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Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:37:45 PM »
Anyonelses? At my 9B location, 1 of my 3 inground purple/red Grumichima trees is flowering for the first time. They're over 5 ft and been inground since October/November 2017. The other 2 have swollen buds so hopefuly they'll be flowers. The pitomba I bought at Truly Tropical around the same time and its about 3 ft tall. Never tasted pitomba some I'm hoping I'll like it. Both took the cold like a champ.
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 07:59:12 PM »
Me too. 9B 34240 I have been watering them heavily.

I like pitomba better than grumi.
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 10:58:06 PM »
I have a section of the yard that I'm planting different types of berries and small fruits and these sound really cool. Is anyone growing these in southern California? Are these large trees or more bushy shrubs? Are there any stand out cultivars that have superior taste?
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 12:46:02 AM »
Iím growing grumichama. First year so i have no clue but so far growing bushy like an untamed pomegranate.

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 12:51:53 AM »
Iím growing grumichama. First year so i have no clue but so far growing bushy like an untamed pomegranate.

Nice! I was able to try some at a nursery about two months ago and I really liked it. My daughter ate them so fast I was only able to eat one or two small fruit. What type do you have? Are you aware if there are superior cultivars? 
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 07:14:24 AM »
Me too. 9B 34240 I have been watering them heavily.

I like pitomba better than grumi.

Thats very encouraging news for pitomba for me. I tasted grumi for the first time last year off of two trees at a nursery and was blown away on how sweet and delicious they were. Bought the two trees on the spot. I too give my trees a good slow soak with the hose about once a week.
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 07:59:37 AM »
Hard to beat a big grumachama bloom for smell.

Orange blossoms out and the mix is a perfume that can only be  believed when smelled yourself.   

I have a cherry row wilth Zill Black Suriname, Barbados, Kona coffee, Corg, and grumachama

Plus a pitangatuba and pitomba planted not far from others 

As a landscape planting the grumachama  scores big there also.



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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 09:33:51 AM »
Me too. 9B 34240 I have been watering them heavily.

I like pitomba better than grumi.

Is that pitomba eugenia luschnatiania or the other one?

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 10:27:00 AM »
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 10:29:06 AM »
Me too. 9B 34240 I have been watering them heavily.

I like pitomba better than grumi.

Is that pitomba eugenia luschnatiania or the other one?
Pitomba in the US is luschnatiania.

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 10:31:08 AM »
I have a section of the yard that I'm planting different types of berries and small fruits and these sound really cool. Is anyone growing these in southern California? Are these large trees or more bushy shrubs? Are there any stand out cultivars that have superior taste?
I have 3 different pitomaba varieties growing in south San Diego, they taste kind of like an apricot. Easy plant to grow, just water good when it is flowering.

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
I have a section of the yard that I'm planting different types of berries and small fruits and these sound really cool. Is anyone growing these in southern California? Are these large trees or more bushy shrubs? Are there any stand out cultivars that have superior taste?
I have 3 different pitomaba varieties growing in south San Diego, they taste kind of like an apricot. Easy plant to grow, just water good when it is flowering.

Are they in full sun?
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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 04:27:26 PM »
I have a section of the yard that I'm planting different types of berries and small fruits and these sound really cool. Is anyone growing these in southern California? Are these large trees or more bushy shrubs? Are there any stand out cultivars that have superior taste?
I have 3 different pitomaba varieties growing in south San Diego, they taste kind of like an apricot. Easy plant to grow, just water good when it is flowering.
One is, the other 2 get some afternoon shade.
Are they in full sun?

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
My grumichama is flowering but only a few blooms, last year it had way more. I recall them flowering later in the year so maybe it will produce a second crop. Pitomba has one lonely bloom. But my cotrg has an abundance of flowers so I'm hoping for a decent crop

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 10:37:44 PM »
My grumichama is flowering but only a few blooms

Immediately increase watering to increase blooms on your grumichama.

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Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 01:57:42 PM »
Eugenia luschnathiana



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