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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: An excellent Rollinia
« on: February 26, 2021, 11:51:19 PM »
Yes it has good qualities like that. It also has big eyes not not quite like some big eye sugar apples. Here is one on my tree right now. That is an indicator of fewer seeds.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: extreme breadfruit
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:43:11 PM »
Trial and error is a good method alright but takes a lot of commitment. The equatorial artocarpus are not fans of cool weather and the New Guinea lowlands is am oppressive climate.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / An excellent Rollinia
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:32:16 PM »
Some of the Annona enthusiasts may recall I posted a picture of Russells Rollinia Selection a few months ago. It was one of the best I ever tried. It is in the sputnik style (deliciosa style) with great taste and few seeds. Below is a pic of that rollinia.


Today a chum brought over a fruit which looked like a big sugar apple to confirm it was a rollinia. It sure was and in the mucosa style and it rivals Russells Selection and has firmer flesh, even fewer seeds and is low on sliminess. What a great. I insisted on chopping it in half to identify it but I already knew what it was.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is the purple mangosteen self-pollinating?
« on: February 26, 2021, 04:47:18 PM »
There is considerable genetic variation in mangosteens and it is usually put down to them arising several times from different hybridizing events. The biggest and best seem to have far fewer seeds and this seems to have resulted in the common standard seedy type dominating as they are easier to propagate.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: E4 Abiu the best for taste
« on: February 26, 2021, 04:43:24 PM »
Seeds were sent to Whitman I think it was of variety Gray a long time ago and they will still be circulating in Florida under a different name. It seems abiu almost identical to Z4 are now grown in Taiwan also.

People asked the same about lychees and scions and it is very possible for them to be sent its just no one has done it.

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It seems highly unlikely as they are quite different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: extreme breadfruit
« on: February 26, 2021, 04:18:53 PM »
I too am qualified in geography and have a keen interest in biogeography and climate. There are a lot of breadfruit grown my area and lots of varieties. I'm sure you have seen the published material on cold tolerances of breadfruit and it is interesting that minimum tolerable temps for breadfruit are variously claimed to be between 8c and 0c. I think the expansion of growing areas of many tropical fruits due to climate warming is much slower than what people think. Even when you look at temp change maps for the last 100 years it is very modest and it would be best to consider if extreme minimums are changing not average temps. It may be worthwhile to test various varieties and look for warmer/sheltered microclimates at 26 latitude.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang 88 is a great durian
« on: February 26, 2021, 04:07:43 PM »
The marcotted tree is smaller and seems less vigorous than the grafted trees. I know they are more prone to blowing over in strong winds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus ID?
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:54:45 AM »
Chempadak is much like jackfruit and I won't go to the yard and take a pic. Zero chance you seedling is a chempa.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang 88 is a great durian
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:52:10 AM »
Jim I found out the hard way that limberlost is not a top durian. The flesh is pale and there is a low flesh yield, and taste is mediocre. It is reliable however. If you are seeking durians which bear well in local conditions and have good quality fruits then Penang 88, monthong, luang and gumpun are good, Chanee amd gaan yeow are also respectable with nice fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is the purple mangosteen self-pollinating?
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:45:28 AM »
The seeds are not true seeds but vegetative bodies and many of the langsat group have a similar thing going on.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lakoocha(artocarpus lacucha)
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:43:38 AM »
Almost as cold tolerant as kwai muk and should handle close to freezing conditions.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: E4 Abiu the best for taste
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:42:43 AM »
They are a high value crop so need to be well presented in southern cities where there high prices are.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is the purple mangosteen self-pollinating?
« on: February 25, 2021, 08:49:47 PM »
No pollination required and they dont have seeds just inclusion bodies

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Might be a member of the genus Eriophora rather than the pictured diurnal jumping spider. They catch fruit sucking moths in my yard. Management options include not walking in the garden at night.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: E4 Abiu the best for taste
« on: February 25, 2021, 04:36:32 PM »
The flesh colour varies between opaque white like Z4 to translucent yellow, and translucent white. You just eat them when mostly yellow. I have 2 Z4 trees as well as a big E4. Other big spherical low latex types with good taste include Gray, Inca Gold and Z2 and I know people with trees of these. Surprisingly the majority of trees I see around the place seem to have small fruit that stain and bruise easily and have too much latex.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang 88 is a great durian
« on: February 25, 2021, 04:15:54 PM »
I have 5 bearing trees of which one is a marcot and 4 are grafted. They were all planted out at around 2 feet high and the marcotted tree was fastest to have fruit at just over 4 years after planting out. The other 4 took 5 to 8 years to have fruit. Getting trees from Australia to the US may be a bit too challenging and getting them from Hawaii to go to Florida is more likely to be in the realm of being possible.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang 88 is a great durian
« on: February 24, 2021, 08:21:53 PM »
I am a big fan of high flesh yield types

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Penang 88 is a great durian
« on: February 24, 2021, 08:15:42 PM »




Today I am ploughing through a big chanee so wish me luck. They are a fine fruit and this one has all seeds wrinkled.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Penang 88 is a great durian
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:29:55 PM »



The larger of the 2 durians here off my trees is Penang 88 and the other is Limberlost. This morning I broke it open and have been eating it.



It is better than my red prawn and the tree is smaller and more productive as well. It is way better than the monthongs and other standards I have eaten so far this season. This is a special durian variety of very high quality.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: E4 Abiu the best for taste
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:01:47 AM »

The E4 abiu is still pumping out fruit abd 30 or more were picked from my tree in the last 2 days alone.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New to Artocarpus
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:53:41 AM »
Jack and chempa are compatible but neither are compatible with marang or any other Artocarpus.

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Yes or even the spiritual home of durians in Thailand and Malaysia where the fruit is almost a religion.

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After trying many varieties and looking at evaluations I planted 2 varieties based on the taste of the fruit alone. These were B17 and Gian Siam and almost planted a fwang Tung as well. The two planted were very good and one had to volunteer for mulch patrol and that was the B17 that grew too big.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:39:19 AM »
Is the star is big and flat against the fruit it is the standard mangosteen like 95% of those sold.

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