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Bananaizme

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Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:41:17 AM »
    I thought that I might have heard that these two are the same but not sure. I'm looking for clarification before buying both .

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 07:06:17 PM »
Common names are always a crap shoot. Na Dai is a Vietnamese sugar apple. So far it is
the most common one I know of. There are other Vietnamese sugar apples. Can you compare the
trees before you purchase them? I have 4 Na Dai sugar apples that I raised from seedlings. All four
are over 6' and starting to fruit. I keep hearing about Big Red sugar apple and wish I had diversity.
Also many people prefer Atemoya for overall taste. If you have limited space maybe get only one
Vietnamese and explore other options?

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 07:50:22 PM »
    Actually after I posted this question this morning, I got to thinking that I will be in LA this weekend. So I gave Gilbert at mimosa nursery a call to ask if he had Na Dai in stock . Then I asked him about the difference between the two. He told me that their one and the same. He said that  Na  Dai refers to it being a firm flesh fruit. Glad that I thought to ask . Anyway I hope that this helps.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 04:40:04 PM »
William,
"na" is a general term that refers to sugar apple/custard apple. "Dai" means chewy.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 08:22:16 PM »
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Ok I'm confused now lol . Either way I still want the tree. Gilbert told me that Na Dai and Vietnamese were one and the same. He also said that Na Dai was a firm fleshed fruit. Can anyone else confirm this ? I was going to buy a tree of each to add to my collection but guess I won't have to now. My regular green sugar apple and my kampong mauve are both holding fruit from hand pollination. First sugar apple fruits for me. I'm kinda excited lol.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 11:46:47 PM »
  Trung

Ok I'm confused now lol . Either way I still want the tree. Gilbert told me that Na Dai and Vietnamese were one and the same. He also said that Na Dai was a firm fleshed fruit. Can anyone else confirm this ? I was going to buy a tree of each to add to my collection but guess I won't have to now. My regular green sugar apple and my kampong mauve are both holding fruit from hand pollination. First sugar apple fruits for me. I'm kinda excited lol.

William

There are 2 main kinds of Na in Vietnam I think. Na dai fruit is greener, smoother skin, softer skin when ripe, smaller and more seeds, flesh more chewy, sweeter and longer shelf storage. The other kind of Na fruit tends to be rounder, skin have bigger bumps and softer flesh.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 01:54:59 AM »
I think Vietnamese is Na Dai aka the chewy one in California at least.  Vietnamese Cherimoya is just a tree that was growing in California and as far as I can tell has nothing to do with Vietnam.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 02:36:35 AM »
Na "Dai" - green, softer skin, easier to peel


Na "Bo" - white less green, softer flesh, more "sandy" texture.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 11:04:28 AM »
Thanks for the info. There is a Na Dai for sale on Top Tropical i was wanting to buy. Anyone recommended this from the site?

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 01:28:37 PM »
Since we are on this topic, can someone here confirm or refute that atemoya actually is superior to Na (in taste, texture, size)?

Thanks for the input.

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Re: Is Vietnamese sugar apple the same tree as Na Dai ?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 04:15:51 PM »
I prefer atemoyas over sugar apples, even na dai.
I think Lisa atemoya is a bit close to sugar apple it flavor.

 

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