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jez251

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ID please...
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »
This plant is finally giving me its first fruits and although they're small they might be enough for ID. The fruits don't appear to be ripe and are very small at the moment, probably slightly less than 1 cm.
First 2 pics show the 2 small fruits.
                    

Thanks,Jaime

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Re: ID please...
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 08:09:50 PM »
The Mirtaceae, Myrtle Family, has hundreds of edible-fruited species. Including Campomanesia genus, Eugenia, Psidium, etc.
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Re: ID please...
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 08:14:49 PM »
Looks similar to cherry of the rio grande.
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Re: ID please...
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 08:23:03 PM »
Definitely looks like some sort of campomanesia sp.
My guess would be campomanesia adamantium

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 08:44:54 PM »
Not a CORG, nor campomanesia adamantium. The leaves and fruit are fuzzy, but sturdy, with pointy leaves. Pointy enough that you want to avoid touching them.
It's definitely in the myrtle family and IDing this one has taken a while since I was waiting for the first fruits.

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Re: ID please...
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 09:22:13 PM »
Looks similar to cherry of the rio grande.

Leaf structure doesnt look right fir CORG.
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Re: ID please...
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 03:38:38 AM »
Looks like Guabiju, Myrcianthes Pungens.
Congratulations on the first fruits!
Looking for seeds of Eugenia Beaurepairiana

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Re: ID please...
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 08:28:25 AM »
Looks like Guabiju, Myrcianthes Pungens.
Congratulations on the first fruits!


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Wait till they are REALLY ripe, when the fruit is soft. I even like them overripe and cold from the fridge.

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 05:08:11 PM »
Yeah, it looks like it might be Myrcianthes Pungens although looking at some of the pics online I don't see that the leaves in those pics are as hairy (tomentose) as on my plant. Also, new leaves look almost purplish on the pics online, while on mine they are light yellow.
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Re: ID please...
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 05:14:43 PM »
Hey Jaime
Is that tree in full sun?
Do you know the age?

THANKS

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Re: ID please...
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 10:01:35 AM »
The tree is in partial sun, about 60% of the daylight hours, and is approx. 6 years old.
Jaime

 

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