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gnappi

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Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« on: July 29, 2017, 03:28:38 PM »
I was at the flea market and red / maroon sugar apples were $7 a pound!!! Prime beef is cheaper :-) With mad cow disease, immunizations and antibiotics getting into the beef, salmonella in chicken these farmers are crazy not to switch to exotic foods :-)

OK, I bought one, it's one pound and I have free seeds!!!

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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 07:30:52 PM »
What flea market?

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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 08:14:44 PM »
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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 09:01:18 AM »
Lol, except that's not actually how a business works. The demand for beef and chicken in the US is astronomical, with probably 8 out of 10 citizens eating them for at least one meal a day. The number of people in the US who have even heard of sugar apple, much less be willing to pay $7/lb for them, is like... I don't know, 500 people?, lol. Moreover, very little land in the US is capable of supporting sugar apple growth, whereas you can keep chickens or cattle successfully in virtually every state.

So I will take exception with this title, even though I myself am vegetarian. But, that is one beautiful sugar apple nonetheless! :)

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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »
Could you please show me where true USDA Prime beef is $8/pound (even from the crappiest of purveyors).  I can save you time, absolutely nowhere. 

When its ready, poat a picture of the inside of that SA.  $7/pound is kind of pricey for a seedy sugar apple.  Going rate is around $5/pound and to me, that is overpriced.  I pay around $7/pound for the very best of cherimoyas, granted shipping on top of that but would gladly pay the extra any day of the week when comparing the two (based on quality and price).

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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 11:14:30 AM »
Man, my family and I used to farm cattle for a living. The demands for proteins are high especially from China and other growing  Asian economies. I wish I hadn't left the business. I am semi-retired in California now.  I do miss the wide open spaces of the American frontier land. 

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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 12:17:17 PM »
Egads, you folks can't see tongue in cheek humor. Going on about the need for protein and beef is just a silly response. So you all know (for the netspeak impaired) repeated :-) means I'm having fun.

As far as the price goes, some pay $1 for a freaking seed. Getting a fruit AND seeds is cheap.
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Re: Why beef and chicken farms should switch
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 12:47:46 PM »
Pic request acknowledged...

The fruit was typical sugar apple, sweet / a bit tart, and very juicy.  Even the slimy coating inside the outer skin was good enough to savor. The whole thing took 10 glorious minutes to eat, mango should be so much fun!

Anyway, it had 70 seeds, yes a bit seedy but well worth the price. I have several annonas here, including sugar apple, custard apple, and atemoya so some might say buying one is silly but with 70 seeds to plant I think the price was cheap.

Now who wants seeds for $1 each :-) Just kidding.







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