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luc

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Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:27:08 PM »
Any body in the most southern part of Florida or similar climate growing this , I am starting to fear my climate is too warm or else it takes forever to fruit ?
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Re: Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 05:27:00 PM »
Japanese Raisins seem to do best in the drier parts of town with poor soil, frost prone and in major storm paths. I've seen some fruiting well in the better more fertile parts of town, but they generally seem to produce best with neglect. I've heard similar from growers up to Capricornia.

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Re: Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 06:41:57 PM »
Luc they grew well for me in North Florida. They really were not worth the space unless you just want to have one in your collection! The fruit was ok and not much to it! Just my opinion!

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Re: Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 08:30:29 PM »
Luc they grew well for me in North Florida. They really were not worth the space unless you just want to have one in your collection! The fruit was ok and not much to it! Just my opinion!

Ed

Maybe that's why only 2 reply's , thanks Ed and BMc . I'll just keep it in the collection .
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Re: Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 01:59:38 AM »
I seem to remember Carlos Velazco has some fruitng in Rio Bonito close to Rio de Janeiro
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Re: Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 05:27:22 AM »
There is a large tree at the Botanical garden that produce huge loads of these delicious dried fruit. It has a nice sharp raisin flavor, than the normal Vitis vinifera raisins 8) 



In Santa Catarina, Brazil, the dried fruit is used to make fruit cake, cristalized fruit, biscuits...etc

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Re: Hovenia dulcis - Chinese raisin
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 02:28:07 AM »
Hovenia does great here in this wet subtropical rainforest climate on red basalt volcanic soil.

The peduncle is delicious tasting like rich very sweet pears and raisins with a crunchy texture.

Other peduncles we like to eat are 'Illawarra Plum' Podocarpus elatus and 'Cashew Apple' Anacardium occidentale.

I am also growing a related species of no known value H. rhytocarpa.
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