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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dogs eating jaboticaba!
« Last post by huertasurbanas on Today at 09:07:34 AM »
Hi, not my dogs, neither my tree, but I have plants from seeds of that mother tree and can get fruits soon
Citrus General Discussion / Re: SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS EXPO NEWS
« Last post by Citradia on Today at 08:57:45 AM »
Quality Inn Valdosta South. Taking reservations until November 14 for expo. $50 for expoers. 229-244-4520.
1902 West Hill Ave
Valdosta, GA 31601
Exit 16 off I75.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS EXPO NEWS
« Last post by Citradia on Today at 08:50:23 AM »
Millet, you can details on the hotel from the expo page on Facebook.
Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: N1triVoss
« Last post by Sylvain on Today at 06:21:26 AM »
I shall try that.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola deficiency I.D.
« Last post by Tropicalnut on Today at 05:53:06 AM »
Thank you. I hope I can keep it alive and healthy. ;)
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« Last post by SoCal2warm on Today at 03:20:12 AM »
Quince fruit, a relative to apple and pear many people today have never heard of. While quinces are usually known for being hard and inedible - they have to be cooked before you can eat them - this here is one of the rare varieties that is possible to be eaten raw. It's an obscure variety called Kuganskaya.

A regular quince (uncooked) is spongy and so astringent it feels like a mouth full of sawdust, but with this variety I could eat two thick slices without noticing any astringency. Eating it is almost like eating an apple. It is pretty acidic though.

The exterior of the fruit has a pleasant heirloom apple fragrance, even before you cut into it, although with this particular variety it's not quite as fragrant as a regular quince. Maybe there's a little hint of pear, caramel and vanilla in the fragrance too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« Last post by simon_grow on Today at 01:38:29 AM »
I just cut open one of the Venus mango and it didnít have any smell to it but there was a bad spot on it and the nose was getting a bit soft so I cut it open. While cutting it, I noticed that the stem end was still quite firm. This particular fruit seemed to have ripened unevenly. This fruit was not a drop.

The fruit was a nice orange color and the Brix came out at 28%! I thought I was mistaken so I took a bite and the 28% Brix was legit. The flavor profile was very similar to Sweet Tart with that Indo Chinese flavor but it is just slightly weaker in Venus compared to Sweet Tart.

I didnít get to sample much of the fruit because my daughters devoured everything I cut up but Venus is an Excellent mango. I wish it had a bit more acidity to balance out the sugars.

The seed was completely flat. Iím not sure if this would be considered a giant nubbin or simply an atrophied seed but this mango is excellent. Iíve seen in Florida, the Mango is much larger but here in SoCal on my particular tree, I got 6 medium small fruit on one single large panicle.

Here are some pictures of the fruit and seed.

What are some good garcinia options?

Do any of them handle some shade?

I am in zone 10a
Does anyone know where I can buy some locally to eat until I can grow my own? I scoured my local asian supermarkets in little Saigon with no luck.
Hmm... that tree looks indistinguishable from a standard finger lime. Somehow I was expecting something intermediate between the two. Looks really healthy though.
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