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Title: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 26, 2012, 03:48:35 PM
I did not see a top 5 fruit post yet, so I thought we could start one.

Here is my top 5 list of fruits, many I could not bear living without;

1) Mango (Taste is above almost anything else, versatile in use from drinks to dishes)
2) Lychee (Taste is amazing, premier dessert fruit)
3) Apple (Many different varieties and range of tastes, couldn't stand not eating an apple for an entire year)
4) Persimmon (In my opinion this fruit is the best for fall/winter, good shelf life, great taste)
5)Banana/Plantain (Great taste, staple fruit, versatile use in smoothies to potato substitute)

An honorable mention; Avocados (One of my favorites but its tough to make the top 5 with such worthy competition)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Felipe on January 26, 2012, 04:35:24 PM
Very hard question. Hmmm... I think these are my top 5:

1. A. squamosa/Cherimoya
2. Mangosteen
3. Prickly pear (Opuntia ssp.)
4. Avocado
5. Mango/longan/water melon/chupa-chupa...

 8)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 26, 2012, 04:56:37 PM
Very hard question. Hmmm... I think these are my top 5:

1. A. squamosa/Cherimoya
2. Mangosteen
3. Prickly pear (Opuntia ssp.)
4. Avocado
5. Mango/longan/water melon/chupa-chupa...

 8)

Nice balanced list with a wide range in flavors. Another Opuntia lover, hehe I am growing about 15 varieties of Opuntia. 8 varieties from the  National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit, I made selections for large high brix fruit.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: GwenninPR on January 26, 2012, 05:10:11 PM
I made selections for large high brix fruit.

Hey look- another person who needs a refractometer!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: behlgarden on January 26, 2012, 05:11:39 PM
Cherimoya
Lychee
Strawberry
Mango
Pineapple (has to be heavenly fragrant and sweet)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Squam256 on January 26, 2012, 05:19:29 PM
1. Mango
2. Mamey Sapote
3. Cherry
4. Lychee
5. Jakfruit

Honorable mention: Avocado, Canistel, fresh Georgia Peach
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 26, 2012, 05:22:38 PM
I made selections for large high brix fruit.

Hey look- another person who needs a refractometer!

Yeah I need a refractometer, I going off what results the NALPGRU recorded. It would be nice to see my own results with the climatic conditions the plants experience.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: phantomcrab on January 26, 2012, 05:33:32 PM
This is difficult because on a given day any quality fruit can be excellent. In no particular order -
Apricot
Mango
Peach
Pineapple
Raspberry
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Sleepdoc on January 26, 2012, 05:43:13 PM
1. Mango
2. Lychee
3. Jackfruit
4. Avocado (Haas and Fuerte)
5. Pineapple (when it's really good ..)

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on January 26, 2012, 05:48:10 PM
1. Mango
2. Lychee
3. Jackfruit
4. Avocado (Haas and Fuerte)
5. Pineapple (when it's really good ..)
Wouldn't they all have to be really good  ;D  Afer all, do you want a mango purchased in December from Publix ??

rob
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on January 26, 2012, 05:50:47 PM
In order of least to most favorite....
 5). Fuji Apple
 4). Chester thornless Blackberry
 3). Pecan
 2). Brown Turkey Fig
 1) Beef steak tomato  >:( >:( >:( ::) ::) ::) :D :D :D ;)

FOR REAL THOUGH....THIS IS WHAT A TRU TROPICAL FRUITER FIENDS FOR:

1). ROLLINIA (hands down best I've had, possibly a fruit I could eat myself to death with, like horse with hay)
2). Garcinia sp. Fruits/ fresh from FL...like intermedia, livingstoneii, wish there was more I've tasted!
3). Jaboticaba (many varieties, some more than others),  but now I'm big on Cambuca and M. trunciflora and M. spirito santesis!!!!
4). Sapodilla/canistel/mamey all tied
5). Atemoya (maybe my most favorite but listed in 5th for some reason)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: natsgarden123 on January 26, 2012, 05:59:44 PM
1.)  Mango. (Surprise here)
2.) Sapodilla
3.) Lychee
4.) Atemoya :P
5.) Longan


Now the worst....durian (omg), carambolla (overload),Jaboticaba (yuck :'().
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 26, 2012, 06:38:46 PM
1. Mango
2. Peach
3. Cherimoya
4. Japanese Plum
5. Fig

Honorable mention: Lychee, Avocado, Sweet Cherry, Apricot, Tangerine/Mandarin, Pineapple, Apple (an heirloom variety), Valencia Orange (end-of-season), Japanese Persimmon, Comice Pear, Muskmelon, Honeydew.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Sleepdoc on January 26, 2012, 06:45:13 PM

Wouldn't they all have to be really good  ;D  Afer all, do you want a mango purchased in December from Publix ??

rob

True, but since I am at the mercy of Publix for my Pineapple, they are not great most of the time ...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Jacob13 on January 26, 2012, 06:46:11 PM
1) Rambutan
2) Lychee
3) Mango
4) Longan
5) Fig
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tropicalgrower89 on January 26, 2012, 06:57:07 PM
1.) Mamey Sapote
2.) Mango
3.) Annona squamosa.
4.) Manzano Banana
5.) Avocado
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on January 26, 2012, 07:03:36 PM
I'm having a hard time limiting it to 5. I will try and narrow it down to a top 5 eventually. Give me a few days. These are in no particular order.
Watermelon (Most favorite)
Indian Jujube
Purple Mombin
Pineapple
Barbados Cherry
Grapes (Not the green ones, they're good but not favorite fruit list good)
Pluots
Pixie Tangerines
This one container of strawberries I had once. Haven't had another set that good since.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on January 26, 2012, 07:16:07 PM
I'm having a hard time limiting it to 5. I will try and narrow it down to a top 5 eventually. Give me a few days. These are in no particular order.
Watermelon (Most favorite)
Indian Jujube
Purple Mombin
Pineapple
Barbados Cherry
Grapes (Not the green ones, they're good but not favorite fruit list good)
Pluots
Pixie Tangerines
This one container of strawberries I had once. Haven't had another set that good since.
Please tell me you have eaten pluots fresh picked and not referring to store bought.

You know you can grow your own strawberries here.  With proper variety selection and care they will be the best you have had.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on January 26, 2012, 07:27:01 PM
in no particular order:

mango
lychee
sapodilla
jackfruit
mamey sapote

there are others that would make an honorable mention list and could even vie for the top five on any given day.

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Herman on January 26, 2012, 07:33:34 PM
1) Durian
2) Mango
3) Mangosteen
4) Lychee
5) Rambutan
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: lycheeluva on January 26, 2012, 09:43:25 PM
[1). ROLLINIA (hands down best I've had, possibly a fruit I could eat myself to death with, like horse with hay)
2). Garcinia sp. Fruits/ fresh from FL...like intermedia, livingstoneii, wish there was more I've tasted!
3). Jaboticaba (many varieties, some more than others),  but now I'm big on Cambuca and M. trunciflora and M. spirito santesis!!!!
4). Sapodilla/canistel/mamey all tied
5). Atemoya (maybe my most favorite but listed in 5th for some reason)

voting for canistel ahead of lychees, mangosteen and mangoes is truly blasphemous
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JF on January 26, 2012, 09:48:07 PM
Mango
Nispero
Mamey
Avocado
Peach
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: lycheeluva on January 26, 2012, 09:53:27 PM
really surprised to see mangosteen only appearing a couple of time- maybe many of you have not gotten to try it
seems like lychee and mango feature most heavily in top 5- good call peeps.

my top 5 in order are
mauritius lychee
mangosteen
Maha Chanok mango
a very specific red muscat grape only grown in chile
5th would be tied between top notch nectarines, plums, apples, watermelon, jaboticaba and marang

i know taste is subjective but really surprised to see sapodila feature heavily in peoples top 5.
and prickly pear? i really dont get that- ive tried quite a few and while they are ok, they wouldnt make my top 50 list and then add to that,  that ive never managed out of about 20 attempts, to eat a pp without getting spines in my hands and tongue
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on January 26, 2012, 11:52:40 PM
really surprised to see mangosteen only appearing a couple of time- maybe many of you have not gotten to try it
seems like lychee and mango feature most heavily in top 5- good call peeps.

my top 5 in order are
mauritius lychee
mangosteen
Maha Chanok mango
a very specific red muscat grape only grown in chile
5th would be tied between top notch nectarines, plums, apples, watermelon, jaboticaba and marang

i know taste is subjective but really surprised to see sapodila feature heavily in peoples top 5.
and prickly pear? i really dont get that- ive tried quite a few and while they are ok, they wouldnt make my top 50 list and then add to that,  that ive never managed out of about 20 attempts, to eat a pp without getting spines in my hands and tongue
You mean nobody told you NOT to eat the skin  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jb_fla on January 27, 2012, 12:24:14 AM
Lychee

Mulberry
Canistel
Mango
Pomegranate
















Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on January 27, 2012, 12:25:49 AM
voting for canistel ahead of lychees, mangosteen and mangoes is truly blasphemous


these favorites are based upon what i've tasted and can grow lycheeluva.... >:(  sorry I haven't had fresh mangosteen....but I did post it's close relatives high on my limited list of 5 fruit trees....abiu was omitted by mistake as being amazing as sapodilla and others like canistel.  Just my opinion Hass

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tim on January 27, 2012, 01:46:28 AM
Way too difficult with just 5.  These are based on taste alone and not its versatility, in no particular order:

mangosteen
rambutan (maybe pulasan someday, when I'm lucky enough)
mango
cherimoya
sapodilla / fig (perfect tree ripened spread over a piece of toast ) :)
Flavor Queen pluots ... wait, is that six or seven?   ;D


Brown Turkey fig = Tommy Atkins mango
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 27, 2012, 06:01:11 AM
My favorite fruit is the one i pick off my own trees dead ripe! Just about any fruit will be a blissful experience when done that way!  :P
That said it seems that my favorite fruits are the ones that are hardest to get-- have a very short season:
1) Lychee
2) Pulasan
3) Mango
4) Watermelon
5) Mangosteen, close tie with Royal Ann Cherries
 
Fruit i eat the most of and love, but never make it to my favorites list because they're always around:
1) Avocado
2) Banana
3) Coconut
4) Pineapple
5) Papaya
Oscar

Oscar
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FloridaGreenMan on January 27, 2012, 06:48:43 AM
My list is subject to change depending on my fruit mood!

Tropical:
Pulasan
Lychee (Emperor or Haa Kip)
Mango (Florida grown)
Durian
Jakfruit (J-31)

Temperate:
Comice Pears (Oregon Organics)
Peaches(SC or GA)
Figs (fresh)
Pluots
Blueberries













Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: happyisland on January 27, 2012, 07:51:09 AM
Interesting that citrus makes so few appearances, even though they seem to be widely grown. Anyway, here's my boring list, since it repeats the pop hits of the thread so far:

Mango
Mangosteen
Peach (I haven't had a good one since I moved to the tropics... sigh)
Lychee
Tangerine


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Felipe on January 27, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
and prickly pear? i really dont get that- ive tried quite a few and while they are ok, they wouldnt make my top 50 list and then add to that,  that ive never managed out of about 20 attempts, to eat a pp without getting spines in my hands and tongue

Ripe and chilled tunas from a good cultivar in a hot summer day is one of the best things in this world! Ok, maybe it's also a little childhood conditioning, but I can tell you, it's one of the fruits I enjoy the most. And I don't get fed up eating them. I can eat pound after pound... of course without skin and spines  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mangomandan on January 27, 2012, 10:44:27 AM
This thread is a great excuse to try new fruits, or those that we sampled once or twice and didn't appreciate.


murahilin:   Do you grow your own watermelon?  If so, is there a variety that sweetens reliably for you?   I have bad luck with store-bought melons (and apples, and mangos of course.)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: TropicalFruitHunters on January 27, 2012, 11:04:44 AM
Yeah...only five is tough.  I'm sure there are others that can crash the party at any given time!

1.  mangosteen, pulasan, achachairu.  Hard to decide which comes out on top.
2.  longkong
3.  lychee
4.  mango
5.  sugar apples, cherimoya
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: pj1881 (Patrick) on January 27, 2012, 11:27:23 AM
Naval Oranges
Lychees
Apples
Grapes (seedless)
Bananas

Tomatoes arent bad either, they make a good sauce!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: warmwxrules on January 27, 2012, 11:32:57 AM
1. Flavor king pluot
2. White peaches
3. Honeycrisp apple (best ever)
4. Mango (ataulfo)-I've only had a small variety of mangoes
5. Bartlett Pear (must be perfectly ripened)

Honorable mention would be Moro (blood) oranges, avocados and Galia melons.

I really have had little contact with fresh tropical fruits, only canned/frozen...so obviously if I spent a year in Thailand I would probably have a vastly different list.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: North_Tree_Man on January 27, 2012, 11:51:11 AM
   I must protest that this thread is cruel and unusual punishment. Especially since I can only pick five from both temperate and subtropical/tropical.

1- Lychee, Mango, Sweet cherry, Peach/nectarine (plucked straight from the tree), Blueberries...this is like asking me which body part I want cut off!
2- Alpine strawberries, rambutan/pulasan, longan
3- Raspberries/blackberries, tart cherries, grapes, figs, guava, passion fruit, do nuts count? Pecan/walnut/macadamia/coconut
4- plums, apricots, pears, apples, pineapple, orange/tangerine
5- melons, banana, kiwi

unfortunately, I've never tried some of the more exotic tropicals: mangosteen, long kong, jabs, cherimoya, and others.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on January 27, 2012, 11:52:07 AM
This has to be broken down into tropical and non-tropical.  Too many fruits that are great and that I love to do otherwise. On the tropical list is mango, lychee, pulasan, mangosteen, atemoya and pineapple.  On the non-tropical the best for me are cherries, apples, oranges (page or navel), grapes, cherimoyas, peaches and pluots.  All of these are in no particular order.  Oh and cracking into the line up...although I am not a pear lover are the Roayl Riviera Pears I have had from Harry and David.  These are tough to beat when they are at the peak of perfection. Also, blueberries and strawberries, when they are at their ulitmate best can be just as good as any other fruit IMHO. Sorry...as I said, unfair to ask about 5 fruits.

Harry
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 27, 2012, 12:28:23 PM
I was thinking that 5 was not enough... But I wanted to see everyone's top 5 list which was common. So far it looks like Mangoes and Lychees are in the lead. Apples, Plouts, Cherries, and Watermelons seem to be well liked non tropical fruits.

I hope this thread gives people an idea of fruits to take another look at which made other peoples top 5 list. I am now thinking of maybe trying a good variety of Watermelon this year.

Maybe a better idea is listing each fruit with a score from 1 to 10? Start a new thread? hehe
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on January 27, 2012, 02:44:29 PM
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on January 27, 2012, 03:18:03 PM
I was thinking that 5 was not enough... But I wanted to see everyone's top 5 list which was common. So far it looks like Mangoes and Lychees are in the lead. Apples, Plouts, Cherries, and Watermelons seem to be well liked non tropical fruits.

I hope this thread gives people an idea of fruits to take another look at which made other peoples top 5 list. I am now thinking of maybe trying a good variety of Watermelon this year.

Maybe a better idea is listing each fruit with a score from 1 to 10? Start a new thread? hehe

NOT TO SOUND LIKE A RACIST, but if the majority of the group is of a certain ethnic or cultural background, the results of this poll could be biased.... :-\

Certain cultures, value certain flavors and foods more than others, and unfortunately I don't think we have a large presence of these nationalities and backgrounds in our member roster.

I could just be wrong, and stereotyping people...but this is how I felt by reading the top 5's...our roster consists of mainly European and Latin ethnic members....?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Squam256 on January 27, 2012, 04:28:57 PM
Interesting that a lot of people are naming pluots. I like them myself but have never had a fresh one off the tree to compare.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 27, 2012, 04:33:40 PM
Interesting that a lot of people are naming pluots. I like them myself but have never had a fresh one off the tree to compare.

I would add plouts to the list if I could make a top 10... Yes they are that good, some of them taste just like fresh fruit punch.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tim on January 27, 2012, 04:44:31 PM
Interesting that a lot of people are naming pluots. I like them myself but have never had a fresh one off the tree to compare.

I can't speak for other cultivars because I never cared much for them, a combination of things ranging from tart to too sweet while others with extremely tart skin.  But the Flavor Queen pluots grown locally here are heavenly  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Fruitguy on January 27, 2012, 04:52:59 PM
Top 5 in no particular order:

Durian
Pulasan
Cherapu
Mango
Watermelon

That said, I'll eat almost any fruit (and there are LOTS of other fantastic fruit - tropical, subtropical and temperate) however two exceptions immediately come to mind:  Surinam-cherry and Noni!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FloridaGreenMan on January 27, 2012, 07:38:28 PM
Here's a few for the fruit hall of shame 

1) Noni (smells like an outhouse)
2) Quince (tastes like soft wood)
3) Kiwano / African Horned melon (why are these even sold?)
4) Pond Apple (Annona glabra) Racoons love them 
 
Also in this group, are those Mangos grown in places like Peru and Mexico that are picked a month before they
are mature, then refrigerated, hot dipped according to USDA requirements and sold here in Florida and elsewhere
in the US for 50cts to $1. The vast majority of these are HORRIBLE     
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 27, 2012, 07:57:25 PM
Here's a few for the fruit hall of shame 

1) Noni (smells like an outhouse)
2) Quince (tastes like soft wood)
3) Kiwano / African Horned melon (why are these even sold?)
4) Pond Apple (Annona glabra) Racoons love them 
 
Also in this group, are those Mangos grown in places like Peru and Mexico that are picked a month before they
are mature, then refrigerated, hot dipped according to USDA requirements and sold here in Florida and elsewhere
in the US for 50cts to $1. The vast majority of these are HORRIBLE     

Noni, i think it's more of a medicinal. Don't see anybody claiming it's a pleasure fruit.  :o
Membrillo, a canned paste made from quince is extremely popular in S. America. Guess it's not one of those out of hand fruits.
Kiwano, makes nice salad dressing if you mash them a bit. Can become invasive here, and nasty thorny groundcover.
Pond apple, was used as rootstock here for other annonas, but most nurseries have abandoned that.
Oscar
Oscar
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DuncanYoung on January 27, 2012, 10:00:01 PM
Top Five;

Mango
Avocado
Guava
Banana
Pineapple
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 27, 2012, 11:01:53 PM
Here's a few for the fruit hall of shame 

1) Noni (smells like an outhouse)
2) Quince (tastes like soft wood)
3) Kiwano / African Horned melon (why are these even sold?)
4) Pond Apple (Annona glabra) Racoons love them 
 
Also in this group, are those Mangos grown in places like Peru and Mexico that are picked a month before they
are mature, then refrigerated, hot dipped according to USDA requirements and sold here in Florida and elsewhere
in the US for 50cts to $1. The vast majority of these are HORRIBLE     

That would be the infamous Tommy Atkins mango, wouldn't it?  (I'm thinkin' I wanna grow noni for its medicinal value.  Who knows when it might come in handy!)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tropicdude on January 28, 2012, 01:30:08 AM
@John  Its not so much the variety, its the packing / shipping process,  they pick them way before they are ripe, then the US, requires a special treatment were they dip the mangoes in hot water , then cool water. then they refrigerate them for shipping.  Some mango varieties hold up better under this torture than others, Keitt is becoming more popular for export/import now, because they can be picked green, and still ripen up ok.

Even those lousy mangoes in the stores, from wherever, are probably pretty good, if you were to pick them off the tree ripe in the country they grew in.  in the DR, the varieties i have seen that are used for export are: Keitt ( current favorite replacing others ) Palmer, Tommy Atkins, Haden, and "Banilejo" for the Dominican market up in NY local favorite , a fibrous little mango, very sweet.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on January 28, 2012, 07:32:18 AM
This thread is a great excuse to try new fruits, or those that we sampled once or twice and didn't appreciate.


murahilin:   Do you grow your own watermelon?  If so, is there a variety that sweetens reliably for you?   I have bad luck with store-bought melons (and apples, and mangos of course.)
This isn't really watermelon growing country down here.  You have to go up farther north in the State, and the best are grown out of the state.  During watermelon season (mid summer, drive down 441between Lake Worth Road to just south of Boynton Beach Boulevard.  You will find people selling watermelons on the side of the road.  You must be cautious and ask questions to ensure their origin (some are actually brought directly from the fields but some people do nothing more than pick them up from the packing houses so they are the same, or similar, to what you'd get in Publix).  Find the right person and you will get an excellent melon.  Of course, you must know how to pick them by weight and sound (growing up in Pennsylvania, we had friends who grew watermelons, yellow ones to be precise, and the best damn watermelon you ever had..he taught me how to pick a watermelon).  Its the non-commercial heirloom varieties that will be the best but since they don't do well commercially for various reasons, you will be hard pressed to find them down here.  Go up to North Carolina and search out the right farms and you might.

Don't get me started about apples.  I worked at my friends apple orchard in high school where they grew at least 20 different varieties.  After eating a fresh picked tree ripened apple, you will never grab one of those gas chambered store bought ones again.  Same with pears and plums (now of course as for pears, and stated earlier by Harry, nothing beats a "Cream of the Crop" Royal Riviera from Harry and Davids.  "The Favorites" aren't bad but the "Cream of the Crop" are truly amazing.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: GwenninPR on January 28, 2012, 07:49:00 AM

Certain cultures, value certain flavors and foods more than others, and unfortunately I don't think we have a large presence of these nationalities and backgrounds in our member roster.

I could just be wrong, and stereotyping people...but this is how I felt by reading the top 5's...our roster consists of mainly European and Latin ethnic members....?

I guess we need to get more Indian, Asian, and African members! 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: GwenninPR on January 28, 2012, 07:53:52 AM
My list is going to look really odd, but if we are talking any fruit, the ones I would miss the most if I couldn't have them ever again:
1) blueberries
2) raspberries
3) strawberries
4) mango
5) banana

But what other fruit are totally yummy and I jump at the chance to eat them:
Mangosteen, sapodilla, pineapple, rollinia, rambutan/pulasan, apricots, cherimoya just to mane a few.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mangomandan on January 28, 2012, 08:18:01 AM
This thread is a great excuse to try new fruits, or those that we sampled once or twice and didn't appreciate.


murahilin:   Do you grow your own watermelon?  If so, is there a variety that sweetens reliably for you?   I have bad luck with store-bought melons (and apples, and mangos of course.)
This isn't really watermelon growing country down here.  You have to go up farther north in the State, and the best are grown out of the state.  During watermelon season (mid summer, drive down 441between Lake Worth Road to just south of Boynton Beach Boulevard.  You will find people selling watermelons on the side of the road.  You must be cautious and ask questions to ensure their origin (some are actually brought directly from the fields but some people do nothing more than pick them up from the packing houses so they are the same, or similar, to what you'd get in Publix).  Find the right person and you will get an excellent melon.  Of course, you must know how to pick them by weight and sound (growing up in Pennsylvania, we had friends who grew watermelons, yellow ones to be precise, and the best damn watermelon you ever had..he taught me how to pick a watermelon).  Its the non-commercial heirloom varieties that will be the best but since they don't do well commercially for various reasons, you will be hard pressed to find them down here.  Go up to North Carolina and search out the right farms and you might.

Don't get me started about apples.  I worked at my friends apple orchard in high school where they grew at least 20 different varieties.  After eating a fresh picked tree ripened apple, you will never grab one of those gas chambered store bought ones again.  Same with pears and plums (now of course as for pears, and stated earlier by Harry, nothing beats a "Cream of the Crop" Royal Riviera from Harry and Davids.  "The Favorites" aren't bad but the "Cream of the Crop" are truly amazing.

Thanks for the tips.   I'm so old that I can actually remember eating a Red Delicious apple that was delicious.  My uncle planted the tree in Michigan in the fifties. Absolutely no comparison to the beautifully bland apples sold these days.   We also went apple picking, so got fresh Macs and Jonathans and snow apples.  Yumm.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 28, 2012, 09:24:32 AM
In general, Washington State apples (supermarket apples) are nothing but looks and long storage life.  They barely have any flavor.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Rtreid on January 28, 2012, 10:11:55 AM
In no particular order,

Cherry
Mango
lychee
mangosteen
peach
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 28, 2012, 04:31:42 PM

Certain cultures, value certain flavors and foods more than others, and unfortunately I don't think we have a large presence of these nationalities and backgrounds in our member roster.

I could just be wrong, and stereotyping people...but this is how I felt by reading the top 5's...our roster consists of mainly European and Latin ethnic members....?

I guess we need to get more Indian, Asian, and African members!

If you look at the member map you will see you are right, but with time i'm sure some asian/indian members will join. Africa is much more difficult to get anyone that has internet access.
Oscar
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: siafu on January 29, 2012, 12:51:02 PM

I have difficulty selecting an absolute top 5 fruits.

My problem is that ANY delicious fruit eaten too often, eventually loses its appeal.

I often have these WOW moments from simple things like a really good pear, plum or orange.
Top notch temperate/common fruits can all be very delicious, except they are not exotic or rare in my/our minds.
Basically, we take them for granted.

Having said that, these fruits rate high in my list because
they can be very good, and most they are not easy to come by, here:

1. Mangosteen
2. LongKong
3. Durian
4. sugar apples (love them)
5. lychees



Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 30, 2012, 04:54:54 AM
I'd like to sugest this as another FAQ as it seems to come up so often on forums and newsgroups. Maybe a poll could be done and fruits could be rated on a scale from 1-10 by all?
Oscar

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 30, 2012, 02:04:51 PM
I agree with this, we should have a scale rating for all the fruits 1-10. Including temperate climate fruits such as raspberries and apples for comparison. Should be a sticky post/FAQ with a poll and rating with about 30-40 fruits on the list. Taking all the fruits mentioned in this thread and rating them would be a good start.

Here is an example of how we could do a new thread fruit rating post.

Apple: Taste 8 /Texture 10, Fresh/Juice/Prepared(order in which the fruit is best used, prepared includes baked, canned, salad, wine, etc.)

Coconut: Taste 7 / Texture 7, Juice/Prepared/Fresh

Dragonfruit: Taste 8 / Texture 8, Fresh/Juice

Lychee: Taste 9 / Texture 10, Fresh/Juice

Sapodilla: Taste 8 / Texture 6, Fresh/Prepared/Juice
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on January 30, 2012, 03:16:12 PM
I agree with this, we should have a scale rating for all the fruits 1-10. Including temperate climate fruits such as raspberries and apples for comparison. Should be a sticky post/FAQ with a poll and rating with about 30-40 fruits on the list. Taking all the fruits mentioned in this thread and rating them would be a good start.

Here is an example of how we could do a new thread fruit rating post.

Apple: Taste 8 /Texture 10, Fresh/Juice/Prepared(order in which the fruit is best used, prepared includes baked, canned, salad, wine, etc.)

Coconut: Taste 7 / Texture 7, Juice/Prepared/Fresh

Dragonfruit: Taste 8 / Texture 8, Fresh/Juice

Lychee: Taste 9 / Texture 10, Fresh/Juice

Sapodilla: Taste 8 / Texture 6, Fresh/Prepared/Juice
There would have to be a disclaimer to kee the rating honest:  All fruits arated based on fresh grown/picked and/or tree ripened.  You can't compare an apple picked and eaten directly from an orchard to those purchased from a grocery store.

Also, you are giving dragonfuit way too much props/credit.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Jackfruitwhisperer69 on January 30, 2012, 03:53:31 PM
Well, There are so many to choose from! :)

My Top 5
1.Marula
2.Lychee
3.Fig's
4.Cherimoya
5.Watermelon

In South Africa, Marula is king and the rest follow's :), They are absolutely Fantastic!!! Has anyone tried Marula?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on January 30, 2012, 04:17:56 PM
I agree with this, we should have a scale rating for all the fruits 1-10. Including temperate climate fruits such as raspberries and apples for comparison. Should be a sticky post/FAQ with a poll and rating with about 30-40 fruits on the list. Taking all the fruits mentioned in this thread and rating them would be a good start.

Here is an example of how we could do a new thread fruit rating post.

Apple: Taste 8 /Texture 10, Fresh/Juice/Prepared(order in which the fruit is best used, prepared includes baked, canned, salad, wine, etc.)

Coconut: Taste 7 / Texture 7, Juice/Prepared/Fresh

Dragonfruit: Taste 8 / Texture 8, Fresh/Juice

Lychee: Taste 9 / Texture 10, Fresh/Juice

Sapodilla: Taste 8 / Texture 6, Fresh/Prepared/Juice
There would have to be a disclaimer to kee the rating honest:  All fruits arated based on fresh grown/picked and/or tree ripened.  You can't compare an apple picked and eaten directly from an orchard to those purchased from a grocery store.

Also, you are giving dragonfuit way too much props/credit.

Bsbullie,

I thought the same until I tasted a vine ripened good variety fruit. The stuff carried in most grocery stores and farmers markets are trash. I tasted a fruit from Rodney's Vietnamese Giant. There is a wide variation in fruit quality of the Dragon Fruit.

'Vietnamese Giant' Dragon Fruit
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EvLxKIEe9V8/TrCxj5dXRCI/AAAAAAAABnU/KIDK1RkQkhE/s400/P1030188.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DnKAQ6uSRT8/TrCxkSNp_NI/AAAAAAAABnk/YOJiKSqQVvI/s400/P1030189.JPG)

Jack,

I have not tried Marula, but have heard wonderful things about it. I am sort of growing it, I got seedlings from a friend which we then planted them into a local wilderness space. I am hoping the seedlings thrive eventually providing fruit and nuts.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on January 30, 2012, 05:17:55 PM
I'd like to sugest this as another FAQ as it seems to come up so often on forums and newsgroups. Maybe a poll could be done and fruits could be rated on a scale from 1-10 by all?
Oscar

Good idea! I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tomas on January 30, 2012, 09:40:01 PM
Lets pretend berries are fruits too for a moment so I can mention cloudberries. I could eat myself sick on those right off the bushes. The best fruit/berry ever, with a complex out-of-this-world sour flavor.  After that comes mango and all that jazz than everyone else has listed.

Tomas
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on January 30, 2012, 10:38:11 PM
Lets pretend berries are fruits too for a moment so I can mention cloudberries. I could eat myself sick on those right off the bushes. The best fruit/berry ever, with a complex out-of-this-world sour flavor.  After that comes mango and all that jazz than everyone else has listed.

Tomas

What do you mean berries aren't fruit?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Redfoot on January 31, 2012, 03:38:59 AM
My top 5 would have to be:

Mango- nothing beats the perfect mango
Lychees- highly addictive and a close second
Watermelon- end of May Georgia watermelons are perfect
Avocados- hated them growing up, love them now
Blueberries - ripe rabbiteye from my farm in NW Florida
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: CoPlantNut on January 31, 2012, 01:33:42 PM
Lets pretend berries are fruits too for a moment so I can mention cloudberries. I could eat myself sick on those right off the bushes. The best fruit/berry ever, with a complex out-of-this-world sour flavor.  After that comes mango and all that jazz than everyone else has listed.

Tomas

I have to agree- cloudberries are among my favorite fruits (Ugni molinae, or Chilean Guava, which I am growing, are a close second).  I've tried growing cloudberries but they always croak over the summer- apparently the lower elevations of Colorado are still too warm for them.  Perhaps if I owned some mountaintop tundra property...

Has anyone tried growing cloudberries in containers and bringing them inside to avoid the heat of summer?  I know this isn't exactly a tropical fruit ("arctic fruit" may be a better description) but it is very tasty, even with the large seeds.

   Kevin
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: simon_grow on January 31, 2012, 07:07:49 PM
Mango
Lychee
Cherimoya
Dragonfruit-preferably with Brix close to 18.0, red or purple fleshed unless its the yellow DF
Mara Des Boise/Chilean Guava 8)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tomas on February 01, 2012, 10:27:36 PM
Hi Kevin,

Glad to hear that there are others that also enjoy cloudberries. I Sweden where I grew up they grow in the semi-swampy bog and you pick them in August. You have to be equipped with 3 things to pick cloudberries: tall boots, bug spray, and an alert eye for bears.  They only grow in the Northern part of Sweden. Too hot in the southern Sweden for cloudberries. Imagine that. Anyway, you asked about growing cloudberries in containers. Yes you can do that and there are different cultivares too to choose from. There are places in Sweden that sell cloudberries in pots but I have never tried myself.

Tomas
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Gouralata on July 31, 2012, 01:33:31 PM
Tuttong
Nyekek
Durian utan
Okak
Isu

gouralata
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: TnTrobbie on July 31, 2012, 02:02:32 PM
1) Mango
2) Pommerac (Malay Apple)
3) Banana
4) Sapodilla
5) Governer Plum (Hog Plum)

Honourable mention: Portugal (Trinidad Clementine)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: luc on July 31, 2012, 03:34:00 PM
To Floridagreenman :  Also in this group, are those Mangos grown in places like Peru and Mexico that are picked a month before they
are mature, then refrigerated, hot dipped according to USDA requirements and sold here in Florida and elsewhere
in the US for 50cts to $1. The vast majority of these are HORRIBLE 

You should try the same fruits ripened on the trees here !!!!

My list :

Temperate fruits:

The good old fashion white peaches my grandma used to grow back home in Belgium
Pears idem as above
Plum ' Reine Claude '
Cherries
The strawberries I used to grow back home

Tropical fruit :

Durion and Chempedak
Marang and Mangosteen
Litchee
Mango
Several Eugenias , Myrciarias and Plinia edulis

Since there is still a lot of fruits that I have not tasted yet , this list may change over the years.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: VyVy on July 31, 2012, 03:37:30 PM
1. sugar apple
2. durian
3. mangosteen
4. longan
5. jackfruit
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on July 31, 2012, 03:41:58 PM
1) Mango
2) Pommerac (Malay Apple)
3) Banana
4) Sapodilla
5) Governer Plum (Hog Plum)

Honourable mention: Portugal (Trinidad Clementine)

Do you know any where to get pommerac in S FL?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jcaldeira on July 31, 2012, 03:42:50 PM
A poll on Top Favorite Fruits can be voted on and read at the link below.  I urrge those who have not yet voted in the poll to add your thinking.

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=16.msg55#msg55 (http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=16.msg55#msg55)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SWRancher on July 31, 2012, 05:18:20 PM
1. Lychee
2. Mango
3. Cherry
4. Pineapple
5. Peach
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BMc on July 31, 2012, 06:38:04 PM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tropicdude on July 31, 2012, 09:21:55 PM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee

There must be something magical in those Austrailian black sapotes,  the ones I tried were ok, and I only prefer them in a milkshake with some milk and sugar added.  but I have noticed in Aussie forums that folks down there just go bonkers for them. and now i see you listed it above Mango here.   this may be considered blasphemy by some folks  ;D   

So my guess is that you guys have some tastier sweeter Black Sapote cultivars.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: TnTrobbie on July 31, 2012, 09:24:53 PM
1) Mango
2) Pommerac (Malay Apple)
3) Banana
4) Sapodilla
5) Governer Plum (Hog Plum)

Honourable mention: Portugal (Trinidad Clementine)

Do you know any where to get pommerac in S FL?

Hi murahilin

I had no luck sourcing pommerac fruit in S FL. Almost bought the tree, but if you've seen those trees untamed....they are towering.

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BMc on July 31, 2012, 09:59:39 PM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee

There must be something magical in those Austrailian black sapotes,  the ones I tried were ok, and I only prefer them in a milkshake with some milk and sugar added.  but I have noticed in Aussie forums that folks down there just go bonkers for them. and now i see you listed it above Mango here.   this may be considered blasphemy by some folks  ;D   

So my guess is that you guys have some tastier sweeter Black Sapote cultivars.

I enjoy them immensely, as does my son. He's 16 months and goes nuts whenever he sees one!
I'm sure some selections here are a big step up from what's over there, especially hearing you have little to no named and grafted varieties readily available. The other big factor is that the BS fruits in the dead middle of winter, when good fruit are scarce (other than a glut of citrus). So many fruits compete against each other in late summer and there are huge volumes of them all, so they have much tougher competition being a seasonal favourite. In mid/late summer I've been known to throw mangoes and passionfruit at the cockatoos trying to steal lychees or 'play' with my baby rollinia. The fruit I forgot from that list would be Atemoya, which I would actually put at #3. Lychee then goes to #6 and Jakfruit comes in at #7  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on July 31, 2012, 10:24:03 PM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee

There must be something magical in those Austrailian black sapotes,  the ones I tried were ok, and I only prefer them in a milkshake with some milk and sugar added.  but I have noticed in Aussie forums that folks down there just go bonkers for them. and now i see you listed it above Mango here.   this may be considered blasphemy by some folks  ;D   

So my guess is that you guys have some tastier sweeter Black Sapote cultivars.

Or maybe the australians are very mango poor?: KP1, KP2, KP3, and Bowens. HAHAHA
Seriously though, they do have better selection of the black sapotes than we do for sure!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BMc on August 01, 2012, 12:06:59 AM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee

There must be something magical in those Austrailian black sapotes,  the ones I tried were ok, and I only prefer them in a milkshake with some milk and sugar added.  but I have noticed in Aussie forums that folks down there just go bonkers for them. and now i see you listed it above Mango here.   this may be considered blasphemy by some folks  ;D   

So my guess is that you guys have some tastier sweeter Black Sapote cultivars.

Or maybe the australians are very mango poor?: KP1, KP2, KP3, and Bowens. HAHAHA
Seriously though, they do have better selection of the black sapotes than we do for sure!

 ;D
Nah, we've got all the others (not the next minute FL hype though), we just use them to throw at the bats raiding the KP trees  :P
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: cyclonenat on August 01, 2012, 12:22:48 AM
Hi everyone my favourite fruit i have tasted no tropicals really lol

1 Mango / Golden Queen Peach
2 Black Doris Plum / Tamarillos
3 Lemonade Citrus
4 Lemonade Apple
5 All Berries

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on August 01, 2012, 08:38:24 AM
Hi murahilin

I had no luck sourcing pommerac fruit in S FL. Almost bought the tree, but if you've seen those trees untamed....they are towering.

I planted a tree at my mom's house about 6 years ago and its around 10 ft tall now but it hasn't flowered or fruited yet. They can get pretty tall but I think it should be manageable with proper pruning. I doubt any of the large trees that I've seen in Trinidad were ever pruned.

An airlayered or grafted pommerac may be slower growing. I am not sure though.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 01, 2012, 10:56:06 AM
I think I listed 5 favorites before but I was younger then and have a more mature palate now.How about
1 luang
2 gumpun
3 red prawn
4 gaan yeow
5 montong
I know what people are thinking.What about D197 or Laplae, let alone longkong.They will have to sit this list out.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tropicdude on August 01, 2012, 11:55:13 AM
@BMc  you are correct , the ones i have tried were "no name" seedlings.  I have a potted tree that has not fruited yet, but I think eventually I will top work it, and graft some named varieties, I noticed on another thread that there are some named varieties available in Florida, so maybe on one of my trips there, I will get some scions.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 01, 2012, 03:57:12 PM
BMc is correct about black sapotes and many people love them and abius as well.With the big chill this winter the mangoes and lychees are spazzing out with extra flowers and a bumper season is on the way.I will be able to assume my alter ego of the Flying Fox of the Far North.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 01, 2012, 06:45:15 PM
1. noni fruit
2. cannonball fruit
3. sausage fruit
4. wood apple
5. tommy atkins mango

Oh! Sorry. I thought this was another rerun of least favorite fruits. OOps.  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on August 01, 2012, 07:15:24 PM
For sake of simplicity can we just rename this thread "which are you top five mango cultivars?"  ;D

Mango ties for first 5 times over, because of its world wide popularity, and intense variation of fruit.



Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: GwenninPR on August 01, 2012, 07:35:19 PM
Tuttong
Nyekek
Durian utan
Okak
Isu

gouralata

Do you like Durian?  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: GwenninPR on August 01, 2012, 07:39:17 PM


Tropical fruit :

Durion and Chempedak
Marang and Mangosteen
Litchee
Mango
Several Eugenias , Myrciarias and Plinia edulis

Since there is still a lot of fruits that I have not tasted yet , this list may change over the years.

Hummm- Plinia edulis -commonly called Cambucá.  As I looked at Govardham gardens selection, this was on my want list.....
Luc- can you describe the taste?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jez251 on August 01, 2012, 10:03:54 PM
Someone said this earlier, maybe Oscar, and it's true for me as well. The best fruits are the ones eaten at their peak of ripeness, preferably fresly picked. The other day I had some cantaloupe which was excellent. And I usually don't like it much. Same thing happened with watermelon. By the way, there sure are a lot of people who highly esteem watermelon. That was surprising!

Favorites nonetheless would be:

Peach
Lychee
Persimmon
Loquat
Orange

Jaime
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BMc on August 01, 2012, 10:12:12 PM
I think I listed 5 favorites before but I was younger then and have a more mature palate now.How about
1 luang
2 gumpun
3 red prawn
4 gaan yeow
5 montong
I know what people are thinking.What about D197 or Laplae, let alone longkong.They will have to sit this list out.

Is Prawn Brain and Red Prawn the same thing? They all look like brains anyways.
I'll be in Cairns from the 14th of the month, I'll send you a message to see if you'll be in town...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 01, 2012, 10:57:44 PM
No worries BMc, 90% sure I'll be around.Come around.
Forget prawns brains it is red prawn, which is of course quite different from raw prawn but few come the raw prawn with me.Maybe we could all do with more brains (aka durian).I think I have 5 different favourites now,
1 Amberjack
2 Mankut
3 Bing like the californians I just ate.
4 Monkey banana
5 KJ Pinks
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bananimal on August 02, 2012, 01:08:59 AM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee

There must be something magical in those Austrailian black sapotes,  the ones I tried were ok, and I only prefer them in a milkshake with some milk and sugar added.  but I have noticed in Aussie forums that folks down there just go bonkers for them. and now i see you listed it above Mango here.   this may be considered blasphemy by some folks  ;D   

So my guess is that you guys have some tastier sweeter Black Sapote cultivars.

Or maybe the australians are very mango poor?: KP1, KP2, KP3, and Bowens. HAHAHA
Seriously though, they do have better selection of the black sapotes than we do for sure!

 ;D
Nah, we've got all the others (not the next minute FL hype though), we just use them to throw at the bats raiding the KP trees  :P
Instead of wasting mangos on the fox bats why not cook them up.  I mean the bats.

recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/bats-delicacy.htm
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Saltcayman on August 02, 2012, 01:47:45 AM
1 cherimoya
2 mangosteen
3 jackruit
4 mango
5 lychee

But it seems I have dozens if not hundreds more to try. Looking forward to it:).
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 02, 2012, 01:59:53 AM
Top five fruits--

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 02, 2012, 02:51:30 AM
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Instead of wasting mangos on the fox bats why not cook them up.  I mean the bats.

recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/bats-delicacy.htm

Guess you haven't heard? Totally illegal to touch a bat in Australia. Farmers have to spend huge amounts of money using netting. One farmer that was using electrical shock system to protect his crops against bats was heavily fined. It's much safer to insult their prime minister than to touch a bat wing.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 02, 2012, 02:55:33 AM
Someone said this earlier, maybe Oscar, and it's true for me as well. The best fruits are the ones eaten at their peak of ripeness, preferably fresly picked. The other day I had some cantaloupe which was excellent. And I usually don't like it much. Same thing happened with watermelon. By the way, there sure are a lot of people who highly esteem watermelon. That was surprising!

Favorites nonetheless would be:

Peach
Lychee
Persimmon
Loquat
Orange

Jaime

Why does watermelon surprise you Jaime? That's on my top 5 fruits! A good watermelon on a hot day is heavenly divine! Some of the old watermelon cultivars are also 10X better than any of the junkie supermarket watermelons available today.
About frame of mind, for kids the best fruit is the watermelon stolen from the farmer's field...you know, forbidden fruit?  ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 02, 2012, 03:16:17 AM


Why does watermelon surprise you Jaime? That's on my top 5 fruits! A good watermelon on a hot day is heavenly divine! Some of the old watermelon cultivars are also 10X better than any of the junkie supermarket watermelons available today.
About frame of mind, for kids the best fruit is the watermelon stolen from the farmer's field...you know, forbidden fruit?  ;)


Watermelon is not from a fruit tree but>>>>>
I always eat lots of watermelon in the summer heat. I fact eaten nothing but watermelon for 5 days as a cleanse. You piss a lot. Seeded only of course same as you.

Watermelon needs honorable mention as fruit. Really its a huge swollen cucumber, same family but originating in Africa
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 02, 2012, 03:31:53 AM


Why does watermelon surprise you Jaime? That's on my top 5 fruits! A good watermelon on a hot day is heavenly divine! Some of the old watermelon cultivars are also 10X better than any of the junkie supermarket watermelons available today.
About frame of mind, for kids the best fruit is the watermelon stolen from the farmer's field...you know, forbidden fruit?  ;)


Watermelon is not from a fruit tree but>>>>>
I always eat lots of watermelon in the summer heat. I fact eaten nothing but watermelon for 5 days as a cleanse. You piss a lot. Seeded only of course same as you.

Watermelon needs honorable mention as fruit. Really its a huge swollen cucumber, same family but originating in Africa

Watermelon makes for an excellent cleanse or fast.
Not all fruits come from trees. Many fruits are from vines, for example: passionfruits, grapes, casabanana, gac. They don't need honorable mention, they are real fruits. 
FYI, watermelon was so popular amongst native americans that when first european colonizers landed on east coast of 13 colonies the indigenous peoples already had watermelon! How did they get it? From long chain of tribal exchanges. South america was colonized first and watermelon introduced there by europeans engaging in slave trade. A very long chain of tribal exchanges carried those watermelon seeds all the way up to north america. So the native americans knew a good fruit!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 02, 2012, 04:28:09 AM
Oscar the electrified firefoxes were banned because they would kill hundreds of flying foxes including the spectacled flying fox which has declined dramatically.The grower refused to net in spite of subsidies and defied the order to stop.Flying foxes are keystone pollinators and fruit dispersers in natural vegetation.If you eat a flying fox you smell like it in a couple of days.The taste like beefy rubber bands.
Bitter melon is held in high regard in SE Asia as are the winter melons.I woul prefer mango melon and good rock melons myself.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 02, 2012, 07:13:49 AM
Bing like the californians I just ate.

Mike-T>>>
Most cherries come from Washington State which has great areas of irrigated fruits of all kinds. Not near the coast but away from it and on the East side of the Cascades. California is a small player in cherries but I have seen them in markets. Lots of cherries grown in Michigan but I think just about all stay in the mid-West. I don't think I have ever seen any

But it is from Washington state that cherries get sent all over America. And now I know Australia too. They ship well. The early harvest is expensive, tart and not so ripe, you have to wait as the harvest progresses and the cherries get picked closer to ripeness
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 02, 2012, 07:17:34 AM


Watermelon makes for an excellent cleanse or fast.
Not all fruits come from trees. Many fruits are from vines, for example: passionfruits, grapes, casabanana, gac. They don't need honorable mention, they are real fruits. 
FYI, watermelon was so popular amongst native americans that when first european colonizers landed on east coast of 13 colonies the indigenous peoples already had watermelon! How did they get it? From long chain of tribal exchanges. South america was colonized first and watermelon introduced there by europeans engaging in slave trade. A very long chain of tribal exchanges carried those watermelon seeds all the way up to north america. So the native americans knew a good fruit!

Yeah but grapes, passionfruit, casabana come from vines that exist for years. Watermelon comes off a vine that dies, must be replanted each year same as carrots or cucumbers. Grape vines can produce for decades same as good fruit trees and grapes grow on a woody vine. No wood in the watermelon plant
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 02, 2012, 07:35:23 AM

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Zands thanks for the info and tomorrow I'll give those lying hounds a piece of my mind.Californian produce indeed and I would not have forked out more than $4/lb for washington state cherries.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on August 02, 2012, 09:40:18 AM
Yeah but grapes, passionfruit, casabana come from vines that exist for years. Watermelon comes off a vine that dies, must be replanted each year same as carrots or cucumbers. Grape vines can produce for decades same as good fruit trees and grapes grow on a woody vine. No wood in the watermelon plant

Even though the plant is not long lived, it does not change the fact that watermelon is a fruit.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 02, 2012, 09:40:44 AM

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Zands thanks for the info and tomorrow I'll give those lying hounds a piece of my mind.Californian produce indeed and I would not have forked out more than $4/lb for washington state cherries.


Right now they go for $2 in Florida though at start of cherry season the price is $3.50. Cherries are a real treat....Wikipedia says they are a commercial crop in Australia but due to global economics is just might be that Washington State cherries are less expensive than Australia grown cherries where you live. Same reason all I see in South Florida is Australia and NZ raised lamb even though America has a large lamb industry.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on August 02, 2012, 09:44:11 AM
Hummm- Plinia edulis -commonly called Cambucá.  As I looked at Govardham gardens selection, this was on my want list.....
Luc- can you describe the taste?


It's pretty good Gwenn. You should definitely get one.

Here is a post I made after eating one for the first time: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=491.0 (http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=491.0)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 02, 2012, 09:45:41 AM
Yeah but grapes, passionfruit, casabana come from vines that exist for years. Watermelon comes off a vine that dies, must be replanted each year same as carrots or cucumbers. Grape vines can produce for decades same as good fruit trees and grapes grow on a woody vine. No wood in the watermelon plant

Even though the plant is not long lived, it does not change the fact that watermelon is a fruit.

Same as tomatoes, peppers, zucchini are the fruit of a plant, but an annual plant. Though in Florida you can have hot pepper plants that live four years or so and develop a woody trunk. I saw one four feet tall. I believe tomato plants also can live a few years in Florida.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 02, 2012, 05:12:57 PM


Watermelon makes for an excellent cleanse or fast.
Not all fruits come from trees. Many fruits are from vines, for example: passionfruits, grapes, casabanana, gac. They don't need honorable mention, they are real fruits. 
FYI, watermelon was so popular amongst native americans that when first european colonizers landed on east coast of 13 colonies the indigenous peoples already had watermelon! How did they get it? From long chain of tribal exchanges. South america was colonized first and watermelon introduced there by europeans engaging in slave trade. A very long chain of tribal exchanges carried those watermelon seeds all the way up to north america. So the native americans knew a good fruit!

Yeah but grapes, passionfruit, casabana come from vines that exist for years. Watermelon comes off a vine that dies, must be replanted each year same as carrots or cucumbers. Grape vines can produce for decades same as good fruit trees and grapes grow on a woody vine. No wood in the watermelon plant

Where in the definition of fruit, etiher botanical or common usage, does it say it has to be perennial or be from a woody tree? That is only in your imagination. All melons and watermelons are fruits. Don't think you'll ever see them described as vegetables.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BMc on August 02, 2012, 06:47:16 PM

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Zands thanks for the info and tomorrow I'll give those lying hounds a piece of my mind.Californian produce indeed and I would not have forked out more than $4/lb for washington state cherries.


Right now they go for $2 in Florida though at start of cherry season the price is $3.50. Cherries are a real treat....Wikipedia says they are a commercial crop in Australia but due to global economics is just might be that Washington State cherries are less expensive than Australia grown cherries where you live. Same reason all I see in South Florida is Australia and NZ raised lamb even though America has a large lamb industry.


Its more that we are in the other hemisphere and cherries from the opposite end of the earth provide some winter cheer.
Lamb is a bit different - we have far more sheep/lamb than people here and in NZ the ratio is something like 1000000:1 in favour of the ships and lum. We've got to send them somewhere.

We get lots of fruit from USA (stonefruits, citrus), Mexico (mangoes), China (lychees), and Thailand (Durian, Mangosteen etc) in the winter. Problem is that they just about all come through the big 2 supermarkets and by the time the American stuff gets here it is pretty scungy and the marketers dont know a lot about tropical fruit, so we end up with unappealing brown lychees and mangosteen on the shelves - further lessening consumer demand.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 03, 2012, 02:23:23 AM

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I have changed my mind again and after trying one of the gold series pineapples I can find room on my list for those.It makes me feel sad for the cayennes but some people enjoy sourness and a lack of flavor.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 03, 2012, 04:22:10 AM
Mike, are you the unfaithful type? Changing your top favorites every time you eat a new fruit?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on August 03, 2012, 04:28:17 AM
You've caught me out Oscar, I am guilty of pomological infidelity.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Pancrazio on August 03, 2012, 05:53:51 AM
Don't get me started about apples.  I worked at my friends apple orchard in high school where they grew at least 20 different varieties.  After eating a fresh picked tree ripened apple, you will never grab one of those gas chambered store bought ones again. 

Oh, finally someone says it. :) Apples get lots of undeserved blame on this forum.  ;)

While i recognize that this post are made for fun, i see that they fail in taking account one important thing, that some of you already said; much of the enjoyement of a fruit depends from the environment; i'm not just talking about cultural background. I'm talking about the simple temperature outside your house, and the season.
A chilled watermelon is really hard to beat in an hot summer day. BUT, when the late days of october come, same can be said for roasted chestnuts (possibly eaten while you drink some freshly fermented wine, or as we call it "vin novo"). For us in temperate climate, fruits (good fruits, not store bought one) are so much tied to the season that is almost impossible (to me) to imagine a good eating experience outside their season.
That said, my list is as follows:

1) Mango (guess what? never tasted a tree ripened, but i found some excellent ones in store in september)
2) Apricots (only if picked right from the tree)
3) Navel Oranges (close to the end of the season)
4) Apples  (Backyard grown - forget about store bought, they represent apples as much a Tommies represents mangos)
5) Dates (yes i love sweet, sweet fruits)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 03, 2012, 06:14:24 PM
Don't get me started about apples.  I worked at my friends apple orchard in high school where they grew at least 20 different varieties.  After eating a fresh picked tree ripened apple, you will never grab one of those gas chambered store bought ones again. 

Oh, finally someone says it. :) Apples get lots of undeserved blame on this forum.  ;)

While i recognize that this post are made for fun, i see that they fail in taking account one important thing, that some of you already said; much of the enjoyement of a fruit depends from the environment; i'm not just talking about cultural background. I'm talking about the simple temperature outside your house, and the season.
A chilled watermelon is really hard to beat in an hot summer day. BUT, when the late days of october come, same can be said for roasted chestnuts (possibly eaten while you drink some freshly fermented wine, or as we call it "vin novo"). For us in temperate climate, fruits (good fruits, not store bought one) are so much tied to the season that is almost impossible (to me) to imagine a good eating experience outside their season.
That said, my list is as follows:

1) Mango (guess what? never tasted a tree ripened, but i found some excellent ones in store in september)
2) Apricots (only if picked right from the tree)
3) Navel Oranges (close to the end of the season)
4) Apples  (Backyard grown - forget about store bought, they represent apples as much a Tommies represents mangos)
5) Dates (yes i love sweet, sweet fruits)

Pancrazio, if mango is already number one on your list and you have not yet tasted a tree ripened mango, then what will happen once you taste one perfectly ripened off a tree? Probably your estimation of the fruit will go into outer orbit!  ;)
I'm a great lover of dates also, but somehow they don't come to mind when i'm thinking of fruits. They are more like a dried fruit. Interesting and true what you say about the seasons. Here we can eat and enjoy a fruit anytime of the year, so quite different. Here we have lots of great fruit, but this place is NOT a work of human art, as is bella Italia!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on August 03, 2012, 09:22:43 PM

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I have changed my mind again and after trying one of the gold series pineapples I can find room on my list for those.It makes me feel sad for the cayennes but some people enjoy sourness and a lack of flavor.


That pineapple looks pretty good. What is the gold series?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Pancrazio on August 04, 2012, 08:24:17 AM
Pancrazio, if mango is already number one on your list and you have not yet tasted a tree ripened mango, then what will happen once you taste one perfectly ripened off a tree? Probably your estimation of the fruit will go into outer orbit!  ;)

Ahahah, I think so! This is the main reason I put so much effort in growing mangoes even in my climate. :)
You should have seen my face when I tasted my first good ripened mango (non those imported ones). Oh, the epiphany!

I'm a great lover of dates also, but somehow they don't come to mind when i'm thinking of fruits. They are more like a dried fruit. Interesting and true what you say about the seasons. Here we can eat and enjoy a fruit anytime of the year, so quite different.

Yes, dates can be interesting. I have eaten for ages just a variety, the Deglet Nour. I liked them, but now that i have been able to taste another variety i can say that even among dates there can be a good deal of taste variability. I tasted some from Israel, very big and with a very nice coffee-licorice taste. They were awesome!
Anyway, the fact that not every fruit is good for every season is the main reason i didn't put any opuntia or watermelon in my list.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: davidgarcia899 on September 28, 2012, 08:16:08 PM
1. Lychee
2. Sugar Apple
3. Avocado
4. Mango
5. Tied Mamey Sapote/Sapodilla
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: red durian on September 29, 2012, 01:55:52 AM
Favorite common fruits in no order:

1. durian
2. lychee
3. tangor
4. raspberry
5. mango

Favorite uncommon fruits in no order:

1. craboo/nance
2. white sapote
3. klambuku (Nephelium sp.)
4. Durio graveolens
5. Durio oxleyanus

My wife's favorites are:

1. Durio graveolens
2. Whiskey pollen Durio (Durio sp.)
3. Yellow pitaya
4. Persimon
5. Mango Manalagi (half ripe)

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: roboto212 on October 03, 2012, 12:17:33 AM
1. Durian
2. Cempedak
3. Mango
4. Marang
5. Lychee


but just about any fruit, ripened properly will be amazing... I live on just fruits and veggies :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: cuban007 on October 03, 2012, 01:34:10 AM
My all time favorites:

1. Mamey
2. Mangos and Saps....any of them
3. Guava
4. Chirimoya (Custard Apple)
5. Anon (Sugar Apple)

Notable mentions: Pineapple, Mangosteen, White Sapote, Lychee, Rambutan, Jackfruit, and Manzano Banana.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on October 03, 2012, 10:31:24 PM
1. Mamey Sapote
2. Black Sapote
3. White fleshed flat peach
4. Mango
5. Lychee


There must be something magical in those Austrailian black sapotes,  the ones I tried were ok, and I only prefer them in a milkshake with some milk and sugar added.  but I have noticed in Aussie forums that folks down there just go bonkers for them. and now i see you listed it above Mango here.   this may be considered blasphemy by some folks  ;D   

So my guess is that you guys have some tastier sweeter Black Sapote cultivars.


First time I ever heard about black sapote, was by watching Travel Channel. And the most  unlikely source was Andrew Zimmern, known for eating exotic meats, not exotic fruits. He absolutely went nuts for Australian Black Sapotes. Taste wise on the scale 0-10, he gave 14 rating!

I found that segment on youtube. Visit to Cairns starts at 8:00. Anyone can recognize the cultivar?



Bizarre Foods Eastern Australia With Andrew Zimmern Part 2-3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI4zeSucotQ#ws)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on October 03, 2012, 10:32:57 PM
I wouldn't trust him! He doesn't like durinas. HAHAHAHA
Title: Whats your top 5 best fruits?
Post by: HawaiiFruitGrower on March 10, 2013, 07:42:26 PM
I wanted to start a topic on whats your top 5 best fruits, mine would definately have to be....
1. Lychee
2. Abiu
3. Mangosteen
4. White Sapote
5. lilikois
In my opinion i think lychees are my favorite i usually sit under my grandpas trees and eat till im sick of it, Abius are really sweet they are my second favorite i love the texture, Mangosteens have a really sweet almost berry like taste, White sapotes have a vanilla pudding like taste which i really like and the size is amazing! And the lilikois or passion fruits to me are so good the purple and the yellow ones, i can eat lilikois everyday forever but only thing i suffer the next morning ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: romecar911 on March 10, 2013, 08:02:50 PM
Mangosteen
Mamey Sapote
Mango
Apricot
Anonnona
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: LEOOEL on March 12, 2013, 01:09:51 AM
1. Mango (Edward & Keitt)
2. Lychee (Mauritius)
3. Mamey
4. Longan
5. Spanish-Lime
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Vlk on March 12, 2013, 05:55:21 AM
This is my top -

1)Tomel/kaki/persimon
2)Durian
3)Fig
4)Melon/Watermelon
5)Red orange

I heard cudrania or mulberries are pretty great, so maybe my top will change soon. :-)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on March 12, 2013, 06:13:31 PM
Oh boy...You need to get out of Europe a little bit :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Vlk on March 12, 2013, 08:11:31 PM
Oh boy...You need to get out of Europe a little bit :)
I would love to :-)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: PedalaiMaster on March 12, 2013, 09:15:11 PM
My top five are
1. Mamay sapote( Pouteria sapota)
2.Jackfruit( Artocarpus heterophyllus)
3. Marang(Artocarpus odoratissimus)
4. Lychee, had to agre with you on this on nullzero!(Litchi chinensis
and 5. *drumroll* BIRIBA( Rollinia deliciosa)
-PM
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tropicquest on March 12, 2013, 09:49:53 PM
Durian
Soursop ( I think that's what it was)
Camaito
Guava
Fig

Lots of mango lovers here and I squeeze that into my top 5 too.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on March 13, 2013, 01:12:08 AM
King of fruits in China is lychee.
King of fruits in India is mango.
King of fruits in Thailand is durian.
King of fruits in USA apple... as american as apple pie.

I guess 2.7 billion people can't be wrong...the first three make it to my list of top 5. I would also add longkong and white sapote. Honorary mentions to watermelon, cherimoya, biriba, mangosteen, apricot, peach, cherry.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HawaiiFruitGrower on March 13, 2013, 02:38:49 AM
im suprised nobody likes black sapotes! In my opinion i think there great! A nice smooth flavornot even close to chocolate lol but has a kinda sweet flavor and is so delicious with whip cream!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on March 13, 2013, 03:50:00 AM
Durian
Passionfruit
Atemoya
Lychee
Rambutan

My favorites list keeps changing.Cherries,apricots,watermelon,mangosteen and mangoes deserve spots on th reserves bench also.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BMc on March 13, 2013, 05:49:41 AM
im suprised nobody likes black sapotes! In my opinion i think there great! A nice smooth flavornot even close to chocolate lol but has a kinda sweet flavor and is so delicious with whip cream!

I've copped lots of flack for putting them in my top 5, but I'd take them over durian most days of the week.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Vlk on March 13, 2013, 06:14:19 AM
im suprised nobody likes black sapotes! In my opinion i think there great! A nice smooth flavornot even close to chocolate lol but has a kinda sweet flavor and is so delicious with whip cream!
I haven't tasted sapota yet, but I am lookig foward to it. :-)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on March 13, 2013, 08:46:18 AM
I have listed it before but the apricot needs more recognition. It would be the first tree I would plant if I lived in a suitable area. Chinese traditional medicine attributes mystical and curative proprieties to all parts of it. The Japanese pickle it ...umeboshi plums. The seed is used and maybe the leaves. I will check on this.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: sanitarium on March 13, 2013, 03:32:28 PM
I have listed it before but the apricot needs more recognition. It would be the first tree I would plant if I lived in a suitable area. Chinese traditional medicine attributes mystical and curative proprieties to all parts of it. The Japanese pickle it ...umeboshi plums. The seed is used and maybe the leaves. I will check on this.

The Apricots are great fruits, but you have to try the good cultivars, size like big apple or big peach, flesh cearmy and sweety with thin skin that is melting in mounth.. My girlfriend used to have a old tree in their garden with such fruits but has gone and cant get the same cultivar, but I am trying each year in spring to find it..  at least I saved a few jars of jam that I made from them to remeber me the taste :D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mangokothiyan on March 13, 2013, 03:38:34 PM

My top five would be:

1) Mango

2) Sapodilla/Mamey Sapote

3) Persimmon

4) Abiu

5) Lychee

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jez251 on March 13, 2013, 04:06:08 PM
My top 5 all-weather fruits are, as of today, and in no particular order:

Cherry
Apricot
Peach
Loquat
Persimmons/Lychee

All temperate, sort of! But, I am sure I will try some tropical fruit that will change this list.

Jaime
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on March 13, 2013, 04:52:38 PM
I have listed it before but the apricot needs more recognition. It would be the first tree I would plant if I lived in a suitable area. Chinese traditional medicine attributes mystical and curative proprieties to all parts of it. The Japanese pickle it ...umeboshi plums. The seed is used and maybe the leaves. I will check on this.

The Apricots are great fruits, but you have to try the good cultivars, size like big apple or big peach, flesh cearmy and sweety with thin skin that is melting in mounth.. My girlfriend used to have a old tree in their garden with such fruits but has gone and cant get the same cultivar, but I am trying each year in spring to find it..  at least I saved a few jars of jam that I made from them to remeber me the taste :D

I hope you find that apricot cultivar. The only apricots I have seen in markets here (USA) are no larger than 1.5 inch diameter.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ScottR on March 13, 2013, 10:08:25 PM
Ok, Cherimoya
      Tree ripe Blenheim apricot
       White Sapote
       Apple ( Hawaii,Tropical Beauty,Golden Russet)many others!
       Pineapple ( white fleshed)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JF on March 13, 2013, 10:13:13 PM
Mango
Cherimoya
Sapodilla(Nispero)
Avocado(California)
Peach
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mangologist on April 12, 2013, 12:12:42 PM
Mango
Annona (most any)
Jakfruit
Guava
Sapodilla
Lychee
Whoops that's six!  Sorry   :o)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Cookie Monster on April 12, 2013, 12:26:48 PM
0) Mango
1) Cherimoya
2) Lychee
3) Atemoya
4) Avocado (Hass)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: dongeorgio on April 12, 2013, 12:32:08 PM
Jakfruit
Lychee
Mango
Custard Apple
Longan
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: phantomcrab on April 12, 2013, 12:57:48 PM
Quote
I have listed it before but the apricot needs more recognition. It would be the first tree I would plant if I lived in a suitable area. Chinese traditional medicine attributes mystical and curative proprieties to all parts of it. The Japanese pickle it ...umeboshi plums. The seed is used and maybe the leaves. I will check on this.


The Apricots are great fruits, but you have to try the good cultivars, size like big apple or big peach, flesh cearmy and sweety with thin skin that is melting in mounth.. My girlfriend used to have a old tree in their garden with such fruits but has gone and cant get the same cultivar, but I am trying each year in spring to find it..  at least I saved a few jars of jam that I made from them to remeber me the taste :D


I hope you find that apricot cultivar. The only apricots I have seen in markets here (USA) are no larger than 1.5 inch diameter.

It may have been a Tilton ("Giant Tilton"). They get fairly large and are very good.
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/422/422-761/422-761.html (http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/422/422-761/422-761.html)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on April 12, 2013, 02:35:26 PM
I'm voting cherry then ripe backyard mango... for the 3rd time    :)  They are good eaten together.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 12, 2013, 04:25:10 PM
0) Mango
1) Cherimoya
2) Lychee
3) Atemoya
4) Avocado (Hass)

I thought you liked mangos? But you gave them a zero?  ;)  Some day you'll have to have a real avocado. Those Hass are only avocado look alikes.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Greenhaven on April 12, 2013, 07:13:35 PM
Too tough to choose just 5! I'm cheating a little and will count some families.  ;)  In no particular order:

1. Pouteria (espec. love the thick, creamy ones such as Canistel, Green & Mamey Sap.)
2. Anonnaceae  (can't choose between a decent Atemoya, Cheimoya & Rollinia. Soursop good too.)
3. Mango (no turps though)
4. Moraceae (Figs, Mulberries and Jakfruit - what a family!)
5. Sapodilla

Yes, I'm a sweet tooth when it comes to fruit!  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Cookie Monster on April 12, 2013, 08:53:14 PM
HAHAHAHA I don't know, you can't take the hass out of the californian. Them things are like drugs. Avocado heaven.

0) Mango
1) Cherimoya
2) Lychee
3) Atemoya
4) Avocado (Hass)

I thought you liked mangos? But you gave them a zero?  ;)  Some day you'll have to have a real avocado. Those Hass are only avocado look alikes.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on April 12, 2013, 09:20:23 PM
HAHAHAHA I don't know, you can't take the hass out of the californian. Them things are like drugs. Avocado heaven.

0) Mango
1) Cherimoya
2) Lychee
3) Atemoya
4) Avocado (Hass)

I thought you liked mangos? But you gave them a zero?  ;)  Some day you'll have to have a real avocado. Those Hass are only avocado look alikes.  ;) ;)

I have to disagree Reed much better then Hass! Maybe its me though we are so use to abundant quality Hass, it gets kind of boring to eat all the time.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DRFixembones on April 12, 2013, 10:00:38 PM
Jackfruit
Lychee
Sugar Apple
Mango
Pineapple
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Raulglezruiz on April 12, 2013, 10:36:20 PM
1- mango
2- atemoya
3- Lichee
4- longan
5- avocado
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 13, 2013, 01:32:08 AM
HAHAHAHA I don't know, you can't take the hass out of the californian. Them things are like drugs. Avocado heaven.

0) Mango
1) Cherimoya
2) Lychee
3) Atemoya
4) Avocado (Hass)

I thought you liked mangos? But you gave them a zero?  ;)  Some day you'll have to have a real avocado. Those Hass are only avocado look alikes.  ;) ;)

I have to disagree Reed much better then Hass! Maybe its me though we are so use to abundant quality Hass, it gets kind of boring to eat all the time.

I recently introduced a Californian to Reed avocados. She ate avocados every day, but had never in her life bought any other avocado apart from Hass. Didn't even know any other avocados existed! Now she won't buy anything besides Reeds. Complains to me when they are out of season.  I think that's why so many Californians like Hass....it's the only one they've ever had.  ::)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Cookie Monster on April 13, 2013, 12:06:17 PM
hehe yah, I need to try a reed one of these days. I had a sir prize recently that was really good but still not as good as hass.

Here in FL, all we have are big giant sweet watercados that are good for guacamole and rootstock, but not much else. Guatemalan / Mexican race guacs are about as common as two-headed iguanas here.

Carlos (CTMIAMI) is planting out some of the better californian cadoes. I'll be super curious to see how they perform here. Kudos to him for trying.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Roy-Ind on April 13, 2013, 12:19:03 PM
My top 5 favorite fruits are
1)Mango
2)Lychee
3)Orange
4)Jack fruit
5)Grape

Roy
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 13, 2013, 08:25:22 PM
My top 5 favorite fruits are
1)Mango
2)Lychee
3)Orange
4)Jack fruit
5)Grape

Roy

I've never had good quality grapes in India. I think they are about as good as most California seedless grapes = really poor quality eating.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: digigarden on April 13, 2013, 08:41:54 PM
1.pear especially asian pears
2.cherry
3.wax apple
4.avocado
5.citrus

expanding
6.lychee
7.olive
8.pistachio
9.peaches
10.grapes
11.dragon fruit
12.peanuts
13.persimmon
14.white sapote
15.coconut
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on April 13, 2013, 09:05:52 PM
Reed,shepard and even sharwil I reckon are better than hass.Reed and shepard don't blacken when cut like others and grow in tropical climates.Hass is slowly losing market share in recent years to shepard and sharwil in this neck of the woods and fuerte has now almost disappeared from the shelves.

Five favorite fruits huh....

1 durian
2 sweet yellow passionfruit
3 atemoya
4 longkong
5 abiu
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: LEOOEL on April 13, 2013, 09:58:03 PM
Mike T, that Sweet-Yellow-PassionFruit you mentioned sounds tasty. Large, sweet and productive, it's like you can't go wrong with it. I'd love to buy some seeds.  :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 14, 2013, 12:35:10 AM
Reed,shepard and even sharwil I reckon are better than hass.Reed and shepard don't blacken when cut like others and grow in tropical climates.Hass is slowly losing market share in recent years to shepard and sharwil in this neck of the woods and fuerte has now almost disappeared from the shelves.

Five favorite fruits huh....

1 durian
2 sweet yellow passionfruit
3 atemoya
4 longkong
5 abiu

Mike, do you have Reed avocado growing there?
I agree that Sharwil is better than Hass. And Sharwil is mediocre compared to most of top class Hawaiian avocados. Still Sharwil is the top commercial type here. Farmers here are trying to get an exclusion to ship Sharwil to continental USA. If succesful that would be the end of the reign of the Hass. My guess is that the California avocado growers association will fight it tooth and nail, as they have before, because they know it will really take a bite out of their business.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Roy-Ind on April 14, 2013, 12:42:56 AM
Oscar
Only 3 fruits we get round the year:Apple,Banana & Grape.
When I do not get seasonal fruits,I eat these fruits.
There are many varieties of banana,my favourite being Amritvani(AP)/Sapree(Tripura)
The cheapest fruit in India is banana.
I get California grapes but very expensive for me(4-5 US dollars/kg) ,so I take green Nagpur grape,seedless for 1 US dollar/Kg
In the last 3 days I ate 3 types of Mango-Banginnapalli,Chinna rasalu and malgova

Roy

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on April 14, 2013, 01:11:10 AM
Oscar I have a big reed in the yard and there are only about 4 guatemalans that can even survive in Cairns.The floridian and hawaiin types are hardly here but the Californian guatemalans and G X M have been here forever.We could use the floridians and hawaiins.

Reed would flourish in Hawaii and sth florida, as would wurtz,hazzard and shepard if they do here.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 14, 2013, 01:27:08 AM
Oscar I have a big reed in the yard and there are only about 4 guatemalans that can even survive in Cairns.The floridian and hawaiin types are hardly here but the Californian guatemalans and G X M have been here forever.We could use the floridians and hawaiins.

Reed would flourish in Hawaii and sth florida, as would wurtz,hazzard and shepard if they do here.

Mike, thanks for the info. I'll have to add Reed to my avo. collection. Wurtz already exists here, but i've never seen Reed, or Hazzard and Shepard.
Is there any chance of getting scion wood to you thru your ag? I think Hawaii really excels in it's avocado cultivars.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on April 14, 2013, 06:59:17 AM
More chance of the martians landing than me gettin avo budwood from the US.Corporations and industry groups can do it but it takes a whole lot of money and patience.I have looked through the lists of floridian and hawaiin avo varieties and even made phantom selections that would never happen.Since the 'green curtain' slammed down in recent years not much new comes in.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 14, 2013, 03:56:41 PM
More chance of the martians landing than me gettin avo budwood from the US.Corporations and industry groups can do it but it takes a whole lot of money and patience.I have looked through the lists of floridian and hawaiin avo varieties and even made phantom selections that would never happen.Since the 'green curtain' slammed down in recent years not much new comes in.

OK, i'll send the avocado scion wood over on the Martian flying saucer. They probably have faster delivery.  ;)
Not impossible the other way around...IF...you can get a phyto. Is that difficult for you?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on April 14, 2013, 04:05:10 PM
I will starts Reed avocado thread.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Jackfruitwhisperer69 on April 14, 2013, 05:56:42 PM
My new Top 5 Favorites ;)

1. Garcinia sp. ;)
2. Marula   
3. Cherimoya
4. figs
5. Malay apple
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nullzero on April 14, 2013, 08:44:03 PM
My new Top 5 Favorites ;)

1. Garcinia sp. ;)
2. Marula   
3. Cherimoya
4. figs
5. Malay apple

I like that list!

Here is my top fruit list for this year;

1) Lychee
2) Cherimoya
3) Avocado (Reed)
4) Dragon Fruit
5) Prickly Pear
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murraystevena2 on May 10, 2013, 05:21:08 PM
1) Cherry, my family grows more than 30 varieties commercially and nothing taste better and I never get tired of them.
2) Mamey, love this fruit. nothing comparable and no other pouteria comes close. I would eat 3 a day when I lived in mexico, when I left america my Patin was covered in fruit, hope the tree is still doing well.
3) Jujubes, when in season I practically live off them and they have different flavors at different ripenesses
4)some grapes - favorites Diamond muscat grapes/concords/muscadines, best grape though a bit on the small size. 
5)persimmons, astringent, non astringent both good, and dried persimmons are the best dried fruit in the world

honorable mention
caimito, sapodilla, peaches,cloud berries, raspberries, white sapote, jackfruits and relatives, watermelon, lotus persimmon (I like the flavor), salak (more and more into), Giant Chinese cape gooseberries I find in the markets in china. Many others good and I might change my mind on whats best.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jez251 on May 10, 2013, 05:30:52 PM
1) Cherry, my family grows more than 30 varieties commercially and nothing taste better and I never get tired of them.
2) Mamey, love this fruit. nothing comparable and no other pouteria comes close. I would eat 3 when I lived in mexico, when I left america my Patin was covered in fruit, hope the tree is still doing well.
3) Jujubes, when in season I practically live off them and they have different flavors at different ripenesses
4)some grapes - favorites Diamond muscat grapes/concords/muscadines, best grape though a bit on the small size. 
5)persimmons, astringent, non astringent both good, and dried persimmons are the best dried fruit in the world

honorable mention
caimito, sapodilla, peaches,cloud berries, raspberries, white sapote, jackfruits and relatives, watermelon, lotus persimmon (I like the flavor), salak (more and more into), Giant Chinese cape gooseberries I find in the markets in china. Many others good and I might change my mind on whats best.

Nice list, Steven.

I'm with you on the cherries and persimmons, they both make my top 5 list, as well!

I also like jujubes, and agree that their flavors have a wide range depending on their ripeness.

Jaime
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: dcusseaux on August 01, 2013, 10:10:43 AM
Top List

1.Cashew Apple/Nut
2.Mango
3.Black Sapote
4.Sapodilla
5.Blue Java (Ice Cream Banana)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: thao on August 01, 2013, 12:37:40 PM
Top 5 favorites in no particular order

1.(Melons)watermelon/muskmelon/cucumber(fruits/veggie???)
2.pluots/ plumcots(so many varieties with different flavor profiles and textures)
3.ripe mangoes and green mangoes(again so many types with different flavors and textures)
4.blueberries
5.longan and it's many relative species

Honorable mentions are jackfruit, mangosteen, lychee, citrus, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, star fruit, dragon fruit and maybe durian??(although I only had frozen store bought one before).
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HawaiiFruitGrower on August 01, 2013, 02:58:38 PM
Felt like changing up my list too top 10! Hahaha
1. Mango (love Rapoza soo much!!)
2. mangosteen
3. jaboticaba
4. lychee/longan/etc
5. Dragon fruit
6. black sapote
7. Brazilian Cherry
8. abiu
9. starapple
10. white sapote
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BrettBorders on August 01, 2013, 04:28:28 PM
1. Mango
2. Durian
3. Mangosteen
4. Rambutan
5. Jackfruit
6. Mamey
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on August 01, 2013, 04:37:09 PM
Hey you guys....nice lists....but more than 5 is cheating!  ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 01, 2013, 06:11:53 PM
 I liked my Thai friend's response to the inevitable "what is your favorite fruit" question. He immediately replied: durian...like most Thais do. But then i pointed out that while traveling around in Thailand together he actually ate very little durian. So i asked him again what is his REAL favorite. He then conceded: "my favorite fruits are the fruits that are in season and very cheap to buy!"   ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: thao on August 01, 2013, 08:29:29 PM
I liked my Thai friend's response to the inevitable "what is your favorite fruit" question. He immediately replied: durian...like most Thais do. But then i pointed out that while traveling around in Thailand together he actually ate very little durian. So i asked him again what is his REAL favorite. He then conceded: "my favorite fruits are the fruits that are in season and very cheap to buy!"   ;)

I like your friends answer. Well, more like I get the fruits/nuts,meats, etc. for free, since my parents are vendors at the farmer's market and every vendor seems to be friends with one another. At the end of the market day, most of the vendors like to exchange their produce and when stone fruit or any other fruit is in season, I can get as much of the fruits as I like for free. Oh , and that includes fresh organic grass fed meats, fresh caught seafood, dairy product, fresh baked goods, and anything else that is for sale, that is left over from the day sale. Did I also mention everything, is still in great quality.  ;D ;D ;D :P ::)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mr. Caimito on August 01, 2013, 09:26:58 PM
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Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: NylsX on August 01, 2013, 10:28:01 PM
Judging for what i could eat non stop:

1. White Sapote
2. Rambutan
3. Green Caimito
4. Bananas
5. Black Sapote
6. Green prickly pear

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Slopfog on August 01, 2013, 11:10:08 PM
1) Peach (fully tree ripened was the best thing I ever ate!)
2) Lychees
3) Mangoes
4) Mandarins and their hybrids
5) Cherries (those "Strawberry" ones are my favorite but I don't know much about them.)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Droshi on August 02, 2013, 12:17:34 AM
1) durian
2) durian
3) pulasan
4) anonna sp.
5) lychee

I also like mangos, but my problem so far is how variable they can be.

Other than the list, whatever is in season like cherry, peach, watermelon etc is usually what I enjoy, but the top 5 I'd prefer year round if I could!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Jared on August 02, 2013, 10:27:59 AM
1. Cherimoya
2. Atemoya
3. Guanabana (seeing a trend?)
4. Mangosteen
5. Rose apple

honorable mentions: Genip, red dragon fruit, rambutan, duku, white sapote
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Donkeys4hire on August 03, 2013, 11:02:43 AM
1-Mangos (1aCarrie, 1b any other ripe variety)
2-pineapple
3-pears
4-cherries
5-bananas
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Raulglezruiz on August 03, 2013, 12:44:32 PM
1- mangos
2- Atemoyas
3- creamy local spondias
4- longan
5- Mangostan,marang,

And Many others like Persimmon which I can not grow here unfortunately!!!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bob407 on August 05, 2013, 12:12:09 PM
1. Tyler mango (I have only tasted a few mangos and this one changed my perception of them forever!)
2. Cabelluda ( They may be small but they pack such a delicious smooth flavor.)
3. Gefner atemoya ( I love sweet!)
4. Wampee ( For me it is a difficult flavor to describe, like an orange-grapefruit flavored loquat with a spicy under tone?)
5. Red Hybrid Jaboticaba ( gimme, gimme, gimme! )

As an honorable mention, I purchased a canistel at a vietnamese market in Orlando that was creamy and sweeter than any I had tasted before. All the other canistels I have eaten were too dry, slightly meally and just didnt suite my tongue :)
Title: Re: Top 10 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Sanddollarmoon on August 07, 2013, 02:50:57 PM
1. Watermelon (The only fruit I can eat fifty pounds of and still want more)
2. Chirimoya (I've only had one, but was what got me growing tropicals)
3. Kent mango (pure deliciousness)
4. Dragon fruit (many people say it is flavorless, but I just love it)
5. Cara Cara Oranges (more please)
6. Lychee (the ones I had tasted like canned mandarin oranges... YUM)
7. Mandarinquat (sweet peel, like kumquats, and sweet inside, like a mandarin orange)
8. Green Grape (I can eat lots of those)
9. Cherry (good for when I'm feeling lazy)
10. Prickly Pear (a bit seedy, but still good)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jegpg1 on August 07, 2013, 02:58:10 PM
I can eat
1. Sugar apple all day
2. Cherries while watching TV
3. Watermelon after meals instead of just plain water.
4. Mango for snacks
5. Durian for a job well done (whatever it is  :D)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Sanddollarmoon on August 07, 2013, 03:24:11 PM
I can eat
1. Sugar apple all day
2. Cherries while watching TV
3. Watermelon after meals instead of just plain water.
4. Mango for snacks
5. Durian for a job well done (whatever it is  :D)

Why can't I stop laughing!? Watermelon I eat instead of water, too. When I'm sick, when I'm dehydrated, watermelon is my #1!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on August 31, 2013, 02:27:07 AM
1. lychee
2. mango
3. pineapple
4. loquat/ kiwi
5. peach


honorable mention: strawberries (not tropical at all lol), clementines, mammee apple, cherries, red custard apple

I realize this isn't uber-tropical but my experience with truly tropical fruits is somewhat limited thus far.  looking forward to trying durian, mangosteen, etc.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Sanddollarmoon on August 31, 2013, 06:05:25 PM
Don't be like that. You have tried loquats and mamey apples ;D. The you need to try an annona, though. What variety of mamey apple is best? I have a very young plant which I will graft so I don't have to wait eight years to fruit, and want to make sure I'm getting a good one.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on August 31, 2013, 08:03:40 PM
not sure what my mammee apple is...i got it from benders...grafted but unsure of the variety
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: AlexRF on October 07, 2013, 02:08:48 PM
1. Annonas
2. Apricot
3. Mango
4. Sweet Cherry
5. Melon

extra:
pear, blueberry with sweet condensed milk, gooseberry jam
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on October 08, 2013, 02:22:22 AM
Never contributed here, so here it goes in order:
1) Durian. (Must be fresh and from known varieties preferably. No frozen stuff please!)
2) Mangosteen
3) Marang
4) Cherimoya (or any top tier anonna)
5) Mango (still waiting for the one that would blow my mind and move up couple spots :) )

OVERTIME

6.) Rainier cherries  (this variety valued above other cherries in Japan, and sells over $1 each!!)
7.) Pulasan
8.) Chempedak (good varieties)
9.) Abiu
10) Persimmon (must be good variety and perfectly ripe)
11) Watermelon.  Only variety I had in Europe, imported from Ukraine. Never before seen skin pattern. Oh my goodness!! It immediately turned all USA grown watermelons into second class citizens.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bangkok on October 08, 2013, 02:44:18 AM
Never contributed here, so here it goes in order:
1) Durian. (Must be fresh and from known varieties preferably. No frozen stuff please!)
2) Mangosteen
3) Marang
4) Cherimoya (or any top tier anonna)
5) Mango (still waiting for the one that would blow my mind and move up couple spots :) )

OVERTIME

6.) Rainier cherries  (this variety valued above other cherries in Japan, and sells over $1 each!!)
7.) Pulasan
8.) Chempedak (good varieties)
9.) Abiu
10) Persimmon (must be good variety and perfectly ripe)
11) Watermelon.  Only variety I had in Europe, imported from Ukraine. Never before seen skin pattern. Oh my goodness!! It immediately turned all USA grown watermelons into second class citizens.

I never had a sweet watermelon in Europe, they always taste like water. Which pattern did they have and in which country did you buy it?
I have to say i did not eat watermelon in Europe for 15 years because of the watery taste.

In Thailand the watermelons taste excellent. They sell different quality's though and of course the sweetest ones cost the most. The best ones are called "torpedo" because of its shape.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: AlexRF on October 08, 2013, 03:48:19 AM
Never contributed here, so here it goes in order:
1) Durian. (Must be fresh and from known varieties preferably. No frozen stuff please!)
2) Mangosteen
3) Marang
4) Cherimoya (or any top tier anonna)
5) Mango (still waiting for the one that would blow my mind and move up couple spots :) )

OVERTIME

6.) Rainier cherries  (this variety valued above other cherries in Japan, and sells over $1 each!!)
7.) Pulasan
8.) Chempedak (good varieties)
9.) Abiu
10) Persimmon (must be good variety and perfectly ripe)
11) Watermelon.  Only variety I had in Europe, imported from Ukraine. Never before seen skin pattern. Oh my goodness!! It immediately turned all USA grown watermelons into second class citizens.

I never had a sweet watermelon in Europe, they always taste like water. Which pattern did they have and in which country did you buy it?
I have to say i did not eat watermelon in Europe for 15 years because of the watery taste.

In Thailand the watermelons taste excellent. They sell different quality's though and of course the sweetest ones cost the most. The best ones are called "torpedo" because of its shape.

At least as good and more size: Ukraine - Crimea, Kherson, Donetsk ... Russia - Kuban, Astrakhan, Stavropol ...
Uzbekistan is also excellent.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on October 08, 2013, 04:51:26 AM
Bilimbi
Riberry
Star Gooseberry
Burdekin Plum
Lemon Aspen

 ;)Life of any party with jokes like that

How about,

Durian,Mangosteen,mango,lychee and atemoya.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on October 08, 2013, 02:00:19 PM


I never had a sweet watermelon in Europe, they always taste like water. Which pattern did they have and in which country did you buy it?
I have to say i did not eat watermelon in Europe for 15 years because of the watery taste.

In Thailand the watermelons taste excellent. They sell different quality's though and of course the sweetest ones cost the most. The best ones are called "torpedo" because of its shape.


It has been 2 years since tasting that watermelon, so my memory of skin pattern is a little bit foggy. Anyways I googled popular watermelons grown in Ukraine, and it appears that I found it. 95% sure. Skin pattern is unique and different from all other watermelons as you can see in the link below. Variety is called "Melitopolski". Brix is close to the top of watermelon family. Actually well above what's considered very sweet according to the link. Also it was extra crispy, and even had some flavor profile going usually absent in watermelons. Notice the highest rated has brix of 13. Want to get my hands on that one. Anyways, most of these seeds sold in US. If you want any I can order some and forward it to Thailand.
http://agsyst.wsu.edu/watermelonphotos.html (http://agsyst.wsu.edu/watermelonphotos.html)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: msk0072 on October 08, 2013, 04:05:52 PM
Watermelon
Durian (only fresh)
Mango
Mangosteen
Jackfruit-Chempedak

@Durianlover:Maybe you change your opinion if you try the ones we grow here. Haha  8)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianisaDrug on October 08, 2013, 06:21:12 PM
1. Durian
2. Mango
3. Lognan
4. Mamey sapote
5.  Imma leave it open until later..
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nch on October 08, 2013, 06:52:48 PM
Hello everybody. Here are my 5 favs.
1. Durian
2. Cherry
3. Sapodilla
4. Atemoya/Cherimoya
5. Lychees
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: cgps on October 13, 2013, 11:49:02 PM
in photos
horvin plums of national grow

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national orange

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apple var anna

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peaches var red jarillo

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and pears but have not photos of here, are of the variety triunfo de viena
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: micah on October 14, 2013, 11:30:21 AM
Favorite fruits....1 durian 2 pulasan, 3 duku langsat, mangosteen, coconut, ...I love all the rest too.  But these i could spend all day with ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 14, 2013, 12:40:19 PM
Favorite fruits....1 durian 2 pulasan, 3 duku langsat, mangosteen, coconut, ...I love all the rest too.  But these i could spend all day with ;)

I understand all of your choices except number 5.   While I may not agree, nor should we, your first four choices hit a comprehension point in my brain.  Coconut....however, not at all.  You enjoy eating fresh coconut meat ahead of mangoes, lychees, longans, watermelon, pineapple, peaches, plums, cherries, citrus, grapes....I could go on and on. 

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: micah on October 14, 2013, 01:16:45 PM
Yes those are all glorious...no doubt.
But for me after eating my other tops.. Young coco water....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, the young spoon meat.  Aaaahhhhh.. On a hot day sipping a young coco is heavenly.  Gotta be a fresh young nut.  I could have coconut water everyday I'd never get sick of it.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: dongeorgio on October 14, 2013, 01:35:58 PM
I've got to agree with Micah on this one.  A sweet coconut with medium/hard jelly is a beautiful thing.  I have yet to have a good one in south florida but perhaps it is because I don't know where to look.  I'm not sure it would crack my top 5 but I can certainly understand the reasoning behind the choice. 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tetsu0 on October 14, 2013, 02:10:25 PM
1. Genip
2. mamoncillo
3. spanish lime
4. mangosteen
5. sweetsop

Genip was mentioned only a couple of times. It's not surprising though considering 90% of the genips you see will be of poor quality, like the ones at grocery stores. You would most likely have to take a trip to south Florida or to the Caribbean during the summer to find decent ones. Even then you would have to shop around to find the sweet freestone varieties with smaller seeds.

To me the improved genip varieties beat any fruit in texture and flavor. However I've yet to try langsat, pulasan, white sapote, or a decent durian.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 14, 2013, 03:09:33 PM
Yes those are all glorious...no doubt.
But for me after eating my other tops.. Young coco water....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, the young spoon meat.  Aaaahhhhh.. On a hot day sipping a young coco is heavenly.  Gotta be a fresh young nut.  I could have coconut water everyday I'd never get sick of it.

I'm still scratching my head on this one....but I do appreciate your passionate defense of your choice.  That was quite few mmmmmmmm's ahhh's.  I am convinced that you are convinced.  ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on October 15, 2013, 06:24:18 AM
Yes those are all glorious...no doubt.
But for me after eating my other tops.. Young coco water....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, the young spoon meat.  Aaaahhhhh.. On a hot day sipping a young coco is heavenly.  Gotta be a fresh young nut.  I could have coconut water everyday I'd never get sick of it.

I'm still scratching my head on this one....but I do appreciate your passionate defense of your choice.  That was quite few mmmmmmmm's ahhh's.  I am convinced that you are convinced.  ;)

If you lived here where delicious coconuts abound you would understand better, i think. ;)  Coconut is tops in thirst quenching class of fruits. I rank fruits in 3 classes: dessert fruits, fruits that are whole foods, and the thirst quenchers.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: emegar on October 15, 2013, 10:01:35 AM
Don't think I ever posted to this thread. I'll go with the following, based on my limited experience:

1. Cherimoya
2. Mango
3. Lychee
4. Pineapple
5. Strawberry, esp. Mara des bois, which I`ve had little success keeping from snail and slug damage. :-(

James
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on October 15, 2013, 10:28:08 AM
Don't think I ever posted to this thread. I'll go with the following, based on my limited experience:

1. Cherimoya
2. Mango
3. Lychee
4. Pineapple
5. Strawberry, esp. Mara des bois, which I`ve had little success keeping from snail and slug damage. :-(

James

Good choices, James.  But California peaches and plums (the right varieties at peak ripeness) can be phenomenally delicious.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 15, 2013, 10:40:02 AM
Coconut is tops in thirst quenching class of fruits. I rank fruits in 3 classes: dessert fruits, fruits that are whole foods, and the thirst quenchers.

I have absolutely no hesitation in comprehending coconut as the top thirst quencher.  I guess I am reading the thread title differently than others. Top five favorite could be whatever is your favorite of all of the types of fruit you mention. I guess if I lived in a desert with no good water, coconut would be my all time favorite also. But I was reading the title as being best fruits objectively....which is wrong because it says favorite and not best.....very subjective. I'm going to stop scratching my head now.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: emegar on October 15, 2013, 10:43:57 AM
Don't think I ever posted to this thread. I'll go with the following, based on my limited experience:

1. Cherimoya
2. Mango
3. Lychee
4. Pineapple
5. Strawberry, esp. Mara des bois, which I`ve had little success keeping from snail and slug damage. :-(

James

Good choices, James.  But California peaches and plums (the right varieties at peak ripeness) can be phenomenally delicious.

You'll get no argument from me there, John!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on October 15, 2013, 10:58:23 AM


Good choices, James.  But California peaches and plums (the right varieties at peak ripeness) can be phenomenally delicious.

I never get good peaches. I buy them and get disappointed. I think they are sprayed a lot. The seeds split open. Half the flesh is funky or the fruit is unripe and will never get sweeter. California plums>>> I hit good ones all the time, the blacker the better.  Good plums are highly underrated. The Poles and others make alcohol (Slivovitz) from them. My guess is grapes (for wine) have it tough there so they resorted to plums
Cherries travel great all the way from Washington State to Florida and are my favorite North fruit.

Mangoes taste close enough to peaches so I am not going to bother with them anymore. Peaches that is.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: emegar on October 15, 2013, 11:07:08 AM


Good choices, James.  But California peaches and plums (the right varieties at peak ripeness) can be phenomenally delicious.

I never get good peaches. I buy them and get disappointed. I think they are sprayed a lot. The seeds split open. Half the flesh is funky or the fruit is unripe and will never get sweeter. California plums>>> I hit good ones all the time, the blacker the better.  Good plums are highly underrated. The Poles and others make alcohol (Slivovitz) from them. My guess is grapes (for wine) have it tough there so they resorted to plums
Cherries travel great all the way from Washington State to Florida and are my favorite North fruit.

Mangoes taste close enough to peaches so I am not going to bother with them anymore. Peaches that is.

A good peach IS hard to find.  Definitely one of the most disappointing fruits, when prematurely harvested, stored, and shipped.  A homegrown peach is hard to beat.  Sadly, I just had to cut down my tree, as it was in the process of dying a lingering death (possibly fungal, or borer-related).
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on October 15, 2013, 11:32:13 AM
Yes, in Florida good peaches are probably impossible to find in the supermarket.  When I lived in L.A., I would go to the Central Wholesale Market and search for boxes of the best peaches--even that took a lot of effort.  I had a Babcock peach tree that produced honey-sweet, white-fleshed peaches--nothing like 'em!  But peach trees are susceptible to pests and diseases and have short lives.

The best plums are Japanese varieties, not European, that melt into liquid as you eat them.  Ever hear of Elephant Heart plums?  Not something you could ever find in a store, not even in CA!  (I love Satsumas, too, and the Santa Rosa--God bless Luther Burbank for that one!)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 15, 2013, 12:26:57 PM
Its not 100% of the time, but I have gotten excellent peaches and nectarines at Costco before.  I much prefer the California fruits to the eastern peaches they often sell.  There have been times when the fruits did not ripen properly.  However, there have been times when the fruit were so good that I overlook the times when they have not been good.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tim on October 15, 2013, 12:39:53 PM
You're going to start a CA vs GA peach battle ;D

Its not 100% of the time, but I have gotten excellent peaches and nectarines at Costco before.  I much prefer the California fruits to the eastern peaches they often sell.  There have been times when the fruits did not ripen properly.  However, there have been times when the fruit were so good that I overlook the times when they have not been good.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on October 15, 2013, 01:13:12 PM
You're going to start a CA vs GA peach battle ;D

Its not 100% of the time, but I have gotten excellent peaches and nectarines at Costco before.  I much prefer the California fruits to the eastern peaches they often sell.  There have been times when the fruits did not ripen properly.  However, there have been times when the fruit were so good that I overlook the times when they have not been good.

The CA Central Valley, as a commercial agricultural region, grows the best deciduous fruit in the world, as a general rule.  It's the climate, the soil, and even the water.  Other regions and valleys in CA were known for specific fruits, but nowadays subdivisions have replaced the agricullture.  CA ain't what it used to be, but still you can't get a home for under a half-mil!  (Why is that???)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 15, 2013, 01:51:35 PM
The CA Central Valley, as a commercial agricultural region, grows the best deciduous fruit in the world, as a general rule.  It's the climate, the soil, and even the water.

Amen.  I am a believer!!!!!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 15, 2013, 01:57:09 PM
You're going to start a CA vs GA peach battle ;D

I don't think our forum is well represented when it comes to Georgia peach growers.  However, living most of my life in Florida and traveling many times through the heart of Georgia peach country during peak season, I am afraid that the best of Georgia peaches do not stand up to the best that California has to offer.  There is no contest here in my humble opinion. (I certainly invite and welcome responsible opinions that may be to the contrary).
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JF on October 15, 2013, 02:21:37 PM
You're going to start a CA vs GA peach battle ;D

I don't think our forum is well represented when it comes to Georgia peach growers.  However, living most of my life in Florida and traveling many times through the heart of Georgia peach country during peak season, I am afraid that the best of Georgia peaches do not stand up to the best that California has to offer.  There is no contest here in my humble opinion. (I certainly invite and welcome responsible opinions that may be to the contrary).

Carlos
I disagree. I'll have 007 send you a box.

Sorry Harry your not Carlos I'll send you some of my Red Baron, Santa Barbara and Babcock next June, and you are right LOL
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on October 15, 2013, 04:48:04 PM
Coconut is tops in thirst quenching class of fruits. I rank fruits in 3 classes: dessert fruits, fruits that are whole foods, and the thirst quenchers.

I have absolutely no hesitation in comprehending coconut as the top thirst quencher.  I guess I am reading the thread title differently than others. Top five favorite could be whatever is your favorite of all of the types of fruit you mention. I guess if I lived in a desert with no good water, coconut would be my all time favorite also. But I was reading the title as being best fruits objectively....which is wrong because it says favorite and not best.....very subjective. I'm going to stop scratching my head now.

Coconut is almost in a class of its own. The only other fruit that really comes close to it is the palmyra or toddy palm discussed in another thread. Coconuts supply you with lots more than delicious drinking water. Picked at the right stage they have delicious jelly meat inside to eat. If allowed to mature the hard meat is excellent for making coconut cream. Any food cooked in coconut cream becomes a gourmet meal. I think the Thais make especially good use of coconut cream in their cuisine. Little known is that sprouted coconuts have incredibly delicious candy-fluffy meat inside! So at each stage the eating quality and use is very different. Same goes for the water inside the nut.
I think there is a tendency to overlook fruits that we eat lots of in the favorites category. If i were to think of the fruits i eat the most of they would be bananas, avocados, and coconuts. These rarely make it to favorites list just because they are so common place, not because they aren't excellent fruits.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: thao on October 15, 2013, 05:22:45 PM
Anybody heard of Fresno, CA( the central valley)?..............It's the agricultural capital of the world.....or is it just the nation? Some of the best produce(stone fruits, grapes and 350 other varieties of produce) comes from this part of the world. If you ever get a chance to try any tree ripen peach, plum, pluots,etc, from Fresno, you'll be in heaven ;). This is quite daring to say, but, I must say, any well flavored tree ripen pluots(plum x apricot), peaches(yellow & white flesh), nectarines and Japaneses plums, will rival even some of the best tasting mangoes ;) ;D
But, I only wish we can grow some more tropical fruits like Mangoes, longan, etc.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 15, 2013, 05:25:03 PM
This is quite daring to say, but, I must say, any well flavored tree ripen pluots(plum x apricot), peaches(yellow & white flesh), nectarines and Japaneses plums, will rival even some of the best tasting mangoes ;) ;D

That statement is not daring at all.  I think it can be backed up with fruit quality and flavor 100%....so you'll get no argument from me.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: thao on October 15, 2013, 05:42:26 PM
This is quite daring to say, but, I must say, any well flavored tree ripen pluots(plum x apricot), peaches(yellow & white flesh), nectarines and Japaneses plums, will rival even some of the best tasting mangoes ;) ;D

That statement is not daring at all.  I think it can be backed up with fruit quality and flavor 100%....so you'll get no argument from me.
It's quite a honor for such a mango enthusiast to say ;) But Stone fruits from this part of the Ca, really is one of the best, if not "THE" best in the world.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on October 15, 2013, 05:51:58 PM
Stone fruits from this part of the Ca, really is one of the best, if not "THE" best in the world.

Ok...now you are pushing your luck.  LOL.  I am not going to say "the best" but they are up there and can compete with the best.  On a given day, they might be the best, but not all days and not against all mangoes.  :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on October 15, 2013, 05:57:29 PM
#1 is Durian. Just ate an exquisite durian and it knocked all the other fruits off the list. HAHA At least temporarily.
California peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots are awesome. Only problem is California has very short time these are available. For this reason when i lived there i always yearned for summer time. But what do you do there the REST of the year?  :o  Not a big fan of canned peaches.  :o :o And fruits shipped in from Chile just don't cut it.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tim on October 15, 2013, 06:35:25 PM
I don't think you ever lived here at all ???

#1 is Durian. Just ate an exquisite durian and it knocked all the other fruits off the list. HAHA At least temporarily.
California peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots are awesome. Only problem is California has very short time these are available. For this reason when i lived there i always yearned for summer time. But what do you do there the REST of the year?  :o  Not a big fan of canned peaches.  :o :o And fruits shipped in from Chile just don't cut it.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on October 15, 2013, 06:51:16 PM
I don't think you ever lived here at all ???

You can think whatever you like, but that doesn't change the facts, lived in Calif. for 26 years, so most of my life!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: thao on October 15, 2013, 07:06:58 PM
Stone fruits from this part of the Ca, really is one of the best, if not "THE" best in the world.

Ok...now you are pushing your luck.  LOL.  I am not going to say "the best" but they are up there and can compete with the best.  On a given day, they might be the best, but not all days and not against all mangoes.  :)
Darn, should have kept my mouth shut, while, I was ahead. But any tree ripen fruit, no matter where they are grown, will always taste better in season than imported from some where else. Now time to shhh and just observe :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JF on October 15, 2013, 11:09:55 PM
I don't think you ever lived here at all ???

#1 is Durian. Just ate an exquisite durian and it knocked all the other fruits off the list. HAHA At least temporarily.
California peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots are awesome. Only problem is California has very short time these are available. For this reason when i lived there i always yearned for summer time. But what do you do there the REST of the year?  :o  Not a big fan of canned peaches.  :o :o And fruits shipped in from Chile just don't cut it.

y este el fruteros de Los fruteros LOL wait until Daniel reads this he'll put him place :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: NYC_FruitKing on April 02, 2014, 05:45:00 PM
Talk about tough choices! Here goes:

1) Persimmons (Jiro and Giant Fuyu)/Lychees
2) Figs
3) Loquats
4) Raspberries/Strawberries (Mara de Bois!)
5) Golden Kiwis

Honorable mentions and runner-ups on my list include: Cherries (especially Rainiers!), Pears (Anjou), Apples (Cripps' Pink & Stayman Winesap), Apple Bananas, Moro Blood Oranges/Satsuma Tangerines, blueberries, and redcurrants. The list could go on and on but these are my top contenders as of today.

On my wish list to try (which is another topic all in itself) there'd be:
Tsurunoko persimmons (among other PVNA vars.), Violette de Bordeaux figs (among PLENTY of other vars.), Golden Russet apples, Parfianka pomegranates (or any good soft-seeded pom for that matter), blueberries (Hannah's Choice, Spartan, Razz, Elizabeth), Sugarloaf pineapples, notable dragonfruit/opuntia/cereus/stenocereus cactus fruits, good misc. kiwi/hardy kiwi varieties, jujubes, a well-ripened loquat, and ditto for peaches. Just thinking of everything I'd love to try in it's best quality is making my head spin..

But really, mangoes are first place overall? Considering how I've almost never gotten the chance to eat fruit well-ripened and fresh off the plant, I'm not surprised my favorites aren't as tropically-oriented as most of your guys' lists; pineapples, mangoes, avocados, mangosteen, dragonfruit, etc. i've only ever eaten store-bought, and the quality was only ever moderate to disappointing, and never worth the money or the effort to get them. The only fruits on my list i've ever eaten fresh off the plant are raspberries and red currants, unless you want to count wild blueberries and strawberries :P I'm on a serious mission to grow (and especially eat!!) any and all fruit worth the time and effort to grow, and amass a collection of the best ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tropicaliste on April 02, 2014, 06:24:58 PM
1 being best, 5 being least best
Tropical:
1. Lanzones, when they're not bitter
2. Banana(tree ripened)
3. Rambutan, rongrien
4. Jackfruit, deep orange
5. Young Coconut
(5.5 Mangosteen)

Temperate:
1. White Peach
2. Strawberry
3. Plum
4. Kyoho Grape
5. Nashi Pear

honorable mentions: mangoes, lychees, longans(at peak season), soursop, pineapple, and "sumo" oranges.

Obviously I failed at the directions. lol
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: AnnonAddict on April 02, 2014, 10:38:05 PM
Hard decision!

My top five tropical fruits(no particular order):

1) Jaboticaba

2) Soursop

3) Rollinia

4) Quenepa

5) Durian

And for temperate fruits(no particular order):

1) Peach

2) Plum

3) Wild Strawberries(Fragaria vesca)

4) Cantaloupe

5) Watermelon

Phil, I failed the directions a lot more worse than you... LOL...  ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: LEOOEL on April 05, 2014, 09:50:54 PM
Tropicals: Mango, Lychee, Peach (thank you UF), Jackfruit, Avocado

Temperate: Persimmon (specifically the astringent one that's bell shaped with a beautiful orange-red color and that has a refreshing great taste; it would be great if UF also developed these into low chill hours for Zone 10 in South Florida)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 06, 2014, 04:51:35 AM
Tropicals: Mango, Lychee, Peach (thank you UF), Jackfruit, Avocado

Temperate: Persimmon (specifically the astringent one that's bell shaped with a beautiful orange-red color and that has a refreshing great taste; it would be great if UF also developed these into low chill hours for Zone 10 in South Florida)

You're probably referring to Hachiya persimmon.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on April 06, 2014, 09:07:45 AM


But really, mangoes are first place overall? Considering how I've almost never gotten the chance to eat fruit well-ripened and fresh off the plant, I'm not surprised my favorites aren't as tropically-oriented as most of your guys' lists; pineapples, mangoes, avocados, mangosteen, dragonfruit, etc. i've only ever eaten store-bought, and the quality was only ever moderate to disappointing, and never worth the money or the effort to get them. The only fruits on my list i've ever eaten fresh off the plant are raspberries and red currants, unless you want to count wild blueberries and strawberries :P I'm on a serious mission to grow (and especially eat!!) any and all fruit worth the time and effort to grow, and amass a collection of the best ;D

Unfortunately it is all true.... that tree ripe back yard mangoes are 10x better than what you can get in NY. Tropical fruits do not travel well. Avocados do. Those mangoes you see with an alluring red blush are the biggest travesty. Smaller yellow mangoes have a better chance of being good in NYC

Here in Florida I can get great cherries from the NW. They travel well and so do apples and other Northern fruits if you are selective about what you buy. Plums get here in good shape and can be very sweet. Peaches and apricots are soft so are problematic. Grapes can make it here sweet depending on when picked
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on April 06, 2014, 10:03:54 AM
Whole foods usually has green/yellow mangoes from haiti ( i think they're madame francis) that i think taste pretty good....nothing like coming to FL in June/July, but WAAAAYYY better than Tommy Atkins!   The champagne (ataulfo) mangoes are pretty good as well, compared to TA or nothing. 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on April 06, 2014, 10:26:59 AM
Zands - you have obviously never visited the northeast or northwest during apple and pear season.  What you are buying in the grocery store or anywhere down here in SFla is pure crap.  I lived there growing up and worked in the orchards.  My friends family owned an apple orchard, growing so many varieties it would make your head spin.  Going out in the orchard and plucking a tree ripe apple off and eating it, nothing like it.  The apples that were picked for shipping or for use over the year for after the season sat stored in a gas controlled cooler.  How do you think you get apples from a location when they are out of season?  Same goes for pears.  And plums, what you buy here should not even be allowed to be called a plum.

with all of these fruits, it is truly the same as comparing a home grown mango to a store bought fruit that is passed off as a mango.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 06, 2014, 08:27:16 PM
Totally agree with Rob. I didn't even like apples tell i tasted one straight off a tree at an apple orchard. It was in Ramona, California. They were growing some Winesap apples. Usually these are used to make cider and are not seen for eating out of hand at markets. But i still remember their taste. Was incredibly good! Like, holy cow! That's an apple? I once saw Winesap apples here imported from California. Had to try them, and while good they didn't knock my socks off like the fresh ones from the tree.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: kgknight on April 06, 2014, 08:52:13 PM
I grew up in ct and I can say that the apples I get here from the store in fl don't hold a candle to the farm fresh apples from an orchard. I miss those apples :( but we have a lot more variety in terms of what we can grow down here. 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on April 06, 2014, 10:27:57 PM
I am going to have to say that I agree more with Zands on the apple question than I do with Rob or Oscar.  I have eaten freshly picked apples in the northeast and the northwest.  They are great...no doubt and the varieties are obviously much greater than what we have access to here in South Florida.  However, I do buy and enjoy apples that I buy here in Florida I am sure considerably more than a mango buyer would enjoy a mango purchased in the northeast or northwest.  I don't think there is any question that apples hold up for shipment a whole lot better than do mangoes. I eat about 6 apples a day on average (except during mango season).  Yes, I am trying a new twist on the "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" adage.  I am thinking six apples a day will keep six doctors away. Anyway, you can certainly get crappy apples here......especially those that are cold stored.  However, I have found that apples that are shipped in their season arrive in good condition and are reasonably representative of the apples that I have picked myself in New York Sate, New Jersey, Washington State and in Quebec. So either you guys are not buying the right apples here or I was picking the wrong apples there.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Future on April 06, 2014, 10:50:13 PM
1. Mango
2. Jackfruit
3. Abiu
4. Soursop
5. Custard Apple
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 07, 2014, 12:50:35 AM
I am going to have to say that I agree more with Zands on the apple question than I do with Rob or Oscar.  I have eaten freshly picked apples in the northeast and the northwest.  They are great...no doubt and the varieties are obviously much greater than what we have access to here in South Florida.  However, I do buy and enjoy apples that I buy here in Florida I am sure considerably more than a mango buyer would enjoy a mango purchased in the northeast or northwest.  I don't think there is any question that apples hold up for shipment a whole lot better than do mangoes. I eat about 6 apples a day on average (except during mango season).  Yes, I am trying a new twist on the "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" adage.  I am thinking six apples a day will keep six doctors away. Anyway, you can certainly get crappy apples here......especially those that are cold stored.  However, I have found that apples that are shipped in their season arrive in good condition and are reasonably representative of the apples that I have picked myself in New York Sate, New Jersey, Washington State and in Quebec. So either you guys are not buying the right apples here or I was picking the wrong apples there.

The second: you were picking the wrong apples there. There are so many high quality gourmet and heirloom apple cultivars that you can't get at the store, just like you ain't gonna get no Maha Chanok at any super market any day soon.
Don't think anyone is going to argue that apples don't store better than mangos. But apples are often stored a whole lot longer than mangos, as in weeks or months. Any fruit stored looses quality over time...the longer the storage the more quality is lost.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: NaturalGreenthumb on April 07, 2014, 02:31:16 AM
1. Feijoa / pineapple guava
2. Mangosteen
3. Logan
4. Cherimoya
5. Sugar cane drink
6. Rose apple
7. Cape gooseberry
8. Kumquats
9. Passion fruit
10. Pomegranate   
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ClayMango on April 07, 2014, 09:04:03 AM
What the heck!!!! Mangos and cherimoyas aren't even making the list....I think I may have jumped the gun on my recent 11 mango tree purchase
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on April 07, 2014, 12:13:56 PM
What the heck!!!! Mangos and cherimoyas aren't even making the list....I think I may have jumped the gun on my recent 11 mango tree purchase

Go back to where this thread starts and mangoes & lychees dominate. People are just trying to be creative.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bangkok on April 07, 2014, 12:21:10 PM
What the heck!!!! Mangos and cherimoyas aren't even making the list....I think I may have jumped the gun on my recent 11 mango tree purchase

Probably does people have never ever tasted a real good mango? How can you prefer a soursop or guave above a mango?? Or maybe i have never tasted those soursops or guave myself? The ones i did taste sure were not in my top 5.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on April 07, 2014, 12:32:44 PM
I am going to have to say that I agree more with Zands on the apple question than I do with Rob or Oscar.  I have eaten freshly picked apples in the northeast and the northwest.  They are great...no doubt and the varieties are obviously much greater than what we have access to here in South Florida.  However, I do buy and enjoy apples that I buy here in Florida I am sure considerably more than a mango buyer would enjoy a mango purchased in the northeast or northwest.  I don't think there is any question that apples hold up for shipment a whole lot better than do mangoes. I eat about 6 apples a day on average (except during mango season).  Yes, I am trying a new twist on the "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" adage.  I am thinking six apples a day will keep six doctors away. Anyway, you can certainly get crappy apples here......especially those that are cold stored.  However, I have found that apples that are shipped in their season arrive in good condition and are reasonably representative of the apples that I have picked myself in New York Sate, New Jersey, Washington State and in Quebec. So either you guys are not buying the right apples here or I was picking the wrong apples there.

6 apples a day qualifies you as an apple connoisseur.  I'll bet you have bit into apples (in Florida) that ranged from 30%-95% as good as picked fresh in Michigan, Northeast etc etc. With the best ones being in season...Not cold nitrogen/carbon dioxide stored you find in the spring.

Fresh in season apples picked fairly close to ripe are easily transportable to Florida in time to eat at their peak. A few times I have known of a  guy with a large truck (not a semi) load up on apples in upstate NY and bring them down to Florida. Maybe he has relatives down here so takes a mini-vacation. I have had decent Chilean apples and sometimes fantastic Chilean grapes near the end of their harvests

I have lived near an orchard (upstate California) in the fall. It was untended for a few years so I would go over and take some off the trees and some off the ground. The windfall apples were the sweetest and the best. So I have eaten apples at 100%. What we get in Florida in the fall is at about 60-85% of optimum. This is much higher than the imported (Peru,Brazil, Mexico etc) mangoes people are eating all over America except for a few select states like California, Hawaii, Florida. These average 10%-30% compared to an optimum Florida mango.

Pears? We get some great Bosc pears in Florida. They travel well and can be very good...not all the time though. If I was up north near an orchard I would be buying pears before apples. That is one fruit I would like to eat at its optimum and a lot of them.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ClayMango on April 07, 2014, 12:38:36 PM
I dont know crap about apples, But Dear God!!!! It is really hard to beat a fresh Organic Honey Crisp apple.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on April 07, 2014, 12:45:23 PM
hard to beat a well-ripened Fernandez custard apple.  Had one yesterday and can't stop raving about it....like raspberry yogurt without the "sour" yogurt aftertaste...plus, the fruit was HUGE. 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: savemejebus on April 07, 2014, 01:01:08 PM
The South/Central American mangoes are all over the local supermarkets nowadays (Publix, Doris, etc.). They seem to be averaging $1.49 - $1.99 each, are mostly green/rock solid, and have no aroma to them whatsoever. I can't imagine any non-mango aficionado buying one and suddenly being turned on to future purchases.

Somewhat off topic, but it's really sad just how little 'local' food you can find at 'local' markets. Whether it's fruit, veggies, or fish (we are surrounded by water on 3 sides after all), it's very difficult to find anything local outside of farmer's markets. Of all places, we found Florida peaches at Walmart this weekend, which was quite a shock. Nice surprise compared to the usual rock solid Chile peaches that are everywhere else.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on April 07, 2014, 02:33:22 PM
I agree on the local issue...that's why I am trying to grow most of the food we eat, right in the backyard....doesn't get more local than that!    Definitely hard to trust others these days....especially with these phony farmer's markets that are all over south florida. 

I went to one in Miami  a while back, and asked is this pepper organic?  Response was nope, I buy them wholesale from up north....Huh?  So, you are just trying to cut out the middle man and sell the same ish as publix and walmart?  nice idea, but farmer's market, I think not!  Beware the "green" markets
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ClayMango on April 07, 2014, 02:48:49 PM
I like the Farmer Markets because of the deals...usually way bettter deals and fresher fruit.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on April 07, 2014, 02:59:27 PM
Clay, I would imagine you have better, or at least more farmer's markets in CA.  I bet there are a couple good ones here (probably in homestead), but not many that I have seen....maybe I just haven't scouted it enough
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Herman on April 07, 2014, 04:50:53 PM
1. Durian
2. Durian
3. Durian
4. Mango
5. Mango
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 08, 2014, 02:51:12 AM
What the heck!!!! Mangos and cherimoyas aren't even making the list....I think I may have jumped the gun on my recent 11 mango tree purchase

Go back to where this thread starts and mangoes & lychees dominate. People are just trying to be creative.

Mango is king of fruits in India (1.1 billion people). Lychee is king of fruits in China (1.4 billion people). Right there you have 2.5 billion people, over 1/3 of the planet picking those 2 fruits as best, and that doesn't include all the lychee and mango lovers in other countries! Mango is also best selling tropical fruit on the planet.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: From the sea on April 08, 2014, 05:44:24 AM
good fresh mango
Suriname cherry (wait all year for them)
guava
starapple
loquat 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on April 08, 2014, 07:58:50 AM


Mango is king of fruits in India (1.1 billion people). Lychee is king of fruits in China (1.4 billion people). Right there you have 2.5 billion people, over 1/3 of the planet picking those 2 fruits as best, and that doesn't include all the lychee and mango lovers in other countries! Mango is also best selling tropical fruit on the planet.

Apple and banana will be the next most popular I would think.   BTW I see Hispanic markets carry apples and cherries even though most USA Hispanics will come from (or their folks did) from a place-climate where apples do not grow
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on April 08, 2014, 08:02:09 AM
I agree on the local issue...that's why I am trying to grow most of the food we eat, right in the backyard....doesn't get more local than that!   

Muscadines are the local grape so I will not turn my nose up at them. I will eat them over northern/California grapes but my muscadine vines need to get into more production
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 09, 2014, 06:11:26 AM


Mango is king of fruits in India (1.1 billion people). Lychee is king of fruits in China (1.4 billion people). Right there you have 2.5 billion people, over 1/3 of the planet picking those 2 fruits as best, and that doesn't include all the lychee and mango lovers in other countries! Mango is also best selling tropical fruit on the planet.

Apple and banana will be the next most popular I would think.   BTW I see Hispanic markets carry apples and cherries even though most USA Hispanics will come from (or their folks did) from a place-climate where apples do not grow
Majority of hispanics in USA come from Mexico. You think there are no apples in Mexico?  :o Central and South America also have apples FYI.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: averell on June 19, 2014, 02:27:46 PM
lychee
josé mango
victoria pineapple
passion fruit
cherry
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 19, 2014, 08:37:36 PM
I guess some may be trying to be perhaps a little esoteric in not associating their likes with "common" fruits such as mango... :-).

Personally, I'd put mango and cherimoya in the top 2 spots, and I've had a lot of fruits.

Given your location, I probably would have a more varied collection -- there are just way too many awesome fruits that one can grow in socal.

What the heck!!!! Mangos and cherimoyas aren't even making the list....I think I may have jumped the gun on my recent 11 mango tree purchase
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: greenman62 on July 07, 2014, 03:31:32 PM
passion fruit
Cannistel
Mango
Mulberry
Guava

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gnappi on July 07, 2014, 07:50:32 PM
Years ago my taste was quite a bit different than today and Mango would have topped the list. Now thanks to GW and TFF and a yard full of fruit trees I have changed my preferences a lot, and can easily pass up a mango for many tropical fruits even a sweet carambola

In loose order

Sapodilla
Persimmon
Atemoya
Canistel
Mulberry
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: shah8 on July 08, 2014, 01:51:54 PM
Do you prefer fruits that are easy to eat, Gary?  I noticed that mulberries were the only messy fruits.  Or did you gravitate towards lower acidity as time went on?  I found your comment on evolving tastes interesting...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: starling1 on July 08, 2014, 09:39:03 PM
1. Mangosteen (luc's garcinia may topple the champion here, I'm yet tot taste it)or maybe perfectly ripe cherries. Or Purple dragonfruit varieties. Or maybe golden coconut water. Impossible to say. Ask me on a different day I'll say something different.
2. Mango
3. Avocado
4. papaya
5. raspberries (royal purple).

Also very fond of Rollinia, tangello, mandarin, muskmelons, achachairu, and blueberries.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mikemap on October 29, 2014, 03:17:50 PM
I'm new to the forum and fairly new to exploring fruit, so this thread was fun to read. Maybe it would be fun to have a "bottom 5" list thread too! I'll throw my ranked top 10 into the ring. It's just based on flavor/pleasure, no other criteria. I debated whether to include medium/old coconut in my top 10 because it's so hard to compare that amazing perfect mild flavor with the very special sweeter and stronger flavors of other fruits.

01. pitanga (Generally I've found red varieties equal to or better than black varieties contrary to common wisdom. I just can't imagine a more perfectly delicious fruit! But I have yet to taste the rare Eugenias.)
02. durian
03. loquat
04. jackfruit
05. certain types of banana: namwah, kru, manzano, popo'ulu, fe'i, Brazilian
06. purple caimito
07. syzygium jambos
08. grumichama
09. marang
10. salak
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ClayMango on October 29, 2014, 05:15:49 PM
List based on new fruits tryed in the last year.

Cherimoya- Fruit of the God's with no rival

Mangos- No explanation needed

Lychee- Incredible sweet treat that you can never get full of

Mangosteen-wish we got these fresh in the market here in the U.S. At 10 dollars a lb, these things are still worth it and damn good.

Durian- Also wish this came fresh in the US with top tier varieties...After 5 attempts of eating this thing ...it no longer smells bad to me and taste great!!!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: afriadoni on December 09, 2014, 11:42:30 AM
Mango : odorata and quadrifida
Durian : Musangking , bawor , red banyuwangi , black thorn
Matoa  : Yellow and black
Watermelon
passiflora ligularis

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on December 09, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
Mango : odorata and quadrifida
Durian : Musangking , bawor , red banyuwangi , black thorn
Matoa  : Yellow and black
Watermelon
passiflora ligularis


Is this one red banyuwangi ? http://banyuwangiapik.blogspot.com/2014/05/nikmatnya-durian-merah-khas-banyuwangi.html (http://banyuwangiapik.blogspot.com/2014/05/nikmatnya-durian-merah-khas-banyuwangi.html)
Do you grow this variety, or know someone growing it?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: afriadoni on December 09, 2014, 12:30:09 PM
 my friend brought me some last year ...
 i will buy from Eko mulyanto ( the man in that article ) in the end of december ... i have contact his wife yesterday .
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bush2Beach on December 09, 2014, 12:54:59 PM
I am going to have to say that I agree more with Zands on the apple question than I do with Rob or Oscar.  I have eaten freshly picked apples in the northeast and the northwest.  They are great...no doubt and the varieties are obviously much greater than what we have access to here in South Florida.  However, I do buy and enjoy apples that I buy here in Florida I am sure considerably more than a mango buyer would enjoy a mango purchased in the northeast or northwest.  I don't think there is any question that apples hold up for shipment a whole lot better than do mangoes. I eat about 6 apples a day on average (except during mango season).  Yes, I am trying a new twist on the "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" adage.  I am thinking six apples a day will keep six doctors away. Anyway, you can certainly get crappy apples here......especially those that are cold stored.  However, I have found that apples that are shipped in their season arrive in good condition and are reasonably representative of the apples that I have picked myself in New York Sate, New Jersey, Washington State and in Quebec. So either you guys are not buying the right apples here or I was picking the wrong apples there.

6 apples a day qualifies you as an apple connoisseur.  I'll bet you have bit into apples (in Florida) that ranged from 30%-95% as good as picked fresh in Michigan, Northeast etc etc. With the best ones being in season...Not cold nitrogen/carbon dioxide stored you find in the spring.

Fresh in season apples picked fairly close to ripe are easily transportable to Florida in time to eat at their peak. A few times I have known of a  guy with a large truck (not a semi) load up on apples in upstate NY and bring them down to Florida. Maybe he has relatives down here so takes a mini-vacation. I have had decent Chilean apples and sometimes fantastic Chilean grapes near the end of their harvests

I have lived near an orchard (upstate California) in the fall. It was untended for a few years so I would go over and take some off the trees and some off the ground. The windfall apples were the sweetest and the best. So I have eaten apples at 100%. What we get in Florida in the fall is at about 60-85% of optimum. This is much higher than the imported (Peru,Brazil, Mexico etc) mangoes people are eating all over America except for a few select states like California, Hawaii, Florida. These average 10%-30% compared to an optimum Florida mango.

Pears? We get some great Bosc pears in Florida. They travel well and can be very good...not all the time though. If I was up north near an orchard I would be buying pears before apples. That is one fruit I would like to eat at its optimum and a lot of them.

Unless your growing them , we have crappy imported Mango's 330 days a year in CA too.
Also, I don't think Avocado travels well at all. The Hass's that travel vs picked and counter ripened are Lemon Zest to Tommy Atkins, and what Avo's travel ok aside from Hass? You might not eat one, once you've had the other. Either way the grass is always greener. I'd trade as much heirloom apple and pear in season to stuff your gourd for a measly taste of many fruits that are near to impossible to obtain in CA.
I had some fresh Breadfruit from D.R. recently and only because my friend is on a list with a small market that when and if they get them , they call him and there is 24 hours to drive 150 miles and hopefully they held the 2-3 fruits they said they would. That and everyone that gets there first is bargaining for just 1 more.
 The freshest tree ripened fruit in season is my favorite. Cherries for 3 weeks a year, Apricots for 1 week, Peaches for a month, dates for awhile, Then Cherimoya and Mango. Then a shipment of Jaboticaba and that's my favorite.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on December 09, 2014, 01:02:37 PM
those dates you sent me were incredible!!  Thx, buddy.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: afriadoni on December 09, 2014, 09:51:45 PM
my friend brought me some last year ...
 i will buy from Eko mulyanto ( the man in that article ) in the end of december ... i  contact his wife yesterday .
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: LEOOEL on December 10, 2014, 07:48:01 PM
go ahead, rub it in  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: savemejebus on December 10, 2014, 09:31:46 PM
lol I bought a crappy mango at Publix (2 for $5 omg) yesterday to throw in some conch salad I was making. May as well have pissed the money down the drain. It was totally inedible. I feel no shame in admitting that I am a mango snob.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JoeP450 on December 10, 2014, 11:53:55 PM
1) mango (lemon zest, coco cream, ice cream, Carrie, I digress...)
2) lychee
3) cherimoya
4) Bangkok lemon jackfruit
5) this type of peach that is flat like a doughnut with white flesh and super sweet, I find myself driving way out of my way to be ripped off by the fresh market for them, think their name is "flying saucer peach"

Honorable mention: Sierra fig

-joep450
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bangkok on December 11, 2014, 12:55:36 AM
1) mango (lemon zest, coco cream, ice cream, Carrie, I digress...)
2) lychee
3) cherimoya
4) Bangkok lemon jackfruit
5) this type of peach that is flat like a doughnut with white flesh and super sweet, I find myself driving way out of my way to be ripped off by the fresh market for them, think their name is "flying saucer peach"

Honorable mention: Sierra fig

-joep450

Was it this peach? I also love them but you have to let them become ripe on the counter. They also sell the nectarine version of it, also great.


(http://s21.postimg.cc/em3ulaqyb/wilde_perzik.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/em3ulaqyb/)

In Holland they are called Wild Peach.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Luisport on December 11, 2014, 05:33:03 AM
1) mango (lemon zest, coco cream, ice cream, Carrie, I digress...)
2) lychee
3) cherimoya
4) Bangkok lemon jackfruit
5) this type of peach that is flat like a doughnut with white flesh and super sweet, I find myself driving way out of my way to be ripped off by the fresh market for them, think their name is "flying saucer peach"

Honorable mention: Sierra fig

-joep450

Was it this peach? I also love them but you have to let them become ripe on the counter. They also sell the nectarine version of it, also great.


([url]http://s21.postimg.cc/em3ulaqyb/wilde_perzik.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/em3ulaqyb/[/url])

In Holland they are called Wild Peach.
LOL here we call them Paraguai peach...  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on December 11, 2014, 07:06:39 AM
http://www.davewilson.com/product-information/product/donut-stark-saturn-white-peach (http://www.davewilson.com/product-information/product/donut-stark-saturn-white-peach)
donut peaches
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Pancrazio on December 11, 2014, 07:39:20 AM
We call them Tabacchiera or Saturnina because they recall a tobacco holder or the planet Saturn.
Nice plant, very early, and so far very resistant to pests and disease (compared to other peaches) at least at my location. Also, very vigorous.  The fruit is really sweet.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on December 11, 2014, 07:42:22 AM
Honorable mention: Sierra fig
-joep450

Best figs I ever had were right off a tree in Northern California. Black mission fig. I would love to grow Black Mission here but it seems the South Florida rain and humidity hurts fig production. I have ischia and magnolia here-- My bush sized trees get fungus, leaves drop from it, poor production. And the figs are watery. But still fun to eat. They are as watery sweet as carambola. Oh well.

Figs are a dry climate fruit. Dry in late spring-summer it seems. But they can be tough trees. I have seen them in the Boston area. The Italians (of Italian extraction) have a fig growing tradition here in America, have their methods to keep the tree alive through the winter by severing half the roots. Then bending the tree over into a trench and covering with leaves, straw, blankets etc.

Turkey must be over producing figs. I see dried Turkish figs for 8oz/$2 that are very good. They are nicely packaged in a round package. Sometimes from Greece too. I see these commonly available at places like Doris mkts and Penn Dutch
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: triphala on December 11, 2014, 07:23:42 PM
White Pineapple
jackfruit/campedak/marang/durian
grapes
rare bananas/plantain
avocado
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bangkok on December 12, 2014, 04:42:18 AM
Mango
Cherry
Peach
Litchi
Mangosteen
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BigIslandGrower on December 15, 2014, 12:05:54 PM
Don't feel good about leaving a few out, but I'll go with: Durian, Pulasan, Mango, White Pineapple, Raspberry.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: huertasurbanas on December 15, 2014, 12:36:31 PM
If I should say what I eat everyday, it would be:

banana
nut
apple
grape
orange

but if you speak of fruits cultivated in the garden or rare fruits I rarely find in some stores:


lychee
sete capotes
guaviyu
black surinam cherry
cherimoya



Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fisherking73 on January 10, 2015, 10:08:43 PM
1)Lemon meringue mango
2)Carrie Mango
3)Cogshall Mango
4)Sugar apple
5)probably another variety of mango LOL
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Jake the indian on March 22, 2015, 04:22:46 PM
Here's my list of top 5 favorite fruits in order:

1. Durian  (particularly the top notch Malaysian varieties like XO, Capri, Kun Poh, D 10, Black Thorn, Musang King, and several other branded & kampung lines)
2. Cempedak (Mostly strong flavored ones)
3. Pingan (Artocarpus sarawakensis) & Marang
4. Pulasan
5. Purple Mangosteen

Honorable mention:
Jackfruit (only the soft mushy types with strong flavor), Water Melon, Longkong, Mango, Mabolo and Soursop.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Ataman on March 22, 2015, 05:19:15 PM
My favourite fruits are (temperate): 1. cherry
                                                         2. peach
                                                         3. grape
                                                         4. pear
                                                         5. raspberry
                                   tropicals: 1. mangosteen
                                                   2. mango
                                                   3. pineapple
                                                   4. cherimoya
                                                   5. rambutan
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: merce3 on March 22, 2015, 08:42:25 PM
1) mango (lemon zest, coco cream, ice cream, Carrie, I digress...)
2) lychee
3) cherimoya
4) Bangkok lemon jackfruit
5) this type of peach that is flat like a doughnut with white flesh and super sweet, I find myself driving way out of my way to be ripped off by the fresh market for them, think their name is "flying saucer peach"

Honorable mention: Sierra fig

-joep450

Was it this peach? I also love them but you have to let them become ripe on the counter. They also sell the nectarine version of it, also great.


([url]http://s21.postimg.cc/em3ulaqyb/wilde_perzik.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/em3ulaqyb/[/url])

In Holland they are called Wild Peach.


there's a low chill uf cultivar that's flat like that that they call ufo
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bangkok on March 22, 2015, 08:57:00 PM
1) mango (lemon zest, coco cream, ice cream, Carrie, I digress...)
2) lychee
3) cherimoya
4) Bangkok lemon jackfruit
5) this type of peach that is flat like a doughnut with white flesh and super sweet, I find myself driving way out of my way to be ripped off by the fresh market for them, think their name is "flying saucer peach"

Honorable mention: Sierra fig

-joep450

Was it this peach? I also love them but you have to let them become ripe on the counter. They also sell the nectarine version of it, also great.


([url]http://s21.postimg.cc/em3ulaqyb/wilde_perzik.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/em3ulaqyb/[/url])

In Holland they are called Wild Peach.


there's a low chill uf cultivar that's flat like that that they call ufo


One model in particular that defines a chill unit as 1 hour below 45°F (7°C) but above 32°F (0°C) works well for determining ranges of accumulation in low-chill peaches

Bangkok never has temps under 7 celcius. But if i could grow this peach i would be a happy camper  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fisherking73 on March 22, 2015, 09:42:05 PM
Just bumped across this thread since it got bumped, and decided to revamp my list LOL Thanks to this forum and its members, I have been opened to a new world where my palate is the limit. My original list
1)Lemon meringue mango
2)Carrie Mango
3)Cogshall Mango
4)Sugar apple
5)probably another variety of mango LOL

As of today
1)Mango
2)Rollinia
3)Jaboticaba (and it could easily be number 2)
4)Sugar apple
5) Loquat (maybe mulberry)

But more importantly, thanks to all for making me spend lots of money lol  Have tasted A LOT of new fruits this year,hope to try more as the summer season comes.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gpuccio on April 19, 2015, 10:36:02 PM
As of now, in no order

Passion fruit
Atemoya
Mangosteen
Guava
Ciruela
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tuckee on April 20, 2015, 07:22:47 AM
My choices are:

1) Overripe Kuini mango ... slightly fermented
2) Musang King durian, taste richly bitter buttery sweet with little seed
3) Fiber-less pineapple fr Klang, Malaysia
4) mangosteen
5) gluttonous rice Lychee fr Canton, China

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: HMHausman on April 20, 2015, 07:33:02 AM
My choices are:

1) Overripe Kuini mango ... slightly fermented
2) Musang King durian, taste richly bitter buttery sweet with little seed
3) Fiber-less pineapple fr Klang, Malaysia
4) mangosteen
5) gluttonous rice Lychee fr Canton, China

Welcome and thanks for your list. Always quite interesting to me to see what folks from tropical areas actually find their favorites in the tropical fruit world.  Your choices seem to be quite logical and easy to see why they would be your choices. That is, except for your first choice which has made me very curious.  Maybe you could start its own thread and you could post some pictures showing what you mean by overripe and fermented.  I would like to know if this love of an overripe fermented fruit is a popular thing where you live or are your flavor preferences somewhat unusual or eclectic? Maybe pictures won't do the trick.  Some further flavor description....that would be much appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bsbullie on April 20, 2015, 07:39:54 AM
I am interested in hearing about the glutinous rice lychee.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 21, 2015, 02:37:34 AM
I am interested in hearing about the glutinous rice lychee.

Rob, glutinous rice lychee is No Mai Tze.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: stuartdaly88 on April 21, 2015, 03:02:17 AM
I am interested in hearing about the glutinous rice lychee.
lychee in glutinous rice and coconut milk/cream is heaven!
Maybe this type will make the pudding even better ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tuckee on April 21, 2015, 06:19:54 AM
Hi Harry,

About the kuini mango, it has very strong aroma like durian and taste sourish sweet. We didn't pluck them from tree but let them fell naturally. We kept them for two days and would see them start fermenting. Not too much, they now sourish sweet with a bit of alcohol. just fabulous. Too bad, the tree was chopped down as it grew too big, uprooting part of the car poach.

Hi Rob & Oscar,

Yeah, the glutinous rice lychee is "Nor  Mai Chee" in Cantonese. It is slightly smaller than a golf ball, very sweet, juicy and with a tiny seed.  It usually sold in late June in Hong Kong. Will post a picture of it later.

Tuckee
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Kona fruit farm on April 21, 2015, 01:25:49 PM
1) purple mangosteen
2) yellow dragon fruit
3) atemoya/cherimoya/rollinia.
4) white pineapple
5) apple banana.

The list could be a lot more accurate but I literally have about 20-30 tropical a planted that I've never tried.   Only time will tell. 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: sapote on April 21, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
Full sun Valencia Orange
Mangosteen
Mango
Homegrown Apricot
Hawaii papaya
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on April 24, 2015, 03:17:36 AM
Hi Harry,

About the kuini mango, it has very strong aroma like durian and taste sourish sweet. We didn't pluck them from tree but let them fell naturally. We kept them for two days and would see them start fermenting. Not too much, they now sourish sweet with a bit of alcohol. just fabulous. Too bad, the tree was chopped down as it grew too big, uprooting part of the car poach.

Hi Rob & Oscar,

Yeah, the glutinous rice lychee is "Nor  Mai Chee" in Cantonese. It is slightly smaller than a golf ball, very sweet, juicy and with a tiny seed.  It usually sold in late June in Hong Kong. Will post a picture of it later.

Tuckee

No Mai Chee, or more often spelled No Mai Tze, is one we never get to taste here.  :'( It needs a lot of cold to set fruit. I have trees, they grow fine but never flowers in our tropical climate.  :'(  I think same is true for Florida. Maybe in chilly California it could be made to fruit? Has anyone in California been succesful and tasted it? It's one of the favored lychees in China.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Majime on April 24, 2015, 05:57:32 AM
Bogor pineapple
Lychee
Mangosteen
Mango
Banana
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: greenman62 on May 30, 2015, 01:32:00 PM
Full sun Valencia Orange
Mangosteen
Mango
Homegrown Apricot
Hawaii papaya

sapote
You like Valencia orange better than Washington navel ?
or a red navel ?
i have room for 2-3 more trees, and already have a blood orange, mandarin, Myers lemon, 
but i want a good tasting orange, that hopefully ripens later than the others.
My mandarin has fruit from October to March.
i think Valencia and Washington Navel both ripen late dont they ?


My top 5 has top be

Mango
papaya
watermelon (Louisiana)
Mulberry
guava (mexican cream)

and i have a ground-cherry that has a very tasty fruit - a pineapple overtone.
 - has to be very ripe though.
and hoping to taste a very ripe Surinam cherry one day from my yard
to go into the top 5 :)


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: huertasurbanas on May 31, 2015, 09:02:02 PM
Now I should say:

traditional/common fruits:

banana
apple
grapes
orange
tangerine

rare/native fruits:

uvaia
sete capotes
jaboticaba
guabiju
guava


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on May 31, 2015, 09:10:15 PM
Lol I guess you haven't read starlings personal quote!

Makes you wonder, why anyone would take the time to bash a tropical fruit that's loved by so many?

Now I should say:

traditional/common fruits:

banana
apple
grapes
orange
tangerine

rare/native fruits:

uvaia
sete capotes
jaboticaba
guabiju
guava
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on May 31, 2015, 09:18:00 PM
Lol I guess you haven't read starlings personal quote!

Makes you wonder, why anyone would take the time to bash a tropical fruit that's loved by so many?

Now I should say:

traditional/common fruits:

banana
apple
grapes
orange
tangerine

rare/native fruits:

uvaia
sete capotes
jaboticaba
guabiju
guava

Oh my God! Jaboticaba made it to Huerta's top 5. We can submit this to Starling as exhibit A.  ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on May 31, 2015, 09:20:11 PM
Lol still has a sand flea in his pouch !

Lol I guess you haven't read starlings personal quote!

Makes you wonder, why anyone would take the time to bash a tropical fruit that's loved by so many?

Now I should say:

traditional/common fruits:

banana
apple
grapes
orange
tangerine

rare/native fruits:

uvaia
sete capotes
jaboticaba
guabiju
guava

Oh my God! Jaboticaba made it to Huerta's top 5. We can submit this to Starling as exhibit A.  ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on May 31, 2015, 10:03:01 PM
Nice list I see you appreciate the jaboticabas!

we have similar tastes!

Just bumped across this thread since it got bumped, and decided to revamp my list LOL Thanks to this forum and its members, I have been opened to a new world where my palate is the limit. My original list
1)Lemon meringue mango
2)Carrie Mango
3)Cogshall Mango
4)Sugar apple
5)probably another variety of mango LOL

As of today
1)Mango
2)Rollinia
3)Jaboticaba (and it could easily be number 2)
4)Sugar apple
5) Loquat (maybe mulberry)

But more importantly, thanks to all for making me spend lots of money lol  Have tasted A LOT of new fruits this year,hope to try more as the summer season comes.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: geosulcata on May 31, 2015, 10:11:27 PM
Inga edulis (the true Inga edulis)
Passiflora edulis
Lychee
Banana (maqueno, sweetheart, namwa of other delicious variety)
Cherimoya (Wayne's Dream cherimoya is my current favorite)

Last week, PPK mango would have been on my top 5, but now I am dealing with mango sap allergy. That time of year again.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: marklee on May 31, 2015, 10:40:43 PM
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango



Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 12:00:28 AM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BestDay on June 01, 2015, 01:17:38 AM
Yes, No Mai Tze fruits in California. Exotica in Vista has several large trees that they use for air layers. They say the fruit is the best out of the three varieties they grow but production is not good. I don't know if it doesn't produce much fruit or it doesn't fruit every year. It also, at least last year, fruits later then Maritius and Brewster.

Bill
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 01, 2015, 01:29:06 AM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 01:41:33 AM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 01, 2015, 01:59:13 AM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

Exhibit B, C, and D. Keep that handy for when you sue him for defaming, slander, and libel against the honorable jaboticaba.  ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: starling1 on June 01, 2015, 03:28:39 AM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: EvilFruit on June 01, 2015, 05:18:25 AM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

Muscadine is supposed to be a good and tasty alternative to Jaboticaba. Do you agree, Adam ?.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: huertasurbanas on June 01, 2015, 08:18:18 AM
I think that, for fruit lovers, it's very difficult to do a top5 list

The fruits I eat most are apples and bananas, because they are easy to eat and to find in the market, but I really love a lot of fruits, and a good feijoa could be first on my list: but I didnt included it! I just forgot, but they are super tasty here... and for sure: a Mango could be first too! and I didnt included it! or any good Eugenia or a strawberry guava too, chirimoya!!, etc.

And I would also produce them comercially: feijoa, strawberry guava, etc., because they are super good fruits

I tend to believe that the last rare fruit I tried it's my favourite fruit if it was very good, for instance, jaboticaba

chirimoya, mango, jaboticaba, lychee, jackfruit, uvaia, etc., are way too good not to be in a top 5, but you are missing a lot of good fruits too
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: stuartdaly88 on June 01, 2015, 08:31:05 AM
I think that, for fruit lovers, it's very difficult to do a top5 list

The fruits I eat most are apples and bananas, because they are easy to eat and to find in the market, but I really love a lot of fruits, and a good feijoa could be first on my list: but I didnt included it! I just forgot, but they are super tasty here... and for sure: a Mango could be first too! and I didnt included it! or any good Eugenia or a strawberry guava too, chirimoya!!, etc.

And I would also produce them comercially: feijoa, strawberry guava, etc., because they are super good fruits

I tend to believe that the last rare fruit I tried it's my favourite fruit if it was very good, for instance, jaboticaba

chirimoya, mango, jaboticaba, lychee, jackfruit, uvaia, etc., are way too good not to be in a top 5, but you are missing a lot of good fruits too


I must say feijoa is one of the best fruits I have tried too! but my girlfriend will hate me forever and never eat them again because we were both eating them and we both loved them so much but after a few days only she noticed after eating  many and making a delicious icecream with it and banana that there were tinie tiny worms we were probably eating and I had assured here I couldn't see any worms lol.
I didnt mind so much long as those worms dont make me sick but she sure minded!

Look at this New Zealand grown feijoa, its a golden goose sold by a company called incredible edibles:

(http://s23.postimg.cc/eq6v4q1tj/feigol.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/eq6v4q1tj/)
Its so freaking huge! have you seen any other cultivators that size?
I wonder if the taste is as good.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 09:20:56 AM
hero member only has one little yellow square?

What happened?

Keep up the good work!  Promoting positive vibes amongst the rare fruit community!

Btw, for a guy who sells jaboticaba commercially, I sure haven't sold much...my grove was just planted this year, and not a single tree has even flowered yet!

You're on fire!! And you're leaving the Brazilian forest as charcoal, and pasture land for raising cattle!

Nobody is going to want to eat this fruit by the time your finished!

I won't be able to stay in business!!

Please stop!

 :'(
 :P



have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 09:26:23 AM
Evilfruit,

Muscadine is a good fruit, but not quite the same.

They lack a certain creaminess that the jaboticabas have.


Also, when eating a cambuca or cabeluda, there is absolutely no comparison to a grape of any sort!

These (myrciaria/plinia) fruits are amazing, and the only reason they are not listed in the top 5 more often, is simply that people have never had a chance to try them!


have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

Muscadine is supposed to be a good and tasty alternative to Jaboticaba. Do you agree, Adam ?.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: stuartdaly88 on June 01, 2015, 10:54:01 AM
hero member only has one little yellow square?

What happened?

Keep up the good work!  Promoting positive vibes amongst the rare fruit community!

Btw, for a guy who sells jaboticaba commercially, I sure haven't sold much...my grove was just planted this year, and not a single tree has even flowered yet!

You're on fire!! And you're leaving the Brazilian forest as charcoal, and pasture land for raising cattle!

Nobody is going to want to eat this fruit by the time your finished!

I won't be able to stay in business!!

Please stop!

 :'(
 :P



have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s
What do the little yellow squares mean anyway?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 10:57:24 AM
it shows your rank...

something like a general with 5 stars...

all hero members on the forum have all 5, except one!

 ;D

hero member only has one little yellow square?

What happened?

Keep up the good work!  Promoting positive vibes amongst the rare fruit community!

Btw, for a guy who sells jaboticaba commercially, I sure haven't sold much...my grove was just planted this year, and not a single tree has even flowered yet!

You're on fire!! And you're leaving the Brazilian forest as charcoal, and pasture land for raising cattle!

Nobody is going to want to eat this fruit by the time your finished!

I won't be able to stay in business!!

Please stop!

 :'(
 :P



have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s
What do the little yellow squares mean anyway?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Caesar on June 01, 2015, 11:44:36 AM
hero member only has one little yellow square?

What happened?

Keep up the good work!  Promoting positive vibes amongst the rare fruit community!

Btw, for a guy who sells jaboticaba commercially, I sure haven't sold much...my grove was just planted this year, and not a single tree has even flowered yet!

You're on fire!! And you're leaving the Brazilian forest as charcoal, and pasture land for raising cattle!

Nobody is going to want to eat this fruit by the time your finished!

I won't be able to stay in business!!

Please stop!

 :'(
 :P




Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s

Dudes, really? Is this what it’s come to? I can tell you right now as one of the new guys that one of the reasons this forum appealed to me so much was the idea of spending time with like-minded people, exchanging ideas, solving my problems and helping people solve theirs. There was always an air of camaraderie to the way most conversations develop, or at the very least mutual support in the endeavor to raise rare fruits & share info. Even with some form of disagreement, the worst I’d usually see is a bit of poking fun and some “agree to disagree” business. It’s very off-putting to see this back and forth and ill will spiral out of control like this. Maybe it’s none of my business, but I just don’t see the need for such an extended disagreement over something so trivial, when you all could just “agree to disagree”, and get back to trading info. and good will.

Starling, if your opinion is sincere, and you’re not being a troll, then it’s ok to have an unpopular opinion (assuming it really is unpopular, haven’t checked my facts yet). If you’re not a fan of jaboticabas, that’s great, you’re entitled to your own tastes. But the impression I’m getting from your posts & sig (please correct me if my interpretation is wrong) is that you wish to imply that Jaboticaba is a disliked fruit. Not having something as a favorite is very different than actually disliking it. It merely means that there are things out there that the person likes even more; but for all we know, these guys might all LOVE jaboticaba, while loving their non-jabo top-5’s even more. You seem to like Dragon Fruit a lot, but I didn’t see it in most people’s top 5 either. Does that make it a disliked fruit? Heck no! Most people just like other stuff even more.

Regarding how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts would think of it, I can tell you that in the days prior to my “Tropical Fruit Awakening”, so to speak, any cursory research on the subject invariably led to a mention of jaboticaba. It’s not a poorly known fruit. And every mention of said fruit always gave an impression of it being a well-liked fruit, including by the authors of whatever source I happened to be reading at the time. As a non-fruit enthusiast back in those days, all I could think of was that it was one of the more popular trop fruits, and a must-have in most enthusiast’s collection. Not a top-5? That doesn’t mean it’s unpopular.

As for your last two paragraphs... dude... that’s just sad. I can understand having different opinions and viewpoints, and I can understand being frustrated with those who have opposing views. But actually enjoying someone else’s misery (if you could call it that, I’m not convinced Adam’s very affected by it) is low, man. There’s no need for that stuff, we’re here to support and help each other. I have my fair share of opposite-minded people, people others wouldn’t consider anything more than enemies... I don’t sugarcoat my opinions nor do I drop them in favor of my opponents, but I don’t wish them ill nor do I enjoy their misery. I wish them well, sincerely, even if they do oppose my viewpoints. I was kinda hoping this forum would be a place of good will as well. But I guess that’s up to each individual member, even you, Starling. Forget that negativity, you’re better than that, man!

And Adam... Dude, stop poking him with a stick. If he’s a troll, this is pointless (although maybe I should take my own advice on that...). You know the #1 rule of internet forums: don’t feed the trolls. If he’s not a troll, he’s entitled to his opinions. If he dislikes Jabo, or sees it as a low-merit fruit, that’s his opinion, he’s entitled to it. If he thinks most people don’t care for Jabo, leave him be. He might be right (I can’t tell at this point), but if he’s wrong, it’s not like he’ll convince the community to drop this fruit, and make himself right in so doing. None of us here have that kind of power. Just get along, and try not to poke too much fun at other forum members. A little civility goes a long way.

And if this whole situation was a “who’s more right than whom” sort of thing... oralé! Seriously, the subject matter is an opinion on the quality of fruit, it’s not even a quantifiable fact, like how much water a tree needs. And if the “facts” are about how many people like them, a single forum thread of top 5’s is hardly a credible source for either one of you. You’re both gonna get into an internet shouting match over something like this? It’s not worth it, guys!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 11:59:41 AM
Caesar,

I suppose it's hard to ignore someone when they purposefully try to antagonize you (or tarnish your name)

do you see me bashing fruits? and creating a personal quote, just to piss someone off? (he specifically mentions me as a commercial grower of jaboticaba)

If you give me an opportunity, I will definitely be the jerk who pokes at you with a stick...I can't help it!  :P


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bush2Beach on June 01, 2015, 12:40:59 PM
I have tried a lot of fruit that was new to me in the last year! If I've replied to this thread in the past I bet my top 5 has shifted.I can't do a particular order and agree it certainly can change. Watermelon, I had the best watermelon of my life last year, I remember it well. I was juicing lots of Crenshaw, Piel de Sapo, and watermelons, amazing!
Lychee, I picked tree ripe fruit! thank you Vista! amazing!
Jaboticaba, I had 3 pounds of Sabara shipped and it started an obsession with this amazing fruit that has been one of the funnest to grow.
White Sapote, the texture and flavor on a good variety is melt in your mouth good.
Feijoa, Incredible juicy flavor when the fruit is right.
Mango Mango, thank you Florida growers for all the wonderful varieties!
So much good fruit out there.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 01:30:27 PM
you've got the two people who contribute the most to the forum (Oscar and I), and many other respectable members who agree that Starling is trying to rile people up, ..(if you senselessly talk trash about someone or something that I love, expect retaliation)....his comments are unfounded, misleading and untrue!

He has already been banned from off topic, and should be banned from the entire forum (in my opinion)...that is why he has one yellow square...

I don't care if you hate jaboticaba, or disagree with me...but don't try to piss me off on purpose...its obvious that's what's going on here.

that is the last thing I will say about that...

and I will keep on topic..

sorry to everyone reading (Especially the forum administrators) for feeding into the mentality...but I find it hard to keep myself from correcting posts that have false info in them.

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Pan Dulce on June 01, 2015, 01:57:36 PM
My top five in no order:

Lychee, mango, pummelo, jackfruit, rambutan

This is my top five, I want to try list.  Whew, hopefully I can drop one of these off the list this year.
Heading to the Big Island... Hawaii in August so maybe I'll get lucky.

1. Longkong/Langsat/Duku
2. Pulasan
3. Rollinia
4. Durian, I have only had mediocre imports
5. Chempedak/Marang


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 01, 2015, 04:33:02 PM
have you been getting anymore fruit off your red jabo??
1) Longkong duku langsat

2) Mangosteen

3) Cherimoya

4) Jaboticaba

5) Mango

Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

Muscadine is supposed to be a good and tasty alternative to Jaboticaba. Do you agree, Adam ?.

Of all the grapes i think that jaboticabas are closest tasting to muscadines. They have a similar, well musky, flavor to them. I really love muscadine's strong taste. It's very rare though that i find them for sale here.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 01, 2015, 04:39:20 PM
you've got the two people who contribute the most to the forum (Oscar and I), and many other respectable members who agree that Starling is trying to rile people up, ..(if you senselessly talk trash about someone or something that I love, expect retaliation)....his comments are unfounded, misleading and untrue!

He has already been banned from off topic, and should be banned from the entire forum (in my opinion)...that is why he has one yellow square...

I don't care if you hate jaboticaba, or disagree with me...but don't try to piss me off on purpose...its obvious that's what's going on here.

that is the last thing I will say about that...

and I will keep on topic..

sorry to everyone reading (Especially the forum administrators) for feeding into the mentality...but I find it hard to keep myself from correcting posts that have false info in them.

I think Starling is itching to get banned. That is why he makes comments like that the administrators, especially Murahilin, are into nepotism and will definitely side with Adam. Adam, i didn't know Murahilin or Patrcik are in your family?  :o ;)
Sadly, all of Starling's comments on this thread should be moved to the thread: Stupidest mistakes you've ever made.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 04:49:27 PM
honestly...

not trying to puff up the jaboticabas.

but when i do the sale in Manatee county, I bring a bunch of red jaboticabas for people to taste...(it always helps me sell a bunch of trees!)

seriously with out exaggerating, about 95% of the people who taste them like them (we bring about 200 fruits, and always run out of fruit quickly...and we only allow one fruit per person)...and if they have tasted a Sabara jaboticaba before, almost 100% of them like the red jaboticaba better!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 05:45:04 PM
Starling,

while your are modifying your profile....you should change your forum name to Iblis  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bush2Beach on June 01, 2015, 08:37:41 PM
Aargh, I missed pre edit, always richer.
I learn lots of new words on this forum with its rich diversity of members but do not enjoy reading Legalese.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 09:08:00 PM
my favorite fruits to this day, in no particular order:

1)biriba
2)illama (have only tasted guillermo)
3)jaboticaba (Grimal, is my favorite variety so far...must be perfectly ripe)
4)Garcinia gardneriana
5)pitangatuba/starcherry

(Eugenia candolleana should be included in this list, but I ran out of room...also a good surinam cherry!)

oh...and Lisa Atemoya!...and Dream Atmeoya!!

damn...5 spots is not enough....

cambuca, Red jabo, Yellow jabo, white jabo, jaboticaba cafe!!  (5 of my favorite jaboticaba like fruits!)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on June 01, 2015, 09:55:42 PM
hero member only has one little yellow square?

What happened?

Keep up the good work!  Promoting positive vibes amongst the rare fruit community!

Btw, for a guy who sells jaboticaba commercially, I sure haven't sold much...my grove was just planted this year, and not a single tree has even flowered yet!

You're on fire!! And you're leaving the Brazilian forest as charcoal, and pasture land for raising cattle!

Nobody is going to want to eat this fruit by the time your finished!

I won't be able to stay in business!!

Please stop!

 :'(
 :P




Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s

Dudes, really? Is this what it’s come to? I can tell you right now as one of the new guys that one of the reasons this forum appealed to me so much was the idea of spending time with like-minded people, exchanging ideas, solving my problems and helping people solve theirs. There was always an air of camaraderie to the way most conversations develop, or at the very least mutual support in the endeavor to raise rare fruits & share info. Even with some form of disagreement, the worst I’d usually see is a bit of poking fun and some “agree to disagree” business. It’s very off-putting to see this back and forth and ill will spiral out of control like this. Maybe it’s none of my business, but I just don’t see the need for such an extended disagreement over something so trivial, when you all could just “agree to disagree”, and get back to trading info. and good will.

Starling, if your opinion is sincere, and you’re not being a troll, then it’s ok to have an unpopular opinion (assuming it really is unpopular, haven’t checked my facts yet). If you’re not a fan of jaboticabas, that’s great, you’re entitled to your own tastes. But the impression I’m getting from your posts & sig (please correct me if my interpretation is wrong) is that you wish to imply that Jaboticaba is a disliked fruit. Not having something as a favorite is very different than actually disliking it. It merely means that there are things out there that the person likes even more; but for all we know, these guys might all LOVE jaboticaba, while loving their non-jabo top-5’s even more. You seem to like Dragon Fruit a lot, but I didn’t see it in most people’s top 5 either. Does that make it a disliked fruit? Heck no! Most people just like other stuff even more.

Regarding how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts would think of it, I can tell you that in the days prior to my “Tropical Fruit Awakening”, so to speak, any cursory research on the subject invariably led to a mention of jaboticaba. It’s not a poorly known fruit. And every mention of said fruit always gave an impression of it being a well-liked fruit, including by the authors of whatever source I happened to be reading at the time. As a non-fruit enthusiast back in those days, all I could think of was that it was one of the more popular trop fruits, and a must-have in most enthusiast’s collection. Not a top-5? That doesn’t mean it’s unpopular.

As for your last two paragraphs... dude... that’s just sad. I can understand having different opinions and viewpoints, and I can understand being frustrated with those who have opposing views. But actually enjoying someone else’s misery (if you could call it that, I’m not convinced Adam’s very affected by it) is low, man. There’s no need for that stuff, we’re here to support and help each other. I have my fair share of opposite-minded people, people others wouldn’t consider anything more than enemies... I don’t sugarcoat my opinions nor do I drop them in favor of my opponents, but I don’t wish them ill nor do I enjoy their misery. I wish them well, sincerely, even if they do oppose my viewpoints. I was kinda hoping this forum would be a place of good will as well. But I guess that’s up to each individual member, even you, Starling. Forget that negativity, you’re better than that, man!

And Adam... Dude, stop poking him with a stick. If he’s a troll, this is pointless (although maybe I should take my own advice on that...). You know the #1 rule of internet forums: don’t feed the trolls. If he’s not a troll, he’s entitled to his opinions. If he dislikes Jabo, or sees it as a low-merit fruit, that’s his opinion, he’s entitled to it. If he thinks most people don’t care for Jabo, leave him be. He might be right (I can’t tell at this point), but if he’s wrong, it’s not like he’ll convince the community to drop this fruit, and make himself right in so doing. None of us here have that kind of power. Just get along, and try not to poke too much fun at other forum members. A little civility goes a long way.

And if this whole situation was a “who’s more right than whom” sort of thing... oralé! Seriously, the subject matter is an opinion on the quality of fruit, it’s not even a quantifiable fact, like how much water a tree needs. And if the “facts” are about how many people like them, a single forum thread of top 5’s is hardly a credible source for either one of you. You’re both gonna get into an internet shouting match over something like this? It’s not worth it, guys!

Caesar, I suggest you take a perusal of Saff's posting history. He has verbalized and slandered more people on this forum, to worse degrees, than me or any other member, even going to lengths of creating GIFS of them.  He is a textbook narcissist, and I have no tolerance for narcissists. And that won't change as long as he is enabled to be one, and is babied out of the problems he creates for himself, and allows others to fight his battles for him.

But yes, you are are right. I will change my signature, and will not continue this.

And yes, Oscar--nepotism. Kind of like how I get reduced to one yellow brick, but Saff is at five after having made considerably more derogatory statements  and having posted GIFS which feature members engaged in sexual acts with animals (which actually is slander) amongst other things. If that isn't nepotism, I don't know what is. If I do get banned, that will have real world ramifications for me because I use this site to trade and purchase seeds. If that does happen, I will ensure that that action has real world implications for both of your enterprises too. If it's going to go that far, I suppose I'll be forced to create my own justice--because clearly I won't get any here. I suggest both you and Saffron take a breather, and have a long, hard think about whether or not you really want it to go that way.

Lol. It sounds like you are threatening Oscar and Adam.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 01, 2015, 10:12:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_%28Islam%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_%28Islam%29)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 01, 2015, 11:13:47 PM
hero member only has one little yellow square?

What happened?

Keep up the good work!  Promoting positive vibes amongst the rare fruit community!

Btw, for a guy who sells jaboticaba commercially, I sure haven't sold much...my grove was just planted this year, and not a single tree has even flowered yet!

You're on fire!! And you're leaving the Brazilian forest as charcoal, and pasture land for raising cattle!

Nobody is going to want to eat this fruit by the time your finished!

I won't be able to stay in business!!

Please stop!

 :'(
 :P




Second poster with jaboticaba in top 5? Send this to Starling. He'll probably say you conspired to change their opinions. HAHA

Really it would be the 4th if u include me.

But seriously not even the 15yr olds on the forum are silly enough to dedicate a personal quote to bashing one of the best rare fruits...and one of the most active members on the forum!

My signature doesn't qualify as a bash. It's not slander if it's true, Adam,  and it does not constitute untruth any more than if I were to say that the color scheme on this site consists of green, white and black, because this is simply a fact. For example, it is true that Jaboticaba is not your favorite fruit, it is true that you produce them commercially, and it is also true that nobody in this thread named Jaboticaba as their favorite fruit.

Not one person.

Literally, not one person on a forum made up of rare fruit enthusiasts named jaboticaba as their favorite fruit. Imagine then, if you will, how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts will think of it.

You say that 4 people named it in their top 5? Well, kudos for picking those out from the other 13 pages of people who didn't. Although it is quite funny that you'd actually be driven to do that. My favorite part of this is that you actually included yourself in that tally. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?Hahahaha!

I do take your meaning though, and yes--it is a fact I am probably enjoying a little too much. I'm not going to say I don't enjoy it.  I do; Immensely. Coercing you into your current humiliating and painstaking  state of  begging, pleading and thread-sifting in a desperate attempt to garner support for a product you sell, yet  clearly have no faith in inasmuch as it is only your third favorite fruit, is possibly my greatest achievement on this forum. What a judo flip. What can I say--I'm a talented guy. I actually don't think you like them very much at all, but no doubt enjoy how easy they are to propagate and how much fruit they produce, and how easily they will fruit.. Nice cash cow. Well, they would be if anyone wanted to eat them, but apparently very few people do. Don't take it up with me. Take it up with the respondents. All 96% of them.

Sorry saff. Pick a better horse next time!

s

Dudes, really? Is this what it’s come to? I can tell you right now as one of the new guys that one of the reasons this forum appealed to me so much was the idea of spending time with like-minded people, exchanging ideas, solving my problems and helping people solve theirs. There was always an air of camaraderie to the way most conversations develop, or at the very least mutual support in the endeavor to raise rare fruits & share info. Even with some form of disagreement, the worst I’d usually see is a bit of poking fun and some “agree to disagree” business. It’s very off-putting to see this back and forth and ill will spiral out of control like this. Maybe it’s none of my business, but I just don’t see the need for such an extended disagreement over something so trivial, when you all could just “agree to disagree”, and get back to trading info. and good will.

Starling, if your opinion is sincere, and you’re not being a troll, then it’s ok to have an unpopular opinion (assuming it really is unpopular, haven’t checked my facts yet). If you’re not a fan of jaboticabas, that’s great, you’re entitled to your own tastes. But the impression I’m getting from your posts & sig (please correct me if my interpretation is wrong) is that you wish to imply that Jaboticaba is a disliked fruit. Not having something as a favorite is very different than actually disliking it. It merely means that there are things out there that the person likes even more; but for all we know, these guys might all LOVE jaboticaba, while loving their non-jabo top-5’s even more. You seem to like Dragon Fruit a lot, but I didn’t see it in most people’s top 5 either. Does that make it a disliked fruit? Heck no! Most people just like other stuff even more.

Regarding how little non-rare fruit enthusiasts would think of it, I can tell you that in the days prior to my “Tropical Fruit Awakening”, so to speak, any cursory research on the subject invariably led to a mention of jaboticaba. It’s not a poorly known fruit. And every mention of said fruit always gave an impression of it being a well-liked fruit, including by the authors of whatever source I happened to be reading at the time. As a non-fruit enthusiast back in those days, all I could think of was that it was one of the more popular trop fruits, and a must-have in most enthusiast’s collection. Not a top-5? That doesn’t mean it’s unpopular.

As for your last two paragraphs... dude... that’s just sad. I can understand having different opinions and viewpoints, and I can understand being frustrated with those who have opposing views. But actually enjoying someone else’s misery (if you could call it that, I’m not convinced Adam’s very affected by it) is low, man. There’s no need for that stuff, we’re here to support and help each other. I have my fair share of opposite-minded people, people others wouldn’t consider anything more than enemies... I don’t sugarcoat my opinions nor do I drop them in favor of my opponents, but I don’t wish them ill nor do I enjoy their misery. I wish them well, sincerely, even if they do oppose my viewpoints. I was kinda hoping this forum would be a place of good will as well. But I guess that’s up to each individual member, even you, Starling. Forget that negativity, you’re better than that, man!

And Adam... Dude, stop poking him with a stick. If he’s a troll, this is pointless (although maybe I should take my own advice on that...). You know the #1 rule of internet forums: don’t feed the trolls. If he’s not a troll, he’s entitled to his opinions. If he dislikes Jabo, or sees it as a low-merit fruit, that’s his opinion, he’s entitled to it. If he thinks most people don’t care for Jabo, leave him be. He might be right (I can’t tell at this point), but if he’s wrong, it’s not like he’ll convince the community to drop this fruit, and make himself right in so doing. None of us here have that kind of power. Just get along, and try not to poke too much fun at other forum members. A little civility goes a long way.

And if this whole situation was a “who’s more right than whom” sort of thing... oralé! Seriously, the subject matter is an opinion on the quality of fruit, it’s not even a quantifiable fact, like how much water a tree needs. And if the “facts” are about how many people like them, a single forum thread of top 5’s is hardly a credible source for either one of you. You’re both gonna get into an internet shouting match over something like this? It’s not worth it, guys!

Caesar, I suggest you take a perusal of Saff's posting history. He has verbalized and slandered more people on this forum, to worse degrees, than me or any other member, even going to lengths of creating GIFS of them.  He is a textbook narcissist, and I have no tolerance for narcissists. And that won't change as long as he is enabled to be one, and is babied out of the problems he creates for himself, and allows others to fight his battles for him.

But yes, you are are right. I will change my signature, and will not continue this.

And yes, Oscar--nepotism. Kind of like how I get reduced to one yellow brick, but Saff is at five after having made considerably more derogatory statements  and having posted GIFS which feature members engaged in sexual acts with animals (which actually is slander) amongst other things. If that isn't nepotism, I don't know what is. If I do get banned, that will have real world ramifications for me because I use this site to trade and purchase seeds. If that does happen, I will ensure that that action has real world implications for both of your enterprises too. If it's going to go that far, I suppose I'll be forced to create my own justice--because clearly I won't get any here. I suggest both you and Saffron take a breather, and have a long, hard think about whether or not you really want it to go that way.

Lol. It sounds like you are threatening Oscar and Adam.

I'm just about to shit in my pants from fear.  :'( :'( :'(   Funny to receive threats from a guy that receives all his plant materials illegally into Australia.

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Waterfall on June 02, 2015, 12:40:31 AM
I reserve the right to change my list once I have tasted some of the other fruits I have growing in my garden, in no particular order.

Lychee
Mangosteen
Soursop
Mango
atemoya
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Caesar on June 02, 2015, 01:23:01 AM
Caesar, I suggest you take a perusal of Saff's posting history. He has verbalized and slandered more people on this forum, to worse degrees, than me or any other member, even going to lengths of creating GIFS of them.  He is a textbook narcissist, and I have no tolerance for narcissists. And that won't change as long as he is enabled to be one, and is babied out of the problems he creates for himself, and allows others to fight his battles for him.

But yes, you are are right. I will change my signature, and will not continue this.

And yes, Oscar--nepotism. Kind of like how I get reduced to one yellow brick, but Saff is at five after having made considerably more derogatory statements  and having posted GIFS which feature members engaged in sexual acts with animals (which actually is slander) amongst other things. If that isn't nepotism, I don't know what is. If I do get banned, that will have real world ramifications for me because I use this site to trade and purchase seeds. If that does happen, I will ensure that that action has real world implications for both of your enterprises too. If it's going to go that far, I suppose I'll be forced to create my own justice--because clearly I won't get any here. I suggest both you and Saffron take a breather, and have a long, hard think about whether or not you really want it to go that way.

Starling, are the most recent posts on this thread representative of the "verbalization" Adam tends to dish out? If that's the case (not sure if it is, yet), frankly, I'm finding fault in both of you. On the one hand, we have you... If these posts of his are representative, you seem a little over-sensitive. You gotta grow a thicker skin, man. It's clear he's not taking the situation very seriously. Times like these, I take my sister's advice: remain calm. Show them your best face, gracefully. Think about it, if your opponent is taking things as calmly as Adam here, then he's sitting home, cool as a cucumber, completely at ease, while in full knowledge that you're angry and bothered and worse off than he is. Don't give him that satisfaction, play it as cool as he is. If he's not taking it seriously, neither should you.

Also, at least some of these replies don't really seem maliciously antagonistic. A lot of them seem like playful banter, a verbal roughhousing, if you will. Not so much a nasty attack, but a "friendly" (at first) jab. Maybe he expected a playful jab in return. Size up your opponent, and play the same cards. If he gets angry, stand firm. If he plays it cool, play it cool back, don't let him know it's bothering you. If he seems like a narcissist to you, don't give him your time; it ain't worth it. Just cool down, and let their antics fall off you like water off a duck's back. "Rubber - glue - back to you", you know? Tryin' to tar and feather his reputation (and that of his chosen fruit) ain't the way.

If these posts are NOT representative of what he usually dishes out, you might as well disregard my above commentary as irrelevant (in which case, you might not be over-sensitive), and I have failed.   :-[

Also, I think the word you're thinking of is favoritism. I got confused too, thought "nepotism" was the right one at first; then I remembered nepotism is favoritism specifically towards a family member.

Now on the other hand... Adam, Oscar... Assuming my above commentary is correct... What the heck, guys! In such a case, it's plainly obvious that he doesn't share your sense of humor, he doesn't like the way you guys comment around; he finds it insulting. Why do y'all bait him like that? All it's done is make him angry and spawn an out-of-control argument. Yes, he seems over-sensitive (which is on him), but if I know I'm dealing with someone who doesn't like my antics, I don't keep poking fun at the guy and expect him to come around, I give him some space. It wouldn't hurt to drop the humor (and disbelief) every once-in-a-while, and talk it out civilly and seriously. If he still finds a way to cause an argument, then ignore him, leave him be. If his comments are misleading and untrue, let him stew by his lonesome. It's not like anyone who knows you and the fruit would believe such innacuracies. No need to make more back-handed comments on other threads, just forget it ever happened. Talk it out, make nice; I'm sure he's willing if y'all are.

Again, if my above commentary is inaccurate, then I have no idea what I'm talking about, and might as well leave the conversation.  :-[

Neither of you have to take each other's crap, but there's no need for anger or disdain either. Adam, stop baiting him. Yes, he was riling people up; but the way he puts it, sounds like he was reacting to you. Overkill reaction? Maybe... but don't feed into it. Starling, chill out. If he keeps antagonizing ya, treat him like a bully. You don't talk back to bullies, you report them, then ignore them. Don't let him get to ya, simple as that.

There's no need to let this get any worse. People's livelihoods are at stake. I say there's no need to ban Starling, and no need for Starling to sic his lawyers on y'all. It's gone on long enough. I don't wanna lose two great business partners to litigation, and a possible third to a forum-banning. Listen to this wannabe hippie: forgive, forget, let it be, and pretend the whole thing never happened.

*

Now, to get back on topic...

I have embarrassingly little experience with exotic fruits, so I'll have to make due with what I already know for my top 5, dipping in to both tropical and temperate fruits. Note: this takes "out-of-hand" eating into account. For processing, my list would be different.

1. Garcinias (particularly Purple Mangosteen).

2. Langsat.

3. Banana.

4. Strawberry.

5. Raspberry.

And there's my current top five. Woot!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 02, 2015, 01:36:28 AM
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Caesar, I suggest you take a perusal of Saff's posting history. He has verbalized and slandered more people on this forum, to worse degrees, than me or any other member, even going to lengths of creating GIFS of them.  He is a textbook narcissist, and I have no tolerance for narcissists. And that won't change as long as he is enabled to be one, and is babied out of the problems he creates for himself, and allows others to fight his battles for him.

But yes, you are are right. I will change my signature, and will not continue this.

And yes, Oscar--nepotism. Kind of like how I get reduced to one yellow brick, but Saff is at five after having made considerably more derogatory statements  and having posted GIFS which feature members engaged in sexual acts with animals (which actually is slander) amongst other things. If that isn't nepotism, I don't know what is. If I do get banned, that will have real world ramifications for me because I use this site to trade and purchase seeds. If that does happen, I will ensure that that action has real world implications for both of your enterprises too. If it's going to go that far, I suppose I'll be forced to create my own justice--because clearly I won't get any here. I suggest both you and Saffron take a breather, and have a long, hard think about whether or not you really want it to go that way.


Starling, are the most recent posts on this thread representative of the "verbalization" Adam tends to dish out? If that's the case (not sure if it is, yet), frankly, I'm finding fault in both of you. On the one hand, we have you... If these posts of his are representative, you seem a little over-sensitive. You gotta grow a thicker skin, man. It's clear he's not taking the situation very seriously. Times like these, I take my sister's advice: remain calm. Show them your best face, gracefully. Think about it, if your opponent is taking things as calmly as Adam here, then he's sitting home, cool as a cucumber, completely at ease, while in full knowledge that you're angry and bothered and worse off than he is. Don't give him that satisfaction, play it as cool as he is. If he's not taking it seriously, neither should you.

Also, at least some of these replies don't really seem maliciously antagonistic. A lot of them seem like playful banter, a verbal roughhousing, if you will. Not so much a nasty attack, but a "friendly" (at first) jab. Maybe he expected a playful jab in return. Size up your opponent, and play the same cards. If he gets angry, stand firm. If he plays it cool, play it cool back, don't let him know it's bothering you. If he seems like a narcissist to you, don't give him your time; it ain't worth it. Just cool down, and let their antics fall off you like water off a duck's back. "Rubber - glue - back to you", you know? Tryin' to tar and feather his reputation (and that of his chosen fruit) ain't the way.

If these posts are NOT representative of what he usually dishes out, you might as well disregard my above commentary as irrelevant (in which case, you might not be over-sensitive), and I have failed.   :-[

Also, I think the word you're thinking of is favoritism. I got confused too, thought "nepotism" was the right one at first; then I remembered nepotism is favoritism specifically towards a family member.

Now on the other hand... Adam, Oscar... Assuming my above commentary is correct... What the heck, guys! In such a case, it's plainly obvious that he doesn't share your sense of humor, he doesn't like the way you guys comment around; he finds it insulting. Why do y'all bait him like that? All it's done is make him angry and spawn an out-of-control argument. Yes, he seems over-sensitive (which is on him), but if I know I'm dealing with someone who doesn't like my antics, I don't keep poking fun at the guy and expect him to come around, I give him some space. It wouldn't hurt to drop the humor (and disbelief) every once-in-a-while, and talk it out civilly and seriously. If he still finds a way to cause an argument, then ignore him, leave him be. If his comments are misleading and untrue, let him stew by his lonesome. It's not like anyone who knows you and the fruit would believe such innacuracies. No need to make more back-handed comments on other threads, just forget it ever happened. Talk it out, make nice; I'm sure he's willing if y'all are.

Again, if my above commentary is inaccurate, then I have no idea what I'm talking about, and might as well leave the conversation.  :-[

Neither of you have to take each other's crap, but there's no need for anger or disdain either. Adam, stop baiting him. Yes, he was riling people up; but the way he puts it, sounds like he was reacting to you. Overkill reaction? Maybe... but don't feed into it. Starling, chill out. If he keeps antagonizing ya, treat him like a bully. You don't talk back to bullies, you report them, then ignore them. Don't let him get to ya, simple as that.

There's no need to let this get any worse. People's livelihoods are at stake. I say there's no need to ban Starling, and no need for Starling to sic his lawyers on y'all. It's gone on long enough. I don't wanna lose two great business partners to litigation, and a possible third to a forum-banning. Listen to this wannabe hippie: forgive, forget, let it be, and pretend the whole thing never happened.

*

Now, to get back on topic...

I have embarrassingly little experience with exotic fruits, so I'll have to make due with what I already know for my top 5, dipping in to both tropical and temperate fruits. Note: this takes "out-of-hand" eating into account. For processing, my list would be different.

1. Garcinias (particularly Purple Mangosteen).

2. Langsat.

3. Banana.

4. Strawberry.

5. Raspberry.

And there's my current top five. Woot!


Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Caesar on June 02, 2015, 01:39:27 AM
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Why do I get the feeling this is what Starling was talking about? Oh well... I had a feeling I'd come across that way. I guess it's kinda funny. No hard feelings. But seriously, talk it out, ya nut.  ::)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: shah8 on June 02, 2015, 02:43:45 AM
Since I'd like to regularly eat muscadines...

Grimals only sort of taste like muscadines--the taste is lighter and more delicate.  Not as sweet as a muscadine can be.

While muscadines have only a tough skin, Grimals have a resinous skin, with some sandpapery quality to it.  Grimals mostly have some juicy pulp with clumps of fiberous pulp, and a mildly cling seed that can be sucked for flavor awhile.  Muscadines, however, have a juicy outer pulp and a rubbery inner pulp with seeds.

I suspect that most people will prefer Grimals to muscadines because it's a bit easier to eat, and the flavor isn't strong to the point of funk.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: From the sea on June 02, 2015, 09:19:40 AM
Changing my top 5 since tasting a few more fruit.

button mangosteen
rollina
every fruit I have tried in the family Myrtaceae
soursop
chewy sugarapples
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 02, 2015, 09:26:59 AM
Changing my top 5 since tasting a few more fruit.

button mangosteen
rollina
every fruit I have tried in the family Myrtaceae
soursop
chewy sugarapples

lol your top 5 list reads like a who's who list of Hollywood stars!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: From the sea on June 02, 2015, 09:48:05 AM
5 is not enough room  :'(.  In all reality there is only one fruit I can not stand and that's miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum haven't tried the other fruit called miracle fruit) I am in the group of people who can taste the protein and it taste like artificial sweeteners for hours. yuck. The funny thing is I have 11 miracle fruit trees because my wife loves them.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Diospyros on June 02, 2015, 09:50:58 AM
In no particular order :

Avocado (hass.... That nutty flavor)

Persimmons (I could eat them until I drop dead)

Prickly pear (My mother used to tell me I'd make me constipated to stop me from stuffing myself)

Mangoes (I'm sad to admit that the best I've had so far are VP I don't get too many varieties here and Coconut Cream, Pickering, NDM and more and only exotic names to me)

And last but not least.... Cherimoya!!!!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: starling1 on June 02, 2015, 10:01:43 AM
In no particular order :

Avocado (hass.... That nutty flavor)

Persimmons (I could eat them until I drop dead)

Prickly pear (My mother used to tell me I'd make me constipated to stop me from stuffing myself)

Mangoes (I'm sad to admit that the best I've had so far are VP I don't get too many varieties here and Coconut Cream, Pickering, NDM and more and only exotic names to me)

And last but not least.... Cherimoya!!!!

Good to see the humble prickly pear made someone's top 5! It is a great fruit.

I have also heard that the seeds can cause  constipation very badly.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on June 02, 2015, 11:06:33 AM
5 is not enough room  :'(.  In all reality there is only one fruit I can not stand and that's miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum haven't tried the other fruit called miracle fruit) I am in the group of people who can taste the protein and it taste like artificial sweeteners for hours. yuck. The funny thing is I have 11 miracle fruit trees because my wife loves them.

Thought it was just me.  I was like:  When is it gonna stop?!!  Let me wash it down with a beer  :o nope, that didn't work....ugh.  I also despise stevia for similar reasons, but at least it goes away quicker.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on June 02, 2015, 11:07:24 AM
5 is not enough room  :'(.  In all reality there is only one fruit I can not stand and that's miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum haven't tried the other fruit called miracle fruit) I am in the group of people who can taste the protein and it taste like artificial sweeteners for hours. yuck. The funny thing is I have 11 miracle fruit trees because my wife loves them.

you like June Plum?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 02, 2015, 12:03:21 PM
lol i took some miracle fruit to a party with a bunch of drunkards...they got so pissed when they realized it made their favorite beer taste different (stale/sweet)...

it was the exact opposite response I was expecting.

if you want the effect to go away, you can put your tongue under hot running water, or swish with hot tea...heat destroys the glycoprotein!

5 is not enough room  :'(.  In all reality there is only one fruit I can not stand and that's miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum haven't tried the other fruit called miracle fruit) I am in the group of people who can taste the protein and it taste like artificial sweeteners for hours. yuck. The funny thing is I have 11 miracle fruit trees because my wife loves them.

Thought it was just me.  I was like:  When is it gonna stop?!!  Let me wash it down with a beer  :o nope, that didn't work....ugh.  I also despise stevia for similar reasons, but at least it goes away quicker.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on June 02, 2015, 12:33:45 PM
good to know, on the hot tea solution
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Osito on June 02, 2015, 12:38:21 PM
I still have many fruits to try but so far...

1.cherimoya
2.mango
3.jaboticaba
4.mangosteen
5.jackfruit
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: From the sea on June 02, 2015, 01:58:23 PM

you like June Plum?

Never had it, so I will change my statement to say the only fruit that I have tried that I don't like is miracle fruit.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Diospyros on June 02, 2015, 04:29:56 PM
In no particular order :

Avocado (hass.... That nutty flavor)

Persimmons (I could eat them until I drop dead)

Prickly pear (My mother used to tell me I'd make me constipated to stop me from stuffing myself)

Mangoes (I'm sad to admit that the best I've had so far are VP I don't get too many varieties here and Coconut Cream, Pickering, NDM and more and only exotic names to me)

And last but not least.... Cherimoya!!!!

Good to see the humble prickly pear made someone's top 5! It is a great fruit.

I have also heard that the seeds can cause  constipation very badly.

Oh so that was for real???  ;D Never believed her!!!

Did you know prickly pear seed oil is the most expensive in the world but it has amazing proprieties?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Diospyros on June 02, 2015, 04:33:42 PM
I think we should agree to go with the assumption that mangoes are in everyone's top 5!!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 02, 2015, 07:00:18 PM
I think we should agree to go with the assumption that mangoes are in everyone's top 5!!

Mangoes are in my top 5, but not at the very top. I have tons of lychess and mangoes right now and much prefer to eat the lychees. I don't get tired of lychee, but mango gets tiring.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 02, 2015, 07:03:04 PM
I think we should agree to go with the assumption that mangoes are in everyone's top 5!!

lol not everyone likes Michael Jackson!

but he was considered the king of pop!

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bob407 on June 02, 2015, 08:31:52 PM
From what is currently available;
1. Any annona I can get my hands on
2. Grefé and Masa mangos
3. Hog plums
4. White caimito
5. There is a tree with some dark purple acerolas that I have been flogging on occasion

Pana and tamarindo agria get an honorable mention but these are only for cooking
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Diospyros on June 02, 2015, 09:03:38 PM
I think we should agree to go with the assumption that mangoes are in everyone's top 5!!

Mangoes are in my top 5, but not at the very top. I have tons of lychess and mangoes right now and much prefer to eat the lychees. I don't get tired of lychee, but mango gets tiring.

Yeah don't bother with the mangoes, just send them over to me... I'm sure you have them varieties I will never get a chance to taste...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Diospyros on June 02, 2015, 09:06:53 PM
I think we should agree to go with the assumption that mangoes are in everyone's top 5!!

lol not everyone likes Michael Jackson!

but he was considered the king of pop!

But then again not everyone knows a good singer when they hear one! ;D

I havent read (yet) everyone's answer but I haven't seen any mention of pawpaws! Though it's not a tropical fruit, it still taste very much like one and I was pretty sure it would be top tier...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gnappi on June 02, 2015, 09:27:59 PM
In loose order

Sapodilla
Persimmon
Atemoya
Canistel
Mulberry

"Do you prefer fruits that are easy to eat, Gary?  I noticed that mulberries were the only messy fruits.  Or did you gravitate towards lower acidity as time went on?  I found your comment on evolving tastes interesting..."

Sorry, I don't know how I missed this but...

No, ease has nothing to do with it. Atemoya are messy (at least when I eat them), as are mulberry. 

Stopping at 5 was a chore though because Jaboticaba and carambola are also among my faves.

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: murahilin on June 02, 2015, 09:30:47 PM
From what is currently available;
1. Any annona I can get my hands on
2. Grefé and Masa mangos
3. Hog plums
4. White caimito
5. There is a tree with some dark purple acerolas that I have been flogging on occasion

Pana and tamarindo agria get an honorable mention but these are only for cooking

Dark purple acerola sounds interesting. Post a pic if you can.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: gunnar429 on June 03, 2015, 09:49:37 AM
what does it matter, Sheehan...they'll still be green when you eat them  ??? :'(
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Bob407 on June 03, 2015, 02:07:30 PM
I will post a pic as soon as I can. I am down to just my phone and am charging it in my truck. The electrician is here and time follows its natural course in la isla. ;D No laptop use in the near future for me. In fact, the only laundromat on the island just went out of business, I will soon be down to just a grass skirt in my wardrobe.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on June 03, 2015, 02:41:45 PM
i thought the fruit gets dark purple on the varieties we have here...but I never like them at this phase...they have an off putting flavor...kind of musky...

i like them early, and when they are fully red, or even partially green...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on June 03, 2015, 05:23:02 PM
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Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 03, 2015, 05:52:26 PM
Need to update my favorites. They are in precise order.

1. Durian. Only top quality. (Current leaders: XO, Black Thorn, and Red Prawn. Also a few unforgettable seedlings that will remain mystery forever.)
2. Mangoes. Lemon Zest and Orange Sherbet.  (I would prefer these two even over some good durians. OS does impossible and makes mango creamy somewhat.
3. Cherimoya.
4. Mangosteen. ( Variety "masta king" )
5. Marang.
6. Chempedak. (select varieties)
7. Pulasan.
8. Persimon. (perfectly ripe astringent is so darn good!!)
9. Abiu
10. Cherries. ( California grown are slightly better )
11. Sugar apples.
12. Watermelon. ( Heirloom European varieties. Extra sweet and crispy. American conventionally grown seedless are only good enough to practice your AK-47 shot)
13. Cotton candy grapes. ( Hats off to creators for a masterpiece. They are busy breeding new varieties)
14. Lychee.
15. Duku langsat.
16. Northern berries. (they are all on pretty much the same level of acceptance for me. Includes: raspberry, blueberry, bilberry, red gooseberry, black and red currants)
17. Sapodilla. (Varieties Hasaya and Squam's Tom)
18. Kesusu (Prainea Limpato)
19. Mamey Sapotte (only tasted Pantin)
20. Pomegrantes ( non acidic from California are exquisite and so refreshing!)
21. Red salak. (Different from regular salaks. Juicy and aromatic)
22. Jaboticaba ( Only tasted Sabara. Slightly better than grapes, but inedible skin is a negative factor)

What I learned from forum: keledang, premier garcinias and starapples, Ricardo's cambuca are most likely candidates to change my listing.  If I ever taste them that is.

Interesting that kesusu (Prainea limpato) makes it to your favorites list. What does it taste like? I've never had it?
Also i am curious, the kesusu fruit looks like it has no exterior peel. Doesn't it get attacked by insects and other animals?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DurianLover on June 06, 2015, 06:30:45 PM
Kesusu sometimes refereed as close relative to artocarpus family, so no surprise taste and texture similar to some sweet artocarpus. At first you only taste sweet. Sour kick comes 1-2 seconds later. Imagine very soft jackfruit or chempedak, than add berry twist with a dash of cranberry sourness. I hope this will help your imagination juices flowing :)

Yes, you are right, no exterior peal. Just an ultra thin skin. You can get sense of that skin looking at my photo of wrinkles on exterior. Entire fruit is exposed out in the open. I felt a little bit uneasy eating it, because you don't know what was landing on those fruits. I did not see any bird damage.

Despite being perhaps most exotic looking fruit in the world, I think it has very limited commercial potential even for a farmers market, because arils separate from the core quite easily. Basically you have to cut it from the tree and hold it by the stem to make it presentable. Stacking one on another will ruin them. You will just end up holding arils in you hand, like I do in the photo. It does not mean I'm down on the tree. Actually would like to plant two more.

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Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on June 07, 2015, 02:28:36 AM
Kesusu sometimes refereed as close relative to artocarpus family, so no surprise taste and texture similar to some sweet artocarpus. At first you only taste sweet. Sour kick comes 1-2 seconds later. Imagine very soft jackfruit or chempedak, than add berry twist with a dash of cranberry sourness. I hope this will help your imagination juices flowing :)

Yes, you are right, no exterior peal. Just an ultra thin skin. You can get sense of that skin looking at my photo of wrinkles on exterior. Entire fruit is exposed out in the open. I felt a little bit uneasy eating it, because you don't know what was landing on those fruits. I did not see any bird damage.

Despite being perhaps most exotic looking fruit in the world, I think it has very limited commercial potential even for a farmers market, because arils separate from the core quite easily. Basically you have to cut it from the tree and hold it by the stem to make it presentable. Stacking one on another will ruin them. You will just end up holding arils in you hand, like I do in the photo. It does not mean I'm down on the tree. Actually would like to plant two more.

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Great description and photo. Thanks!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mangomike on July 01, 2015, 11:45:09 PM
In no particular order...

Durian
Marang/jackfruit
Mabolo
Lychee
Pineapple (must be ripened on the plant)
As previously mentioned, mangos are a given,..

Obviously I like strong, distinctively flavored fruits.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: afriadoni on July 12, 2015, 01:37:10 AM
Well cultivated plant or hybrid plant will taste better i think . Nangkadak for example . Its just my opinion anyway
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: sildanani on July 15, 2015, 10:28:20 PM
I love acidic fruits. Tropical fruits are a new interest of mine. I know of and grow quite a few, but I haven't tried many.
1.) Passion fruit- (purple P. Edulis)
2.) Mango (Nam Doc Mai)
3.) Peach
4.) Raspberry
5.) Blackberry
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: WGphil on July 16, 2015, 11:35:40 AM
In no order. 

Tangerines  Robinson makes the best screw driver imo. 
Blueberry
Plums 
Mango
Lychee

With pecans my favorite among nut trees. 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Delvi83 on July 16, 2015, 12:18:46 PM
1) Asimina triloba
2) Persimon
3) Loquat
4) Peach
5) Papaya
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on July 16, 2015, 12:33:20 PM
1) Asimina triloba
2) Persimon
3) Loquat
4) Peach
5) Papaya

have you tasted Pawpaws that were grown in Italy?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Pancrazio on July 16, 2015, 03:27:11 PM
Pawpaw grown in italy are pretty much the same varieties grown in usa with the notable exception of Prima 1216 which was developed by an italian grower.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: joaave on July 16, 2015, 05:46:27 PM
1-Cherimoya /atemoya
2-mango
3- vid
4- litchee
5- lime-orange-bergamota (citrus)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Delvi83 on July 17, 2015, 04:49:06 PM
1) Asimina triloba
2) Persimon
3) Loquat
4) Peach
5) Papaya

have you tasted Pawpaws that were grown in Italy?


Sure,I tasted several Overleese and Sunflower fruits....Asimina grows very well here in North Italy !! I also tasted (but only one fruit) of Prima 1216 and it was even better in flavor !!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: horseshoe_bayou on September 03, 2015, 12:45:25 AM
Difficult choice; but these are my top 5 fruits:

1. Mango
2. tangerine (honey murcott)
3. lychee
4. mamey
5. pineapple & passion fruit tie for 5th place.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: greenman62 on September 03, 2015, 09:26:34 AM
i have been getting 1 or 2 strawberry fruits (mutingia calabura) a day
today i got 5.
one was a bit over-ripe, and 1 was peak ripeness.
the over-ripe one was a bit watery, and also a tad bit of alcohol was present.
the ripe one, was perfect.
tasted like a sugar cube, but, with more flavor.
i am more and more impressed with this tree.
Maybe because its still new, but,
 every morning i cant wait to go see if there are any ripe fruit.

i think i will have to add it to my top 5
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BahamaDan on September 03, 2015, 12:06:38 PM
1. Jackfruit
2. Sapodilla
3. Soursop
4. Mango
5. Pineapple
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Radoslav on September 14, 2015, 11:04:56 AM
Tropical and subtropical:
1. Eugenia neonitida
(http://s27.postimg.cc/suk0j675b/DSCN0836.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/suk0j675b/)
2. Pineapple
3. Cherimoya
4. Satsuma
5. Garcinia mangostana
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Delvi83 on September 14, 2015, 11:14:18 AM
It seems a small Carambola fruit  :D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on September 14, 2015, 11:36:22 AM
Tropical and subtropical:
1. Eugenia neonitida
(http://s27.postimg.cc/suk0j675b/DSCN0836.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/suk0j675b/)
2. Pineapple
3. Cherimoya
4. Satsuma
5. Garcinia mangostana
[/quote

nice pic nice list
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: joehewitt on March 12, 2016, 11:11:55 PM
I have to wake this thread up because I just had a blast reading the whole thing! Learned about a ton of new fruits too! My top 5:

1. Cherimoya
2. Alpine strawberry
3. Fig (tree ripened!)
4. Mamey Sapote
5. Moorpark Apricot (tree ripened!)

Because 5 is not enough:

6. Jackfruit
7. White Peach
8. Jaboticaba
9. Blueberry
10. Blue Java Banana
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ben mango on March 13, 2016, 12:50:10 AM
Durian-
Marang
Cempedak
Mango
Pulasan, lychee or rambutan.

Love mangosteen, cherimoya but they may not get too 5 for me
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JF on March 13, 2016, 01:31:15 AM

1. Cherimoya
2. Mango
3. Lichi
4. Mandarin
5. Peaches/Nectarines
6. Atemoya
7. Avocado

 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Kona fruit farm on March 13, 2016, 01:48:22 AM
What a tough question! 

1)Cherimoya/Atemoya/Rollinia  (can i just say annonas?  come on!)
2)Mangosteen
3)Pulasan
4)Longkong/Lanzones/Langsats...  not totally sure which ones i've been buying at the farmers markets
5)Dragonfruit (Yellow Megalanthus and Frankies red)

honorable mention goes to apple bananas, jackfruit, jaboticabas, avocados, raspberries, peaches,  okay... stopping now  this could go on for days.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: knlim000 on March 13, 2016, 06:49:21 AM
Persimmon?  I am thinking of chopping down the perismmon tree and replace it with a guava,cherimoya,or pomogranate tree.

Durian
mangostean
sugarapple
coconut
caimito
are my favorite.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on March 13, 2016, 09:54:16 AM

1. Cherimoya
2. Mango
3. Lichi
4. Mandarin
5. Peaches/Nectarines
6. Atemoya
7. Avocado

 
I totally agree.  I would add fig, apricot, sweet cherry, Japanese plum, Japanese persimmon, watermelon, and muskmelon/honeydew.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: JF on March 13, 2016, 09:16:47 PM

1. Cherimoya
2. Mango
3. Lichi
4. Mandarin
5. Peaches/Nectarines
6. Atemoya
7. Avocado

 

I totally agree.  I would add apricot, sweet cherry, Japanese plum, Japanese persimmon, watermelon, and muskmelon/honeydew.


I love apricot unfortunately I haven't had any luck growing them. I'm not too fun of persimmon the rest are delicious.....I'm looking forward to trying my Spice Zee nectaplum. Here are some incredible citrus that are in season.

(http://s8.postimg.cc/5ods043j5/image.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/5ods043j5/)
Golden nugget


(http://s23.postimg.cc/we4ziyuef/image.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/we4ziyuef/)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on March 13, 2016, 09:19:48 PM
Nectaplum sounds good!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DimplesLee on March 13, 2016, 09:31:11 PM
Tie at the top spot
Pineapple, mango, banana (Cavendish or plantain)
Then Santol and mangosteen at fourth place...
Fifth would be strawberries and sugar apples.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: ScottR on March 14, 2016, 11:23:58 AM
OK top 5 I love to grow and eat;
1=Supreme pluot
2=Cherimoya
3=white Sapote
4= Ripe off tree Blenheim Apricot
5=Avocado
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on March 14, 2016, 01:57:22 PM
I do like white sapote, too.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: botanical pilot on November 09, 2017, 12:30:18 AM
I still have so many things to try, but so far here are my favorites.

1. Mangosteen
2. Durian
3. Blackberries and Huckleberries
4. Jackfruit
5. Pomegranate
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on November 09, 2017, 08:53:30 AM
I still have so many things to try, but so far here are my favorites.

1. Mangosteen
2. Durian
3. Blackberries and Huckleberries
4. Jackfruit
5. Pomegranate
Interesting list.  What do you think of mango and cherimoya?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Chupa King on November 09, 2017, 02:29:05 PM
1. Fe'i banana

(https://s33.postimg.cc/zb87vgt63/20170925_150753.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zb87vgt63/)

2. Durian

(https://s33.postimg.cc/akijh5ldn/20171018_170942.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/akijh5ldn/)

3. Chupa-Chupa.

(https://s33.postimg.cc/jtkprbrpn/20171107_125343.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jtkprbrpn/)

4. Salak

(https://s33.postimg.cc/ugeix3fe3/20171105_163744.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ugeix3fe3/)


5. Chempedak.

(https://s33.postimg.cc/x0er4ls8b/20170930_200032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x0er4ls8b/)


Hard to say really. Coconuts are at the top of the list also, but I suppose they don't count.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Lory on January 05, 2018, 08:46:08 AM
OK I decided to add my opinion in this absolutely personal top list  :)

First: a due foreword: in my opinion different fruits belonging to the same  species can have a COMPLETELY different taste/texture, flavour according to the different variety/cultivar and condition in which the fruit was grown and harvested (soil, climate, water availability, fertilization, time of harvest etc...)

NON Tropicacals:

1- Vignola  Black cherry
2- Tabacchiera peach ( Prunus persica var. platycarpa)
3- Water melon ex aequo apricot var. carpentras
4- Hicaz pomegranate
6- Black grapes var. Michele Palieri ex aequo with Black fig var. Petite Negri

Tropicals:
1- Star apple Chrysophyllum cainito (we've a golden skinned unnamed variety here really super)
2- Durian var puyat  ex aequo sweet tamarind thai variety sri tong
3- Mango var. Manila 
4- Avocado var. Modena
5- Ex aequo sweet soursoup, sugarapple, passiflora  edulis (variety with "hexagonal" fuits") and several others  :)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: scottsurf on March 27, 2018, 04:34:22 PM
i havent tried many tropical fruits. i dont really like just sweet fruits love sour or acidic sweet fruits
     
      1.oranges  (valencia or navel) can eat all day and fresh orange juice is perfect good base for all smothies (blood oranges taste crazy but alittle to sweet for me )
      2.tangerines (golden nugget or pixie) lol i love citrus
      3.japanese plum (cant remember variety lost tree tag ) best fruit i have ever eaten sweet sour rich  flavor
      4.loquat / persimmon (golden nugget avri vista white)  (fuyu and the astringent ones )
      5.blackberries grapes off the vine (like seedless concord )   love the acidic taste of blackberries

          need to grow some tropical fruit the stuff in the stores taste weak thinking mango longan cherimoya  ect,
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nancyyy on July 31, 2018, 07:01:21 PM
I havent tried very many but here are ones I like
1. oranges/tangerine
2. mangos
3. mangosteen
4. avocado
5. loquats - i hate peeling these...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fliptop on August 01, 2018, 06:55:41 AM
Top 5 I could eat an absurd amount of when given the chance:

Mango
Watermelon
Fig
Citrus
Papaya

Top 5 amazing taste that I can't gorge on:

Sugar Apple
Soursop
Jackfruit
Guava
Durian

List subject to change at any time without warning
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 01, 2018, 10:05:52 AM
I have posted on this thread three time  but will repeat:
Cherries from Washington. But only buy if they are blackish
Watermelon. Juice the rind too.  Florida is a serous watermelon producing state and watermelon is nothing but a giant cucumber (Wikipedia)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nighthawk0911@yahoo.com on August 01, 2018, 12:54:58 PM
Mango (Carrie, Glenn, Edward, Mallika, PPK, Dot)
Fresh Homegrown Pineapple
Apple (Stayman Winesap #1, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp)
Pear (Comice - Best Pear Ever when you can find them)
Garden Concord Grapes
Garden Cantaloupe (Burpee Ambrosia #1)
Garden Tomatoes - Yes tomatoes are a fruit (Rutgers #1 & Brandywine #2)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 04, 2018, 04:20:00 AM
I have posted on this thread three time  but will repeat:
Cherries from Washington. But only buy if they are blackish
Watermelon. Juice the rind too.  Florida is a serous watermelon producing state and watermelon is nothing but a giant cucumber (Wikipedia)
If they are the same, cucumber and watermelon, then why are they differenet genus and species?
Cucumber: Cucumis sativus
Watermelon: Citrullus lanatus
Having grown both in very large number i can tell you these are very diffenrent plants, though in same family.
Not sure what wikipedia is talking about?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: LEOOEL on August 08, 2018, 07:27:14 PM
[This is also an update to a previous post on this Thread]

All Time Ever Favorite Home-Yard Fruit (at my Zone-10 South-Florida location)
(1) Avocado 🥑
(2) Mango
(3) Lychee
(4) Longan
(5) Rambutan

At this time of the year: Favorite Home-Yard Fruit (at my Zone-10 South-Florida location)
(1) Avocado 🥑
(2) Spanish-Lime
(3) Mango
(4) Black-Sapote
(5) Carambola (Star-Fruit)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Lory on August 08, 2018, 10:40:40 PM
Black sapote?
Some people say the taste is very bland, is it true?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: shpaz on August 09, 2018, 08:05:46 AM
Black sapote?
Some people say the taste is very bland, is it true?

Yeah thats what I hear as well. Maybe he is hoarding a special variety that we need to get our hands on  ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Birricannia on November 29, 2018, 03:21:04 PM
My five atm
Mango (Kensington pride)
Lychee
Nectarine
Avocado (reed)
Oranges (Washington navel)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Coach62 on November 30, 2018, 08:32:43 AM
Black sapote?
Some people say the taste is very bland, is it true?

It is true. You WANT to love it, but very little taste. Looks and texture of chocolate pudding, just has a very mild sweetness to it. There is a Mexican lady at Fruitscapes that makes a FANTASTIC loaf of bread with it. I’d kill for her recipe. How pineislander doesn’t gain weight living so close to that, I’ll never figure.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: TnTrobbie on November 30, 2018, 07:24:37 PM
1) Mango
2) Pommerac (Malay Apple)
3) Banana
4) Sapodilla
5) Governer Plum (Hog Plum)

Honourable mention: Portugal (Trinidad Clementine)

Wow. I can't believe I've been here over 6yrs now. My top 5 favorite fruits have definitely changed.

1) Mango (Sweet Tart)
2) Mulberries (Tice, FL Giant/Giant, Shangrila)
3) Jaboticaba (gorgeous, amazing, delicious. All hail the Red Jabotocaba)
4) Home grown bananas (Raja Puri)
5) Sapodillas
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on December 01, 2018, 02:54:12 AM
1) Mango
2) Pommerac (Malay Apple)
3) Banana
4) Sapodilla
5) Governer Plum (Hog Plum)

Honourable mention: Portugal (Trinidad Clementine)

Wow. I can't believe I've been here over 6yrs now. My top 5 favorite fruits have definitely changed.

1) Mango (Sweet Tart)
2) Mulberries (Tice, FL Giant/Giant, Shangrila)
3) Jaboticaba (gorgeous, amazing, delicious. All hail the Red Jabotocaba)
4) Home grown bananas (Raja Puri)
5) Sapodillas

You came here four years ago for a big sweet tart reveal and tasting. The first time you ate one as your ST tree was still growing.  Hope all is well with your orchard projects.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: raulsu on December 02, 2018, 01:42:20 AM
my list would be

mango
chirimoya
manzana
plum
orange

regards
raul
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: jako9403 on December 02, 2018, 04:19:34 AM
(No particular order)
Miracle fruit (S. Dulcificum)
Pineapple
Pomelo
Yellow Dragonfruit
Dates
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: FMfruitforest on December 02, 2018, 06:06:46 AM
1. Mango of Course
2. Pineapple so sweet
3. Cantaloupe
4. Sugar Apples
5. Ruby Guavas

Subject To change
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: W. on August 03, 2019, 10:33:58 PM
I have not had the opportunity to eat the wide variety of (to me) exotic fruits listed by other people. But, my top five, combining tropical and temperate fruits, in reverse order.

5. Too difficult to narrow down. Moro blood oranges, but it is sometimes hard to get them perfectly ripened. Cotton Candy grapes, sweet and flavorful. Hachiya persimmon. I could probably add a few more.

4. Nagami kumquat: I ate so many of these once that I burned my tongue. The sweet peel and sour pulp are almost unbeatable, in my opinion.

3. Lychee: I have yet to get tired of eating lychees.

2. Sumo (Dekopon) mandarin: Moro blood oranges were my favorite orange until I tried these at one of my local grocery stores. These are sweet without being cloying, and I have yet to have a bad one.

1. (Wild) Muscadine: I like muscadines, but my favorite fruit is from a wild (or at least feral) muscadine vine climbing up an oak tree on the shores of Wheeler Lake in rural Lawrence County, Alabama. I stayed at a lake house for a couple of summers, and in late summer, I would walk over to this vine twice a day to make sure I did not miss any fruit. Smaller than the muscadines I see in stores, those fruits were a nice shade of purple with uncommonly thin skin of a nice sour flavor and a pulp with the consistency of a soft, juicy gummy bear and a sweet, strong muscadine flavor. I wish I was into growing fruits back then; I would have taken some cuttings, but I have not been back there in six years and probably could not get permission to go onto that parcel of property today.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Daintree on August 04, 2019, 12:40:16 AM
Lychee and Rambutan are a tie for first
Mango (the little yellow ones)
Fig
Cacao
Pomegranate
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SeaWalnut on August 04, 2019, 05:05:20 AM
Apricot X plum hybrids ( plumcots,pluots) ,mangos,peach ,quince,pear.The quince needs to be cooked,fryed in a little butter with somme salt and sugar and just a dust of flour .
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mango_Seed on August 06, 2019, 04:26:49 PM
My top 5 fruits are:

1: Hot pepper
2: Tomato
3: Mango
4: Lime
5: Avocado

My top 10 fruits are:

6: Cherry
7" Grapefruit
8: Orange
9: Peach
10: Very Cherry Plum

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tommyng on August 06, 2019, 04:44:41 PM
#1 durian
#2 mango
#3 mangosteen
#4 lychee
#5 rambutan/jackfruit
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: sapote on August 06, 2019, 06:15:30 PM
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on August 07, 2019, 06:31:10 PM
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Those are good. Late season Valencias are fantastic. Where do you get your mangosteen?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Pademelon1 on August 07, 2019, 11:45:21 PM
At the moment, my top 5 are (Assuming top quality fruit):

1) Mango
2) Mangosteen
3) Tangelo or Dekopon
4) Peach
5) Sapodilla or Date

Have only placed 1 thing from each genera, otherwise after 1), everything would be Garcinia. Rankings may change depending on mood.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on August 12, 2019, 03:04:51 AM
My favorite fruit is the one in my mouth right now. I try to enjoy each one thoroughly, and not make too many comparisons. "Comparisons are odious." A good line from the book Dharma Bums.
All that being said, some fruits i have a special connection to:
Lychee
Mango
Pulasan
Durian
Watermelons
Peach/Nectarine
Apricots
Cherries
Fruits i can't live without, on a day to day basis:
Avocado
Bananas
Coconuts
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: MangoCountry on August 12, 2019, 11:49:14 AM
1. Durian
2. Mango
3. Mangosteen
4. Rollinia
5. Mamey sapote
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: sapote on August 13, 2019, 06:18:43 PM
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Those are good. Late season Valencias are fantastic. Where do you get your mangosteen?

Home grown Valencia picked at perfect time is so rich in flavor and juicy. I think it is one of the best but so common that people don't care. I ate mangosteen when I lived in VN and visited it 5 years ago.

I ate a few mangosteen imported from VN here and they are all trash -- picked too early for eating but look good on table.

A good Valencia orange in SoCal with full sun from March previous year and ready in July – a total 16 months and no wonder they are so good that I never got tire of eating. Any other fruits that match this long growing cycle?

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Cythompson159@yahoo.com on August 13, 2019, 07:53:44 PM
1) orange drink gallons a week
2) lemons/limes  same as oranges can’t live with out lemonade and cook with both fruit regularly
3) avacado. No one passes up a fresh guacamole
4) strawberries eat alone, in salads and in drinks or smoothies
5) watermelon  who walks past a watermelon tray without taking a piece

I live in Florida and all above are readily available and cheap. Now that I have cc and LZ mangos, mulberry and sugar apples among several other very good fruit trees that are great and would be preferred on a single day of choice, I would not move the more rarer type fruit up because I truly would not like to consume them daily as a year round staple. My top 5 I would not to like to live with out.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Oolie on August 13, 2019, 08:31:55 PM
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Those are good. Late season Valencias are fantastic. Where do you get your mangosteen?

Home grown Valencia picked at perfect time is so rich in flavor and juicy. I think it is one of the best but so common that people don't care. I ate mangosteen when I lived in VN and visited it 5 years ago.

I ate a few mangosteen imported from VN here and they are all trash -- picked too early for eating but look good on table.

A good Valencia orange in SoCal with full sun from March previous year and ready in July – a total 16 months and no wonder they are so good that I never got tire of eating. Any other fruits that match this long growing cycle?

I really like the oranges that have been left to hang for the better part of a year or more, they sweeten up to such a degree that they become very much like candy. One of our navels does this routinely, the fruit are ready in November for the standard navel taste, but by May, and all through August, they are unmatched in sweetness/orange flavor.

I think that Guatemalan avocados take around 1.5-2years from fruit set until they are ready to pick. Try Nabal, Holiday, and I believe Queen.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on August 14, 2019, 08:53:20 AM
Another thing about citrus: Fruit grown in California has always been better than Florida citrus, and fruit grown in Southern California was always the best.  But those groves became subdivisions and are long gone!  I think the last great oranges/tangelos I've eaten were grown in north San Diego County.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: mangomandan on August 14, 2019, 09:11:19 AM
I beg to differ. Minneola tangelos grown in southern Florida are better than those grown in California--not as pretty but sweeter and richer.  That said, I know there are may fine California-grown citrus fruits I have not had the opportunity to taste.


Another thing about citrus: Fruit grown in California has always been better than Florida citrus, and fruit grown in Southern California was always the best.  But those groves became subdivisions and are long gone!  I think the last great oranges/tangelos I've eaten were grown in north San Diego County.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: DaveinNoVA on August 14, 2019, 09:19:27 AM
#1 Mango
#2 a good Dekopon citrus fruit / tie with a Sky Valley navel orange
#3 a perfectly ripened yellow free-stone peach
#4 Lychee / Longan / Rambutan  -- a three-way tie for #4
#5 Apple
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 14, 2019, 10:59:44 AM
1-Cherries
2-Mangoes...local Florida backyard of course!
3-Pears
4-Apricot I rank very high but are hard to find at good ripeness in Florida because they are so fragile coming from California.
5-Watermelon but it must be ripe. Always look for that large yellow spot where it has been sitting. I bought a seedless that was beautiful dark green but no yellow spot....and sure enough it was under ripe and light pink inside.
Seeded watermelon greatly preferred. The seedless ones can be OK but they are 40% rind. Juice the rind with some ginger and lime. You can even add liquor to make a cocktail with it.

The last cherries from the North West a few weeks ago....amazing and were $1.58 per pound. Nice dark ripe and not soft. Get this. The lowest I saw for cherries circa 2004-6 was $2 per pound. So my guess is cherry orchards in the NW have expanded greatly. Somewhat like new Hass orchards coming on line in Mexico, bringing prices down to as low as 39 cents each this year and often at 49 cents...at Aldis
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on August 14, 2019, 04:50:55 PM
1-Cherries
2-Mangoes...local Florida backyard of course!
3-Pears
4-Apricot I rank very high but are hard to find at good ripeness in Florida because they are so fragile coming from California.
5-Watermelon but it must be ripe. Always look for that large yellow spot where it has been sitting. I bought a seedless that was beautiful dark green but no yellow spot....and sure enough it was under ripe and light pink inside.
Seeded watermelon greatly preferred. The seedless ones can be OK but they are 40% rind. Juice the rind with some ginger and lime. You can even add liquor to make a cocktail with it.

The last cherries from the North West a few weeks ago....amazing and were $1.58 per pound. Nice dark ripe and not soft. Get this. The lowest I saw for cherries circa 2004-6 was $2 per pound. So my guess is cherry orchards in the NW have expanded greatly. Somewhat like new Hass orchards coming on line in Mexico, bringing prices down to as low as 39 cents each this year and often at 49 cents...at Aldis
Yes, tree-ripened apricots are amazing, and Comice pears unbelievable!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SeaWalnut on August 14, 2019, 06:50:18 PM
1-Cherries
2-Mangoes...local Florida backyard of course!
3-Pears
4-Apricot I rank very high but are hard to find at good ripeness in Florida because they are so fragile coming from California.
5-Watermelon but it must be ripe. Always look for that large yellow spot where it has been sitting. I bought a seedless that was beautiful dark green but no yellow spot....and sure enough it was under ripe and light pink inside.
Seeded watermelon greatly preferred. The seedless ones can be OK but they are 40% rind. Juice the rind with some ginger and lime. You can even add liquor to make a cocktail with it.

The last cherries from the North West a few weeks ago....amazing and were $1.58 per pound. Nice dark ripe and not soft. Get this. The lowest I saw for cherries circa 2004-6 was $2 per pound. So my guess is cherry orchards in the NW have expanded greatly. Somewhat like new Hass orchards coming on line in Mexico, bringing prices down to as low as 39 cents each this year and often at 49 cents...at Aldis
Yes, tree-ripened apricots are amazing, and Comice pears unbelievable!
You should try plum x apricot hybrids.Beats cherryes any time .I have a giant tree like this and every year i barely find a few fruits left.This year i found only 2 fruits in it because the rest of them ,family got them before i did.Thats how good they are.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Reafs on August 14, 2019, 10:00:07 PM
1. Wax Apple var. Dalhari
2. Wax Apple var. Jambu Madu Deli
3. Wax Apple var. Jambu air Bajang Leang
4. Wax Apple var. Jambu air Citra
5. Wax Apple var. King rose

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on August 15, 2019, 12:05:43 PM

You should try plum x apricot hybrids.Beats cherryes any time .I have a giant tree like this and every year i barely find a few fruits left.This year i found only 2 fruits in it because the rest of them ,family got them before i did.Thats how good they are.

Would like to taste that hybrid some day. I believe you that it is better than cherries. Too hot for plums in South Florida, what a shame.

Wikipedia
"Romania is the largest plum producer in the European Union[3] and among the top plum producers in the world. According to the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture, around 65,000 hectares are cultivated with plum trees,[4] and 80% of production is transformed into țuică.[3]"
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: tongmuan on November 08, 2019, 04:13:28 AM
1. Durian. Most durian varieties are good when just fallen or cut late enough with just the right ripeness - not crispy and not yet mushy. The best durian taste experience for me so far was a gaanyao fruit from our orchard - perfectly ripe, as it fell from from light touch when it was just about to be cut. If buying durians at the market, I prefer durian baan (basically random/unknown variety small durian with a strong smell) as the trees are usually very high and hard to climb, so people sell fallen ones instead of cutting the fruit down underripe as with the real commercial varieties. Also, small light fruit means small cost if the taste or texture is not as expected :)

2. Atemoya. We have a Phet Pakchong in the backyard, and this year it produced a huge amount of big fruits with excellent taste.

3. Strawberry. Grown in northern climate, bought from the marketplace and enjoyed in the park on a sunny summer day that's probably colder than the coldest day of the year here in the tropics :)
 
4. Mangosteen. Perfect taste, can be consumed in big amounts for many days in a row. Taste is the same (at least almost) no matter if picked from tree a bit unripe or collected as fallen fruit from under the tree, so there's no need to have your own tree to get good fruit, unlike with eg. durian.

5. Rambutan. Nice seasonal fruit, but gets boring faster than mangosteen. Haven't tried pulasan yet.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: nighthawk0911@yahoo.com on November 08, 2019, 03:35:04 PM
1. RUTGERS & Brandywine Garden Tomatoes.  Anyone who has ever had a Rutgers will understand. True old fashioned full tomato flavor. Only way to get them is to grow your own.

2. Burpee's AMBROSIA Garden Cantaloupe.  Anyone who has ever had it will understand.  You have to grow it yourself as it doesn't ship well.  It will ruin you for all other varieties of cantaloupe.

3. STAYMAN WINESAP Apple.  Old variety of apple that is hard to find.  Very hard, fine grained & crunchy with excellent flavor. Probably need to grow them yourself or possibly an old you pick orchard might have them.

4. An ice cold peeled 5 pound LANCETILLA Mango.  When perfectly ripened there is no better Mango eating experience on a hot summer day.  Most people try to eat them too soon.

5. COMICE Pear.  Hard to find & limited season, but it's the finest eating pear there is.
 
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Caesar on November 09, 2019, 03:41:06 PM
1. Wax Apple var. Dalhari
2. Wax Apple var. Jambu Madu Deli
3. Wax Apple var. Jambu air Bajang Leang
4. Wax Apple var. Jambu air Citra
5. Wax Apple var. King rose

 ;D ;D ;D

I've never seen someone with such a strong liking for wax apple. ¿Just how good are these varieties?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: beachybryan18 on January 08, 2020, 04:45:41 PM
1. Blueberries
2. Annonas
3. Mangos
4. Star fruit
5. Peaches
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 08, 2020, 10:33:26 PM
For pure deliciousness, in no particular order:  Mango, Cherimoya, Lychee, Japanese Persimmon, Fig, Honeydew Melon.  (Sorry, I can't specify variety.)  I also like apples, pears (*Comice), peaches, Japanese plums, apricots, cherries, cantaloupe/muskmelons, watermelon, soursop, sapodillas, avocados (*Fuerte), grapes, tangerines/mandarins/tangelos (*Minneola), oranges (*Valencia), grapefruit, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, finger bananas, tomatoes, and dates (*Medjool).  I've never tasted mangosteen or durian.  (Can you tell I grew up in California?)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: giorgosgr on January 09, 2020, 01:34:47 AM
1. peach
2. lychee/longan
3. some fig varieties
4. loquat
5. alpine strawberry
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mango Stein on January 09, 2020, 02:08:19 AM
1. peach
2. lychee/longan
3. some fig varieties
4. loquat
5. alpine strawberry

EΝΙΓΜΑ!

Not sure why mangoes are underappreciated in Europe. Meanwhile those crusty grapes often called lychees are revered. You have your brilliant Vitis legacy, don't substitute it with the Chinese imitation!

Greece and Cyprus are the closest European countries to India... even Alexander of Macedon made it all the way there. Who knows if he got to taste a mango?
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: giorgosgr on January 09, 2020, 02:47:04 AM
1. peach
2. lychee/longan
3. some fig varieties
4. loquat
5. alpine strawberry

EΝΙΓΜΑ!

Not sure why mangoes are underappreciated in Europe. Meanwhile those crusty grapes often called lychees are revered. You have your brilliant Vitis legacy, don't substitute it with the Chinese imitation!

Greece and Cyprus are the closest European countries to India... even Alexander of Macedon made it all the way there. Who knows if he got to taste a mango?

As far as mangoes i have not tasted many varieties but i would prefer peaches as you can eat also the skin and texture is similar. Also i dont like so much the slight hint of resinous taste in mangoes compared to peaches. As far as grapes i have so many varieties and they are great for eating but i love the rose aroma the lychee has. There are some grape varieties with intence flavour and aroma but lychee is still better.
Alexander the Great probably would have tasted mangoes but they never arrived in Greece. Only citrus trees
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: giorgosgr on January 09, 2020, 02:51:56 AM
1. peach
2. lychee/longan
3. some fig varieties
4. loquat
5. alpine strawberry

EΝΙΓΜΑ!

Not sure why mangoes are underappreciated in Europe. Meanwhile those crusty grapes often called lychees are revered. You have your brilliant Vitis legacy, don't substitute it with the Chinese imitation!

Greece and Cyprus are the closest European countries to India... even Alexander of Macedon made it all the way there. Who knows if he got to taste a mango?

 My favourite Vitis variety is a seedless vitis frangolia that i was gifted last year that has a really intence aroma, more that the normal vitis frangolia (with seeds)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SeaWalnut on January 09, 2020, 03:50:16 AM
1. peach
2. lychee/longan
3. some fig varieties
4. loquat
5. alpine strawberry

EΝΙΓΜΑ!

Not sure why mangoes are underappreciated in Europe. Meanwhile those crusty grapes often called lychees are revered. You have your brilliant Vitis legacy, don't substitute it with the Chinese imitation!

Greece and Cyprus are the closest European countries to India... even Alexander of Macedon made it all the way there. Who knows if he got to taste a mango?
Lychees are a lot more flavourfull than  grapes.In fact because its too flavourfull i dislike them.
Mango on the otther hand its better than peaches and mangos are verry diverse in flavor.
I eat a lot of mangos in Romania and never buy peaches ( altough i have my own peach trees).
The only fruit from prunus genus that can get close to a mango its not the peach but the hibrids of plum and apricot.
I have several peaches that most of their fruit goes to the compost pile but all the fruit from the single plumXapricot tree wich is big ,gets eaten to the last fruit.
Try that if you can,the pluot,plumcot,apricotXplum hibrids.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: TomekK on January 09, 2020, 07:59:24 AM
My top 5, from someone who has never had a good mango (or really any other tropical fruit, other than the couple I had in the just-a-little-too-early-in-the-season trip to Puerto Rico):
1. Cacao
2. Brandywine tomato (homegrown, with a bit of salt and pepper, heavenly)
3. Alpine strawberry/homegrown raspberry (I had alpine strawberries once, in Poland, and they were like the most concentrated, sweetest strawberry you dream about)
4. Heirloom apple/pear (could not live without these)
5. A ripe, juicy white peach/a Polish plum (peaches in America, plums in Poland)

Honorable mention: mango (I’ve never had a good fresh mango, living in northern Virginia, but in PR I had an incredible mango smoothie, and I can understand why people love mangos.

Honorable mention 2: grape (only tried a bad rambutan once, never had lychee, so don’t know if I’d prefer them over grapes. Good grapes, especially the darker ones, are wonderful)

As for tropical, I’ve tasted quite a few of the “favorites,” but only from supermarkets where the tropical fruit section consists of three rock-hard fruits. I had a fermented cherimoya, a rotten soursop, unrepentant rambutans, unripe mangos, an unripe Mamey sapote, a bad jackfruit, a good but not amazing yellow dragonfruit, among others. In PR, I had a rose apple, that was really good but not as good as apples can get, a Spanish tamarind, also really good but just not a top 5 fruit, a jaboticaba, which for some reason I didn’t find all that good, and a Spanish lime, which was good but the seed was too big, all (except the Spanish lime) thanks to Monstoso Gardens (wish I came a month or two later, then it would be really nice). I also recently had the opportunity to eat a slightly-unripe star fruit from a guy’s “inferior” tree, and it was so incredibly juicy and flavorful, I was blown away. Not top 5 because I only had one and because the shape doesn’t really help in eating, but still, I’m sure that there are a number of fruit that if I have fresh straight off the tree which could break my top 5.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 09, 2020, 09:18:30 AM
Although peaches are absolutely a great fruit, mango far exceeds peach in sweetness, juiciness, melting lushness, and complexity and diversity of flavor.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: containerman on January 09, 2020, 11:28:37 AM
Its hard to pick only 5 favorites but these I grow in my yard.

1- Pluots
2- Mandarins- I grow 12 varieties
3- Avocado's-  8 varieties
4- Strawberries- 8 varieties
5- Blueberries- 12 varieties

I left out these wonderful fruits I grow. Mulberries, Plums, Nectarines, Peaches, Tomatoes, Cara Cara, Moro Blood, 8 different raspberries.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 09, 2020, 08:33:30 PM
1. peach
2. lychee/longan
3. some fig varieties
4. loquat
5. alpine strawberry

EΝΙΓΜΑ!

Not sure why mangoes are underappreciated in Europe. Meanwhile those crusty grapes often called lychees are revered. You have your brilliant Vitis legacy, don't substitute it with the Chinese imitation!

Greece and Cyprus are the closest European countries to India... even Alexander of Macedon made it all the way there. Who knows if he got to taste a mango?
Crusty grapes?  :o Lychees don't taste anything like any variety of grape to me. But to each his own. (My guess is you've never had some of the better lychees.)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: dingaling on January 10, 2020, 12:21:25 AM
My top 5 fruit would be as follows,
Durian, Durian, Durian, Durian and mangosteen.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mango Stein on January 10, 2020, 02:40:01 AM
@fruitlovers
Don't read too much into my expressions, the "crusty grapes" reference was more in relation to the fact that a coarse shell surrounds the lychee aril. The pulp texture of many grapes is the same as lychee, and yes, flavor not so different in my opinion.

I have tasted excellent lychees, I tend to detect a vanilla component in the best ones. Not really sure what people mean by rose water. The last time I think I had contact with that was when a Christian fundamentalist was trying to perform an ad hoc exorcism on me. It mustn't have worked, because I grow a Buddha's Hand fruit right next to a bodi tree.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mike T on January 10, 2020, 03:26:07 AM
In no particular order for the first 4;
-Durians especially in the monthong style
-Apricots and big fat juicy ripe ones
-Sweet flavicarpa passionfruit
-lychees and especially big fat FZS,tai so and erdon lee
-Duku langsat,Hillary white atemoya,muscat grapes,various berries all tied for 5th place
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 10, 2020, 08:45:00 AM
Its hard to pick only 5 favorites but these I grow in my yard.
1- Pluots
2- Mandarins- I grow 12 varieties
3- Avocado's-  8 varieties
4- Strawberries- 8 varieties
5- Blueberries- 12 varieties
Wow! So many varieties of each, especially strawberries and blueberries.  Who knew?  That's fantastic.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Tetsu0 on January 10, 2020, 04:51:04 PM
My current top 5 would have to be:
1. Genip/mamoncillo
2. Atemoya or sugar apple
3. Abiu
4. Jackfruit
5. Sapodilla

There's a lot of fruit that I need to try that I'm sure would change this list.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 11, 2020, 12:24:20 AM
@fruitlovers
Don't read too much into my expressions, the "crusty grapes" reference was more in relation to the fact that a coarse shell surrounds the lychee aril. The pulp texture of many grapes is the same as lychee, and yes, flavor not so different in my opinion.

I have tasted excellent lychees, I tend to detect a vanilla component in the best ones. Not really sure what people mean by rose water. The last time I think I had contact with that was when a Christian fundamentalist was trying to perform an ad hoc exorcism on me. It mustn't have worked, because I grow a Buddha's Hand fruit right next to a bodi tree.
By rose water people are talking about the peculiar and attractive smell that lychees give out. To me that taste of lychee is a lot more complex than grapes, for example has a hint of bitterness, which grapes don't have. Also the texture of grapes is a lot softer and more spongy than lychees.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SeaWalnut on January 11, 2020, 04:14:35 AM
@fruitlovers
Don't read too much into my expressions, the "crusty grapes" reference was more in relation to the fact that a coarse shell surrounds the lychee aril. The pulp texture of many grapes is the same as lychee, and yes, flavor not so different in my opinion.

I have tasted excellent lychees, I tend to detect a vanilla component in the best ones. Not really sure what people mean by rose water. The last time I think I had contact with that was when a Christian fundamentalist was trying to perform an ad hoc exorcism on me. It mustn't have worked, because I grow a Buddha's Hand fruit right next to a bodi tree.
By rose water people are talking about the peculiar and attractive smell that lychees give out. To me that taste of lychee is a lot more complex than grapes, for example has a hint of bitterness, which grapes don't have. Also the texture of grapes is a lot softer and more spongy than lychees.
To me lychees tastes like a sweet fruit on wich somewhone poured somme cheap, lady perfume.
Grapes taste like mangosteen somewhat ,with mangosteen being better or equal to somme good grapes.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: palmcity on January 11, 2020, 03:28:10 PM
@fruitlovers
Don't read too much into my expressions, the "crusty grapes" reference was more in relation to the fact that a coarse shell surrounds the lychee aril. The pulp texture of many grapes is the same as lychee, and yes, flavor not so different in my opinion.

I have tasted excellent lychees, I tend to detect a vanilla component in the best ones. Not really sure what people mean by rose water. The last time I think I had contact with that was when a Christian fundamentalist was trying to perform an ad hoc exorcism on me. It mustn't have worked, because I grow a Buddha's Hand fruit right next to a bodi tree.
By rose water people are talking about the peculiar and attractive smell that lychees give out. To me that taste of lychee is a lot more complex than grapes, for example has a hint of bitterness, which grapes don't have. Also the texture of grapes is a lot softer and more spongy than lychees.
IMO is a funny thing... lol... But I'm with you fruitlovers in that I cannot detect any rosewater lol... I hope we are eating different varieties than the rosewater sensing members.... I do detect rosewater in my common named "roseapple" and here is example of which roseapple as more than one option for common names & this one is ripe yellow color :::  https://www.etsy.com/listing/556181979/rose-apple-cay-ly-1-starter-4-tall-ship?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-craft_supplies_and_tools-floral_and_garden_supplies-greenery_and_gardening-plants-other&utm_custom1=a0eca80a-28d2-44bc-b7b8-9d7ff3253344&utm_content=go_2063076368_76452845455_367965823374_pla-295474484547_c__556181979&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgebwBRDnARIsAE3eZjSvbQA85W8rBFUM_IKC8SzUwUhVXYW2XryKzsV-PotzSCvTHXa3w7saAnaeEALw_wcB (https://www.etsy.com/listing/556181979/rose-apple-cay-ly-1-starter-4-tall-ship?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-craft_supplies_and_tools-floral_and_garden_supplies-greenery_and_gardening-plants-other&utm_custom1=a0eca80a-28d2-44bc-b7b8-9d7ff3253344&utm_content=go_2063076368_76452845455_367965823374_pla-295474484547_c__556181979&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgebwBRDnARIsAE3eZjSvbQA85W8rBFUM_IKC8SzUwUhVXYW2XryKzsV-PotzSCvTHXa3w7saAnaeEALw_wcB)

I don't think any of my 3 lychee varieties: Mauritus, sweet tart or hap ip, or brewster taste like rosewater at my location.... once again just IMO... lol.

lol... I just read seawalnut tasting cheap perfume.... lol...  I have tasted cheap perfurme on some "ladies" skin lol...lol... it was bitter & terrible.... nothing like my lychees....

To decrease the bitterness, Do Not bite the shell.... lol.... the shell does have a bitter taste.... thus we can agree.... lol...     I hope we all stay away from the gals with the cheap perfume.... lol...
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SeaWalnut on January 11, 2020, 04:08:23 PM
Palmcity,in my comparison i said only the perfume was cheap, not the lady.
No wonder people say they smell like rose water ,altough i agree with you that it doeant smell like roses but like lychees.
Its too much of a good thing and becomes disgusting,too much flavour.
I can still eat them out of curiosity or in a survival situation because i have a tough stomack like a dog.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 11, 2020, 04:22:47 PM
@fruitlovers
Don't read too much into my expressions, the "crusty grapes" reference was more in relation to the fact that a coarse shell surrounds the lychee aril. The pulp texture of many grapes is the same as lychee, and yes, flavor not so different in my opinion.

I have tasted excellent lychees, I tend to detect a vanilla component in the best ones. Not really sure what people mean by rose water. The last time I think I had contact with that was when a Christian fundamentalist was trying to perform an ad hoc exorcism on me. It mustn't have worked, because I grow a Buddha's Hand fruit right next to a bodi tree.
By rose water people are talking about the peculiar and attractive smell that lychees give out. To me that taste of lychee is a lot more complex than grapes, for example has a hint of bitterness, which grapes don't have. Also the texture of grapes is a lot softer and more spongy than lychees.
IMO is a funny thing... lol... But I'm with you fruitlovers in that I cannot detect any rosewater lol... I hope we are eating different varieties than the rosewater sensing members.... I do detect rosewater in my common named "roseapple" and here is example of which roseapple as more than one option for common names & this one is ripe yellow color :::  https://www.etsy.com/listing/556181979/rose-apple-cay-ly-1-starter-4-tall-ship?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-craft_supplies_and_tools-floral_and_garden_supplies-greenery_and_gardening-plants-other&utm_custom1=a0eca80a-28d2-44bc-b7b8-9d7ff3253344&utm_content=go_2063076368_76452845455_367965823374_pla-295474484547_c__556181979&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgebwBRDnARIsAE3eZjSvbQA85W8rBFUM_IKC8SzUwUhVXYW2XryKzsV-PotzSCvTHXa3w7saAnaeEALw_wcB (https://www.etsy.com/listing/556181979/rose-apple-cay-ly-1-starter-4-tall-ship?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-craft_supplies_and_tools-floral_and_garden_supplies-greenery_and_gardening-plants-other&utm_custom1=a0eca80a-28d2-44bc-b7b8-9d7ff3253344&utm_content=go_2063076368_76452845455_367965823374_pla-295474484547_c__556181979&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgebwBRDnARIsAE3eZjSvbQA85W8rBFUM_IKC8SzUwUhVXYW2XryKzsV-PotzSCvTHXa3w7saAnaeEALw_wcB)

I don't think any of my 3 lychee varieties: Mauritus, sweet tart or hap ip, or brewster taste like rosewater at my location.... once again just IMO... lol.

lol... I just read seawalnut tasting cheap perfume.... lol...  I have tasted cheap perfurme on some "ladies" skin lol...lol... it was bitter & terrible.... nothing like my lychees....

To decrease the bitterness, Do Not bite the shell.... lol.... the shell does have a bitter taste.... thus we can agree.... lol...     I hope we all stay away from the gals with the cheap perfume.... lol...
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 12, 2020, 09:21:57 AM
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)
There must be other parts of your island that are good for mangoes and lychees. (?)  I'd sure like to taste those durians!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BPDUKE on January 12, 2020, 10:21:13 AM
I guess for me my top 5 would be

Persimmon
Nectarine
Pear
Avocado
Mango
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Johnny Eat Fruit on January 12, 2020, 09:01:09 PM
At My location the following are wonderful.

In Order

1.  Mangos - Newer top Zill Cultivars tree-ripened.
2.  Tropic Gold  or Royal Apricots - Tree Ripened in June (Rich complex flavor, store Apricots suck)
3.  Fresh Homegrown Strawberries
4.  Fresh Farmers Market Big Cherrys (at peak firmness and flavor, if they are soft & overripe they suck)
5.  Fresh Homegrown Blueberries (Southmoon in particular)
6.  Homegrown apples (Not fuji but lesser know varieties from days past) Multi Grafted Trees work well. Apples are easy to graft.
7.  Kinnow Mandarin tree-ripened in May (Best Tasting Late Season Mandarin). Washington Navel Orange in March is also Great.
8.  Mulberries - Oscar and Black Persian (Better than Blackberries)
9.  Lychee - Brewster grows well at my location and tastes great
10.  Cherimoya - Various varieties

Johnny

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 13, 2020, 01:20:03 AM
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)
There must be other parts of your island that are good for mangoes and lychees. (?)  I'd sure like to taste those durians!
I live on the windward/wet side of the island. Direct opposite side, the leeward/dry Kona side is much better for mangoes and lychees. But that is like 100 miles away!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 13, 2020, 08:39:41 AM
I live on the windward/wet side of the island. Direct opposite side, the leeward/dry Kona side is much better for mangoes and lychees. But that is like 100 miles away!
100 miles!  I guess we don't realize how big the Big Island is!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 13, 2020, 06:14:00 PM
I live on the windward/wet side of the island. Direct opposite side, the leeward/dry Kona side is much better for mangoes and lychees. But that is like 100 miles away!
100 miles!  I guess we don't realize how big the Big Island is!
Much bigger than all the other 7 islands put together. Same size as Puerto Rico.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bovine421 on January 14, 2020, 09:40:05 PM
Mango       flavorites that i grow
Guava
Barbados cherry
Lime
fuyu persimmon

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 Mango Guava Barbados cherry juices with lime for taste and  longevity

Halawi (Arabic for “sweet”) dates and  Iraq, Khadrawy dates  My favorite  :) :) :)

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Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mango Stein on January 15, 2020, 08:27:39 AM
@bovine421

Lime and barbados cherry ?

When I grow up, I'm going to bovine university!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: johnb51 on January 15, 2020, 08:31:03 AM
Lemon and lime are sure great for flavoring food and drink!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: bovine421 on January 15, 2020, 08:25:44 PM
Lime is good on fish or meats and not just for flavoring it can neutralize some dangerous bacteria.  I use it in Mango juice to keep it good for up to 3 weeks    Guava mixed with Barbados cherry and lime is awesome juice!!!
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Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: BrizzyFizzy on January 16, 2020, 06:39:59 PM
For fresh eating and non-cooking or savoury fruits:

1. Feijoa - From a borderline colder area such as New Zealand.  It is a completely different fruit in those areas
2. Soursop
3. Jakfruit - Soft - I have yet to try a crisp variety
4. Achacha
5. Mangosteen

Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: Mango Stein on January 20, 2020, 04:31:14 AM
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)

What a bizarre culinary fetish. The membrane I could understand, but the exocarp of a lychee?? To me it is putrid and dusty from debris of pesticides. But it's still the easiest way to open a lychee without a juicesplosion.

One thing I discovered by accident biting into a passionfruit when I was too lazy to get a knife: there was a durian aroma. I think I read another testimony on the forum regarding this too.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on January 21, 2020, 06:26:04 PM
I kind of like that hint of bitterness in lychees, so enjoy biting into exterior. But i think there is also a hint of bitterness also in thin layer of interior skin that is around the shell. Anyways, lychees will forever be in my top 10. It's very frustrating living in a place that's not really that great for my two favorite fruits: mangoes and lychees. I get some, but not enough! But i can't complain because almost everything else does so great here. Getting tons of rambutans right now. And just harvested many hundreds of pounds of exquisite durians!  :) 8) 8)

What a bizarre culinary fetish. The membrane I could understand, but the exocarp of a lychee?? To me it is putrid and dusty from debris of pesticides. But it's still the easiest way to open a lychee without a juicesplosion.

One thing I discovered by accident biting into a passionfruit when I was too lazy to get a knife: there was a durian aroma. I think I read another testimony on the forum regarding this too.
Pesticides? Only if you buy them from the supermarket. Grow them myself, so know there's no pesticides!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: papergeek on February 12, 2020, 05:17:53 AM
Only five?!?!?

OK:

OK, I cheated a little on that last one. As far as fruits I have tried and would never have again, that list only has one entry and his name is Durian! Not my cuppa tea!
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: harana on February 12, 2020, 12:48:00 PM
There are so many fruits to chose from. If i must chose top five then here are my favorites:

1. Mango (Anwar Ratol variety)
2. Cherimoya
3. Sunder Khani Grape
4. Hami Melon
5. Sumo Orange
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: zands on February 13, 2020, 02:02:39 AM
This is a fun thread with over 100,000 views, an amazing number.

Cherries from the North West  (ripe cherries travel very well to Florida which is about as far from Washington State as you can get)
Apricots-- Good ones hard to find outside of California. They get soft-mushy too quickly. They must be grown in Southern States but are sold locally.
Mangoes grown in your backyard or my backyard
Pears but must be dead ripe. I have eaten only 10 times in my life
Raisins in oatmeal rank high. Buy whole oats and grind them in a coffee mill. I sometime grind the oats in a hand crank mill. You can take these ground oats and make Scottish oatcakes too.

Disclosure - I have posted the same fruits 5 times on this "hardy perennial" thread
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on February 13, 2020, 06:06:08 PM
It's fun to see how my list changes over time. After eating lots and lots of durians i have to include it into my top 5.
1)lychee
2)mango
3)durian
4)watermelon
5) cherry, especially the tart ones like Royal Ann.
But there are so many good fruits it's really hard to narrow down to only 5! Really best has to do with grown under best conditions, preferably on my own farm.
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: micah on March 01, 2020, 10:53:28 PM
Aloha
Yup it’s Time to change my top 5 fruits and then some
1 durian zibithinus
2 chempedak
3 dabai
4 durio kinabaluensis
5 coconut
6 durio lowianus certain types
7 durio oxylanus big one
8 durio suluk hybrid
9 pulasan
10 mango
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: PedroAC on March 02, 2020, 01:35:27 PM
1) Mangos
2) Cherries
2.5) Annonas lol
3) Rambutan
4) Longan
5) Oranges
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: fruitlovers on March 04, 2020, 12:34:32 AM
Aloha
Yup it’s Time to change my top 5 fruits and then some
1 durian zibithinus
2 chempedak
3 dabai
4 durio kinabaluensis
5 coconut
6 durio lowianus certain types
7 durio oxylanus big one
8 durio suluk hybrid
9 pulasan
10 mango
Seems like after your Borneo trip you've become a total durio convert? Lots of durios in your top 10 list!  :D
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SouthBayHapaJoe on March 12, 2020, 11:09:48 PM
1. Annona  ... all of them
2. Mangosteen
3. Sapodilla
4. Watermelon
5. Nectarine
Title: Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
Post by: SF on March 13, 2020, 11:56:58 AM
Any combination of the following fruits will make my Top 5 list...
- Mango
- Jackfruit
- Lychees
- Cherimoyas
- Avocados
- Guavas
- Sapodillas

This said, when Ice Apple / Nongu is in season (or available), forget about any of the other fruits. This takes the #1 spot :)