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can you compare pulp percentage, or pulp to fruit weight ratio also?
By some stroke of luck there was some overlap with my achachairu fruiting and Luc's Garcinia fruiting. So today was finally able to make a side by side comparison of the two fruits. They are both very fine and pleasant fruits to eat. But really they are quite different, especially in texture. Luc's is very soft, like a sauce. In today's tasting it tasted and smelled like pear sauce mixed with apple sauce. The achachairu is firmer textured. Today's tasting gave me a better impression of Luc's garcinia. The nice thing about it, apart from good size, and not clinging to the seed, is that you can select stage at which you eat it. If you eat it when it's just starting to get soft it still has a little bit of tartness, and the taste is almost as complex as the achachairu. So i've raised my rating of Luc's fruit one notch to 86 and achachairu stays at 88. The skin of Luc's has just a bit of bitterness, so i tried making a drink from it's skin and will compare with the drink made from achachairu.







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i grafted an adult male at 4 feet height, with lateral branch scions.   years later, the plant has grown only horizontally, still 4-5 feet tall, not very productive.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Theobroma gileri
« on: July 28, 2020, 03:14:48 PM »
What about production? Do they produce without cross pollination? At what age can they bear fruit? And does hand pollinating help?

Tomek

since i dont plant them, i cant help with those questions.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Araza jam recipe
« on: July 26, 2020, 03:14:37 PM »
for araza jam, we bring barely to a boil, if it cooks beyond that for even a very few minutes much flavor is lost

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Theobroma gileri
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:47:12 PM »
gileri is native and common here in w. ecuador.  my opinion about the fruit-  pulp is sweet and good, but not great like may other T.sp.’s, and a bit scant.  seed are unlike any other T. i know, very hard, apparently low in fat, seems inedible.   here they prefer wet areas


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mystery inga?
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:07:37 PM »
Inga spp. always have noticeable nectar glands between each of the leaflets

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Borojoa, Anyone growing it?
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:06:38 PM »
Borojoa has been moved to Alibertia, “borojó” is now Alibertia patinoi.  Victor Manuel Patiño was a famous Colombian botanist who worked in the Chocó area of West Coast Colombia, where borojó is native, it is not from the Amazon.  “boro” means head, “jo” is tree, ‘tree of heads’ referring to the shrunken head trophies of the local tribes.   It is dioecious but females can fruit alone.  Males begin to flower before females, hence when they begin to flower one gets males, females later.  Protein content is low, phosphorus is one of the highest of any fruit.   it has a considerable reputation in Colombia and Ecuador as a tonic, panacea, and aphrodisiac.   in the 1970’s, before internet and social media, in a very few years it went from a fruit known only in the isolated Chocó area, to one of the most popular in Colombia because of that reputation.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sending and receiving recalcitrant seeds
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:32:51 PM »
for those seeds, i dry them and pack and send dry, just like ‘ordinary’ seeds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / sending and receiving recalcitrant seeds
« on: July 30, 2019, 08:34:40 PM »
most people who send tropical seeds by mail routinely send them packed in some kind of damp medium.  they often germinate in transit and if all is well they arrive alive and well.  certainly this is usually the best way to do it.   but i have found that many tropical seeds which people consider recalcitrant can in fact be dried and stored.  here is a list of some of the seeds i have dried and stored for at least 2 months, in each case more than once, with good germination afterwards-
jakfruit, champedak, marang, pedalai
Salacca affinis, wallichiana
Baccaurea spp.
Inga edulis
Annona spp.
Eugenia spp.
american Garcinia spp.
some asian Garcinia spp.
langsat/duku
Litsea garciae

being able to send and receive dried instead of germinating seeds can be a big advantage for those of us blessed with slow mail service

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / recalcitrant seeds
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:15:50 PM »
most people who send tropical seeds routinely send them packed in some kind of damp medium.  they often germinate in transit and if all is well they arrive alive and well.  certainly this is usually the best way to do it.   but i have found that many tropical seeds which people consider recalcitrant can in fact be dried and stored.  here is a list of some of the seeds i have dried and stored for at least 2 months, in each case more than once, with good germination afterwards-
jakfruit, champedak, marang, pedalai
salacca affinis, wallichiana
baccaurea spp.
inga edulis
annona spp.
eugenia spp.
american garcinia spp.
some asian garcinia spp.
langsat/duku
litsea garciae

being able to send and receive dried instead of germinating seeds is a big advantage to me.  because of the mail service here, my outgoing packages typically take 1-2 months to arrive, incoming 1-3 months.  germinated seeds usually die after that long in transit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / dwarf mulchi ID
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:24:09 PM »
Lucia Kawasaki, of the Field Museum of Natural History, has identified “dwarf mulchi” (“mulchi enano”) from Ecuador  as Plinia salticola.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sumatra - DURIO LOWIANUS
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:17:11 PM »
      oops, i deleted this because i did a post when i meant to do a PM

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help to id this garcenia..
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:25:10 PM »
it is dioecious.   dont know if it is felipe's one nose

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  the round type is a different variety or type, called “palora” here in ecuador.   i understand that in europe they dont import the standard more angular variety, only the palora.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help to id this garcenia..
« on: December 13, 2017, 02:07:33 PM »
seeds of felipe osborne’s plants were from me.   its a local sp from nw ecuador at around 1500 m., tho it does well here at 500.  unidentified sp as far as i know, i call it g. sp “LC”   good sized tasty fruits, variable all the way from quite acid to sweet.

saludos,
jim west
guaycuyacu@gmail.com

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im a newbie, but ive already sent several PM’s successfully.  but now when i try to do so, no “picture” appears with letters for me to type.   clicking on “Listen to the letters”  or “Request another image.”  does not work.   logging out and back in does not work.   can anyone help?
thanks,
guaycuyacu

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