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Pitangatuba varieties
« on: October 11, 2019, 02:50:16 AM »
Hi all, I have what seems to be 2 varieties of Pitangatuba ( eugenia  neonitida ) AKA star cherry. 1 is bright yellow round firm flesh and free stone meaning the flesh does not cling to the seed,  the other is pale yellow green very oblong with  soft and very fragrant flesh, smells like passion fruit. so I would like to know if there are any named varieties ??  Regards   Patrick

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 06:35:09 AM »
I have one of the freestone types as well.
The seed rattles around in the fruit when shaken.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 11:16:23 AM »
I have one of the freestone types as well.
The seed rattles around in the fruit when shaken.

Kevin

yes 1 of mine is just like that , and the other is totally different, my question is  (1) are there any named varieties ?  (2) how many named varieties are there.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 11:22:37 AM »
As far as I know there are no named varieties, but indeed a lot of genetic variability. I have yet to try one fruit that tastes well, but I heard from other forum members who have very tasty fruits. I guess the solution is to graft these good ones.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 11:46:44 AM »
It's not so much the taste.  it's the sourness factor.
I can eat one and enjoy it... but it would be difficult to eat a whole bowl of them in a sitting.





They bloomed up a storm this year too.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 12:29:44 PM »
I have at least 4-5 “varieties” based just on foliage appearance.  Some of them starting to fruit. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 12:54:11 PM »
maybe a good project for a younger person with good photo taking skills to start collecting and trying to id. happy to share some of my material

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 02:53:06 PM »
maybe a good project for a younger person with good photo taking skills to start collecting and trying to id. happy to share some of my material

I told my son the same thing...just with hybridizing kasturi with a good mango variety. Good thing he’s 6 in couple months.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 04:19:34 PM »
I was amazed two weeks ago by eating a miracle fruit and then one of extreme sour variety Starfruit, one of the best tasting starfruit I've ever had. No way could I stand one otherwise. I can't wait to do it with Pitangatuba.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 04:34:54 AM »
Slightly off topic: Can pitangatuba be pruned to a bushy 1m tall hedge without drastically affecting fruit production long term?
Rose apple can't hold a candle to Wax jambu

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 07:38:08 AM »
This video show they eventually get quite large. As planting increases eventually someone will find a sweet variety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiOJFrsw8Ek

It's usually interesting to look at the natural habitat where a fruit occurs. Pitangatuba is from the Restinga area of northeast Brazil, coastal, sandy, relatively infertile and acidic, medium to fairly low scrubby vegetation. Here is a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEe3as-hYSA

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2019, 08:41:40 AM »
This video show they eventually get quite large. As planting increases eventually someone will find a sweet variety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiOJFrsw8Ek

It's usually interesting to look at the natural habitat where a fruit occurs. Pitangatuba is from the Restinga area of northeast Brazil, coastal, sandy, relatively infertile and acidic, medium to fairly low scrubby vegetation. Here is a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEe3as-hYSA

Damn that was a big fruit

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2019, 11:02:12 AM »
I have at least 4-5 “varieties” based just on foliage appearance.  Some of them starting to fruit.
can you share photos of these showing the difference ??also are they all from different sources ?

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2019, 12:29:02 PM »
« Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 02:43:11 PM by eduardo_98 »

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2019, 04:26:51 PM »
I have at least 4-5 “varieties” based just on foliage appearance.  Some of them starting to fruit.
can you share photos of these showing the difference ??also are they all from different sources ?
Sure let me get some photos together.


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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2019, 03:44:17 PM »
I have at least 4-5 “varieties” based just on foliage appearance.  Some of them starting to fruit.
can you share photos of these showing the difference ??also are they all from different sources ?

Sorry been busy but here’s what I collected so far.  Small variations here and there.  Will try to update with fruits and other analysis etc if possible














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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2019, 11:00:16 PM »
I retained one of 5 I had planted and its about 8 feet tall now and pumps out the fruit like a machine. Fruit vary in shape and size as taste through the seasons.

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Re: Pitangatuba varieties
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2019, 04:40:22 AM »
I retained one of 5 I had planted and its about 8 feet tall now and pumps out the fruit like a machine. Fruit vary in shape and size as taste through the seasons.

Love to see what kind of fruit it produces

 

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