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Reafs

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Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:08:25 AM »
I am interesting by the alupag in all its forms.

For those who had the chance of tasting them, are they all the same ?





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Re: Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 03:33:35 PM »
I haven't had them in several years but my recollection is that they were somewhat similar to litchi in flavor, perhaps even slightly better than some litchi.  The negative is that there is much less flesh per fruit.  There is a fair amount in the upper portion, the "shoulders" of the fruit, but there is none towards the bottom of the fruit -- the seed is in direct contact with the skin with no or minimal flesh in between.  I have only tried one selection (the one here at the Hilo fruit arboretum) so I don't know if they vary much in flavor or amount of flesh.  I don't know it is something you would want a grove of but I have a few in a close "communal planting". 

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion between alupag (Dimocarpus didyma) and the variants of the tropical longan (Dimocarpus longana var. malesiana).

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Re: Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 05:09:18 PM »
The ones from the grimal estate are effectively sugar, with a dash of strong musky longan.

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Re: Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 05:45:08 PM »
I tasted brown one. It's like sugar water, no additional flavor nuances. Therefore it's one of the worst fruits I had. Sorry, just being honest.

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Re: Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 04:13:24 PM »
Now that I read the thread again, yes, the pic on the bottom is not alupag.

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Re: Alupag, what does it taste like ?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 09:11:26 AM »
The ones I got to try tasted like lychee with the musky longan  flavor as well. Also not as much flesh because of the bigger seed. good lychees are much much better

 

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