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Best tropical berries to grow?
« on: November 16, 2019, 03:14:09 AM »
Hi everyone,

We all love blackberries, raspberrues and strawberries, but what are the best berries to grow in the subtopics and tropics. Here in northern Uganda we don't get significant cold seasons it rarely drops below 60'C or 15 F.

Currently I grow Mysore Raspberry, mulberries. Then there are berry like fruit such as Suriname Cherry and Barbados Cherry, Malpighia. Also Muntingia. But I find Muntingia disappointing as they are small with a relatively thick skin. I also find Malpighia disappointing, with little flesh and the birds eat most of them. Strawberries that I grow also have low yeilds and spoil get eaten.

Any suggestions welcome!

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 12:37:37 PM »
How about Physalis peruviana?

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 12:56:20 PM »
mulberries

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 04:29:43 AM »
Eugenia involucrata

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 01:19:04 PM »
Jabuticaba if you consider it a berry.

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 10:56:52 AM »
Mysore raspberry are good but highly invasive and difficult to manage

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 12:56:02 AM »
 E. involucrata and E. pyriformis

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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 08:11:41 AM »
Thank you everyone. I am trying Jaboticaba but I have some years to go 😳 before I get fruit. I m not very fond of Physalis. I am definitely trying the Eugenia I can get a hold of. But I would still like more 'Berry' berries if you see what I mean!


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Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 07:36:31 AM »
In the playlists about Borneo and Java fruit i posted many videos of berry like fruit. Some are hard to get but some, including tropical Rubus are available throughout the tropics. Most are rather tasty. Unfortunately, some are invasive, too. Hope you find sth you like.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvlYqSgv6aILA2bI_CxPrxI

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AyaQ9frDUsdbqHQjZnh0dAVRdxVOfvl

 

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