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Dwarf mulchi
« on: April 15, 2015, 08:17:06 PM »
This Eugenia species that I got from Jim West in Ecuador is pretty interesting.  The plant is not very big and the fruit is not too bad, quite a novelty the way the cauliferous fruits cling to the trunk.
In the photo the small whit flowers can be seen.  There is a yellow patch of some fungi or something.  The tree is about 1M.
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 09:20:03 PM »
Do they taste any good? Nice looking tree. They are one of the hard ones to grow too aren't they?
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 09:25:09 PM »
They taste alright and have some shelf life too.  Many of the similar Eugenias are sour but these can be eaten out of hand although there's not so much pulp.  I'm still waiting on the larger mulchi to produce which is also a sweet fruit.
While a slow starter the plant has not been hard to grow here. 
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 12:14:16 PM »
Nice!
Our dwarf mulchi does not grow too well in Hawaii.
The giant mulchi seems to grow way faster.

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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 04:28:46 PM »
 Congratulations Peter .

Mine only do well in the shade , looks like yours is in full sun ?
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 04:44:53 PM »
congrats!

i have some of these...I suppose not too far from fruiting size..

how old is yours?

(btw, is the yellow patch your talking about, perhaps a portion of the caulis that has recently exfoliated, revealing fresh bark underneath?)
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 06:12:33 PM »
I got to taste the large mulchi while in Ecuador, but not the dwarf type. I wonder if the dwarfs are really eugenia and not really plinia, like the large? In any case, thanks for posting the photos Peter.
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 11:22:01 PM »
 Now renamed Plinia Salticola .An unfortunate name for a fruit tree but mine is
 finally starting to pick up the pace as far as growth is concerned



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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 10:00:49 AM »
Looks real good.  Id go with a bigger pot, I think.  Or certainly in the ground if climate permits.
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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 06:11:40 AM »
how many years does your plat takes to fruit?

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Re: Dwarf mulchi
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 11:28:44 AM »
I think 3-4 years.

 

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