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First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« on: January 16, 2020, 06:25:31 PM »
Been about 4-5 years for this.   Taste is great!   Fun little fruit.  Prefer the taste over some other Eugenia.  The bush is about 3-4 ft tall and wide.
 







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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 12:13:11 PM »
Great work.
An underappreciated Eugenia.

It seems like there is a wide variety in taste amongst the seedlings around here.
I was happy that mine tasted good.
I find it similar to Jamun.

How is the water requirements on yours?
Mine can't stand dry soil and will defoliate about %50 of the leaves and most of the fruit.
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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 10:51:59 PM »
It's edible but compared to a mango/cherry/peach/good papaya/good jackfruit it's nothing. Mine are gone.

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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 10:56:39 PM »
I tried jamun in India and did not like it at all.  Never had rainforest plum

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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 02:45:01 AM »
I notice their taste varies a lot also depending on the season. The ones fruiting now tasted a lot better than the ones i harvested in October. Yes also there is considerable variation in taste in different plants as well.
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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 02:50:53 AM »
yeah i will try a few more soon as they ripen and let you guys know...  oscar i got this plant from you if you remember!
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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 03:34:24 PM »
yeah i will try a few more soon as they ripen and let you guys know...  oscar i got this plant from you if you remember!
Yes i remember. You only have one plant?
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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2020, 01:40:02 AM »
i had two  one died :(
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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 11:06:55 AM »
Been about 4-5 years for this.   Taste is great!   Fun little fruit.  Prefer the taste over some other Eugenia.  The bush is about 3-4 ft tall and wide.
 







Thanks for posting your experience on growing a fruiting e. candolleana it give's be hope for a small seedling that i have growing. I love eugenia's ;)

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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 06:41:27 PM »
Thanks for update. Have one growing.
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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2020, 10:34:19 PM »
I have one tree now and while it has hundreds of flowers multiple times
each year the fruit set was maybe 50 last year. I have been trying to grow
a second tree and have had problems so far? I got a seedling off ebay and
it is suppose to have larger fruit and I have a couple seedlings I grew from
my seeds. I recently repotted them with more acidic soil and started giving them
Epsoma holly tone and they seem to be responding?  They seem to be allot like
jaboticabas as far as care. As far as fruiting I have only eaten a couple at a time and
it leaves me wanting a handful

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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 03:47:31 AM »
I have one tree now and while it has hundreds of flowers multiple times
each year the fruit set was maybe 50 last year. I have been trying to grow
a second tree and have had problems so far? I got a seedling off ebay and
it is suppose to have larger fruit and I have a couple seedlings I grew from
my seeds. I recently repotted them with more acidic soil and started giving them
Epsoma holly tone and they seem to be responding?  They seem to be allot like
jaboticabas as far as care. As far as fruiting I have only eaten a couple at a time and
it leaves me wanting a handful
Sounds like lack of pollination. My trees also have hundreds of flowers and every single flower seems to set fruit. Super heavy producing.
Oscar

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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 06:55:35 AM »
I have one tree now and while it has hundreds of flowers multiple times
each year the fruit set was maybe 50 last year. I have been trying to grow
a second tree and have had problems so far? I got a seedling off ebay and
it is suppose to have larger fruit and I have a couple seedlings I grew from
my seeds. I recently repotted them with more acidic soil and started giving them
Epsoma holly tone and they seem to be responding?  They seem to be allot like
jaboticabas as far as care. As far as fruiting I have only eaten a couple at a time and
it leaves me wanting a handful
Sounds like lack of pollination. My trees also have hundreds of flowers and every single flower seems to set fruit. Super heavy producing.

I see bees all over the flowers, I am hoping having at least one more tree will help?

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Re: First rain forest plum (Eugenia candolleana)
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 12:00:41 AM »
I have one tree now and while it has hundreds of flowers multiple times
each year the fruit set was maybe 50 last year. I have been trying to grow
a second tree and have had problems so far? I got a seedling off ebay and
it is suppose to have larger fruit and I have a couple seedlings I grew from
my seeds. I recently repotted them with more acidic soil and started giving them
Epsoma holly tone and they seem to be responding?  They seem to be allot like
jaboticabas as far as care. As far as fruiting I have only eaten a couple at a time and
it leaves me wanting a handful
Sounds like lack of pollination. My trees also have hundreds of flowers and every single flower seems to set fruit. Super heavy producing.

I see bees all over the flowers, I am hoping having at least one more tree will help?
I believe all eugenias are self pollinating, but can't hurt to have another tree.
Oscar

 

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