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Eugenia candolleana
« on: April 28, 2012, 10:39:30 PM »
Pitangatuba is a great fruit, very flavorful. I'm sure you would like them. Personally i prefer the rainforest plum Eugeneia candolleana, but i think there are very many unknown great eugenias out there wating to get "discovered".

Do you have any Eugenia candolleana trees growing? Do you think you may have seeds available in the future? I googled the fruit and I liked the way it looks. What is the flavor like?

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 10:48:11 PM »
Pitangatuba is a great fruit, very flavorful. I'm sure you would like them. Personally i prefer the rainforest plum Eugeneia candolleana, but i think there are very many unknown great eugenias out there wating to get "discovered".


Do you have any Eugenia candolleana trees growing? Do you think you may have seeds available in the future? I googled the fruit and I liked the way it looks. What is the flavor like?


Yes i have 6 trees of rainforest plum growing and they fruited for first time a couple months ago. The fruit was surprisingly good, i was delighted. The taste is difficult for me to describe, but definitely plum like with a unique complex taste, very juicy and melting texture. I will be adding it to my seed list as soon as they start bearing consistently. I already sent some seeds to a few group members. The trees are supposed to fruit almost year round. The plants seem very vigorous and happy here.

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 11:51:45 PM »
Yes i have 6 trees of rainforest plum growing and they fruited for first time a couple months ago. The fruit was surprisingly good, i was delighted. The taste is difficult for me to describe, but definitely plum like with a unique complex taste, very juicy and melting texture. I will be adding it to my seed list as soon as they start bearing consistently. I already sent some seeds to a few group members. The trees are supposed to fruit almost year round. The plants seem very vigorous and happy here.

Nice pics. Your description sounds good. If you sent seeds to any of the members in FL maybe one of them can spare a seedling!

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 06:50:08 AM »
Oscar, in CI we are waiting for seeds...  8)

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 08:32:29 AM »
I, too, would love seeds.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 11:29:55 AM »
Cambui Roxo (E. candolleana) is another great eugenia.  I have a four feet (4) tall tree ready to be planted in the ground.  It can go on full sun or half sun.  It produces more on fulll sun.  The fruit is absolutely delicious! It has a nice firm and sweet flesh!
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 12:34:23 PM »
Oscar, in CI we are waiting for seeds...  8)

The same goes for all the members in Uganda! Sounds interesting...
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
I'm guessing they will start fruiting heavily this summer. I have a few other eugenia species i'm experimenting with and will report as soon as they fruit.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 04:42:44 PM »
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 06:01:37 PM »
Adam,
I will take a closer look.  My cambui roxo (E. candolleana) is growing quite well lately, lots of new leaves.
Is that little one on your photo, the one that used to have health problems when it lived near de Gulf of Mexico?  Looking good, now!!!!

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 08:09:44 PM »
Berto,

the tree that is larger is the one that had health problem!  I grow them fast!

The small one was a gift from a good friend of mine, and it is slowly being brought up to speed, with chelated Fe and micro nutrition and fertilizer!  They take a while, but start growing fast and happily after you treat them!
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 08:13:39 PM »
I have a few seedlings, about 4inches each.

I'm only asking $200 each.

Don't blame me, its a supply and demand thing ;D ;)


Yes i have 6 trees of rainforest plum growing and they fruited for first time a couple months ago. The fruit was surprisingly good, i was delighted. The taste is difficult for me to describe, but definitely plum like with a unique complex taste, very juicy and melting texture. I will be adding it to my seed list as soon as they start bearing consistently. I already sent some seeds to a few group members. The trees are supposed to fruit almost year round. The plants seem very vigorous and happy here.

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 09:43:25 PM »
Adam,
Incredible!
I will call you the "Container Master!  I am glad that tree is doing great!
Thank you!




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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 04:36:13 PM »
Funny, this topic went from "Sticky" topic, at top of list highlighted, into obscurity, with no comments...

I wonder why?

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 04:49:50 PM »
Funny, this topic went from "Sticky" topic, at top of list highlighted, into obscurity, with no comments...

I wonder why?

What do you mean?

The topics that I order other Admins or Mods find interesting, we sticky it so others can also read and reply. In order to avoid keeping too many posts in the sticky area, when we sticky something new we will often unsticky something older. In this case, I made room for Oscar's avocado rootstock post by removing the E. candolleana post. Since the E. candolleana post did not have any replies for a few days, it went to its regular non-sticky position with other posts that did not have replies since the 29th also.

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 07:16:42 PM »
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 08:31:33 PM »
No replies since April 28th on identify my mango and its still sticky?????

Yes. It's one of those topics that people often post during mango season and to avoid multiple posts asking for help identifying. I figured it would be helpful to just have one post.

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2012, 08:46:43 PM »
I mean more people need to get interested in this plant, and I can't believe you stickied it, and no one commented after!

Nothing else was implied.

Funny, this topic went from "Sticky" topic, at top of list highlighted, into obscurity, with no comments...

I wonder why?

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The topics that I order other Admins or Mods find interesting, we sticky it so others can also read and reply. In order to avoid keeping too many posts in the sticky area, when we sticky something new we will often unsticky something older. In this case, I made room for Oscar's avocado rootstock post by removing the E. candolleana post. Since the E. candolleana post did not have any replies for a few days, it went to its regular non-sticky position with other posts that did not have replies since the 29th also.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2012, 09:04:21 PM »
I mean more people need to get interested in this plant, and I can't believe you stickied it, and no one commented after!
Nothing else was implied.

Ohhh. Yea, that was odd that not many seem interested in it. Maybe once more get to try the fruit there will be more of an interest in it...

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2012, 09:19:55 PM »
Just bought a cubic yard of organic soil and will be planting a nice looking Eugenia Candolleana, in full sun, any time soon. 

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012, 02:11:38 AM »
ok ok,

i know I seem to jump the gun, pointing out what i think are flowers, as soon as growth tips appear to change...but I believe I am seeing the "twinkle in the node "of the branch, that is soon to give birth to my first blooms.

they look like a small mango inflorecense emerging.  I shall post pics asap, with hopes of documenting what to look for when determining veg vs reproductive growth.  Wish this detail was documented for each fruit I grow!!! I always love to watch for the earliest possible signs of flowers!!
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2012, 02:06:37 PM »
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2012, 02:57:13 PM »
hope they are flowers, they look so different than the other growth I've seen...like little balls forming in a pinecone shape.



Good luck- I hope they are flowers for you.
I can't help you identify them since my tree (bush) has yet to flower.

I heard they are very good tasting, so I am excited to try it.
It looks like you fertilize your a lot.  I think I will bump up the frequency I feed mine in hopes of faster fruiting.

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
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