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A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:12:40 PM »
Volunteered at the F&S Park today. Check out the display table!
   
   

My favorite out of the fruit that I could taste was Yellow Mombin!

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 06:19:03 PM »
Which variety of abiu is in the second picture?
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 06:21:46 PM »
Which variety of abiu is in the second picture?
Not sure, Richard. I didn't ask, and no one at the event asked about the variety or I would have asked Chris Rollins who was there, as well.

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 06:58:40 PM »
top middle picture contains my favourite bean to eat Psophocarpus tetragonolobus..'winged bean'... all veggie growers should try it.. long growing season

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 07:07:50 PM »
top middle picture contains my favourite bean to eat Psophocarpus tetragonolobus..'winged bean'... all veggie growers should try it.. long growing season



I plant 3 winged beans per banana mat.  The beans need to climb and the banana's productivity isn't significantly affected.

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 08:03:38 PM »
In the bottom left pic between the jack and papaya , what are these 2 pale green things ?

Jess , for me this would have been a day in heaven , great pics , thank you.
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 08:32:01 PM »
 The beans need to climb and the banana's productivity isn't significantly affected.
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Bananas are unaffected by up to 50% shade
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 08:40:37 PM »
Lakooch? Ugly buggers too.

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 09:39:49 PM »
Lakooch? Ugly buggers too.

That's no way to talk to an Artocarpus! :)

Incidentially, they think humans are pretty repulsive looking "It's good they cultivate us, but do they really have to be so weird looking?"

I'm kind of shocked that the best taste score was a mombin.  I haven't had that many Spondias but most of the ones in that group taste pretty bad to me.
What's that got to do with Jose Andres $10 brussel sprouts?

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2012, 10:57:02 PM »
I can't believe I missed this event! Darn!!! >:(
This was Grow Fest Right?

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2012, 06:18:02 AM »
Where is this Fruit and Spice Park?

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2012, 07:18:28 AM »
Where is this Fruit and Spice Park?


Fruit & Spice Park
24801 S.W. 187th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33031

305-247-5727
http://www.fruitandspicepark.org/
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2012, 09:34:41 AM »
Hi Jaime,

Thanks so much for sharing, I truly enjoyed all them pics, with the diversity of fruits and veggies :)

Fruit and Spice Park, is truly an awesome place to stop by and fill up on them fruits ;D Will be visting this place in the most near future :)

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2012, 12:57:52 PM »
Luc, that is labeled simply as autocarpus sp. I am not sure it is lakoosha but its close.

Ggpalms, yes it was at the GrowFest. It wasn't well-attended but I still enjoyed it.

Tabbydan, I'm not that big a fan of hog plums either, but these yellow ones from the park are excellent. Probably an improved variety.

I enjoy volunteering at these events, partly because I get really close to the fruits and because I can take fruit and seeds home!

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2012, 01:06:38 PM »
A. lakoocha is the "most common" artocarpus with that odd shape.

There are others with odd shapes like A. tonkinesis... but I think it's probably lakoocha.
What's that got to do with Jose Andres $10 brussel sprouts?

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2012, 01:08:41 PM »
Who says volunteering is a waste.  Sign me up.

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 09:08:21 AM »
A few pics from an event this last weekend at the Fruit & Spice park!



Enjoy...
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 09:11:51 AM »
A few pics from an event this last weekend at the Fruit & Spice park! Enjoy...

Ah, nothing like unopened ackee to end the day!
Otherwise... nice spread there.
What's that got to do with Jose Andres $10 brussel sprouts?

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 10:35:47 AM »
A few pics from an event this last weekend at the Fruit & Spice park! Enjoy...

Ah, nothing like unopened ackee to end the day!
Otherwise... nice spread there.

I thought the same thing.

What is that deep red-fleshed fruit with the reddish yellow skin, a third of the way from the bottom on the right side of the second photo?

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 10:37:34 AM »
That's a Gac, Momordica cochinchinensis...

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 10:39:36 AM »
Steven,

Call me before you go...I will show you some secret stuff there.

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Hi Jaime,

Thanks so much for sharing, I truly enjoyed all them pics, with the diversity of fruits and veggies :)

Fruit and Spice Park, is truly an awesome place to stop by and fill up on them fruits ;D Will be visting this place in the most near future :)

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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 03:47:33 PM »
Steven,

Call me before you go...I will show you some secret stuff there.

 ;)

Hi Jaime,

Thanks so much for sharing, I truly enjoyed all them pics, with the diversity of fruits and veggies :)

Fruit and Spice Park, is truly an awesome place to stop by and fill up on them fruits ;D Will be visting this place in the most near future :)

Hi Adam,
That would be freak'n awesome 8) I will definitely call you...thanks a bunch, Buddy :)
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 12:13:27 AM »
Those are some excellent pics. Wow!
Whos said there are no fruits in Winter time!
I want those fruit catalogued! ;)
But really, I wish someone would identify all those fruits; right down to what kind of cultivar each one is.
I didn't go because I thought it would suck. Boy was I wrong. Specially with Richard Campbell being there and all. I could kick myself. Godwilling, this is the last one I'll miss.
I hope it wasn't the best one ever; the best has to be just to come, right?
At least we all got something out of your great volunteering. You sure put it to good work! Please keep it up! Nice job! :)
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2013, 01:10:40 AM »
Wow Jaime, that is quite a selection of fruits for anytime of year let alone winter, thanks for the photos.

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2013, 02:24:41 PM »
In the first set of pictures, in the second picture, upper right, is that a chupa chupa I see there...?

Mr. Caimito,

I don't quite remember what fruit that was... Pretty sure it wasn't chupa chupa, though as I would have jumped on those seeds!

I'll keep thinking about it though as I'm sure I knew what it was when I was volunteering that day.

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Re: A good day at the Fruit & Spice Park...
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2013, 02:31:40 PM »
In the first set of pictures, in the second picture, upper right, is that a chupa chupa I see there...?

Hi Mr. Caimito,
Those large ones with Ara-boi on top...looks like young coconuts to me :)
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2013, 02:33:24 PM »
Thanks, Steven...

That's what they were, Ara-boi!!!

Pretty good with some sugar.

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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2013, 02:51:39 PM »
Thanks, Steven...

That's what they were, Ara-boi!!!

Pretty good with some sugar.

Jaime

Hi Jaime,
No problem, amigo :)

Yeah, i hear they are quite sour, though very fragrant and awesome with a bit of sugar 8) I planted a few ara-boi seeds that i got from a friend and  they take forever to pop up :o Hope they thrive and produce some day...i very much fancy sour fruits ;D

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