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Hi folks

I think it was our mate Luc that sometime ago said that Pitangas are greatly underrated amongst Myrtaceae collectors, just because they are relatively common, and some strains have an odd resinous aftertaste.
IMHO this is a big injustice that needs to be urgently corrected!...
In fact, after years collecting and growing myrtaceae species I’m realizing that Pitangas rank very high on the best fruits list.
For me nothing beats the flavor of a very good Pitanga, and even its looks are appetizing!...
Have you ever looked closely to a perfect Pitanga fruit?... just look at it again and think!... I’ve always heard that women who have those cute little dimples on both cheeks are amongst the prettiest of them all, so why not think the same about fruits!...
Well, for me the Pitanga fruits are the “girls with dimples on their cheeks” on the group that include Grumichamas, Calycinas, Cherries of Rio Grande, Jaboticabas, Uvaias, etc…
But let me present to you folks the best cultivar of Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora cv.) on my personal colection: the name that I chose for this cultivar is "Regina"

"Regina" is a dark/purple fruit variety, that consistently produces huge crops, with the curious fact that it produces a lot of seedless fruits.
In fact, I have the idea that this variety produces fruits in most of the flowers, and just that on it's own is an achievement because me too I've grown a lot of Pitanga trees that flower profusely but do never gave me fruits or produce very low crops.
But let me tell you about another interesting observation I made regarding this cultivar:
During the years that I had my GH open, and so the fruits were accessible to the birds, I've realized that birds seemed to prefer the smaller seedless fruits, leaving behind the bigger fruits (with seeds) for me... maybe those smaller fruits were just perfect "bite size" for the birds, but really who cares!... a tree that can fool birds is just fantastic!







« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 11:31:57 AM by Miguel.pt »

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 05:31:32 PM »
Looks neat! Never heard of these before, oddly enough.

Is this a variety you created yourself? What does the fruit taste like? Based on the color it makes me think of cherries.
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 05:41:30 PM »
Does it come true to seed?  I would think not - but then getting grafted trees // scions are you going to try to release this just in Europe or all over the world?  Having no seeds (while the birds may like them) certainly can be a big advantage.

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 08:24:37 PM »
Miguel, I got some seeds from you a couple years ago. Would regina be the mother of those?
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 03:15:34 AM »
Miguel, enviei-lhe uma PM.

Obrigado.
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 04:17:28 AM »
Miguel, I got some seeds from you a couple years ago. Would regina be the mother of those?

Yes, this is the one I used to call "My best pitanga" so if you got seeds from me with this label now you have pitanga "Regina" too.
Good luck and thanks
Miguel

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 04:31:16 AM »
Looks neat! Never heard of these before, oddly enough.

Is this a variety you created yourself? What does the fruit taste like? Based on the color it makes me think of cherries.

This one is the result of my personal selection... I 've never counted but during the last 10 years I've grown more than 20 different Pitangas trees... this one is the best!... so far!... I just keep growing and selecting so who knows what I can find in the future?!..
The taste of "Regina" is just fantastic!... just like Bing cherries but with pitanga notes... you just want to carry on eating more and more... no resinous aftertaste at all!... the BEST!

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 05:43:14 AM »
Miguel,
Do you remember?
Scions you said best pitanga.
Is the best pitanga then "Regina"?
Here is a picture attached.
First fruits.
Uvaia and the best pitanga?


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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2018, 03:09:02 PM »
Miguel,
Do you remember?
Scions you said best pitanga.
Is the best pitanga then "Regina"?
Here is a picture attached.
First fruits.
Uvaia and the best pitanga?


Congratulations Mr. Gue Soo Lee
Yes I confirm "Regina" is the one I used to call "My best Pitanga"... so you're the proud owner of the second bearing pitanga "Regina" in the world!... and it is growing in South Korea!... Fantastic!

Did you got any seedless fruits too?
And do those Uvaias came from the scion I sent you of my Sweet Uvaia?

All the best for you my friend!



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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2018, 11:33:00 AM »
Gsl you got grafted? How long did it take them to arrive.
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 11:14:58 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 01:58:43 PM »
So how would one go about acquiring seeds for this tree? This definitely sounds like something I'd like to try and establish for my growing area, and share with some elite growers here.
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 03:37:40 PM »
I ordered seeds yesterday... already winging their way here.

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 06:40:37 PM »
I still waiting for answer form Miguel.That plant looks great as for me. 8)
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2018, 01:01:02 PM »
Head over to the Buy and Sell section and you will see his listing.

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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2020, 12:43:02 PM »
Along with 7 other cultivars, I'm getting first flowers on Regina seedlings right now.  :)
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Re: Let me present you the Pitanga cultivar "Regina"... my best Pitanga!
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2020, 05:59:05 PM »
Mine is about a foot and a half tall now from a seed I grew two years ago.

It's it the norm for them to grow this slowly? Pushing out more growth this year than usual, so I'm hoping it'll get some size this season.
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