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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Achachairu Progression
« on: December 18, 2016, 02:12:15 PM »
Just took a picture of my Achachairu today. It was purchased in 2012 from Montoso Gardens. It has really taken off lately. I'm still waiting for it to fruit for the first time. I'm hoping 2017 is the year. It's over 12 ft tall now and the trunk is about as thick as a sofa can. If anyone has any pics of their Achachairu I'd love to see them.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need ID
« on: August 27, 2015, 11:49:48 AM »
A friend has this in his back Yard in Palm Beach need ID help anyone know what this is?
Thanks






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Question for Jaboticaba Experts
« on: November 30, 2014, 09:01:57 PM »
How invasive are the roots of a Jabo. I am planing on planting one close to my house in between two windows and about 4 feet from my wall will this be ok? I'm trying to redo my landscape and Jaboticabas are so ornamental I want to include it in my plans. Thanks!
Ron

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Taiwan Purple Vs Noel's Big Red Late
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:44:58 PM »
So thanks to Coconut I had the pleasure of trying side by side a Taiwan Purple and a Late Noel F2 Big Red sugar apple. Both fruits were beautiful on the outside and I had some doubts whether they may even be the same fruit. Both fruits were about the same size just under 1lb and had a slight give to them. When I cut them up as you can see from the pictures the Taiwan purple held up more than the Late Noel which seemed to just fall apart into gelatinous  like pieces. The Taiwan purples flesh was firmer and lighter in color however the taste to me was rather bland and not very sweet. I had doubts as to whether I cut into it a little to early. I had another Taiwan purple the next day which I let ripen even more and the results were similar a little sweeter than previous one with firmer texture than the Late Noel but still somewhat bland and not too sweet. The Late Noel's flesh reminded me of what I was used to a sugar apple being like with a sweet gelatinous mushy flavor and texture which was always awesome to me until I tried the Boca chewy. It had a good sweet flavor and I noticed me preferring it over the Taiwan Purple in this tasting. One interesting observation was on the seed count, the Taiwan Purple 42 and Late Noel 70.  Overall and looking at the bigger picture, in all my recent sugar apple sampling I have been doing lately I would highly rate the Burmese Red over both of these fruits and I think it is in a class of its own. I'm curious to hear Sleepdoc's opinion once he gets to try the Burmese Red and Boca Chewy he got ahold of.






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Phet Pakchong Tasting
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:16:55 PM »
So Coconut was again generous enough to give me some of his fruit to sample. I received a huge 2lb 1 ounce Phet Pakchong a Boca Chewy sugar apple, two Taiwan purple sugar apples, and a late Noel F2 big Red sugar apple to sample for his breeding program. Coconut has to be one of the most generous people I know when it comes to sharing fruit and am glad he has chosen me to be one of his guinea pigs (fruit tasters) for his breeding program. In this post I will be reviewing the Phet Pakchong and comparing it to the Boca chewy which was already reviewed in another thread. The other fruits are not ready yet and will be reviewed soon.

Phet Pakchong is an Atemoya that I have heard a lot of great things about and is considered to be one of the best atemoyas around. It definitely did not disappoint in the looks department. What a stunning and beautiful fruit. It weighed in at a whopping 33 ounces by far the largest atemoya/sugar apple/cherimoya I have held. The flavor was mild almost bland semi sweet atemoya with hints of vanilla. The flesh was as smooth as silk with a firm texture similar to that of a cherimoya however flavor wise it was definitely missing the kick in sweetness and complexity that I get from the Boca Chewy.

I don't know if I am becoming an annona snob with all these amazing fruits I have been sampling lately but the Phet Pakchong which would have been at the top of my list two months ago did not compare too the intense sweetness and taste of the Boca Chewy. Not taking anything away from the Pp which I think is great and a must have in every collection and one that I will definitely be getting myself but if I had to choose between the two hands down it would be an easy decision for me the Boca Chewy all the way. The seed count from both fruits was 42 for the Pp and 62 from the Boca Chewy which was half the size of the Pp. So even though the Pp had fewer seeds and was twice the size of the Boca Chewy I still was quick to gravitate to the Boca chewy during my tasting. Coconut has something special with the Boca chewy that I hope you guys will soon get to taste.







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Burmese Red Sugar Apple
« on: August 10, 2014, 10:06:27 PM »
This past Friday I was lucky and fortunate to get my hands on this beauty from Coconut to sample.  This is Coconut's Burmese Red sugar apple. As you can see it has an intense red color and large size. This 1lb fruit had a total of 51 seeds. The flesh had a sweet creamy melt in your mouth custard like texture. Zero grit smooth as silk and a slight berry taste to it no aftertaste.  I would almost describe the taste similar to a berry flavored sugar apple yogurt. Definitely another amazing must have in anyone's fruit collection. The tree is growing in the shade and set lots of beautiful fruits without hand pollination. Too bad Coconut has lost most of them to the squirrels. There was one that he lost that was almost twice this ones size. Enjoy the pics.
Ron








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atemoya Hand Pollination
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:51:42 PM »
I have a two year old in ground Geffner Atemoya who flowered for the first time this year. The Geffner is known to produce without hand pollination however after much research and some helpful YouTube videos I decided to try my luck at hand pollination. So far I have been successful and have about 15 marble sized fruits and my tree is still making plenty of flowers with the potential for much more fruit. For those with annonas  that haven't tried hand pollination give it a shot it is super easy and fun to do.

For the experts, how many are actually hand pollinating? Also how many fruits do you all think I should let my tree hold? The tree is about six feet tall.












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yard Pictorial
« on: September 15, 2012, 07:28:49 PM »
Just a few Pics of my trees for everyone to check out. I live in Kendall on a 13000 sq ft lot. Don't have any trees in the front yard just sides and back. Haven't convinced the wife too let me have the front yard yet. Hope to be loaded with fruit in a few years like most of the members here.

This is my new Coconut Cream the last one didn't survive an afternoon thunder storm.

Neelam

Sweet Fairchild Grafted Jackfruit

Garcinia Intermedia purchased from Jeff. Cookie Monster if your reading I'm getting growth from below the graft do I let it grow, what is the rootstock?

Seedling Gold Nuggett Jack

Sweet Heart Lychee not looking so good. Any suggestions?

Jaboticaba I have two in pots at each end of the pool.

Fairchild #2 Canistel

Pickering
Ge
Geffner Atemoya

Angie


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Neelam Reports new update
« on: September 10, 2012, 09:14:17 PM »
Has anyone tried any Neelam Mangos yet or are you still waiting? Was just curious my tree didn't have any this year due to it being too young but I should hopefully have plenty next season.  My tree has grown from a 3 ft tall baby to over 8 ft in a year.I bought it at the Fairchild mango festival last year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Crazy About Coconuts
« on: April 14, 2012, 02:14:58 PM »
What's the scoop on growing coconuts in South Florida? What are the best varieties as far as water quality and taste? Also from doing some research I found out that the Fiji Dwarf variety seems to be the most resistant to Lethal Yellowing. Is anyone out there growing this variety if so how is it and where can I get one?
Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sweet Fairchild Jackfruit
« on: February 03, 2012, 07:36:16 PM »
Anyone currently growing a Sweet Fairchild Jackfruit or know anything about this cultivar. Several months ago I picked one up from Jeff but haven't heard or been able to find much info on it. I'm running out of room and have BK Lemon Seedlings don't know if I should leave the SFairchild where it is or replace it with a BK lemon seedling. Any thoughts?

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