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November '12 harvest
« on: November 29, 2012, 03:47:36 PM »



At the research station:

Soncoya







A curiosity: Syzygium cordatum




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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 03:53:46 PM »
...More harvest:




Adao, now tell me which species you see in the background  ;D

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 04:45:52 PM »
Garcinia livingstonei

Eugenia involucrata

and Homo sapien

HAHA.

not sure about the eugenia, just guessing.

but thanks for letting me play the guessing game!

I love it.

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 05:19:13 PM »
Great looking harvest Felipe, the tray is covered with so many great fruits.  I'm curious how the soncoya was?  Jak looks great too.

enjoy your paradise

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 05:32:59 PM »
Garcinia livingstonei

Eugenia involucrata

and Homo sapien

HAHA.

not sure about the eugenia, just guessing.

but thanks for letting me play the guessing game!

I love it.

You recognized the imbe and the homo sapiens. Not bad amigo...  ;D

Eugenia involucrata?? Have you ever seen such big specimens?! I admit this was a tough one. The answer is: Syzygium oleosum  ;)

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 05:37:07 PM »
Nice harvest!  :)
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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 05:38:05 PM »
Garcinia livingstonei

Eugenia involucrata

and Homo sapien

HAHA.

not sure about the eugenia, just guessing.

but thanks for letting me play the guessing game!

I love it.

You recognized the imbe and the homo sapiens. Not bad amigo...  ;D

Eugenia involucrata?? Have you ever seen such big specimens?! I admit this was a tough one. The answer is: Syzygium oleosum  ;)

Which can make a quite decent jam.  ;)

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 05:39:50 PM »
Garcinia livingstonei

Eugenia involucrata

and Homo sapien

HAHA.

not sure about the eugenia, just guessing.

but thanks for letting me play the guessing game!

I love it.

You recognized the imbe and the homo sapiens. Not bad amigo...  ;D

Eugenia involucrata?? Have you ever seen such big specimens?! I admit this was a tough one. The answer is: Syzygium oleosum  ;)

Thanks for letting me know!

at least I got 2 of 3...and was suspicious I was wrong about the Eugenia!

I've seen some that are about 30ft by me.

the really get happy here in Central FL, and they love our sand as opposed to the limerock of south FL.

the can withstand the cold down to about 21-25F (brief exposure) once they become somewhat established!

I have a friend growing some out where it gets down to 17F every so often...she does what she can to cover them, but temps have fallen below 24F for hours.


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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 05:40:52 PM »
Great looking harvest Felipe, the tray is covered with so many great fruits.  I'm curious how the soncoya was?  Jak looks great too.

enjoy your paradise

Thank you Ethan :)

Before cutting, the soncoya had the size and touch of a durian.. LOL. Well, I think it was a little overripe. The taste was hard to describe: no acidity, low sugar and a mix of peach and cantaloupe and somethink else. I was not bad, interesting flavour, but not in the league of the top annonas. If I had lack of space I would not grow it.

BTW, overhere there is no way of fruit setting without manual pollination. Also, the seeds are pretty big compared to any other annona.

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 05:42:22 PM »
Felipe,

Nice harvest pic BTW!!!

also do I see a lucuma, and some priestly atemoya (what type?)

I AM JEALOUS FOR SURE!!!  :'(   ;D

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 05:45:58 PM »
Which can make a quite decent jam.  ;)

Really?! The raw taste is pretty bad, not sweet at all... must be the same story as for a lot of amazonian fruit, which taste like rubbish in natura but you can make miracles with them with propper preparing...

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 05:33:33 PM »
Hola Felipe,
How did i miss this one :o Awesome Harvest, indeed! Soncoya looks freak'n awesome...if that badboy falls on someone's head, you done for it, Buddy ;)

Thanks for sharing :)

ps. Finally tasted the 'Fino de Jete' when i was in Lisbon...was really tasty, but quite sandy near the skin ;) Brought a bunch of seeds for rootstocks...i hear they make a decent rootstock 8)
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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 06:56:23 PM »
Hola Felipe,
How did i miss this one :o Awesome Harvest, indeed! Soncoya looks freak'n awesome...if that badboy falls on someone's head, you done for it, Buddy ;)

Thanks for sharing :)

ps. Finally tasted the 'Fino de Jete' when i was in Lisbon...was really tasty, but quite sandy near the skin ;) Brought a bunch of seeds for rootstocks...i hear they make a decent rootstock 8)

Thanks Steven :)

I have noticed this sandy texture on FdJ chirimoyas from the store, but not on my home grown ones, which are much bigger usually. So my theory is that they are sandy only when they are not propperly rippened (?!).

On the other had I have read that FdJ seedlings make excellent rootstocks, better then other seedlings  ;)

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 08:18:00 PM »
Felipe,
That's what I call a great harvest (uma boa colheita).
Felipe how long did it take for the soncoya to fruit from seed?  I am assuming that it was grown from a seed. I have  a couple soncoyas that have not fruited yet.
Thank you/Obrigado!
Berto

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 07:14:46 AM »
Hola Felipe,
How did i miss this one :o Awesome Harvest, indeed! Soncoya looks freak'n awesome...if that badboy falls on someone's head, you done for it, Buddy ;)
Thanks for sharing :)
ps. Finally tasted the 'Fino de Jete' when i was in Lisbon...was really tasty, but quite sandy near the skin ;) Brought a bunch of seeds for rootstocks...i hear they make a decent rootstock 8)
Thanks Steven :)
I have noticed this sandy texture on FdJ chirimoyas from the store, but not on my home grown ones, which are much bigger usually. So my theory is that they are sandy only when they are not propperly rippened (?!).
On the other had I have read that FdJ seedlings make excellent rootstocks, better then other seedlings  ;)

Hola Felipe,
These fruit were definitely picked green...the fruit were quite small also, similar size to that of an apple. Glad to hear that home grown Fino, doesn't have this sandy texture...The fruit has a really great flavor, quite different from ours.

I have already planted all them seeds. Hopefully, they will germinate soon and perform great as a rootstocks :)
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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2012, 08:38:38 AM »
Felipe,
That's what I call a great harvest (uma boa colheita).
Felipe how long did it take for the soncoya to fruit from seed?  I am assuming that it was grown from a seed. I have  a couple soncoyas that have not fruited yet.
Thank you/Obrigado!
Berto


Oi Berto! Muito obrigado :)

This is the soncoya plant in question at the research station:



Yes, that plant was grown from seed. I think it is about 8 years old. Last year it produced the first fruits only because the pollinated by night the flowers. Else there is no chance to get fruits. The guys at the station told me that the seedlings start pretty early to flower, about only 5-6 years.

Please keep us updated regarding your soncoyas. I'm very curious about the eating quality of other specimens ;)

Abrašo

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 08:43:07 AM »
Hola Felipe,
These fruit were definitely picked green...the fruit were quite small also, similar size to that of an apple. Glad to hear that home grown Fino, doesn't have this sandy texture...The fruit has a really great flavor, quite different from ours.
I have already planted all them seeds. Hopefully, they will germinate soon and perform great as a rootstocks :)

Steven, if you want I can provide you with FdJ scions next spring.

BTW, what do you want all the rootstocks for? Are you opening a nursery? Madeira Tropicals?! That would be cool..  ;D

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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 11:27:35 AM »
Hola Felipe,
These fruit were definitely picked green...the fruit were quite small also, similar size to that of an apple. Glad to hear that home grown Fino, doesn't have this sandy texture...The fruit has a really great flavor, quite different from ours.
I have already planted all them seeds. Hopefully, they will germinate soon and perform great as a rootstocks :)
Steven, if you want I can provide you with FdJ scions next spring.
BTW, what do you want all the rootstocks for? Are you opening a nursery? Madeira Tropicals?! That would be cool..  ;D
Felipe,
That's most generous of you...I will topwork a tree with these badboys 8) Thanks a bunch for your offer :)

Get them big enough and graft with named cv's, to slowly build my orchard with top notch fruit trees and extend the fruit season :) hehe a nursery :o ;D Maybe, in the near future who know's :) When i have extra plants, i prefer to share with neighbours :)
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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 06:09:26 PM »
Felipe
Great harvest....your are a lucky man and you will be eating well. Keep up the great photos!
 
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Re: November '12 harvest
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 09:39:58 PM »
Garcinia livingstonei

Eugenia involucrata

and Homo sapien

HAHA.

not sure about the eugenia, just guessing.

but thanks for letting me play the guessing game!

I love it.

You recognized the imbe and the homo sapiens. Not bad amigo...  ;D

Eugenia involucrata?? Have you ever seen such big specimens?! I admit this was a tough one. The answer is: Syzygium oleosum  ;)

Thanks for letting me know!

at least I got 2 of 3...and was suspicious I was wrong about the Eugenia!

I've seen some that are about 30ft by me.

the really get happy here in Central FL, and they love our sand as opposed to the limerock of south FL.

the can withstand the cold down to about 21-25F (brief exposure) once they become somewhat established!

I have a friend growing some out where it gets down to 17F every so often...she does what she can to cover them, but temps have fallen below 24F for hours.

which one are you talking about here. The Syzygium oleosum? a Eguenia? a human? I just want to know what can take the lower winter blasts.

According to google search S. oleosum is an Australian native called Blue Lilly Pilly. Gotta have that plant just for the name!

Erica

 

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