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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: December 16, 2018, 02:57:15 AM »
You really should get ahold of some Sugar Dragon variety. I personally havnt tried the new, larger yellow fruits that have started showing up recently, but I know I wasn't a fan of the original yellow Megalanthus. It wasn't its sugar content either that turned me off, in fact, it was almost the opposite. To me, Megalanthus yellow tastes almost entirely of sugar, like eating old time rock candy, pure sweet but no other flavor. I do know some of the darker reds and magentas are getting pushed into high sugar production, but for me its not all about sweet. Add a bit of fruity flavor to that, though , and now we're talking.
Having said that, Im hoping I can get a chance to check out that new yellow variety sometime soon to I can give an honest, personal, comparison.

Its just sugar flavor again.

I had some sugar bomb american beauties here that were as sweet as the yellows plus a nice grape floral rose flavor.  Excellent.  I prefer that any day over the giant yellow. The fruits are larger and easier to grow too.
I've had the yellow Megalanthus fruits from different countries and I notised a slite difference in appearance and taste. One was sugar sweet with no other flavor and the other one had a sweet lemonade like flavor which I liked more. Had anyone else tasted one with the lemonade flavor?

I like them both and it will be hard for me to chose between them. Here is my Yellow. The fruits are bigger then Red. I put them in a frig and forgot for nearly a month and they were still good when I found them. The Red ones would be spoiled.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:58:54 PM »
Simon, thanks for sharing. Nice size pineapple fruit. Mine is small this year again but also it looks different. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:36:24 AM »
Is it a chilian guava? How big is the berry?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« on: October 21, 2018, 11:22:12 AM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Kumquats taste better with age?
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:39:01 AM »
I love the Meiwa kumquats, they are sweet. My tree is loaded with fruits and this is a third crop of this year. Never tasted the Changshu though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: October 01, 2018, 01:10:32 PM »
This is a magnificent looking fruit Galka. How does this taste compared to the Malaysian magenta? The Malaysian magenta is a pretty damn good guava when picked in the winter in so cal. Your Thai looks even more appealing. I am curious about taste. Im not a big fan of soft guavas but the deep red color has piqued my interest.

xshen, I can't compare them yet because the Malaysian didn't fruit, hopefully next year. The taste of my Thai red is pretty good. It's nice sweet and creamy, like you are eating fruit flavored yogurt. It's hard to explain. Let's say, when I eat one, I want MORE.  ;D I bet the ice cream made from this guava would be delicious.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:57:39 PM »
I waited a few yrs before removing the inferior varieties. I had over 20 trees now Iím left with the top 3

Dolores seedless red only one around
Thai Cream is my late guava in November December

JF, wow 20 trees.  :) That's the way to chose the best ones you like. I have maybe 10 or so, not all of them fruited yet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 30, 2018, 11:19:19 AM »
I had all those guavas and removed them. These are best guavas Iíve ever had Jalisco roja and Dolores seedless../for white Thai cream

JF, one day I will have to chose which ones are the best for me and which ones will have to go. So far there is only one that I don't really like but I gave it one more year and I will try to graft better varieties on it. Since my grafting skills are not perfect yet I cannot afford buying the scions of superior varieties and waste them. Guava is not easy to graft or root. Seeds are the easiest but unfortunately you don't sell them. I wish I could taste your best guavas.  :)  We don't have these varieties here in FL.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »
Your Thai red looks excellent! I've got a guava similar to yours but I haven't received fruit from it yet, definitely gets me excited to try it!
Thanks. You probably have the other close variety called Malaysian. I have two, small seedling and 8' tall air-layer I think. Didn't get any fruit from either of them. Hopefully, next year, so I can compare the fruits and the taste.     

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:51:26 PM »
Looks great, Galka!
Do you have disease issues with guavas in Ocala? I would like to plant them here in St. Pete, but have heard that guavas are hard to care for because of high humidity and abundance of insects.

Thanks. Mine are all in containers. Last year I had some issues with white flies but they were almost everywhere. This year no problem at all. I don't know about the fruit fly in your area but here I don't have them. I have to use organza bags because of bags and lizards are eating them here and there. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:05:08 PM »
Kaelix87 It's been growing slow so far but producing well for a small tree in the container. The taste is sweet pleasant. Very fragrant too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 02:47:01 PM »
Strawberry guava.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 02:10:59 PM »
Seedling. Turned out to be white.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:59:36 PM »
This one was supposed to be a Mexican Cream from Love's. Turned out pear shaped Pink.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:47:59 PM »
Mini guava.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:39:17 PM »
Barbie Pink.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:35:15 PM »
First on my favs list is a Thai Red, also called purple or black.

No. I started my pineapples from store bought tops 7 years ago. They were not much smaller and I had big pineapples from the same plant next year and next. The mother plant will produce new plants and they will give you normal size fruit. Some of my pineapples were smaller this year but they were the sweetest and since I have many of them I don't mind.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: pineapple top planting
« on: September 28, 2018, 04:08:25 AM »
You can leave two growing and they will fruit at the same time. I had three fruits in one container. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this cocoplum?
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:18:44 PM »
Looks like coco plum. Is it white inside?

Could it be a Smith Red Valencia orange?

I checked the tag on my tree and it says 'Sour". Another one I believe is an airlayer.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kona Sugarloaf is Fruiting!
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
Yes, there is a thread about the sugarloaf pineapples. The 'Kona Sugarloaf' is spiny, the 'Sugarloaf' is spineless.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Spanish Pineapple Plants
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:26:12 PM »
I would like to find Josapine. It was very tasty. Unfortunately, the top didn't make it.  :(

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