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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: January 05, 2020, 01:45:04 PM »
Here's an image of the fruit next to the seed.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: January 05, 2020, 01:43:04 PM »
Kaffir Plum, I had never heard of it until now.  This seems to be the closest so far.  The description of the fruit sounds very similar, based on the small taste at the tip of my tongue.  What concerns me is the possible invasiveness of the roots and how big they can really get, as they seem to be used as wind blocks and shade.  I may need to consider cutting it down, if this is truly the fruit.

I took new pictures of the leaves, front and back and compared it to an image from Daleys Fruit Nursery in Australia, shown below.  Where the leaf meets the stem is reddish on the Daleys image and not on mine.  Could be due to variation?



According to the Specialty produce site:  "An odd red leaf may be scattered throughout the foliage, which is key to its identification", which does appear in my leaf image.
https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Kaffir_Plum_11275.php


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: January 04, 2020, 02:30:42 PM »
Couldn't it be some type of Davidsonia?
It does have that upright look, where the fruit hang lower and the leaves are higher up, but that may be coincidental?



If this helps, here is what the seed looks like.  There's very little flesh/pulp and mostly seed.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: January 04, 2020, 02:26:03 PM »
I cut the it open and a big seed, as expected, but was surprised to see it juicy.  It's also relatively thick skinned.  I tasted it with the tip of my tongue and it was pleasantly acidic.  Not sour like a lemon and not sweet per se.

Here's a picture of it cut open, if that helps at all.


There is no way to be even closedly related to walnuts or anything in that genus.

I guess when I was considering it to be a nut, i had not yet seen the change in the color of the fruit.  I found some pictures back in October 2016, where it seemed to have flowered and had green fruit.









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: December 31, 2019, 10:08:25 AM »
Oscar, yes, it's growing in Southern California.  One other thing to note, is that the leaves stay mostly evergreen.  Even in winter, with occasional frost, the tree is never bare.

I also considered and looked in the walnut family, but after seeing the ripened fruit for the first time, I'm thinking it's not a nut?  Last year it fruited for the first time, but I didn't realize that until I was pruning the branches and saw green fruit.  Walnut leaves also seem much smaller and thinner, but similar shape.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: December 30, 2019, 08:12:43 PM »
I cut the it open and a big seed, as expected, but was surprised to see it juicy.  It's also relatively thick skinned.  I tasted it with the tip of my tongue and it was pleasantly acidic.  Not sour like a lemon and not sweet per se.

Here's a picture of it cut open, if that helps at all.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: December 30, 2019, 06:04:12 PM »
-SeaWalnut, coffee is an interesting one that I didn't think of, but I kinda see the resemblance.  It's about 5 or 6x the size of a coffee berry, which I do grow.

-Orkine, I was thinking of some sort of Mexican Jocote, which matches your Hog Plum observation.

Thank you both for suggestions and clues.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID Please: Fruit, Nut, Weed?
« on: December 30, 2019, 04:55:59 PM »
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone can help me ID this fruit or nut?  I found two seedlings growing years ago in a one gallon pot in my yard, but don't really recall if it's something I planted or something that the squirrels might have help plant.

It's been years now, in a 5 gallon pot rooted to the ground, with complete neglect and occasional pruning, just in case I actually planted it. The fruit itself has no aroma.  I haven't opened or tasted it yet, but seems to have a really large seed.

If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Norm










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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Ice Cream Beans
« on: June 14, 2017, 06:46:52 PM »
Thanks Mike!  I received my box of ice cream beans quick and fresh.  Thanks for making the available.

Norm

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grimal Fruiting Again
« on: May 02, 2017, 02:11:50 PM »
Hi Ray,

My Grimal has fruit ripening right now. If you notice in the 1st pic, a.graft from your Trunciflora is pushing out. Yay!





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pomegranate - new way to peel?
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:21:12 AM »
Daintree, I'm glad to hear that it actually works.  I'll have to find a fruit at the market to try this out now.

Thanks for the tip.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pomegranate - new way to peel?
« on: January 17, 2017, 07:10:54 PM »
I know this isn't a tropical fruit, but has anyone tried opening a pomegranate like this before?  It's pretty amazing, considering how much work it is to typically open and consume.

Sorry... not sure how to embed this video here.

http://imgur.com/gallery/hotIv#uzWhMc7

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Thank you as well George, for the nice and healthy scions. It took me two evenings to graft them all, but they're all done.  ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Dragon Fruit variety
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:17:29 AM »
Rtreid is correct.  I couldn't really get the correct color off of my camera phone yesterday, even with outdoor sunlight.  It is more of a dark magenta in color.  Small but tasty.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Dragon Fruit variety
« on: October 12, 2014, 10:48:35 PM »
Simon,

The bottom fruit is an 8-S, which is one of Paul Thompson's hybrids



Below is 8-S cut open (bottom fruit)



Houghton (One of the parents of 8-S) next to 8-S.  As you can see, it's very similar.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: October 08, 2013, 10:55:54 PM »
Tim,

It's personal sized... that way you don't have to share.   ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: October 08, 2013, 03:57:08 PM »
I wonder if anyone of us outside of Sven or Leo have experienced this variety?

I got mine from Leo a few years ago and had my first bloom this year.  I had a fruit growing and developing, but a last month it just turned yellow and fell off.  :'(  It's a very small fruit and supposed to be delicious.  I hope to have it flower and have better luck next year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: why do dragon fruit crack?
« on: September 16, 2013, 12:14:15 AM »
Hi Steve,

I've never seen a fruit split that badly before.  A typical crack would be 1/4" or less.  A fruit often splits because it gets too much water and the skin can only expand so much.  The longer you leave a fruit to ripen will also likely split.  Some varieties are more prone to split as well.  How long do you leave the fruit after it fully flushes red?

As for soft brown spots, it is likely bacterial or fungal in nature.  The humidity likely makes it worse.
eNorm

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Thank you MarinFla.  Good luck on your little seedlings.

xshen,

I used a cleft graft and bagged the grafted branch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Enjoying summer
« on: July 23, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »

Where did you source your tree?

Congrats on your fruit set,and glad to see the shape is similar.  My biggest fruit last season was just over a pound - definitely not huge, but bigger than any of the sugar apples and atemoyas I found in Brazil.  The flavor on the best fruit was perfect - sweet, but not overly so and plenty of complexity.  However, I managed to pick one early and never got it to ripen properly - it wasn't edible.

I got mine last year at the Fullerton Arboretum Green Scene, CRFG booth.  I had read somewhere that it wasn't a popular commercial variety in Spain as the fruit is too large in comparison to Fino, as smaller fruits are easier to sell when buying by the weight.  Glad to hear that they are good tasting.

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Thank you Thera and Scott.  It's in large 20 or 25 gallon pot.  I'm still debating whether to put it in the ground or not.  Best of luck on your grafts Scott.

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Thank you Adam and PltdWorld!  It hasn't leafed out still... just a stick.  I assume it's still alive  :-\.  The rootstock was also a small leafed Sabara that has yet to flower on it's own.  I was determined to get it to fruit one way or another.  ;D

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Here's my first attempt at grafting Sabara Jaboticaba.  Below are photos of the progression over 4 months time.  I guess it turned out pretty good.   ::)

3-1-13


5-18-13


5-22-13


5-27-13




6-9-13


6-23-13


6-25-13


6-27-13


6-29-13


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Enjoying summer
« on: July 20, 2013, 04:22:48 PM »
Hi PltdWorld,

My Campas looks very much like yours when young:




This will be my first fruit from my small tree.  Hopefully I will get to try a mature fruit this year.  How is the taste and what is the average weight of the fruit?  It supposed to be a very large fruit.

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