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Oh no, why is this online twice? How can i delete my post?

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It is possible but ponderosa lemon is described as hsving thick rind (a sign that it could be a lemon - citron hybrid). This fruit has incredibly thin rind.
Also, ponderosa lemon seems to be mostly an ornamental while this is a superior lemon in my oppinion.
Or are there ponderosa lemons with thin rind?

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Hi,

found this huge (780g/1,72p) lemon in Gran Canaria. Very thin rind, sour but not too sour, salty, very juicy. All fruits look the same, seeds do not look like lemon seeds. Vendor says the only thing special about it is that it was grafted on "wild orange".
Most giant lemons i know are just rind and no juice. This one seems a very good lemon for lemonade or lots of juice. Is it a named variety or sth new?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kOMxUsfwFU

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Hi,

found this huge (780g/1,72p) lemon in Gran Canaria. Very thin rind, sour but not too sour, salty, very juicy. All fruits look the same, seeds do not look like lemon seeds. Vendor says the only thing special about it is that it was grafted on "wild orange".
Most giant lemons i know are just rind and no juice. This one seems a very good lemon for lemonade or lots of juice. Is it a named variety or sth new?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kOMxUsfwFU

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Thank you, i want to go to Borneo in a few weeks but first i like to try West Malaysia. Yeah, Lindsay is great.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Where to hunt for rare fruits in West Malaysia
« on: December 28, 2019, 11:00:41 AM »
Hi,
Found over 400 fruit species in Borneo a year ago, my most succesfull fruit trip so far:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbdhahikKZs&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvlYqSgv6aILA2bI_CxPrxI
 This time i am going to West Malaysia starting from new years eve. Where shall i look for fruits (wild durian species, durian cultivars, rare jungle fruits)? Where is the fruit season in January? And most important are they some fruits enthusiasts there who would like to meet and help me hunting down the rarest fruits?
Looking forward to any tips.

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Ok, then i will maybe just stick to Malaysia.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimoya Soursoup hybrid sold in Spain?
« on: December 12, 2019, 03:55:40 AM »
What is even more shocking is how fast agriculture is disappearing in the Canaries. They are even importing subtropical fruits grown in Europe.
In the 20th century they were mostly giving up dry, infertile land but in the last decades vast spaces of fertile, well watered land have been abandoned. They say they can make more money with less effort in other jobs. However, the price of the land is so ridiculously high that people who want to move to the islands for agriculture have no chance to buy a farm.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimoya Soursoup hybrid sold in Spain?
« on: December 10, 2019, 03:47:44 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D
I guess Canarian vendors come up with random names because they usually have no idea what they are selling.  I almost never get a proper answer when asking about mango or avocado varieties. Only the producers on the farmers markets tend to know more.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chirimoya Soursoup hybrid sold in Spain?
« on: December 06, 2019, 06:07:32 AM »
Hi,

This was sold as "chiriguana" on the market of Santa Cruz/Tenerife. The vendor explained me that it is a chirimoya/guanabana hybrid. To me it tastes like a chirimoya with a hint of boiled corn. I suspect it is either a chirimoya with bumps/spines (not uncommon around here) or an atemoya. Please help with id and if someone wants seeds i saved some.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lqpIbb_5g8

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Hi

just compiled three playlists from short trips this year:

-Fruits of Cote Azur, Monaco and Italian Riviera: Mostly subtropical fruits grown at the same latitude as Southern Canada:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCwoDgOZyOs&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUsWSdIlRfakCL7X2hSA53cy

-Fruits of Naples/Amalfi: Mostly lemons, giant citrons and kumquat hybrids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNWiUur3_dE&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUu_FMlMlEe---iHvmSmN4mV

Fruits of Marburg botanic garden: Greenhouse fruits as well as some amazing collections grown on a windy mountaintop in zone 7a:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjYpY5SDZVk&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUs-UE1q8l3358jLcClyAvOk

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Hi,
here is a playlist of tasting greenhouse grown exotic fruits from German botanic gardens. Not my own gardening achievment but many were quite tasty😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e28Kzx86CJs&list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvfkZLkUQg3-Tz62I5sFoVa

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@Maryoto: Did they finish the new road from West to East Kalimantan? That would be a reason for me to go there.

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Thank you for the offer, Maryoto. I am not sure if i will make it to Kalimantan this time since i plan to concentrate on West Malaysia, Sabah and the Brunei/Miri area (lots of Durian species i have never tried).

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Annonaceae that are temperate
« on: November 26, 2019, 06:18:34 AM »
Maybe it would be more practical to ask "Which tasty Annonaceae do you think could survive the climate of Snellville, Georgia and fruit there without protection and where can we get some good quality seeds?"
Btw i would like to ask the same question about Heidelberg, Germany. 8a, good for figs, kaki and suchlike, pretty atlantic climate, less sunshine than average 8a in the eastern US since much farther north.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« on: November 22, 2019, 07:36:31 AM »
In the playlists about Borneo and Java fruit i posted many videos of berry like fruit. Some are hard to get but some, including tropical Rubus are available throughout the tropics. Most are rather tasty. Unfortunately, some are invasive, too. Hope you find sth you like.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvlYqSgv6aILA2bI_CxPrxI

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AyaQ9frDUsdbqHQjZnh0dAVRdxVOfvl

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Thank you, i plan to go there👍

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In Malaysia they usually use "Borneo". In Indonesia they know this name but do not like it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« on: November 17, 2019, 01:19:04 PM »
Jabuticaba if you consider it a berry.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 17, 2019, 01:14:40 PM »
I do not know what D. lotus varieties we have here in 8a but most trees are very astringent until hit with some harsch frost. There is one tree wherevyou can eat the fruit in nov without any frost. All trees produce tons of seedlings whic flower themselves. In 7a (Marburg) i saw many D.  lotus with many fruit but no seedlings.
Rojo brilliante is our main supermarket kaki almost always coming from Spain. That does not sound like sth that will grow well in Poland.

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Good. So i will look for the book in Malaysian book shops.
Actually calling Kalimantan Borneo when you are in Indonesia is like calling Scottland England. They are pretty touchy about that. And even in the Malaysian part there are people who explain to me that this is not Malaysia, this is Sarawak. Kind of like North Ireland is not Britain. Such things might not be too important for us but after some time i renamed my Kalimantan videos from "Borneo" to "Kalimantan" as to not insult anyone.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in Poland?
« on: November 16, 2019, 07:57:42 AM »
I have never seen D. kaki in 6b and even the trees i saw in 7a did not look too good.
Why dont you get some tasty D. lotus variety? Tens of thousands of cherry sized persimmons per ature tree and in my experience much hardier than D. kaki.

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Thanks for the book suggestions but i take off tonight, no time for delivery. Might liik for them in Malaysia.

@Kada: thank you and if you think Borneo is an adventure you should go to Kalimantan. No white people at all. When i went back to Sarawak i was staring at every white person not believing my eyes😂

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Feral columnar plum trees
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:50:51 AM »
Hi,
I found a group of plum trees from suckers in Heidelberg/Germany and assumed that they are damson plum (Prunus domestica ssp insititia) They all had a very slender growth form (usually more than 10x as tall than wide). since they were growing close together i attributed that to competition. Since then i have seen them several times growing from suckers from rootstock and they were always incredibly slender even when growing with enough space between them. Here is the original video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sP6kUjpO4BM

Since the fruits are pretty good and the plants are obviously very vigorous i wonder what the variety (always used for rootstock) is and if it would be worth promoting it for small gardens

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea americana or schiedeana
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:27:48 AM »
Thank you very much for the offer but currentl i grow only temperate fruits. When i have a tropical garden of my own i might consider it.

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