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Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« on: January 26, 2012, 03:48:35 PM »
I did not see a top 5 fruit post yet, so I thought we could start one.

Here is my top 5 list of fruits, many I could not bear living without;

1) Mango (Taste is above almost anything else, versatile in use from drinks to dishes)
2) Lychee (Taste is amazing, premier dessert fruit)
3) Apple (Many different varieties and range of tastes, couldn't stand not eating an apple for an entire year)
4) Persimmon (In my opinion this fruit is the best for fall/winter, good shelf life, great taste)
5)Banana/Plantain (Great taste, staple fruit, versatile use in smoothies to potato substitute)

An honorable mention; Avocados (One of my favorites but its tough to make the top 5 with such worthy competition)
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 04:01:38 PM by nullzero »
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 04:35:24 PM »
Very hard question. Hmmm... I think these are my top 5:

1. A. squamosa/Cherimoya
2. Mangosteen
3. Prickly pear (Opuntia ssp.)
4. Avocado
5. Mango/longan/water melon/chupa-chupa...

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 04:56:37 PM »
Very hard question. Hmmm... I think these are my top 5:

1. A. squamosa/Cherimoya
2. Mangosteen
3. Prickly pear (Opuntia ssp.)
4. Avocado
5. Mango/longan/water melon/chupa-chupa...

 8)

Nice balanced list with a wide range in flavors. Another Opuntia lover, hehe I am growing about 15 varieties of Opuntia. 8 varieties from the  National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit, I made selections for large high brix fruit.
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 05:10:11 PM »
I made selections for large high brix fruit.

Hey look- another person who needs a refractometer!

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 05:11:39 PM »
Cherimoya
Lychee
Strawberry
Mango
Pineapple (has to be heavenly fragrant and sweet)

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 05:19:29 PM »
1. Mango
2. Mamey Sapote
3. Cherry
4. Lychee
5. Jakfruit

Honorable mention: Avocado, Canistel, fresh Georgia Peach

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 05:22:38 PM »
I made selections for large high brix fruit.

Hey look- another person who needs a refractometer!

Yeah I need a refractometer, I going off what results the NALPGRU recorded. It would be nice to see my own results with the climatic conditions the plants experience.
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 05:33:32 PM »
This is difficult because on a given day any quality fruit can be excellent. In no particular order -
Apricot
Mango
Peach
Pineapple
Raspberry
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 05:43:13 PM »
1. Mango
2. Lychee
3. Jackfruit
4. Avocado (Haas and Fuerte)
5. Pineapple (when it's really good ..)


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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 05:48:10 PM »
1. Mango
2. Lychee
3. Jackfruit
4. Avocado (Haas and Fuerte)
5. Pineapple (when it's really good ..)
Wouldn't they all have to be really good  ;D  Afer all, do you want a mango purchased in December from Publix ??

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 05:50:47 PM »
In order of least to most favorite....
 5). Fuji Apple
 4). Chester thornless Blackberry
 3). Pecan
 2). Brown Turkey Fig
 1) Beef steak tomato  >:( >:( >:( ::) ::) ::) :D :D :D ;)

FOR REAL THOUGH....THIS IS WHAT A TRU TROPICAL FRUITER FIENDS FOR:

1). ROLLINIA (hands down best I've had, possibly a fruit I could eat myself to death with, like horse with hay)
2). Garcinia sp. Fruits/ fresh from FL...like intermedia, livingstoneii, wish there was more I've tasted!
3). Jaboticaba (many varieties, some more than others),  but now I'm big on Cambuca and M. trunciflora and M. spirito santesis!!!!
4). Sapodilla/canistel/mamey all tied
5). Atemoya (maybe my most favorite but listed in 5th for some reason)

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 05:59:44 PM »
1.)  Mango. (Surprise here)
2.) Sapodilla
3.) Lychee
4.) Atemoya :P
5.) Longan


Now the worst....durian (omg), carambolla (overload),Jaboticaba (yuck :'().

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 06:38:46 PM »
1. Mango
2. Peach
3. Cherimoya
4. Japanese Plum
5. Fig

Honorable mention: Lychee, Avocado, Sweet Cherry, Apricot, Tangerine/Mandarin, Pineapple, Apple (an heirloom variety), Valencia Orange (end-of-season), Japanese Persimmon, Comice Pear, Muskmelon, Honeydew.
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 06:45:13 PM »

Wouldn't they all have to be really good  ;D  Afer all, do you want a mango purchased in December from Publix ??

rob

True, but since I am at the mercy of Publix for my Pineapple, they are not great most of the time ...

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 06:46:11 PM »
1) Rambutan
2) Lychee
3) Mango
4) Longan
5) Fig

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 06:57:07 PM »
1.) Mamey Sapote
2.) Mango
3.) Annona squamosa.
4.) Manzano Banana
5.) Avocado
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 07:03:36 PM »
I'm having a hard time limiting it to 5. I will try and narrow it down to a top 5 eventually. Give me a few days. These are in no particular order.
Watermelon (Most favorite)
Indian Jujube
Purple Mombin
Pineapple
Barbados Cherry
Grapes (Not the green ones, they're good but not favorite fruit list good)
Pluots
Pixie Tangerines
This one container of strawberries I had once. Haven't had another set that good since.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 07:16:07 PM »
I'm having a hard time limiting it to 5. I will try and narrow it down to a top 5 eventually. Give me a few days. These are in no particular order.
Watermelon (Most favorite)
Indian Jujube
Purple Mombin
Pineapple
Barbados Cherry
Grapes (Not the green ones, they're good but not favorite fruit list good)
Pluots
Pixie Tangerines
This one container of strawberries I had once. Haven't had another set that good since.
Please tell me you have eaten pluots fresh picked and not referring to store bought.

You know you can grow your own strawberries here.  With proper variety selection and care they will be the best you have had.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 07:20:37 PM by bsbullie »
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 07:27:01 PM »
in no particular order:

mango
lychee
sapodilla
jackfruit
mamey sapote

there are others that would make an honorable mention list and could even vie for the top five on any given day.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 07:33:34 PM »
1) Durian
2) Mango
3) Mangosteen
4) Lychee
5) Rambutan

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012, 09:43:25 PM »
[1). ROLLINIA (hands down best I've had, possibly a fruit I could eat myself to death with, like horse with hay)
2). Garcinia sp. Fruits/ fresh from FL...like intermedia, livingstoneii, wish there was more I've tasted!
3). Jaboticaba (many varieties, some more than others),  but now I'm big on Cambuca and M. trunciflora and M. spirito santesis!!!!
4). Sapodilla/canistel/mamey all tied
5). Atemoya (maybe my most favorite but listed in 5th for some reason)

voting for canistel ahead of lychees, mangosteen and mangoes is truly blasphemous
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 09:51:51 PM by murahilin »

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 09:48:07 PM »
Mango
Nispero
Mamey
Avocado
Peach

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 09:53:27 PM »
really surprised to see mangosteen only appearing a couple of time- maybe many of you have not gotten to try it
seems like lychee and mango feature most heavily in top 5- good call peeps.

my top 5 in order are
mauritius lychee
mangosteen
Maha Chanok mango
a very specific red muscat grape only grown in chile
5th would be tied between top notch nectarines, plums, apples, watermelon, jaboticaba and marang

i know taste is subjective but really surprised to see sapodila feature heavily in peoples top 5.
and prickly pear? i really dont get that- ive tried quite a few and while they are ok, they wouldnt make my top 50 list and then add to that,  that ive never managed out of about 20 attempts, to eat a pp without getting spines in my hands and tongue

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2012, 11:52:40 PM »
really surprised to see mangosteen only appearing a couple of time- maybe many of you have not gotten to try it
seems like lychee and mango feature most heavily in top 5- good call peeps.

my top 5 in order are
mauritius lychee
mangosteen
Maha Chanok mango
a very specific red muscat grape only grown in chile
5th would be tied between top notch nectarines, plums, apples, watermelon, jaboticaba and marang

i know taste is subjective but really surprised to see sapodila feature heavily in peoples top 5.
and prickly pear? i really dont get that- ive tried quite a few and while they are ok, they wouldnt make my top 50 list and then add to that,  that ive never managed out of about 20 attempts, to eat a pp without getting spines in my hands and tongue
You mean nobody told you NOT to eat the skin  ;D ;D
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2012, 12:24:14 AM »
Lychee

Mulberry
Canistel
Mango
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