Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: My small fruit tree orchard  (Read 12575 times)

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #75 on: May 20, 2019, 05:38:56 AM »
My Avocado trees...

Bacon 
 


Fuerte
 


Stewart plants
 


This one died to the ground and resprout. I will use to graft with several diferent varieties...
 


Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #76 on: May 20, 2019, 05:52:03 AM »
My blackberries...
 

 

 


Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #77 on: May 25, 2019, 04:02:39 PM »
 I’m SSSSSOOOOOOO HAPYYYYY!!!    ;D ;D ;D

My inga vulpina just flowered for the first time and already have fruits!!! This is a very very rare tree from Brazil rain forest! Huge achivement for me because it’s on ground for years now! I will post photos soon…

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #78 on: May 25, 2019, 04:12:32 PM »
Inga vulpina flower and small fruits
 


Inga vulpina tree
 

 


SeaWalnut

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 744
    • Romania zone 6
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #79 on: May 25, 2019, 04:34:35 PM »
Thats a rare tree.Congrats.How old is it?From seed?

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #80 on: May 25, 2019, 04:47:40 PM »
Thats a rare tree.Congrats.How old is it?From seed?
I got it as a small plant 6 years ago... but she almost died 2 years ago when we got -6,5C! She is a survivor!   ;D

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2019, 05:22:05 PM »
My tamatillo trees full of flowers
 

« Last Edit: May 25, 2019, 05:24:04 PM by Luisport »

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2019, 03:16:03 PM »
I just found ettinger avocados on the market. I buy some to plant the seeds… untill now i have stewart, ettinger and sir prize seeds growing. Hope to have more cold hardy varieties soon!

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2019, 07:22:40 AM »
My yam berries (Dioscorea polystachya) are sprouting... the first yam to sprout!  ;D

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2019, 10:08:25 AM »
I love to eat this tiny a bit acid berries of Berberis darwinii... most of them goes to birds!   ;D
 

 


Triloba Tracker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1060
  • Rom. 1:20
    • USA, Middle Tennessee, Zone 7a
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #85 on: May 27, 2019, 05:33:24 PM »
Looking good, Luis!!
Mmmmm blackberries

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2019, 03:28:46 AM »
Looking good, Luis!!
Mmmmm blackberries
Thank's! I'm very happy because everything is goind really good! And it's the first year that i will have many great fruits like pawpaw, red flesh apples, inga vulpina, tamarillos and many more!  :P :P :P

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #87 on: May 28, 2019, 07:38:58 AM »
My yam berries (Dioscorea polystachya) are sprouting... the first yam to sprout!  ;D
Some info about yam berries...

Tiny Mukago Potatoes
 
 
Description/Taste
Tiny Mukago potatoes are very small, aerial tubers, most averaging the size of a shelled English pea, approximately one centimeter in diameter. They are oval to round in shape and have dark brown to gray, russeted and rough textured skin. The flesh is pale cream to white with a sticky texture, similar to taro root. When cooked, Tiny Mukago potatoes take on a soft, bean-like texture and have an earthy, slightly bitter taste.

Seasons/Availability
Tiny Mukago potatoes are available in the fall.

Current Facts
Tiny Mukago potatoes, botanically classified as Dioscorea japonica, are the small, aerial tubers of the yamaimo, or Japanese yam plant. The yamaimo is known as the mountain potato and is best known for its large underground tuber which can take up to three or four years to mature. Tiny Mukago potatoes are the edible, aerial bulbils that appear annually and grow on the vine of the plant. Once harvested, they are planted to grow more yamaimo root or are utilized as a food source. Tiny Mukago potatoes are also known as Potato Bulbs, Potato Buds, Yam Berries and Yam Nuts. They are considered to be a delicacy in Japan.

Nutritional Value
Tiny Mukago potatoes contain vitamin B1, B2, B6, and C as well as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Applications
Tiny Mukago potatoes are best suited for both raw or cooked applications and taste best when boiled lightly, grilled, or fried in oil and salted. Tiny Mukago potatoes are often served as a bar snack in Japan. They are also used in miso soup and boiled along with rice to make Tiny Mukago gohan or potato rice. They pair well with gingko nuts, burdock root, lotus root, carrots, chestnuts, mushrooms, garlic, parsley, kombu, and sake. Tiny Mukago potatoes have a relatively long shelf life and should be stored in a cool, dry, and dark place.

Ethnic/Cultural Info
Tiny Mukago potatoes are a rarity outside of Japan, where native Ibarakians in Tsukuba and Ibaraki still often refer to the Mukago by their ancient name, Nukago. Tiny Mukago potatoes are used in shojin-ryori (Japanese temple food), which makes use of foraged ingredients. Tiny Mukgao potatoes were also mentioned in a Shijo school text, one of the earliest records devoted to the preparation and presentation of food in Japan. The text, which dates back to 1489 BCE, indicates that an elaborate plate, which ought to be appropriate for the rank of the person the dish is being served to, should be used to serve skewers of grilled Tiny Mukago potatoes and fish cakes.

Geography/History
Tiny Mukago potatoes are native to Japan, China, and Korea. The yamaimo plant grows naturally along rivers and forest edges and in the mountains in Japan, where it has a history of cultivation dating back to 50,000 BCE. Today, the yamaimo plant is grown in home gardens both for its large, underground yams and for the Tiny Mukago aerial tubers. Tiny Mukago potatoes thrive in temperate climates and are found mainly in Japan in home gardens and at local markets.
https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Tiny_Mukago_Potatoes_11774.php

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #88 on: May 28, 2019, 08:08:18 AM »
Great link on Mukago potatos!

http://bastish.net/blog/2011/10/22/mukago/

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #89 on: May 30, 2019, 12:20:47 PM »
My two bulbs of dioscorea bulbifera are showing the first signs of sprouting...  ;D

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2019, 11:15:56 AM »
My yam berries (Dioscorea polystachya) sprouting...   ;D



 

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2019, 03:50:22 PM »
My first Corsega grapefruit fruits! Yummy! The bigest one weights 400g and the other 350g...  :P
 

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2019, 02:21:19 PM »
Yummy!   :P
 

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #93 on: June 05, 2019, 09:24:51 AM »
My ugli small plant flowering...
 

 


Dekopon seeds sprouting!  ;D
 

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #94 on: June 06, 2019, 05:46:04 AM »
My next bet will be a small orchard of cold hardy avocados to sell fruit and seeds...
My tamarillos are already with small fruits. 
 

 


Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #95 on: June 06, 2019, 06:14:22 AM »
I found this video about musa pitu... i will have this one soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKN96My0U8

Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #96 on: June 07, 2019, 10:52:14 AM »
More fruits...

Nijiseiki fruits and trees
 

 


Chojuro
 


Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #97 on: June 07, 2019, 10:58:17 AM »
Wallnut
 


Pingo de mel figs
 


White mulberry
 


Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #98 on: June 07, 2019, 11:07:15 AM »
Baya marisa apple
 


Appistar
 


Luisport

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
  • New in tropical fruit growing!
    • Fatima, Portugal
    • View Profile
Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Reply #99 on: June 07, 2019, 01:54:12 PM »
Sunflower pawpaw fruits... for the first time!!!   ;D
 

 

 

 


 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers