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Campomanesia Species
« on: May 06, 2012, 08:24:22 PM »
I was wondering which Campomanesia species everyone is growing? Which ones taste the best?

Campomanesia xanthocarpa is growing really well for me!

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 08:26:14 PM »
Found this photo of Campomanesia xanthocarpa on the web:




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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 09:17:10 PM »
Hi Ed,

I have had trouble to grow both Campomanesia sessiliflora and Campomanesia adamantium. C. lineatifolia seems a little easier. I have never tasted one myself. But a friend in Brazil told me that his favorites are C. lineatifolia and C. laurifolia. Another guy in Brazil who has tasted 12 Campomanesia  species told me that "Campomanesia lineatifolia is by far the best one. C. xanthocarpa and C. schlechtendaliana are also good".

I hope this helps a little.

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 09:22:28 PM »
Thanks for info Tomas! I agree I am also having trouble with Campomanesia sessiliflora and Campomanesia adamantium! C. xanthocarpa is very easy to sprout and grow!

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 05:12:59 AM »
Campomanesia Species in bloom:





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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 08:46:08 AM »
Ed,

Is that yours blooming?

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 10:42:47 AM »
Tomas,

Did your adamantium sprout?

I have some that were given to me sprouted, and they get chlorotic very fast with city water!

I have to drench them with iron all the time.

They keep going from yellow to green! and they take much more water than I thought...I figured I would have rotted the roots like other cerrado sp...M. nana....(mine are doing so poorly!)  I hope they bounce back!



Hi Ed,

I have had trouble to grow both Campomanesia sessiliflora and Campomanesia adamantium. C. lineatifolia seems a little easier. I have never tasted one myself. But a friend in Brazil told me that his favorites are C. lineatifolia and C. laurifolia. Another guy in Brazil who has tasted 12 Campomanesia  species told me that "Campomanesia lineatifolia is by far the best one. C. xanthocarpa and C. schlechtendaliana are also good".

I hope this helps a little.

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 12:20:48 PM »
Hi Adam,

Yes adamantium sprouted but then died (and they were even pampered with rain water). Yeah M. nana is a tricky one.  I have noticed that some of these cerrado species can be really a challenge.

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 01:01:08 PM »
Ed,

Is that yours blooming?

Tomas

No not my blooms Tomas! I wish! It is a photo I found on google.

Ed

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 01:46:23 AM »
C. adamantium

C. hirsuta


C. xanthocarpa




C. sessilifora (not pictured, but very small, and slow growing so far)

I'm a big fan of the campomanesia species already, and I haven't even tasted a fruit yet.

I'll keep u posted.

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 02:16:59 AM »
I'm a big fan of campomanesias also. Have some almost ready to taste. Hope i can beat the fruit flies to them.
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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 01:07:54 PM »
I'm a big fan of campomanesias also. Have some almost ready to taste. Hope i can beat the fruit flies to them.

I don't remember how the taste was on the Campomanesias I brought back from Brazil , I hope it is not just another Guava like taste .
Have several 3 to 4 meter plants , one flowered this year , fruit aborted... .
Lots of C. hirsuta  , 1 meter , still in nursery bags .
Gotta check the linneatifolia , they have to be somewhere around , I do remember...not the easiest to keep alive.
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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 06:12:04 AM »
I'm a big fan of campomanesias also. Have some almost ready to taste. Hope i can beat the fruit flies to them.


I don't remember how the taste was on the Campomanesias I brought back from Brazil , I hope it is not just another Guava like taste .
Have several 3 to 4 meter plants , one flowered this year , fruit aborted... .
Lots of C. hirsuta  , 1 meter , still in nursery bags .
Gotta check the linneatifolia , they have to be somewhere around , I do remember...not the easiest to keep alive.


Hi Luc, i ate a bunch of campomanesia fruits today. Still not sure what species it is? Was labeled phaea, but obviously not that. Then i thought must be lineatifolia, but doesn't match photos on the web. Anyway, they are creamy and a bit tarty. Not gritty or seedy like guava, and no strong perfumed aroma like guava. There were a bunch of fallen fruits under the tree and they were all still in good shape.Other good news is there were no fruit fly larvae.
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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2012, 06:23:18 AM »
Did they have any seeds?
Looks seedless?

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2012, 06:27:48 AM »
Did they have any seeds?
Looks seedless?

Good eye, the couple that i ate so far were seedless. But i still have to go throught the others. I picked about 40 of them.
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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2012, 11:24:19 PM »
Hi, I am "growing" campomanesia guazumifolia, just a week ago ... hehe, we will have to wait for it to flower and fruit (we are in the begining of the spring in argentina). Anyway, it's a very good looking ornamental tree, beautiful leaves and nice flowers. Cheers.s

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2012, 09:39:25 AM »
Hi, I am "growing" campomanesia guazumifolia, just a week ago ... hehe, we will have to wait for it to flower and fruit (we are in the begining of the spring in argentina). Anyway, it's a very good looking ornamental tree, beautiful leaves and nice flowers. Cheers.s

 Indeed. I have that one I agree. I have another, which I cannot recall the name, that is also very nice looking.
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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2012, 09:04:07 PM »
Did you tasted it? Mine seems to be sprouting some flowers... we are in the beginning of the spring here... I just planted it today, so I dont know if it will focus on root developing or will give us some food ;)


By the way, a nice video about "guavira" (Campomanesia xanthocarpa)

Plantas do Cerrado - Guavira.mp4


And another one about Cerrado fruits and guabiroba icecream

Série Cerrado - Ep.3 - O valor nutritivo das frutas


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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 08:05:48 AM »
Oscar, how were the rest of the campos? Did they all turn out seedless?

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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2013, 07:17:06 PM »
I got 18 seeds of C. lineatifolia, 5 of them germinated on the trip in a wet soil (the roots were growing up), and I want to ask you something:

I sowed 18, all., but of the 5 that were germinated I had no success with any! whereas the other 90% germinated ok



How can it be that when passing the seeds to the pots only died the ones that were already germinating? I do not understand.

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2013, 08:01:48 PM »
I got 18 seeds of C. lineatifolia, 5 of them germinated on the trip in a wet soil (the roots were growing up), and I want to ask you something:

I sowed 18, all., but of the 5 that were germinated I had no success with any! whereas the other 90% germinated ok



How can it be that when passing the seeds to the pots only died the ones that were already germinating? I do not understand.




Shi....happens huertas ....
Same happened to me , don't remember what sp it was ...I am getting less and less excited by my Campomanesias , they just grow and grow . I think flowering for me will be later this year , hopefully some fruit set this time . Brazilian Psidiums are doing good
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 02:24:19 AM »
I got 18 seeds of C. lineatifolia, 5 of them germinated on the trip in a wet soil (the roots were growing up), and I want to ask you something:

I sowed 18, all., but of the 5 that were germinated I had no success with any! whereas the other 90% germinated ok

How can it be that when passing the seeds to the pots only died the ones that were already germinating? I do not understand.



some possibilities: sprout dried out, sprout broke.
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Re: Campomanesia Species
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 04:10:04 AM »
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 04:13:44 AM by huertasurbanas »

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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 04:28:50 AM »
Have seeds available now of Campomanesia phaea, flying saucer fruit, or cambui. If interested please check my seed page: http://fruitlovers.com/seedlist.html
Sorry for double posting on 2 threads, but thought it's worthwhile as i don't usually have this one available. The seeds i have now are already starting to sprout, so best to order right away if you want them.
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