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CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« on: August 30, 2015, 02:00:03 PM »
Just bought one, anyone growing it or tried it before.

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 04:40:51 PM »
Have not tried it and am not growing it but here's one I saw fruiting in a large pot at a nursery in Puerto Rico a few years ago. The fruits (nuts)are very large. Very impressive plant!


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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 06:58:04 PM »
Nice picture, thank you FGM. I read its a good energy fruit when eaten and the seeds are like nuts.

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 07:21:08 PM »
Yes i have it. It makes long pon pon of flowers that are spectacular looking. Main problem is nuts are fibrous and difficult to open.
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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 07:25:10 PM »
so you have to open the seeds, you can eat them raw or cooked right.

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 11:12:16 PM »
so you have to open the seeds, you can eat them raw or cooked right.
Yes have to open. I think they need to be cooked to be safe.
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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2015, 11:32:49 PM »
Thank you oscar

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 03:40:50 AM »
They can fruit at less than 2 feet tall and you can eat them raw or cooked.Hang on I'll take a pic of a seedling.


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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 04:08:43 PM »
Can I have some seeds? I can trade or buy

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2015, 04:20:04 PM »
what's the taste like? I've seen this on the list of trees on sale @ frankies, but wasn't sure if was worth growing let alone it could be grown in a pot. 

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 06:12:28 PM »
Thank you for the info Mike, seedling looks healthy.

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 10:10:58 PM »
Where can I get seeds?? Thanks

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 12:58:46 PM »
Dont know where to get seeds but plants available through ebay

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 01:20:27 AM »
Mike Or Oscar, do you know if this tree needs to be on drip irrigation?  i am about to plant a couple of these at my house in Kona.   i get a dry spell for about 3 months every winter and wasn't sure if this tree can tolerate some dry weather or if it constantly needs watering.   Also if it can take full sun?  the leaves seem kind of delicate. 
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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 02:24:50 AM »
Mike Or Oscar, do you know if this tree needs to be on drip irrigation?  i am about to plant a couple of these at my house in Kona.   i get a dry spell for about 3 months every winter and wasn't sure if this tree can tolerate some dry weather or if it constantly needs watering.   Also if it can take full sun?  the leaves seem kind of delicate.
yes can take full sun, only needs watering when you first put it into the ground to get it established.
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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 07:55:05 AM »
Now I want one lol. Maybe for next spring I'll obtain a seedling or seed or two. Here is more info I found for it.

https://raskisimani.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/barringtonia-cutnut.pdf

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 02:42:30 PM »
Mike Or Oscar, do you know if this tree needs to be on drip irrigation?  i am about to plant a couple of these at my house in Kona.   i get a dry spell for about 3 months every winter and wasn't sure if this tree can tolerate some dry weather or if it constantly needs watering.   Also if it can take full sun?  the leaves seem kind of delicate.
I've planted mine on a slope going down to a gully where we buried trees when we clearing the lot.  Those in the lower spots have grown more vigorously, I don't know if that is that it is moister (being a low spot) or more nutrition from the trees buried there.  (I'm just outside of Hilo so we get plenty of rain.)  They are in full sun but were briefly in shade barrels to transition them.  I think the tallest ones are ~8' now so should be bearing any time.

The main reason for my post is your mention of "delicate".  The leaves look delicate but almost leathery & are quite tough.  However, the trees have an unusual growth habit where it grows straight up and at about 5-6' it puts out about 8 growths from the apex.  I think that these trees are in a fairly sheltered location but it is not unusual to lose 1 or 2 of the growths, where they just seem to rip out from the crotch where they are attached.  The trees seem to take it in stride, sometimes causing a dormant bud to send out another shoot.  The bottom line is, they are probably best in an area where there is a decent windbreak.

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 11:59:51 PM »
When you peel the outside skin it smells exactly like Feijoa.

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Re: CUT NUT TREE (Barringtonia edulis)
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2019, 10:20:03 PM »
My cut nut was one of the only trees with leaves after Hurricane Maria devastated my yard

 

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