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marklee

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Sea Grape
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:36:04 PM »
Does anyone have any experience growing Seagrape in California? I had them in Hawaii and this one has been outside and just flowered for the first time. Any chance of fruit?


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Re: Sea Grape
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 11:17:45 PM »
If you only have one, it sounds unlikely since they are supposed to be dioecious.  However, whenever the topic of dioecy comes up here, someone always comments about a lone tree fruiting somewhere.  The bottom line is, I would not count on it.

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Re: Sea Grape
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 09:50:13 AM »
Be quiet! In general   it takes a long time for a sea grape  to fruit. If you notice flower but not fruit one year in this species you'll wait for the 3rd to 5th flowering season  to get fruit (which as far as I am concern doesn't taste extraordinarily great despite its name!). The fruiting process has nothing to do with that dioecious stuff! One plant is enough! happy gardening!

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Re: Sea Grape
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 09:08:53 AM »
Although I love the tree because it's a native coastal tree with beautiful leaves, the fruit is barely edible.  You have to eat it at near-raisin stage, and it's still very sour.  But I'm sure when indigenous people were doing their hunting/gathering/fishing, it was a great source of vitamins.
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Re: Sea Grape
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 04:25:31 PM »
It grows wild locally and hardly anyone bothers to eat them.  For good reason.

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Re: Sea Grape
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 09:10:22 AM »
It grows wild locally and hardly anyone bothers to eat them.  For good reason.

But I bet they're super-good for ya.  Probably full of antioxidants!
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Re: Sea Grape
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 07:23:48 PM »
I've heard of people making jams and wine from them that aren't too bad. Also, exoticfruit, that "dioecious stuff" is definitely related to the fruting process.

 

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