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Nephelium juglandifolium at the Bogor Botanical Garden: too acidic
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:40:55 AM »



A gorgeous large tree with attractive fruits, ripe in December of 2011.
The fruit is great for the first second it is in your mouth and then you are hit with extreme acidity.  Despite this, I kept eating them for that first second of pleasure.   I would be happy to hear if anyone has tasted a better fruit from this species, as I have only encountered one tree.

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Re: Nephelium juglandifolium at the Bogor Botanical Garden: too acidic
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 09:04:32 AM »
Red durian there will be very few here who have tried that species unless I am mistaken.While on the genus I suppose you have eaten many varieties of pulasan and rambutan.Which do you find better to eat of these two and which is larger in your experience?

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Re: Nephelium juglandifolium at the Bogor Botanical Garden: too acidic
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 09:16:41 AM »
Red durian there will be very few here who have tried that species unless I am mistaken.While on the genus I suppose you have eaten many varieties of pulasan and rambutan.Which do you find better to eat of these two and which is larger in your experience?


Here, the pulasans and rambutans are about the same size once opened.  Every time I bought them, they were different in many characteristics, however.  No one refers to variety names.  Usually the vendor will let you  taste one or one has been cut open  for you to see the flesh thickness or if the testa is sticking to the flesh.  Better ones cost more.  Here is a photo of one batch of Nepheliums from a Sunday shopping trip to the farmers' market.




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Re: Nephelium juglandifolium at the Bogor Botanical Garden: too acidic
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 09:27:08 AM »
Nice collection RD and they look pretty big even if there is nom size reference.I bet there are some top quality types that have never hit the outside world.Do you live there permanently and have a place to grow them?

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Re: Nephelium juglandifolium at the Bogor Botanical Garden: too acidic
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 07:08:59 PM »
Nice collection RD and they look pretty big even if there is nom size reference.I bet there are some top quality types that have never hit the outside world.Do you live there permanently and have a place to grow them?

only here temporarily; one more year maximum.

 

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