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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help in ID this fruit
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:59:48 PM »
To TFF members who replied to my posting, many thanks for ID and info

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Syzygium aromaticum
« on: February 20, 2021, 05:16:53 PM »
Thank you Chandramohan !

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help in ID this fruit
« on: February 20, 2021, 05:15:10 PM »
Could any member of this forum help me to Id this fruit ? Thank you in antecipation


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Syzygium aromaticum
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:41:01 PM »
Could some member help we to identify if the flower buds in the attached photos are of Syzygium aromaticum ?. Some time back  I was sold a seedling of Cloves. The plant grew up and flowered. If they are clove buds, at what stage should I pick and dry them up to use them as condiment ?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help in ID this fruit
« on: January 04, 2021, 07:35:50 PM »
Could any member of this Forum help me to ID this fruit ?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interesting Article on Jakfruit
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:23:12 PM »
 Jackfruit is an excellent fruit whether you consume it when raw (before being ripe) after boiling or when ripe. The biggest handicap is its sap
  which makes the knife blades used to open the fruit, sticky. To lessen this problem some people smear the knife with cooking oil others clean the blades with a solution of citric acid. Any other alternatives to lessen the mess ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to store seeds
« on: September 12, 2020, 04:04:32 PM »
 Frequently I have seeds of tropical fruits which I need to store for a year or so. Living in a tropical area with a lot of humidity,  mold is a problem.   What  easily available agents could be added to the dried seeds without compromising the germinative power of the seeds to avoid this problem?.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop varieties?
« on: September 12, 2020, 03:56:38 PM »
 I have these  type Soursop each weighing around Six (6) Kg. They are quite sweet and do not have much fibre. Great as juice, for making a mousse or an Ice Cream. Any  help on classifying criteria of this variety ?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop varieties?
« on: September 12, 2020, 03:53:51 PM »
 I have these  type Soursop each weighing around Six (6) Kg. They are quite sweet and do not have much fibre. Great as juice, for making a mousse or an Ice Cream. Any  help on classifying criteria of this variety ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Araza jam recipe
« on: July 24, 2020, 08:51:29 PM »
Araza like guava fruit has a lot of pectin. I make araza jam by  :  1  Wash fruit  well   2. Cut in half    3 Cook with some water in pressure cooker to make them soft 4. After cooling , mash the fruit and pass through a sieve to remove the seeds.  Discard the seeds.  5. Measure volume of filtered material and add equal volume of sugar.  6. Cook under fire untill the mixture thickens with the jam consistency.  7. Fill in glass jars.
When cool store in refrigerator.  Thicker the jam, it lasts longer

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya
« on: July 09, 2020, 04:15:17 PM »
Platynum: Have you ever tried eating an unripe Papaya ? If you pick up a really green one and  boil it with a pinch of salt , you can eat it as it tastes like a vegetable. Buying it unripe and storying it outside the refrigerator untill it ripens, it slows the mould growth like that on the photo. If you put an unripe store bought papaya in the refrigerator,  it slows the ripening process and the mould growth as well.
         I have tried rubbing cooking oil , gypsum powder  when I bring from the store, but cannot get rid of the mould.   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya
« on: July 05, 2020, 08:17:24 PM »
No doubt it is a mould which grows in areas which get bruised in handling after pick  up. After bringing the fruit home I wash them with soap and water. Next dry the fruit. How could I avoid the growth of the mould ???

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:18:24 AM »
 When I buy papayas in a fruit store, I have noticed recently that they develop ugly spots on the outside skin after I keep them to ripen for  3-4 days. Would  welcome solutions to get rid of this problem


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Recipes / Re: Papaya
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:14:14 AM »
 When I buy papayas in a fruit store, I have noticed recently that they develop ugly spots on the outside skin after I keep them to ripen for  3-4 days. Would  welcome solutions to get rid of this problem


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tamaraca Mango
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:08:10 PM »
After I sent you a message I found out that   safarigarden.com sells grafts of this variety of ITAMARACÁ mango in Brazil. They have a picture of this variety

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tamaraca Mango
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:57:32 PM »
I live in Recife, northeast Brazil. Near the city we have an island called ITAMARACA and the local hawkers sell a variety of mango called MANGA DE ITAMARACÁ, which is green in colour even when ripe and quite sweet. I do not have a photo to send you because now these mangoes are out of season.  You can get them in the months of december -february.  Would like a photo of the mango you decribe to compare.

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Thank you Sea Walnut for your recomendation. I am going to try.

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I had to cut a Syzygium cumini tree as its roots were compromising my tubewell. Would like to know if there is any chemical product which when applied would decompose the buried tree stump faster and avoid regrowth of the tree

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut opener
« on: January 24, 2020, 07:50:19 PM »
Another item which needs to be specified  is if  you are looking for a coconut opener for a green (tender) coconut  to consume the water and white  soft  matter - for this a hole saw attached to an eletric drill does the job in a simple way.  To open a dried coconut you need to dehusk it first - then crack with a machete and use a grater to remove the white matter. You get hand graters in form of a spoon  and graters you can attach to a motor or eletric drill. If interested I will be glad to send details. There are several  coconut dehusking gadgets described in You Tube.

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For taste experience try  biting  a phyllanthus emblica  (Indian gooseberry or Amla) and next have a sip of water!

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I happened to read this post today and would like to compliment Triphal for his observations. Collectors of seeds get excited  when they see a posting for sale of rare seeds. Many collectors shell out a lot of money and get frustrated to see that seeds they bought did not germinate because they were not viable. My personal opinion is that the seller should describe the conditions of the collection ( locale, date, precautions in avoiding fungus) and assure viability of germination.
    To those interested in cultivating Cupuassu I would recommend the following publication: file:///H:/PLANTAS%20&%20FRUTAS/CUPUACU/LivroBPA.pdf
Boas Praticas Agricolas da Cultura do Cupuaçuazeiro,  written by Ms Aparecida das Graça Claret de Souza, of Embrapa, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture..Publication has  60 pages and is in Portuguese.
     Cupuassu thrives best in the Amazon Region  I do have Cupuassu trees in my garden which bear quite an amount of fruit in my region (northeast of Brazil) in the months of July -August. The seeds I have collected have a short germination time of a few days when dry.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« on: October 16, 2019, 08:06:58 PM »
In Goa, on the west coast of India they use   Tefal or Triphal  ( Zanthoxlum Simulans ?) in making of  mackeral fish curry. This pepper is not hot but has a lemony aroma. It is used to impart a tingling sensation to the bucal mucosa as you consume the curry. Wonder if Sechuan pepper has the same function. I have a young  Triphal tree in my garden. The bark and leaves are spiny.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abacaxi Pineapple Plant
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:48:25 PM »
  Did you know why is it called  " White Abacaxi of Pernambuco" ? In the past century there were shiploads of this variety of Pineapple being shipped from the Port of Recife - Capital of the State of Pernambuco to Florida (USA) and other countries like Argentina.  This variety  is extremely sweet with white pulp. The fruit form is more conical compared to other "barrel" shaped pineapples.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba Pernambuco
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:48:47 PM »
In Pernambuco, a State in northeast Brazil  jaboticabas do not grow well as in the States of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Reason is the warm climate of Pernambuco . In Pernambuco there is no jabo with this name. Maybe  an overseas collector who picked up jaboticabas  whilst in Pernambuco  and took them to his country labeled them with this name.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Oranges And Its Sugar Content
« on: May 16, 2019, 07:16:51 PM »
Mmanners:
            I did err in my expression "Drinking a glass of orange juice will not create a spike in your blood sugar level in a period of two hours"
 What I meant to say was that  the spike will be there but it will be far of less less amplitude, compared to a same volume and percentage of glucose intake.

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