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Sorry, but there's no way there's a developed seed in that little thing.You're probably right. But so easy to find just by opening up the exterior hull and looking inside to see if there is an embryo. BTW, opening it up also makes em sprout faster.
When do green sapotes flower? I keep reading some people say spring while others say fall. Maybe depending on the variety?Some fruits on the trees right now, so guess they flowered in fall. But usually heavier fruiting late summer, so guess they also flower in spring. But flowering depends a lot on location, soil, and ferts.
Oscar is there difference in time required to ripen between the 3 types?I don't know. But would guess that yes there is, even if the difference is only a slight one.
Are they able to be pollinated by Canistel?No, Totally different 'animal'.
Oscar, I would agree with ruby reds and even rio reds doing well but minneola,navel and standard lemons like Lisbon not so much. Ironically after alerting people to my navel failures and those of a friend I tried navels at mission beach a few weeks ago and they were great.It is only a little milder there than here. Temps here seem anchored on 33c during the day and 24/25c minimum and for a sixth consecutive month have been at least that. The humidity has remained at saturation levels for moths also with the air like syrup.Lisbons doing great here also. But i'm at 19 degrees north of equator. You are a bit closer to equator, and so is a different story. I'm sure you're hotter, but not more humid than here. We get rain almost year round which equals close to 100% humidity.
The Darwin comparison is a reasonable one as Darwin is as hot and humid as anywhere I have experienced and even winter is oppressively hot.
Cara Cara should also be good, They grow Cara Cara in Valenzuela+ which probably has much the same climate as you you have in the Philippines.Yes Cara cara does fine here also. Forgot to mention it.
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.