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vitiga

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FRUIT ID ?
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:42:57 AM »
Any idea ? the tree is now about 20 years old, and about 20m high. First time fruiting. picture with flowers was taken mid april and the last one with the fruits was taken yesterday, 10th of july.





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Re: FRUIT ID ?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 06:46:33 AM »
another pic of the fruits

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Re: FRUIT ID ?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 07:09:46 AM »
and another one a bit earlier , one month ago

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Re: FRUIT ID ?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 10:36:04 AM »
Appears like a Syzygium variety. Like ?Rose apple variety. Triphal

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Re: FRUIT ID ?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 10:59:27 AM »
yes thanks for the tip, I reckon this is syzygium polycephalum. Also called Gowok. Looking forward to taste that fruit. Any more infos about that fruit specie ?
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Re: FRUIT ID ?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 01:34:27 PM »
looks similar to Jambos as well, but your photos of the leaves not too good.  Also the flowers are old or different than Jambos.

I have never ate Polycephalum, but from wikipedia it is said Polycephalum is sour, Jambos is definitely not sour.

I think there are others in family with round fruits/white flowers.  Wikipedia says Polycephalum is found in Indonesia, but I believe Jambos is widespread.

I think can know more once fruit has matured and you have tried it!

Also Jambos new leaves flush purple, not sure if Polycephalum does as well.

Interestingly Polycephalum is said to have edible (possibly delicious) flushes of new leaves.  Jambos new leaves I have not tried but have never heard of people eating.

 

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