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On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
Today I hire a guy for logging a tall Primavera tree that even do has beautiful blooms of yellow flowers in Spring is occupying a place I need for a Durian, he is a man of campo, I mean those guys who had been working in the mountains walking or riding a mula putting lines or fence for the ejidos(forest land association owners)  who was born here in the little town I live just outside of touristy Puerto Vallarta, I asked him about if there's any fruit of good taste or value in the hills, he mentioned that there's some very good sweet figs, but what caught my attention he also mentioned another fruit that grows in a mountain like 2 or 3 mountains back from mine, he said he went there because there's an old rumor that in that mountain there's a mine, so every once in a while people have come and ask him to take them over there, and that is how he saw this tree, he says is a small tree like 2 meters high, who have this fruits hanging down the way bananas do, the tree had the tronk like palms do with marks, the fruit were hanging one from each side, he said about the size of a Pineaple he also mentioned the skin with the same drawing that Pineaples do, yellow in color, he told to the other guy who was walking with him, look that fruit is edible, because one of them has been devoured half by a racoon as the marks were on the fruit, so they cut the other one and brought it back to town were they opened with a knife, to found a orange fleshed inside that according to him is similar to a jackfruit in flavor, there was most people there and most like it, so they wanted to go back for more, this guy said he won't come back walking as is around 4 hours in the hills, so they planned to get some horses and comeback, but unfortunately they never went back! I asked if he remembered the time of year, he said in November, I'm I lucky? 😄 hehehe, he also mentioned have had seen them in another mountain within  one hour driving from here and where we have to drop the car is only one hour walking, I wanted to go tomorrow! 😄 but unfortunately he's busy the hole next week so we settled to go in two weeks, hopefully the raccoons let some for us, I'm kind of exited this description he gave sounds weird for me, hopefully can find some species of good value.. I'll keep you updated.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 01:25:06 PM by Raulglezruiz »
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Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 06:09:03 PM »
Its the wrong continent, but the description reminds me a lot of screw pine.  It would be amazing if you found something completly unknown to the tropical fruit world! Whatever it is happy hunting!

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 07:36:06 PM »
Exciting Raul!! I believe you can find what the guy mentioned and some other strange/wonderful species. Another hope is that they can thrive in lowlands :D
« Last Edit: November 11, 2017, 08:01:46 PM by sytanta »

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
Can't wait to see if your hunt comes to fruition Raul.   :)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 10:37:50 AM by cmichael258 »
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 10:36:19 PM »
Good luck Raul, I can't wait for your next report!

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 01:24:42 AM »
Good luck amigo! Safe travels. Chris

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 01:50:29 AM »
Good luck with the fruit safari and the hombres amigo. Hopefully you'll be riding high in the saddle with a full bounty coming home.

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Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
Its the wrong continent, but the description reminds me a lot of screw pine.  It would be amazing if you found something completly unknown to the tropical fruit world! Whatever it is happy hunting!
I haven't taught about that, but now that you mention and looking at the small  size of pandanus tree, pictures of the fruit and he also mention the leaves being like a palm but more narrow and long, you may be closer, as far as I know there's no pandanus species in Mexico but maybe something closely related?
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Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 08:01:39 PM »
Its the wrong continent, but the description reminds me a lot of screw pine.  It would be amazing if you found something completly unknown to the tropical fruit world! Whatever it is happy hunting!
I haven't taught about that, but now that you mention and looking at the small  size of pandanus tree, pictures of the fruit and he also mention the leaves being like a palm but more narrow and long, you may be closer, as far as I know there's no pandanus species in Mexico but maybe something closely related?

When I read the first post, screw pine image immediately came to mind.  Would be a long walk just for that...but only way to find out.  Good luck.

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Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 09:23:29 PM »
Have you ever found Quararibea funebris (Rosa de cacao) Raul? Would love to track down some seeds.

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 09:59:19 PM »
You would know pandanus and there are 10 or 11 species in my area and they all have the pineapple top on a big scale.Their relatives like freycinetia are mostly scrambling vines with red fruit.

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 07:13:51 AM »
Raul, Goodluck on your hunt and take care.

 

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