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Tropical Fruit Discussion / weed or fruit tree? seeds from Bolivia...
« on: January 11, 2020, 06:47:38 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit ID: nephelium?
« on: December 29, 2019, 10:11:02 PM »
Nice taste, sweet and less acid than achacha:

What could it be? Found at a chinese grosery store...

More species:

-minimum order: USD 30
-shipping international starts at USD 23 for the slowest service (9 to 15 days, 20gr to 250 gr), and typically cost approx $32 for priority mail EMS (5 to 7 days) , less than 100 gr; and USD 44 for more than 100 gr.

-minimum 4 cuttings per variety

Approximate cutting sizes:
Small (S) 0.4cm diameter
Medium (M) 0.5-0.7cm diameter
Large (L) 1-1.5cm diameter
(All scions approx 6-8 inch in length, 15 to 20cm)

-Araticú de praia (Annona aff. parviflora)
(S) $5 (M) $8 (L) $11
Minimun order: 5 scions

-Plinia sp. Jaboticaba de Campo Ramón
(S) $5 (M) $8 (L) $11
Minimun order for Campo ramón: 5 scions

-Plinia sp. Jaboticaba Serrana (similar to Campo Ramón)
(S) $5 (M) $8
Minimun order for Jaboticaba serrana: 3 scions

-Early bearing guabijú (Myrcianthes pungens)
(S) $5 (M) $8 (L) $11
Minimun order: 2 scions

-Mato (Myrcianthes cisplatensis)
(S) $5 (M) $8 (L) $11
Minimun order: 2 scions

-Plinia rivularis : guaporetí (I buy the scions from a mother tree at Misiones, so we add USD 12 more to any shipping cost of this species)
(S) $5 (M) $8 (L) $11
Minimun order for Guaporetí: 5 scions

* Jaboticaba de Campo Ramón (Plinia sp.) April 2019 harvest. Wavy elongated leaves. Fruits are 3cm diameter, very good sweet taste (It has tones of maraschino cherries). This kind of jaboticabas use to grow faster than sabará and other species, they resist at least -5º or -6ºC frosts (21º F) I tested 5 feet tall trees at my parents weekend house in the last winter at -6ºC (21º F). The mother tree is 25 years old and started bearing at just 5 years old at Misiones!, (that's what the collector said, they take special care of the tree because its early bearing feature)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Campomanesia sp., do you know it? ID...
« on: March 27, 2019, 08:08:51 PM »

Campomanesia sp. and sete capotes (C. guazumifolia):

They sold it to me as sete capotes but it is not... different leaves, and when I crush them smell different, similar to C. xanthocarpa.

The leaves are fluffy and become larger than those of sete capotes. Possibly the fruit is green.


Suggested package:

10 Chañar seeds USD 26
10 Tala seeds USD 26
10 Piquillín negro seeds USD 26
5 Algarrobo blanco seeds USD 16
5 Mistol seeds USD 16

Total USD 110 with free shipping!

Special offer: USD 95

You can customize your order, this is just an example.

Contact me by mail or PM.

More species and prices:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tasting Biribá for the first time!
« on: March 16, 2019, 09:38:47 AM »

Updated may 23 2019, adding more seeds!
Updated August 2019, adding hybrid arazá! (Very rare natural hybrid. Tasty sweet/acid pulp  (mix of vanilla, caramel, strawberry, guava). It grows as a crawling shrub, frost hardy to -6ºC. Amazing smell, hardy and precocious species.). Limited stock!

Bigger image:

Total in seeds: USD 115 (previously USD 82, I added more)
Shipping cost: USD 17
Total USD 132

Special offer: USD 80 (you save USD 52!)

* Hybrid arazá (Psidium guineense x grandifolium). Very rare natural hybrid. Tasty sweet/acid pulp  (mix of vanilla, caramel, strawberry, guava). It grows as a crawling shrub, frost hardy to -6ºC. Amazing smell, hardy and precocious species.
5 seeds USD 12
* Arazá johvy (Psidium aff . australe (Helton) or aff. guineense (Landrum)). Fruits ripe in yellowish green, 4cm long, 3.5cm diameter, taste like pear mixed with raspberry.
10 seeds:  USD 8
* Arazá serrano  ( P. longipetiolatum ), very tasty rare species, robust tree, bigger fruits than strawberry guava, less perisheable.
10 seeds:  USD 19
* Psidium ROBUSTUM, Very rare psidium, it tastes very good, acid and sweet, similar to a mix of pineapple/apple/strawberry guava. Hardy to -3 or -4º C and to 6 months of drought.
20 seeds, 36 USD
* Araçá morango (psidium guineense), harvest April 2018. Acid and sweet like strawberries, hardy to -5º C, it start producing at 1 year and 6 months after sowing.
7 seeds: 6 USD
* Araçá-una / black arazá or purple forest guava (psidium myrtoides)
10 seeds: 16 USD
* Lemon guava (psidium cattleianum var lucidum), very nice lemon flavour, not acid, sweet.
30 seeds (USD 6)
* Red Strawberry guava (psidium cattleianum var sabine)
20 seeds (USD 4)
* Tropical guava (psidium guajava) frost hardy to -4.4º C, sweet.
20 seeds (USD 8  ): varieties to choose: paraguayan, mexican cream, cuban green/pink , brazilian yellow/yellow, cuban yellow/cream

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Guabiju for Icecream!
« on: March 01, 2019, 12:31:54 PM »
Hi, I harvested 2 kilos of Guabiju from a 6 years old plant and we will do icecream for the first time!


When the fruits fall from the tree you should wait 1 or 2 days and they will be super sweet and tasty.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Psidium salutare, araza rastrero
« on: February 27, 2019, 10:08:29 PM »
Hi, I am just reporting that today I received some fruits of arazá rastrero from Misiones and they taste very good!
Very unique taste, maybe a bit similar to Psidium robustum... but if would have to compare its flavour to popular fruits, I would say something like a mix of grapes, green apples, pear, pineapple.

The plant grows as a small shrub (1 or 2 feet tall), being the only Psidium native of my Province of Buenos Aires (Tandil), so it is frost hardy up to, at least, -6ºC. This one in particular produces big fruits up to 3.2cm diam, while the normal size is 1.5cm diam.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ubajay icecream
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:31:29 PM »
I am reporting that Ubajay icecream is AMAZING!

You should try it in your home! it taste similar to caramel or something like that, I just couldnt stop eating it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba de Campo Ramón
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:59:01 AM »
I am thriled, very juicy, big 3cm diameter fruits, dark purple thick skin, they explode in my mouth with an unique flavour, different to Sabará (which I like a lot); I will make a lot of icecream!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dogs eating jaboticaba!
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:07:34 AM »
Hi, not my dogs, neither my tree, but I have plants from seeds of that mother tree and can get fruits soon

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First guabiroba flowers! amazing smell
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »

the native bees are very happy too, I hope to have the first fruits in some weeks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sabará jaboticaba loaded
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:02:49 PM »
From Misiones, Argentina

Tropical Fruit Discussion / orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:01:22 PM »
wouldnt it be pitomba? (Eugenia luschnathiana)

To me this is Eugenia aff. involucrata:

Hi, a friend sent me these photos. He bought the trees at Brasil some years ago.

Would it be Plinia jaboticaba, sabará?

It fell to the ground unripe but it is turning yellow, so I think it will be ripe in 2 days.

The nice thing about it is that it will be no damaged by the fruit fly.

The plant withstood frost of -3º C without so many problems (only some leaves changed color), it is more resistant than P. myrtoides, which lost half of the leaves and suffered burns on the upper branches.

Maybe it could survive to -5ºC

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plinia rivularis, 50 years old
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:04:02 PM »
This amazing tree is at Misiones, I didnt took the photos but maybe I will get some of the black (not red) fruit it produces and taste them in 1 or 2 months.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wild Psidium to ID!
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:33:34 PM »
Rare psidium to ID: it tastes like pear (the main flavour)+raspberry (a bit tart)+strawberries+mulberries (but not like Psidium guineense)... fruit fly infected so they didnt ripen ok... directly from the Misiones forest; it has a lot of 2mm small seeds... maybe a form of Psidium guineense as it has between 5 to 10 lateral veins... what do you think? Fruits are 4cm long and 3.5cm diameter. I grow 10 or so psidium species and this one does not tastes like the other ones... but it is near the taste of some arazás (similar to P. cattleyanum, maybe). Not fragant as P. guajava or P. guineense.

The nursery owner said it bears fruits when jaboticabas are fruiting... they call it "guaviyú sin espinas" but, clearly, it is not myrcianthes pungens

would it be an Eugenia, Myrciaria?

It bears fruis in the axils of the leaves, not in the main trunk as jaboticabas.

The fruit is black and very sweet (I didnt tasted it and dont have any photos for now!)

The smell of the crushed leaves remembers me to jaboticabas or uvaias, it is not strong.

The seller told me about the fruit: "It is like the cherry, black color, the skin is hard as the jaboticaba, it is more juicy and sweet, the pulp is a light purple color."


There was a 21º F (-6º C) frost 3 weeks ago,

Today I took some fotos of the damage to some of our planted species:

No damage: eugenia uniflora, acca sellowiana, psidium longipetiolatum, eugenia involucrata, myrcianthes pungens, myrcianthes cisplatensis, eugenia repanda, acanthosyris spinescens, chrysophyllum gonocarpum, campomanesia guazumifolia
damage just on new sprouted leaves: psidium cattleyanum, eugenia pyriformis, jaboticaba serrana, macadamia,
almost fatal damage: annona cherimola, psidium guajava

Tropical Fruit Discussion / psidium sp. ¿?
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »
Mother trees and fruits from Misiones (not mine):

Unripe fruits are green, they ripe in a light yellow.

our tree:

the leaves are similar to psidium cattleianum but when I break them the smell is not similar to strawberry guava (var sabine), and it is similar to lemon guava (var lucidum); but the trunks get red/pink and the new leaves get this redish or pinkish color, different to psidium cattleianum... and the veins are not so noticeable... what do you think?

Hi, I got these plants from Misiones this week. The seller said that cabeludinha is m. glazioviana, from seeds from Brazil, and that the fruits has a lot of pulp and very sweet... it sounds good, what do you think, do they look like m. glomerata or m. glazioviana?

And this achachairu or pacurí: she said the fruits are orange (not yellow as another native species) and very sweet too, would it be garcinia humilis like she believe?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / pine sawdust in the soil: good or not?
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:41:45 AM »
Do you think pine sawdust in pots for jaboticabas and other myrtáceas or even garcinias, will it be good?

It is from loggers in the area where they cut assembled pine woods, maybe glued with some vinyl glue, which should be remnants of vinyl glue in the substrate ... but I found out that a nursery that sells me jaboticabas includes sawdust (I do not know from what wood) to lighten the substrate and the plants look great! they keep moist and drains well.

I need it because is free and I can get a lot of it! that way my pots will be lighter and cheaper... but, would the plants suffer?

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