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Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:46:36 PM »
Apparently my pitangatuba fruited and I never noticed until the fruit dropped.  It is sort of buried in the back of the greenhouse, so is hard to see all around it (another good reason why we are enlarging the greenhouse this spring, yet again...).
First one, of hopefully many more.  It was a bit mushy, but we ate it anyway! Then planted the seed, of course!



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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 06:01:13 PM »
nice work!

maybe a little over ripe, next time maybe you will get the fruit just right...they taste really good if they're perfectly ripe.
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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 06:34:51 PM »
Congratulations! Can't wait to try pitangatuba as well. My plants are about a foot tall, so it will be a while. How was the taste?

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 08:40:35 PM »
I sort of like them when they fall off the tree like that. I usually find them and eat them
before though. Another great thing about them 5 minutes later you can still taste them.
They are so refreshing! Will you have more or do you have to wait until spring? I have 10
bushes and I have been eating them for 2 years straight. We didn't have much winter last year
and they just kept going. The hurricane messed them up more then the winter. What a great fruit!

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 11:08:35 PM »
There are other little fruits set on, so I will pay close attention! 
This one, to me, tasted like a cross between apricot and deviled chicken!  My hubby thought it tasted like a fruity piece of toast...

Very fragrant! I was expecting it to be tart, but maybe it was too ripe? At any rate, it was still fun!  My tree is about 4 ft tall, and was grown from seed almost exactly 4 years ago. It has flowered profusely for the last couple of years, but no fruit, so I was totally taken aback when this one dropped.

Not bad for Idaho!

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 02:51:32 PM »
One of my plants just recently produced its first two fruits. In both cases the fruits fell off when they were yellow mixed with light green. I ate them immediately but they were just OK; they weren't very sweet and were slightly resinous. Should I have left them alone to ripen off the plant? Or maybe they just dropped too early (being the plant's very first fruits) and next year's fruits will be better?

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 03:02:41 PM »
It looks very good, the flavour is a great mistery to me... I have just 1 tree and growing very slowly

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 11:29:33 PM »
Just got my first pitangatuba from a plant Jack from Nipomo generously gave me years ago.  It has been flowering like crazy for two years and I have tried to hand pollinate, but it seemed nothing was setting.  Then today we found a dropped fruit out of nowhere.

The smell was amazing -- the taste less so (though not awful).  Somehow it reminded me of a sour Indian-type mango.

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 09:12:59 AM »
By the descriptions, it reminds me of what I feel in the uvaias and a little bit in the ubajay

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2018, 12:07:12 PM »
Something I noticed last year and again this year.... yesterday actually.
One of my seedling Pitangatubas has fruits with a loose seed inside when ripe.
Shake it and the seed rattles around inside the fruit like a walnut.
It's also has the best tasting fruits of all my Pitangatubas.... the sweetest... or the least sour anyway.
Anyone else noticed this characteristic with their fruits?

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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2018, 04:05:48 PM »
Something I noticed last year and again this year.... yesterday actually.
One of my seedling Pitangatubas has fruits with a loose seed inside when ripe.
Shake it and the seed rattles around inside the fruit like a walnut.
It's also has the best tasting fruits of all my Pitangatubas.... the sweetest... or the least sour anyway.
Anyone else noticed this characteristic with their fruits?

Kevin

yea u can rattle the seed around like an avocado..it's fun

and if you cut them transversely with a grafting knife, it makes a cool sun/star shape, and the seed falls right out...sometimes
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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 03:18:02 AM »
My pitangatubeira produced the first two flowers this June, with the second flower setting a fruit. Seeds from FlyingFoxFruits.
The fruit fell off, during preparing the photo.
Very nice flavor. Not too sour at all. The only drawback is the large seed.





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Re: Yay! My first pitangatuba fruit!
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 11:27:30 AM »
nice work!

yes big seed, but at least it's very easy to remove.

My pitangatubeira produced the first two flowers this June, with the second flower setting a fruit. Seeds from FlyingFoxFruits.
The fruit fell off, during preparing the photo.
Very nice flavor. Not too sour at all. The only drawback is the large seed.




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