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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea americana or schiedeana
« on: November 13, 2019, 06:29:14 AM »
Thank you, you convinced me. I guess that i need to go to the Rainforest for some real schiedeana.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persea americana or schiedeana
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:15:08 AM »
Yes, that seems quite likely. Thank you.
So nobody thinks it could be schideana?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persea americana or schiedeana
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:40:12 AM »
bought some long avocado from the Dominican republic in an ethnic Indian shop in Germany. The biggest fruit there were 1,2 kg or 2,64 pound. Not sure about the variety. Could it be Persea schiedeana? Or if not can anyone guess the variety?

Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:17:58 PM »
Yes, the seed was from Brazil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: November 05, 2019, 12:31:19 PM »
In most years thinning was not necessary because it produced few fruit which were not significantly larger. But all the other loquats in town fruit once in 10 years so this one is by far the best tree. And the biggest and most beautiful, too.

Thank you. Such comments motivate me to make more videos. In January i plan to go back to Borneo.
The durian is from Tamiang Layang. Just one single fruit on the market. Never saw it again.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: November 04, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
Already posted this elsewhere but the best Loquats i have ever eaten were from a seedling of a Brazilian fruit growing in Germany and producing fruit regularly despite the cold climate. This year it produced over 80 kg of huge, tasty fruits:

Yes, the durian hybrid was great. Fortunately they did not pick it underripe like most kutejensis.

Thanks, Future

just finished uploading my playlists Of about 500 fruit species i ate in Borneo and Java during four months.

Fruit in Borneo/Kalimantan:

Fruit in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) only:

Fruit in Sarawak (in Malaysian Borneo):

Fruit in Java:

Over 150 videos are still private because i have not yet identified lots of the wild jungle fruit i ate. Is there somebody willing to help me id lots of Garcinia, Baccaurea, Ficus, Xanthophyllum, Willughbeia and other fruit species, some very tasty, mostly from the Borneo jungle? I would be very grateful for that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Couple of Syzygiums around my work building
« on: November 04, 2019, 07:18:43 AM »
Nice. What do they taste like?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: ID please
« on: October 26, 2019, 03:51:23 PM »
Juglans regia
Mahonia aquifolium
Cotoneaster, one of the countless horizontalis varieties maybe

This is Crataegus pedicellata, commonly grown in Germany and one of the tastiest hawthorns i know. I usually pick a couple pounds each year and can totally recomment it as a hardy alternative to azarole apple.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocos nucifera Growing in Madeira...
« on: October 23, 2019, 10:46:31 AM »
The trees in the Canaries are Cocos and not Parajubaea for sure. I might have seen Parajubaea somewhere around Puerto on Tenerife but i have harvested Cocos on Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma. The fruit are 10 times bigger than Parajubaea fruit, no way to confuse them when fruiting.
And yes, i am aware that i messed up the numbers when calculating what percentage of the Canary islands fruit are edible. Just take them as a rough estimate😂

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocos nucifera Growing in Madeira...
« on: October 22, 2019, 05:43:51 AM »
In the nearby Canary islands coconut trees grow well in a just slightly warmer climate. They are being planted everywhere along the beaches. Fruit are not uncommon but when i picked them i got about 30% good nuts with flesh and water, 60% looking normal on the outside but with a espindle shaped shell, a bit of flesh and no water. Some 20% (but usually 100% from one tree look very normal o  the outside, up to 1.5 kg, plump and green but when you cut them open there is no shell, no flesh, no water, just fibers.
Maybe the climate is not perfect but you can get good coconuts there. My point being do not give up, i am sure with increased coconut cultivation for landscaping in Madeira you will get your nuts sooner or later😉

And im not sure normal persimmon (D. kaki) will grow in 5b but D. lotus does well enough in 7a so it might be worth trying.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most Northern Avocado Grove?
« on: October 08, 2019, 05:11:35 AM »
They seem to have outdoor avocado trees even in the UK. And somebody tried to persuade me to grow them in Germany, too.

Surinam cherries have a lot of sourness and the ones growing in the shade are just nos sweet enough for me. But i like really sweet fruit, anyways.😹

Basically if they took plants from the mountains of Lebanon or Palestine they should be quite frost hardy.
I found a place that grows Mediterranean scrub / trees in zone 7a on a frosty mountaintop:

And here is somebody growing pawpaw in Canada, maybe he can help. Search in the comments:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best places for fruit hunting in S France
« on: September 21, 2019, 05:04:39 AM »
Yes, i found incredible stuff in France
They are usually not so keen on growing exotic stuff but the usual peaches, melons or apricots are very good.
However, in the area of Menton/France - Bordighera/Italy on the foothills of the Akps there is a subtropical heaven at the same geographical letitude as S Canada. (yes, Canada, not California). Here i picked outdoor papayas, avocados, dates, Malpighia, Eugenia, bananas, macadamia, jelly palm and many many more. I made tons of vids about the rare fruit as well as the amazing gardens and will keep uploading them for at least one more month:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare fruit locations Tenerife
« on: September 21, 2019, 04:53:37 AM »
Thank you.
I just need some fruit crazy garden owner in Macaronesia to try and grow some seeds i might get from Borneo, i will not even try germinating them in Germany.
Although the Brazilian loquat from the tropics grows better in Heidelberg than the mediterranean varieties😂

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare fruit locations Tenerife
« on: September 20, 2019, 02:04:53 PM »
Thank you, yes, i was planning to contact Cueva del Polvo.

I have been in quite cold Borneo mountains ( T not rising above 11C for days un Feb), so i think the north or even the laurisilva might be better for the fruit of those areas than the south.
I would try all Artocarpus i can find, some might survive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rare fruit locations Tenerife
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:25:48 AM »
Im going fruit hunting on Tenerife in Nov.  Can you tell me the best botanic gardens, parks, farms, nurseries? And are there any TFF members there willing to meet and share some experience? Also, i have been travelling in mountain areas of Borneo and SE-Asia and i am looking for someone ( preferably on the north coast or Anaga/Teno) willing to try growing fruit like mountain durian, Artocarpus, garcinia, rambutan in Tenerife.

I have already been to the Botanico, the Higuela, Sitio Litre, Jardin Aquatico, Garcia Sanabria and the Palmetum and know about Hamilton Gardens, Tigaiga gardens,Victoria gardens, la Constitution and la Granha. Im even more interested in tropical fruit farms and nurseries and most of all in fruit addicts like me.
Thank you in advance☺️

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nitraria Schoberi
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:38:21 AM »
Wow, impressive. I want to visit that place and eat the fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sending seeds to USA?
« on: September 10, 2019, 05:54:24 AM »
Great, thanks to everybody. This loquat is so good that i see it as my duty to preserve it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical fruits for zone 8b
« on: September 08, 2019, 01:46:03 PM »
Figs, jelly palm,  (cabbage palm, dwarf palm and trachycarpus but the fruit are inferior),mulberries, cold hardy cacti, almonds, stone pine might work, Poncirus and maybe Poncirus-Citrus hybrids, Schinus for peppercorns, Zizyphus, Kiwi,

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