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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2012, 07:11:37 AM »
I have plenty of rainforest plum (Eugenia candolleana) seeds available now. Plants are exploding with flowers and fruits at the same time. Will post photos later. Anybody interested in seeds can order from my seed web page: http://fruitlovers.com/seedlist.html
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2012, 05:57:00 PM »
 but maybe someone has one and has been happily eating the amazing fruits for the past 3-5 yrs?? and maybe that somebody doesn't speak English too well, being Portuguese may be their language of choice!?  and they might be one who hates computers! and uploading pictures.
 
seems anything could be lurking out there though!  wouldn't be surprised if someones already been fruiting it in South CA, or FL somehow.

Thanks in advance to those who might participate in this discussion.


That would be me Adam , since the fruit is soooo good I have been eating them all and planting the seeds for several years now . Also was before I knew of this forum ....
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2012, 06:02:35 PM »
Hi Luc, yes it was one of those people that you describe that originally sent me the candolleana and lots of other great seeds: a young Brazilian, i believe 16 at the time by name of Thiago. I have since lost contact with him. Anybody else know who i'm talking about?
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2012, 06:16:26 PM »
Hi Luc, yes it was one of those people that you describe that originally sent me the candolleana and lots of other great seeds: a young Brazilian, i believe 16 at the time by name of Thiago. I have since lost contact with him. Anybody else know who i'm talking about?

The son of Adelicio ? Haven't heard from him either .....
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2012, 06:20:29 PM »
Also , the candolleana fruits several times a year
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2012, 04:37:35 AM »
Holy toledo! These rainforest plum (cambui roxo) plants are flowering and fruiting up a storm, as you can see in these photos:


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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2012, 12:03:02 PM »
Has anyone decribed the flavor/taste/flesh content of this fruit?  Beautiful tree, that's for sure.  Very showy bloom.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2012, 07:29:34 PM »
Has anyone decribed the flavor/taste/flesh content of this fruit?  Beautiful tree, that's for sure.  Very showy bloom.  Thanks for posting.

Yes i believe i did describe the taste right at the beginning of this thread Harry. It's the best of the eugenias that i've tasted. Very juicy and somewhat reminicent in color and taste of a plum. BTW, i noticed some variation in taste in my plants, some have a slight bitter after taste, and others not, i have 6 of them. Also they seem to bloom at slightly different times.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2012, 10:33:18 PM »
after a a while...I notice the tree will grow so tall so fast, the canopy topples over like a bramble !!

I was starting to like the shape of the canopy, and suddenly one side started to lay flat!

your trees seem to do this Oscar.

no?

and btw!  Looks like there will be a candolleana tasting on in FL this year soon!  my tree is making and holding several rounds of fruit...still blooming heavily as well.

on mainland this maybe the first time these cherries will be popped into eager mouths who await to taste this rare Eugenia!
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2012, 10:48:15 PM »
after a a while...I notice the tree will grow so tall so fast, the canopy topples over like a bramble !!

I was starting to like the shape of the canopy, and suddenly one side started to lay flat!

your trees seem to do this Oscar.

no?

and btw!  Looks like there will be a candolleana tasting on in FL this year soon!  my tree is making and holding several rounds of fruit...still blooming heavily as well.

on mainland this maybe the first time these cherries will be popped into eager mouths who await to taste this rare Eugenia!

Adam, my plants are still only 4-5 feet tall, so too early to tell yet. But so far they seem to be very bushy...wider than taller, so don't think they will topple. My big mistake was that i planted them way too close together. In searching my images i found photos i took in Brazil and this tree gets very large....eventually. So i may have to thin them out. Or keep them very well pruned.
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Eugenia candolleana Bumper Crop
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2012, 06:00:13 AM »
Seems like a lot of those rainforest plum flowers will set fruit. I spent about an hour picking fruits today off 3 plants and wound up with 16 pounds of rainforest plum fruits! Seems like this fruit has commercial promise. Probably doesn't keep too long. I would guess like jaboticaba (which they resemble very much when in a bag). But would be good for local markets. Taste is sweet, quite juicy, with just a little bit of pleasant tartness to balance the sweet. Also they have a bit of salty taste. After eating a lot of them water tasted sweet. I guess because of the sodium in the fruit?


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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2012, 10:27:38 AM »
Very nice photos of the Rain Forest Plum Oscar! Has me anticipating trying my first fruit!

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2012, 12:06:33 PM »
Nice pictures, Oscar.  How'd you pose the fly?
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #63 on: October 01, 2012, 01:13:13 AM »
a few fruits have dropped but about 10 held on, and more are setting now...and more flowers coming again.  I'm most likely going to green house this one to keep production going as long as I can...I don't want that first winter chill to freeze off my fruits!

this ones been growing so fast its crazy!  Way faster than surinam cherry.   Or any other Eugenia I can think of off hand.

I have one fruit that looks .like it wants to ripen up before the rest!!!  I cant wait to see some plums hanging on the tree ready to pluck! 
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2012, 06:17:35 AM »
Yes, this species of eugenia is the most vigorous i've seen. Also it seems totally bug proof so far. Even the fruit flies don't seem to bug these fruits. So far the birds haven't bothered them either.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2012, 09:38:49 PM »
... So far the birds haven't bothered them either.

Are you sure that's a good sign?  :)
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2012, 10:22:40 PM »
some fruits I can almost taste!!

For the 15 fruits that set about 3 weeks ago, it looks like all fell off from that crop, besides about 4.

now a whole new set of fruit is coming, and more flowers to. 

I watered the tree enough, making sure not to let drought be a culprit that induces fruit drop.

So I'm quite certain the tree aborts about 80-90% or more of all flowers that set fruit.

I think about 2 weeks away from being able to take some pics, and write a wacky review of the flavor.







Also...one more thing...I noticed on most of my eugenias, especially jaboticabas, the bark has to peel before you ever get flowers or fruits....but this rainforest plum grows so fast, I don't think it peeled until recently.  Anyhow, here is a pic of the trunk starting to peel, and look amazing.



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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2012, 10:41:40 PM »
Hope you get to try the fruit soon Adam! The bark is peeling on my Rain Forest Plum. So hopefully I will get fruit soon!

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2012, 10:48:57 PM »
Oscar,

I have Thiago's  mailing address.  If interested, just send me a private email.   
                                                             

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2012, 03:14:28 AM »
Adam, my plants did same on first flowering, few set fruits. Second flowering like i said in previous got 16 pounds of fruit from 3 plants in just one picking. So i would say eventually a high percentage of flowers will set fruit.
Other good news is that the fruits keep rather well in the fridge. Still good eating after one week in the fridge.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2012, 08:41:46 PM »
Looks like the fruit ripened up way faster than I thought.

Here is a pic from tonight, of the same full sized green fruit I uploaded yesterday.

Once they are full sized, they turn black within 72 hrs.  (mine is almost black

So maybe I will get to finally have my bragging rights tomorrow (unless a rat comes in the middle of the night...to steal my fruit!!! or a cardinal in the morning!!!)  I'm going to have to camp out by the tree, like those geeks that camp out front of the apple store when a new iphone comes out.

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I'm going to call the local TV news tomorrow...this is big.  ;D ;D

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2012, 08:54:35 PM »
Great job Adam! Looking forward to the taste report!

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2012, 09:08:50 PM »
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very nice photos, good you didn't send to the photo contest this year LOL

where are you traveling?

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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2012, 01:05:33 AM »
Oscar

very nice photos, good you didn't send to the photo contest this year LOL

where are you traveling?

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Glad you liked the photos Carlos. Watch out, will send them to contest next year! Going to India.
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Re: Eugenia candolleana
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2012, 03:49:22 PM »
I finally got to taste a rainforest plum today.

and here is what I can say.

It definitely outshines grumichama, cherry of rio grande, pitomba, and pretty much any other Eugenia you can find in America.

To me, the most phenomenal thing about this fruit would have to be it's firm texture, and distinct aroma/flavor that I find to be exceptionally pleasant...and unlike any other fruit I can think of. 

It's hard to compare to anything, but my best attempt is as follows,

A cherry of the rio grande, with the texture of a firm abiu? smooth pulp, yet very firm...and skin that has unique eugenia aroma...I can't match to any other fruit.   (to me the skin of this fruit is somehow reminiscent of red delicious apple skin/mixed with a cherry of rio grand skin)

I wish I had more to eat!  If I get more fruits, I have to share them with a few buddies I promised samples to!  The good news is, this Eugenia can definitely handle transit...and could possibly be picked a tad early to help slow down post harvest deterioration.

Simply put...I highly recommend this beautiful rare delicious Eugenia.

on the last picture Looook how these plums can be sliced up!!!  they have the best texture and taste!!











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