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winter fruits
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:53:26 PM »
Hi everyone,

As far as I understand it, most tropical/subtropical fruit species will fruit in the summer months. So I was wondering if anyone has suggestions of fruits that you can harvest in the winter time, in particular here in Florida. I would like to extend the months of harvesting fruits in the year by planting some of these winter-fruiting trees - if I only knew what they are.

Thanks in advance,

Tomas

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 08:20:57 PM »
Hi Tomas

Avocados (several varieties.   Choquette fruits through January and Monroe through February)

Persimmon (winter set which is probably aka ormond) fruits in December

Sapodilla (makok or alano)

Jujube (Thai giant fruits jan feb)

Lemons (variegated eureka) I believe fruits winter but not positive

Carambola has a summer as well as winter crop


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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »
Also consider a red jaboticaba.   It should produce multiple crops throughout the year per Adam Shaffron


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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 08:46:33 PM »
Barbados cherry fruits from march to dec give or take. 

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 09:13:32 PM »
Giant yellow passion fruit.  I get a Summer crop and Fall/Winter crop.   
Today, I just picked a couple fruits.
 

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 10:01:58 PM »
Giant yellow passion fruit.  I get a Summer crop and Fall/Winter crop.   
Today, I just picked a couple fruits.
 

My buddy grew a seed from a fruit I ate at your house berto, and the vine is already setting fruits in less than 8 months.

this guy is one of the best growers I know...he has a flowering jua acu from a seed I got from you!  its 4 times the size of any I could grow...the tree solanum is amazingly pretty...you should see.

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 10:16:11 PM »
Canistel?

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 10:17:00 PM »
Papaya
Canistel
Black Sapote
anonas (Many other than guanabanas and rollinias - though they will fruit in winter if you are warm enough and given good conditions)
Hog Plums
Avocados (check local cropping times)



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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 10:19:36 PM »
Ambarella fruits in the winter! So do Pomegranates, Carambolas, Figs and Persimmons...

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 07:24:43 AM »
The jujube commonly grown here is the Indian Jujube, and it will be fruiting soon.  As stated, Carambola (fruiting now), avocado, black sapote (later in the winter), sapodilla (later in the winter), citrus (oranges and grapefruits will be based on the varieties' specific season, lemons & limes are everbearing, kumquats, calamondin, etc.), canistel and their related "friends" (specifically Ross Sapote), hog plums (if you want to call them a fruit...blech!), papaya, tomatoes, strawberries...
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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 10:10:44 AM »
Giant yellow passion fruit.  I get a Summer crop and Fall/Winter crop.   
Today, I just picked a couple fruits.
 

Adam, giant yellow passionfruit is an incredible cost/benefit culture.

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 12:34:47 PM »
I have been posting winter fruits for a few months.
Canistels
Ross sapote
Passiflora edulis and flavicarpas
avos
Icecream beans
papaya
sabara jaboticaba
sapodilla
atemoya
Malay apple
S.jambos
Black sapotes
pineapples
melons
citrus
There are many species that have a few fruit out of season as well.

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 01:02:49 PM »
Not sure if its the same in FL, but I am getting fruit from Kiwano (Cucumis metuliferus) and Chilacayote (Cucurbita ficifolia). Both are set to ripen fruits around late fall/early winter. Also some of the Opuntia sp. and Cereus sp. are still flowering around here (socal), fruit will be coming up in the next few months. I have a 'Yellow Dragon' dragon fruit, which is flowering and should set some fruit very soon.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: winter fruits
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 11:04:00 PM »
Not sure if this is normal, but my Grumichama is loaded with flowers now.
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