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Asimina species of interest native to FL only please...
« on: February 06, 2012, 02:05:22 AM »
Which Species are of interest or are tasty, or being grown by members of the forum?

A. parviffora ....I hear can taste OK
A. obavata....same as above
A. pygmaea...same as above
A. angustiolia ?
Asimina reticulata??

Deeringothamnus??? anyone growing or eaten any...I know they are rare as heck!!!

I'm getting quite a few to grow near me, and have a seed and seedling source for several shrubby varieties of Asimina, with fruits purported to taste good. 

any feedback appreciated

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Re: Asimina species of interest native to FL only please...
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 10:32:15 AM »

Hi,

Any of these Florida species grows on alkaline soils?

A. triloba does not do too well on alkaline conditions.
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Re: Asimina species of interest native to FL only please...
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 09:39:34 PM »
Asimina tetramera, endangered species, has very thin pulp, which varies in flavor from terribly bitter to avocadoey to pawpawey. 

My only survivor got cut out by my mom cleaning up my yard in the winter when I was off to work:  "It looked dead!" Two years now, and the spot is still marked for a hoped-for resprout.
Har

 

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