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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #425 on: August 06, 2019, 06:15:30 PM »
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #426 on: August 07, 2019, 06:31:10 PM »
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Those are good. Late season Valencias are fantastic. Where do you get your mangosteen?
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #427 on: August 07, 2019, 11:45:21 PM »
At the moment, my top 5 are (Assuming top quality fruit):

1) Mango
2) Mangosteen
3) Tangelo or Dekopon
4) Peach
5) Sapodilla or Date

Have only placed 1 thing from each genera, otherwise after 1), everything would be Garcinia. Rankings may change depending on mood.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #428 on: August 12, 2019, 03:04:51 AM »
My favorite fruit is the one in my mouth right now. I try to enjoy each one thoroughly, and not make too many comparisons. "Comparisons are odious." A good line from the book Dharma Bums.
All that being said, some fruits i have a special connection to:
Lychee
Mango
Pulasan
Durian
Watermelons
Peach/Nectarine
Apricots
Cherries
Fruits i can't live without, on a day to day basis:
Avocado
Bananas
Coconuts
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #429 on: August 12, 2019, 11:49:14 AM »
1. Durian
2. Mango
3. Mangosteen
4. Rollinia
5. Mamey sapote

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #430 on: August 13, 2019, 06:18:43 PM »
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Those are good. Late season Valencias are fantastic. Where do you get your mangosteen?

Home grown Valencia picked at perfect time is so rich in flavor and juicy. I think it is one of the best but so common that people don't care. I ate mangosteen when I lived in VN and visited it 5 years ago.

I ate a few mangosteen imported from VN here and they are all trash -- picked too early for eating but look good on table.

A good Valencia orange in SoCal with full sun from March previous year and ready in July – a total 16 months and no wonder they are so good that I never got tire of eating. Any other fruits that match this long growing cycle?

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #431 on: August 13, 2019, 07:53:44 PM »
1) orange drink gallons a week
2) lemons/limes  same as oranges canít live with out lemonade and cook with both fruit regularly
3) avacado. No one passes up a fresh guacamole
4) strawberries eat alone, in salads and in drinks or smoothies
5) watermelon  who walks past a watermelon tray without taking a piece

I live in Florida and all above are readily available and cheap. Now that I have cc and LZ mangos, mulberry and sugar apples among several other very good fruit trees that are great and would be preferred on a single day of choice, I would not move the more rarer type fruit up because I truly would not like to consume them daily as a year round staple. My top 5 I would not to like to live with out.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #432 on: August 13, 2019, 08:31:55 PM »
1) Home grown Valencia orange
2) some mango varieties
3) mangosteen
4) Home grown Cantaloupe
5) Home grown Pomegranate
Those are good. Late season Valencias are fantastic. Where do you get your mangosteen?

Home grown Valencia picked at perfect time is so rich in flavor and juicy. I think it is one of the best but so common that people don't care. I ate mangosteen when I lived in VN and visited it 5 years ago.

I ate a few mangosteen imported from VN here and they are all trash -- picked too early for eating but look good on table.

A good Valencia orange in SoCal with full sun from March previous year and ready in July Ė a total 16 months and no wonder they are so good that I never got tire of eating. Any other fruits that match this long growing cycle?

I really like the oranges that have been left to hang for the better part of a year or more, they sweeten up to such a degree that they become very much like candy. One of our navels does this routinely, the fruit are ready in November for the standard navel taste, but by May, and all through August, they are unmatched in sweetness/orange flavor.

I think that Guatemalan avocados take around 1.5-2years from fruit set until they are ready to pick. Try Nabal, Holiday, and I believe Queen.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #433 on: August 14, 2019, 08:53:20 AM »
Another thing about citrus: Fruit grown in California has always been better than Florida citrus, and fruit grown in Southern California was always the best.  But those groves became subdivisions and are long gone!  I think the last great oranges/tangelos I've eaten were grown in north San Diego County.
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #434 on: August 14, 2019, 09:11:19 AM »
I beg to differ. Minneola tangelos grown in southern Florida are better than those grown in California--not as pretty but sweeter and richer.  That said, I know there are may fine California-grown citrus fruits I have not had the opportunity to taste.


Another thing about citrus: Fruit grown in California has always been better than Florida citrus, and fruit grown in Southern California was always the best.  But those groves became subdivisions and are long gone!  I think the last great oranges/tangelos I've eaten were grown in north San Diego County.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #435 on: August 14, 2019, 09:19:27 AM »
#1 Mango
#2 a good Dekopon citrus fruit / tie with a Sky Valley navel orange
#3 a perfectly ripened yellow free-stone peach
#4 Lychee / Longan / Rambutan  -- a three-way tie for #4
#5 Apple

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #436 on: August 14, 2019, 10:59:44 AM »
1-Cherries
2-Mangoes...local Florida backyard of course!
3-Pears
4-Apricot I rank very high but are hard to find at good ripeness in Florida because they are so fragile coming from California.
5-Watermelon but it must be ripe. Always look for that large yellow spot where it has been sitting. I bought a seedless that was beautiful dark green but no yellow spot....and sure enough it was under ripe and light pink inside.
Seeded watermelon greatly preferred. The seedless ones can be OK but they are 40% rind. Juice the rind with some ginger and lime. You can even add liquor to make a cocktail with it.

The last cherries from the North West a few weeks ago....amazing and were $1.58 per pound. Nice dark ripe and not soft. Get this. The lowest I saw for cherries circa 2004-6 was $2 per pound. So my guess is cherry orchards in the NW have expanded greatly. Somewhat like new Hass orchards coming on line in Mexico, bringing prices down to as low as 39 cents each this year and often at 49 cents...at Aldis
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #437 on: August 14, 2019, 04:50:55 PM »
1-Cherries
2-Mangoes...local Florida backyard of course!
3-Pears
4-Apricot I rank very high but are hard to find at good ripeness in Florida because they are so fragile coming from California.
5-Watermelon but it must be ripe. Always look for that large yellow spot where it has been sitting. I bought a seedless that was beautiful dark green but no yellow spot....and sure enough it was under ripe and light pink inside.
Seeded watermelon greatly preferred. The seedless ones can be OK but they are 40% rind. Juice the rind with some ginger and lime. You can even add liquor to make a cocktail with it.

The last cherries from the North West a few weeks ago....amazing and were $1.58 per pound. Nice dark ripe and not soft. Get this. The lowest I saw for cherries circa 2004-6 was $2 per pound. So my guess is cherry orchards in the NW have expanded greatly. Somewhat like new Hass orchards coming on line in Mexico, bringing prices down to as low as 39 cents each this year and often at 49 cents...at Aldis
Yes, tree-ripened apricots are amazing, and Comice pears unbelievable!
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #438 on: August 14, 2019, 06:50:18 PM »
1-Cherries
2-Mangoes...local Florida backyard of course!
3-Pears
4-Apricot I rank very high but are hard to find at good ripeness in Florida because they are so fragile coming from California.
5-Watermelon but it must be ripe. Always look for that large yellow spot where it has been sitting. I bought a seedless that was beautiful dark green but no yellow spot....and sure enough it was under ripe and light pink inside.
Seeded watermelon greatly preferred. The seedless ones can be OK but they are 40% rind. Juice the rind with some ginger and lime. You can even add liquor to make a cocktail with it.

The last cherries from the North West a few weeks ago....amazing and were $1.58 per pound. Nice dark ripe and not soft. Get this. The lowest I saw for cherries circa 2004-6 was $2 per pound. So my guess is cherry orchards in the NW have expanded greatly. Somewhat like new Hass orchards coming on line in Mexico, bringing prices down to as low as 39 cents each this year and often at 49 cents...at Aldis
Yes, tree-ripened apricots are amazing, and Comice pears unbelievable!
You should try plum x apricot hybrids.Beats cherryes any time .I have a giant tree like this and every year i barely find a few fruits left.This year i found only 2 fruits in it because the rest of them ,family got them before i did.Thats how good they are.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #439 on: August 14, 2019, 10:00:07 PM »
1. Wax Apple var. Dalhari
2. Wax Apple var. Jambu Madu Deli
3. Wax Apple var. Jambu air Bajang Leang
4. Wax Apple var. Jambu air Citra
5. Wax Apple var. King rose

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #440 on: August 15, 2019, 12:05:43 PM »

You should try plum x apricot hybrids.Beats cherryes any time .I have a giant tree like this and every year i barely find a few fruits left.This year i found only 2 fruits in it because the rest of them ,family got them before i did.Thats how good they are.

Would like to taste that hybrid some day. I believe you that it is better than cherries. Too hot for plums in South Florida, what a shame.

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