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buddy roo

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Jamaican Cherry near me???
« on: August 19, 2018, 12:12:08 PM »
Hi All, dose anyone have a fruiting Jamaican Cherry tree "muntinaia calabura" growing near me??? i would really like to see the tree and taste the fruit before i order a tree.     Thanks in advance     Patrick

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Re: Jamaican Cherry near me???
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 03:44:57 PM »
Hi Patrick,

I should have an extra little plant of it, if you want one.  I haven't made a trip to your area of San Diego in a while, but I could sometime in the next few weeks.  My tree doesn't have any fruit right now but it may in a couple months.

-Barath

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 10:20:32 PM »
Hi Barath, thank you how dose the fruit taste? really hoping to see and taste one.      Regards     Patrick

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 10:22:27 PM »
Hi Barath, thank you how dose the fruit taste? really hoping to see and taste one.      Regards     Patrick

The inside tastes like cotton candy (it really does), when ripe, and the skin is a bit rubbery and flavorless (but edible).  I know some people just squish the fruit in their mouth and spit out the skin.  I just eat them whole.

But the fruit is tiny -- like a small blueberry at best.  The good thing is it's a fast grower.

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Re: Jamaican Cherry near me???
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 11:05:56 PM »
When you see the small fruit it's amazing how much sweetness comes from them!
Everyone I let sample them for the first time are surprised by the intense flavor.

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Re: Jamaican Cherry near me???
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 07:53:36 AM »
For those in windy locations, the wood (ie limbs/branches) are brittle and snap easily.
- Rob

 

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