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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / mistery tree to ID
« on: March 10, 2017, 10:04:44 AM »
Hi, this tropical mistery is from a friend that grows a lot of rare tropical fruit trees, but we really dont know what could it be... maybe an hybrid?

When it didnt had fruits, I tought of LULO, the leaves are very similar to lulo (solanum quitoense), but its elongated fruits now seem to be a tamarillo...




what do you think?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / jaboticaba ID, from Paraguay
« on: February 27, 2017, 12:54:20 PM »
Hi, I think I posted this species before: we cant identify them. If some of you knows what could it be, please tell me.










8 years old, no fruits yet, we have 10 of them

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / rare myrtaceae to ID
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:45:54 PM »
Hi, this rare myrtaceae seems to be an eugenia, we believed it was eugenia involucrata, but the fruits are smaller en with not much pulp








and taste was bitter...

what do you think it could be?

My friend bought it at Misiones, this is not a tree of mine

Thanks in advance

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Hi, I am amazed...



5 months in a mail... from USA... the customs at my country are very bad...

but they are alive, at least one of the 4 seeds sprouted roots and also had (white) leaves, 2 others seem to be alive and the other left was just empty.



I hope I can grow it in a good way, I will put it in the shade and water with rain water.

Cheers

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Hi, I have the pleasure to tell you that one of our 3 plants (3 years old) beared the first fruits this season.






So I will have some seeds for selling now (about 100 or more), the flavour is similar to strawberry guava but I find some tropical guava taste (and psidium australe too) that I dont find into my strawberry guavas. Brasilians use to do an icecream with it, many people on the net wrote that it is the best icecream they ever tasted.

17 feb update: 50 seeds on stock today.

Interesting features: they smell strong like tropical guavas (but it reminds me a pomelo perfume), not like strawberry guavas, 14º to 16º Brix (sweet), what is quite remarkable for such an acid fruit.

Araçá-una / black strawberry guava or purple forest guava (psidium eugeniaefolia)

10 seeds: 14 USD
20 seeds: 25 USD

Shipping cost:
New shipping costs (15 feb) are:

Under 150 gr weight:

16 USD 30 days
20 USD 15 days
43 USD (EMS) a few days, USA
52 USD (EMS) a few days, Europe
62 USD (EMS) a few days, Asia, Oceania

The 30 days service is ok, seeds will not rotten nor die in 30 days. If an order has just 5 to 10 seeds and the mail weights 20 gr or less, we can send it by the 15 days service at a low cost of 16 USD, but we can know that when I go to the post office.

(I accept bitcoins or paypal, thanks.)

Photos of our plant and fruits ripening:




















The next photos are not from my plants, I will take photos later.












It is a very pretty plant, bushy, shiny leaves, and you even can do a nice tea out of its leaves, that smell super nice.

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I am happy to tell you that many seeds from Misiones are sprouting by now:

black cerella (eugenia involucrata)
red cerella (eugenia involucrata)
big red super sweet pitanga (eugenia uniflora)
guaporetí (plinia rivularis)
longan

Some of this species were sold by me at this forum the last month, so I hope the people that received them are growing them right now. I use only rain water and a regular poting mix. They took about 1 to 2 months to sprout.


red cerella



longan:



black cerella:



red cerella:



red pitanga: note the big leaves



guaporetí:








imagenes gratis

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Hi, now I have guaviyú (24º Brix), arazá-una (16º Brix), natal plum (19º Brix), myrcia selloi (19º Brix or more), strawberry guava (20º Brix), lemon guava (18º Brix, NEW), rollinia emarginata, sete capotes (19.5º Brix), anacahuita (19º Brix, NEW), psidium australe (19º Brix, NEW), psidium guyanense (12º Brix, NEW), angola guava (13º Brix NEW)  and eugenia repanda (12º Brix) too.


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




Psidium guyanense (or psidium spp.) (NEW 24 march 2017)
5 seeds, 15 USD (stock, 25 seeds)




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)



black Eugenia Repanda (harvesting now, late feb, then later on march and april):
5 seeds (USD 14), 10 seeds (USD 26), 20 seeds (USD 48)

This small and hardy bush likes shade and bears small cherry like (acid and sweet) fruits, it could be in full sun, semi shaded spot or full shade: it will fruit anywhere. Frost resistance: -6ºC

I have a very rare variety: ripe fruits are almost black! Normally, eugenia repanda use to be red.







Anacahuita (blepharocalyx salicifolius)

NEW, march 2017, the taste remind me of bitter oranges, but it is sweet, 19º Brix, small fruit (0.7mm)


5 seeds (USD 10), 10 seeds (USD 18), 20 seeds (USD 34)


aguaymanto (physalis peruviana)

20 seeds (USD 5)
40 seeds (USD 8 )
60 seeds (USD 11)




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




Myrcia selloi:



5 seeds (USD 10), 10 seeds (USD 18), 20 seeds (USD 34)

      
UVAIA (out of stock):          

(***) uvaia rugosa, red new leaves, e. lutescens or hybrid. USD 16 (5 seeds), USD 28 (10 seeds)
(*) sold out: uvaia pear shaped, eugenia lutescens  or hybrid    USD 12 (5 seeds), USD 22 (10 seeds), USD 42 (20 seeds)
 (**)  sold out: uvaia flattened shaped, eugenia pyriformis  or hybrid USD 12 (5 seeds), USD 22 (10 seeds)

The sweetness of all of them is 12 º Brix or so, well balanced acidity/sweetness

(*** rough skined fruits, less pulp and less juicy than the other uvaias but it seems to be inmune to fruit fly!, strong acid favour, very rare variety, new and old red leaves. Fruits and seeds from 2 poted trees, 4 years old. Only 10 left!



(* e. lutescens or an hybrid, fruit is sweet and acid (more pear shaped than the other), from one planted tree at my backyard, growing habit: bush, 9 years old, 3m tall), max order 20 seeds.






(** maybe e. lutescens x pyriformis or just e. pyriformis, fruit is acid and sweet (more flattened and darker orange), from 3 poted trees, growing habit: tree), max order 20 seeds





Frost resistance of uvaias: -6º C when adult, not damaged at all by our freezes (9b zone, Argentina)






GUABIJU / GUAVIYU:

myrcianthes pungens USD 10 (5 seeds), USD 18 (10 seeds), USD 34 (20 seeds), USD 66 (40 seeds), USD 120 (80 seeds)

Fruit is sweet and not acid, very nice. 24º Brix!

Frost resistance of guaviyú: -9 or -10º C (similar to feijoa -acca sellowiana-). We have 2 planted trees, 10 years old, 3 to 4 m tall.


   
Arazá-una (black strawberry guava)

Please see this post:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=22588.msg272373#msg272373

14 to 16º Brix fruit, very remarkable!



Arazá-rojo (red strawberry guava), psidium cattleianum

20 seeds per pack. Related to the tropical guava, produces small dark red skinned fruits to 1.5". Flesh is translucent, juicy, and not mealy like the tropical guava, with a tasty acidic-strawberry flavor. Very easy to grow. Frost resistance: -6ºC. Our variety bears sweet fruits on summer, 14º Brix, sometimes it produces some more during the winter.



20 seeds (USD 4), 40 seeds (USD 7), 80 seeds (USD 12), 160 seeds (USD 22), 320 seeds (USD 40)


Natal Plum:

10 seeds USD 5,
20 seeds USD 9

Small shrub or bush, south african origin. Produces medium sized, fleshy red fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. Beautiful white fragrant flowers are showy and ornamental. Commonly used as a hedge plant. Tolerant to salt, frost resistance -5ºC or -6ºC.



More info: http://www.huertasurbanas.com/tag/natal-plum/


Sete capotes (campomanesia guazumifolia), frost resistance -6º C or so.

5 seeds (USD 10), 10 seeds (USD 18), 20 seeds (USD 34), 40 seeds (USD 60)


Araticú or "arachichu" (Rollinia emarginata or sylvatica, dont know):
10 seeds (USD 20),   25 seeds (USD 40),   50 seeds (USD 70)







Photos from the net:









Shipping cost

New shipping costs (15 feb / 8 march) are:

Under 150 gr weight:

16 USD 30 days
20 USD 15 days
43 USD (EMS) a few days, USA
52 USD (EMS) a few days, Europe
62 USD (EMS) a few days, Asia, Oceania

Under 20 gr weight

10 USD if the mail weights less than 20gr and you have to wait 30 days. Dry seeds: sete capotes, araticú, strawberry guava, arazá una

The 30 days service is ok, seeds will not rotten nor die in 30 days. If an order has just 5 to 10 seeds and the mail weights 20 gr or less, we can send it by the 15 days service at a low cost of 16 USD, but we can know that when I go to the post office.




I accept bitcoins (15% discount), Western Union or paypal, thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / eugenia to ID: maybe involucrata
« on: December 23, 2016, 09:28:46 PM »









Hi, the tree IS NOT MINE, the man sent me these photos, and he doesnt know what species is it... I think it should be myrtaceae, eugenia, and maybe involucrata...

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Hi, this is the eugenia uruguayensis planted at my parents house...






maybe the fruit will not be good, but I will report in some weeks

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / can you eat unripe almonds?
« on: December 19, 2016, 01:36:05 PM »
Hi, maybe this is an stupid question, but I have a lot of almonds on the tree now, only some of them fell and I tasted one, it tastes very good, it's not so dry and hard like the ones you let ripe more in the tree or like the ones you buy at the store, but it tasted good

would it be a problem for my health to eat them being uripe?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chirimoya first flowers, 3 years old, 1.5m tall
« on: December 09, 2016, 05:49:53 PM »
Hi, I planted 2 chirimoyas, one of them is just 1.5m tall (5 feets) and this week it produced the first flower, is it normal? or do they use to flower later? It is planted at my parents house, with less water and more wind.

The other one is really taller, 3m tall (10 feets), 3 or 4 years old, with not flowers at all, bigger leaves and a lot more leaves on it, planted at my garden. I would say that this bigger one would flower faster than the smaller one...

Maybe it's just because the source of the seeds was different?

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Video:

https://youtu.be/5tT9RYAOOus

Hi, our sete capotes (campomanesia guazumifolia) is being pollinated by some big bugs (similar to bees), do you know how are they called? They produce a big noise too. I think they are bombus terrestris.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombus_terrestris

This species was introduced to Chile in 1998. It has since crossed into Argentina, and is spreading at about 275 km per year. Its spread has been detrimental to populations of Bombus dahlbomii, which is the only bumblebee species native to southern South America (Patagonia, Southern Chile and Argentina).[38


The smell of the flowers is similar to roses and you can feel it near the plant.





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Hi, I am selling some seeds now, for 1 or 2 weeks:

Fruits and seeds of cherry of the rio grande and guaporetí are from Misiones, very good varieties.

black eugenia involucrata (cherry of the rio grande, ripe fruits are almost black or black, the collector from Misiones said this variety is the best she ever tasted):

5 seeds USD 15
10 seeds  USD 25
25  seeds USD 60





red eugenia uniflora, surinam cherry, pitanga, (a man from Argentina that lived at Brazil for 10 years told me that our red pitangas are better than any of the ones he tasted there, so, being they are very sweet and delicious, I think I have a very good variety)
10 seeds USD 10
25 seeds USD 18





(out of stock) black eugenia uniflora (one of the best fruits I ever ate, all the people I know loves them and most of them preffer it to the red one, but maybe it's just because they didnt tasted a properly ripen red one). 10 seeds USD 20





plinia rivularis (guaporetí, ybaporoiti)
Fruits and seeds from Misiones, very good quality:
5  seeds USD 18
10 seeds USD 32
15 seeds USD 48
25 seeds USD 75





Shipping cost: Canada, Mexico, USA:

20 gr or less: USD 10
150 gr or less: USD 16
500 gr ot less: USD 25

Rest of the world (Europe, Asia, Oceania, etc.):

20 gr or less: USD 10
150 gr or less: USD 17
500 gr ot less: USD 28,60


By the way, for those asking for more species, I have some psidium australe (will have more in 4 months), psidium guineense, psidium cattleianum, atemoya, chirimoya and guava seeds. Will have eugenia repanda, psidium eugeniaefolia, psidium longipetiolatum by february or so, uvaia doce (eugenia lutescens), uvaia ácida (eugenia pyriformis) and sete capotes later by april/march and maybe another things as for instance cedar bay cherry or natal plum.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / cacao just sprouted into vermiculite
« on: November 17, 2016, 10:40:07 AM »
Hi, 8 days and they are sprouting, but I dont have experience with vermiculite

would they be fine for 1 year growing into this soil?

Or should I plant them into another kind of soil?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / black eugenia uniflora fruiting now
« on: November 13, 2016, 12:56:10 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-QrubeK40c&feature=youtu.be

how should I do for this video to display here at the forum?

Today I tasted a properly ripen one, normal size -bigger than those- and it was incredibly good! red juicy pulp, very sweet and acid, one of my favourite fruits ever!



better photos and video, here:

http://www.huertasurbanas.com/2016/11/13/pitanga-negra-fructificando-ahora/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / jaboticaba to ID, from Mexico
« on: November 12, 2016, 07:09:03 PM »
Hi, this jaboticaba is from a friend at Mexico



What species could it be?

But  the way, I know that the more common at Mexico is Sabará

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / psidium longipetiolatum first flowers
« on: November 05, 2016, 06:35:19 PM »
Hi, I received seeds from Miguel 2 years ago or so (sprouted by 14/4/2014), now we have 4 or 5 plants and one of them, 1.2m tall is making flower buds for the first time now!










It is located at my parents weekend house, it took -3ºC this winter with no damage at all. I hope it will bear some fruits to taste and share seeds.

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Hi, I am amazed by this uvaia (I think this is not e. lutescens), it is the only one I know -of 24 trees-, that suckers like crazy... first I thought that those 20 little plants below the tree were just seedlings from many seeds on the pots, but no: when I removed the soil, they where attached to the root and had tiny root systems... so I am happy because I got many more little uvaias to grow, I hope they grow fine.





















sube fotos

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID: is this guaporiti (plinia rivularis)?
« on: October 25, 2016, 08:27:06 AM »
Hi, a seller at Misiones who knows where there is a big guaporití tree at the forest took this little seedling from below the mother tree but she dont know if it would be plinia rivularis... to me, it looks very similar:





What do you think?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / pics of eugenia pyriformis x lutescens?
« on: October 23, 2016, 11:10:49 AM »
Hi, I am wondering if some of you could take photos of this hybrid, I think some of my trees could be eugenia pyriformis x lutescens? because the new growth is similar to pyriformis but the old leaves are not so long, like lutescens.

Do you have pics?

Luc posted this

https://postimg.cc/image/ctztqjbcx/

but I dont see it clear, and I need photos of new growth. The leaves are thin and pointing the sky, as the one planted at my garden.

Photos of my planted uvaia (fruits taste very good and it was my favourite), this should be lutescens (tiny white hairs on the fruit skin) or an hybrid.





















By the way, I also dont let anyone else to taste it, the smell is very nice like caramel with yogurt or something like that. I think it tastes like apricot+tangerine

(jpg files at posteimage.org had a problem if you use https instead of http)

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Hi, I have very little space left on the backyard and would like to plant another species... I planted an uvaia 3 years ago in full sun and it seems to suffer.

Now I have a shaded spot below an avocado so I can plant 1 or 2 uvaias.

Will they fruit in the shade?

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Eugenia_pyriformis.htm

That article says that they should be in sun or semi-shade...


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / First araticú flowers
« on: October 11, 2016, 10:55:38 AM »
Hi, I dont know if this is rollinia emarginata or rollinia sylvatica, but the tree was took by a woman from the forest at Misiones on june 2014, it rooted well and flowered for the first time now. I hope it sets fruits. Some days ago, another nursery man (he doesnt sell araticú) told me that rollinia emarginata fruits are very tasty.

It's just 1m tall with a wide trunk, into a 30L pot.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / uvaia with old red leaves?
« on: October 11, 2016, 07:50:01 AM »
Hi, yesterday I bought many native fruit trees, some of them (24) are uvaias. 2 or 3 bushes seem to be not eugenia pyriformis, but eugenia lutescens. Today I noticed something rare to me: 1 uvaia looked like an eugenia uniflora on spring or winter, with pretty old red leaves.











I never saw an uvaia with old red leaves (and the biggest one, planted on the garden 3 years ago, never never turned red), all the others are just green (but the supposed lutescens produces new red leaves). Could this be a rare variation that will produce a different fruit?

Does your uvaias turn red on winter? I could not find a single image on the net about a red leafed uvaia.




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