on mango rootstock.
tasted this for the first time today, remind me of strawberry, lychee, with guava paste texture...very good fruit, could be made into raisins I bet, they would taste amazing dried, but are excellent fresh out of hand...very pretty fruit, the plant is a liana, with thorns...so once i get it rooted, I'm going to plant them underneath the south side of a large non-fruiting tree, on the border of my property, where i can avoid it's thorns....cold is not an issue for this species...but according to my friend, it took many years to fruit from seed...maybe because his plant is in so much shade? any how....this is a good fruit worth adding to the collection if you have space.The one i have is practically thornless, and the very few thorns i find are not sharp, not really thorns. Also i would not describe it as a liana. It is a bushy tree that sends long runners that like to climb. Kind of reminds me of climbing ylang ylang (Artabotrys uncinatus).
I talked with one of the horticulturists at Mounts and they said the mystery tree is Meiogyne cylindrocarpa...Glad you got it identified. Don't think the fruits usually have the shape in your photo. Adam has posted in past about this tree. Fruits are usually more sausage shaped. Your fruit was just not fully formed.
Have your cinnamomea ,edulis and vulpina fruited and how old are the trees?Ingas seemed underated in south east asia and i dont know why because it is very rare especially in Malaysia.There are some of inga edulis trees in Mulu sarawak which was supposedly introduced by Bruno Manser (a swiss enviromentalist who when missing and presumed death.his death has many mystery ).Never tasted any ingas in my life but from what i read it does taste deliciousThe cinnamomea is fruiting. Started fruiting at about 4-5 years old. The edulis and vulpina are still small.
It had no flowers at the time. The photos were taken in the fruit and vegetable section of Mounts botanical garden in west palm beach. They had three trees and unfortunately non were labeled.Do they have a gardener or office where you can ask? Many gardens also have maps detailing all the trees planted.
They are mostly grown lowland PNG and can fruit at a small size.I saw a 2m tree with fruit.The PNG community here grows them sometimes as they do buk buk,firetruck pandanus and a few other favoured New Guinean species.Yes, mine started fruiting even smaller, at 4-5 feet tall. Heavy bearing starts when they are older though.
can you tell me more about the cinnamomea? how's the taste or are they all pretty similar in taste? size?
vulpina looks pretty good also
Yes have scion of spectabilis. Also have Inga cinnamomea, fastuosa, feuillei, and vulpina (dwarf).I have Inga Spectabilis and Inga Jinicuil on my list to get since they have huge pods. Not sure about the taste though. I hope someone can chime in here about them.I have spectabilis. The pods are huge, lots of pulp, and the taste is really great.
Do you have any scion wood available?
Here they get called mameys or mamey sapote and mammea is M.americana.
Adding jiló https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_EggplantI saw jilos for sale in Rio de Janeiro farmer's market, but did not get to taste them. How is the taste? Did you like them?
Jiló (solanum gilo)
20 seeds (USD 5)
40 seeds (USD 8 )
60 seeds (USD 11)
Thanks Raul. When you coming back to Hawaii? It's been a long time. How about a second honeymoon?I just want to say that I have ordered from Oscar (Fruitlovers), and he is certainly NOT a scammer, cunning or other wise! I think it's irresponsable to throw an allegation like that out into the aether.+1 Oscar is top notch!
Look, I didn't mean to damage your reputation, I was really freaking out when I first posted this thread. Please forgive me and let's just forget this ever happened and continue business as usual. I'm sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings, and I'm sorry Oscar for damaging your reputation and causing this massive headache. Please don't ban me admins, I just want this thread deleted and forgotten about