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Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« on: November 06, 2015, 07:04:19 PM »
This mature plant was a gift from a friend, and is setting heavily. Fruit are very good, one of the best, if not the best native Australian Fruit for eating fresh out of hand. No sign of myrtle rust as of yet.

Should have a good amount of seed to trade.






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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 07:19:51 PM »
With the rain we've had lately & the warmer weather , hope your keeping it in a all day sunny exposure with good cross breeze.




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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 07:24:10 PM »
With the rain we've had lately & the warmer weather , hope your keeping it in a all day sunny exposure with good cross breeze.





Yes carl, it's in a good spot. Haven't had as much rain as other areas in Brisbane, which is typical. I seem to miss out on most of the good falls. What fungicide are you usng by the way?

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 07:31:03 PM »
Nice plant! I just ordered seeds of this Eugenia. Very excited to watch it grow. How long did it take to fruit?
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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 08:04:32 PM »
Nice plant! I just ordered seeds of this Eugenia. Very excited to watch it grow. How long did it take to fruit?
When I got the plant it was already about 30cm, about a foot, within a couple of years it started fruiting.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 08:11:06 PM »
Starling,
Regular liquid copper spray, usually after we've had a shower and it's humid. Then  I spray them with any leftovers from doing the mangoes (mancozeb+ & liquid copper & spredmax).

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 08:13:03 PM »
Best eating when it turns a dark red.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 09:13:36 PM »
it's a decent fruit for sure.

I have 3 plants fruiting from two sources, and then some other seedlings I'm selling now that were seeds planted from Logees variety, which are about to fruit.

they are super drought and heat tolerant...

(a very short shrubby bush for the first few years it fruits....so short that my dog shat right on the bush, covering the fruits and flowers!...i don't know why he has to take a dump right on the plant...it's like a sport to him.)

my trees had rust, so i kept manually tearing off the leaves and branches with rust...this seemed to help...now the trees are looking really good.
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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2015, 09:24:12 PM »
it's a decent fruit for sure.

I have 3 plants fruiting from two sources, and then some other seedlings I'm selling now that were seeds planted from Logees variety, which are about to fruit.

they are super drought and heat tolerant...

(a very short shrubby bush for the first few years it fruits....so short that my dog shat right on the bush, covering the fruits and flowers!...i don't know why he has to take a dump right on the plant...it's like a sport to him.)

my trees had rust, so i kept manually tearing off the leaves and branches with rust...this seemed to help...now the trees are looking really good.

My dog does ths also, especially around any area where I've layed down fresh mulch. Maybe he thinks he's too noble to shit on the grass.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 10:04:26 PM »
Yep, these dogs male dogs? Mine does same thing but he is 50kg so he fills the top of the pots. Backs up to it then backs out on it! Haha. Mum and dad have some big crows nest ferns and you walk around the yard after our dog has been there and its like a birds nest with big brown eggs right in the middle. They are his favourite.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 10:13:05 PM »
Their probably getting back at the plants for taking up all your valuable time, instead of playing with them.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2015, 10:27:27 PM »
Yep, these dogs male dogs? Mine does same thing but he is 50kg so he fills the top of the pots. Backs up to it then backs out on it! Haha. Mum and dad have some big crows nest ferns and you walk around the yard after our dog has been there and its like a birds nest with big brown eggs right in the middle. They are his favourite.

Lol ya my dog Ed can crap right into a one gal pot!

He has impeccable aim.

I've always wondered why he has to crap on everything (one time he crapped on a brick planter...it was funny because he cocked his leg, and smoothly transitioned into a pooping position, thus deficating on a 2ft tall brick ledge.)


Sorry for the dog doo doo derail.  Eugenia reinwardtiana deserves more love for sure...it's a great choice for zone pushers and container growers
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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 02:05:52 PM »
that's my dog's version of foliar feeding!  :(


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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2015, 05:46:57 PM »
Haha, gold!

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2015, 06:19:56 PM »
Haha, gold!

I was all excited, I thought I discovered a rare species that produces brownies!

But they had hair in them, and taste like chewed up dog food
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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2015, 06:37:15 PM »
With the rain we've had lately & the warmer weather , hope your keeping it in a all day sunny exposure with good cross breeze.





I have 2 seedlings, 2 years old or so, 30cm tall, they grown so slow... but now are growing faster.

Fruit size? yours it seems to be 2 to 3 cm

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2015, 05:32:53 AM »
Mostly around 2.5cm x 2cm.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2015, 07:18:51 PM »
I planted a Eugenia reinwardtiana in the ground this past spring, and it's just started ripening fruit in the last few weeks. I like them -- kind of a big seed, but the flesh has a great flavor. The fellow I got the plant from has one in a 7 or 15 gallon pot, and he says his is nearly everbearing. I look forward to having these available for snacking on for most of the year!

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2015, 08:05:06 PM »
Your dog heard worms are good for plant health! Haha, not saying your dog has worms just crackin funny.

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2015, 08:10:12 PM »
Your dog heard worms are good for plant health! Haha, not saying your dog has worms just crackin funny.
that branch brownie has been holding on the tree for almost a week now!  starting to look like a mantid ootheca
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2015, 10:13:00 PM »
I just laughed until my eyes watered. Toilet humor gets me every time. So good. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2015, 07:09:09 AM »
Poor bugger hasn't been barkin up the wrong branch just parkin up the wrong branch! Haha

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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2015, 09:57:25 AM »

i had some seeds
but, now im not sure if this is reinwardtiana
or, maybe E. Florida seeds i also planted ?

also, anyone know the cold tolerance ?
i had the impression it was fairly hardy, as a couple of related species are
but, 2 sources i read say significant damage at 30 F ??


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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2015, 10:04:21 AM »
Seedling look like Carissa
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Re: Eugenia reinwardtiana setting fruit well
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2015, 04:58:33 PM »
Not Florida.

 

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