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Tropical Fruit Discussion / International Tropical Fruit Garden
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:58:15 PM »
Im agronomist & mercenary parkranger for the AWDF (african wildlife defence force), ceo of Nutrecul agroforestry and landowner (50.000ha)

I'm in the horticulture sector since 2000. and now thinking of setting up a new type of botanical garden. A 'Tropical fruit garden'.

I'm wondering if there is an interest for to work with me for to collect all tropical fruitplants and trees from arround the globe and plant on a 1000ha field?

We have seen EDENPROJECT in the UK and many botanical gardens , but none of them specialised in jungle food trees.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Treculia africana
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:52:28 PM »
Jean,

Just wondering are you familiar with T. obovoidea?  Is it similar (similar uses) to T. africana?

John

Tree isn't simular, different flower, smaller fruits, no edible seeds.
just a tree for wood production

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Treculia africana
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:50:56 PM »
Jean,

Just wondering are you familiar with T. obovoidea?  Is it similar (similar uses) to T. africana?

John


I have 3 sub genuses of the treculia; Treculia africana, Treculia agricana and Treculia obovoidea
Within the Treculia africana i have 3 varieties (var.mollis, var.inversa, var.africana)
And within the Treculia africana we have 10 cultivars (Nutreculia, Gigantica, ...)

Only Treculia africana bears fruit with edible seeds

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:54:02 PM »
My name is Jean. I'm an agronomist from Congo & Belgian origine. Living 6 months a year in Congo and 6 months in Belgium.

I'm CEO at www.nutrecul-agroforestry.com and mercenary parkranger for the AWDF (african wildlife defence force).

Greetz


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / FRUITS FROM THE RAINFOREST - CONGO
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:39:00 PM »













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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Treculia africana
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:22:16 PM »
Nice to see they are planting this on a huge scale .
http://www.nutrecul-agroforestry.com/index-6.html


Great website, thanks for posting. Interesting about the different types of african breadfruit. Now you got me wondering about what type i have? Guess it's not possible to tell until they fruit, or are the leaves different also?


if you can tell me where you got that tree from and send me a photo from the tree i can maybe tell.
color and size is also different in the genus

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Treculia africana
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:33:29 PM »
Hello!

ps: Thanks Luc for the invitation.



Based on detailed field observations, 3 varieties are distinguished within the subspecies: Treculia africana var. africana (Extending from Senegal to Southern Sudan and south to Angola, central Mozambique and Principe and Sao Tomé islands), Treculia africana var. inversa (Anambra State and Bendel State, more abundant in the eastern states of Nigeria) and Treculia africana var. mollis (Isolated localities in Bendel State of Nigeria, Cameroun, DR.Congo, Gabon and Cabinda).

Their taxonomic differences are based mainly on the size of the fruit head (infructence) and the hairiness of branchlets and leaves. There is a striking variation in the number of fruit heads produced by trees belonging to Treculia african var. africana (with large fruit heads) and Treculia african var. inversa (with small fruit heads). The former is clearly superior in the weight of seeds produced while the latter produces more fruit and also produces twice as many branches.

Key to the varieties of Treculia Africana

    1. Branchlets, petioles and undersurface of leaves soon glabrous, shining and glossy; leaves ovate-epilliptic:
    • Fruit head large, over 20 cm in diam.(Very large, being usually over 60 cm in longitudinal cicumference), often smooth; seeds also large, rounded, sometimes elongated, about 1.3 cm long; mesocarp over 5 cm thick; slash pinkish (var. africana)
    • Fruit heads small, usually less than 20 cm in diam., often knobbly or wrinkled; seeds small, elongated, sometimes more or less rounded, about 1 cm long or less; mesocarp less than 5 cm thick; slash brownish (var. inversa)
    2. Branchlets, petioles and undersurface of leaves with persistent spreading hairs, dull, not glossy; leaves oblong-elliptic;
    •Fruit heads small, usually less than 20 cm in diam., often knobbly or wrinkled; seeds, small, rounded to elongated, about 1 cm long; mesocarp less than 5 cm thick; slash pinkish (var. mollis)

Based on the photo above , i immediately recognise the var. mollis. We from Nutrecul we have over 10 varieties, but we are using for 90% of our reforestation projects the variety "Treculia africana decne var.africana cultivar. Nutreculia or gigantica". All extreme fruits above 15kg-25kg

Greetings,

Jean (John)
Ceo Nutrecul
https://www.facebook.com/NutreculAgroforestry?ref=hl
http://www.nutrecul-agroforestry.com/

Nutrecul Agroforestry - Treculia Research Centre




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