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Epicatt2

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Pink-fleshed Ilama cultivars - Which is best?
« on: March 27, 2020, 01:35:05 PM »
I have one yet-to-bloom ilama in a 5 gallon pot which is an unnamed seedling from a white-fleshed mother.

I'm looking forward to trying this fruit but am also wanting to have a pink-fleshed cultivar, as well.

To that end I'd like to hear what others believe is/are the best-tasting pink-fleshed cultivars.  (I've read somewhere that certain of the pink-fleshed cultivars have a flavor containing notes of raspberry.)

So what ilama cultivar ought I be looking for?

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Re: Pink-fleshed Ilama cultivars - Which is best?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 04:34:12 PM »
I have an ilama I just purchased today that is about 6ft tall, in a 15gal pot. It is red ilama. I have heard great things from this variety but I have not heard about the white variety.
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Re: Pink-fleshed Ilama cultivars - Which is best?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 06:32:29 PM »
I am not sure if there is a noticeable difference in flavor between white, pink or red.  There have been nome seeds spread around of different types collected in Mexico from Raulglezruiz .  Not sure if anyone has fruited these yet. I have several of these growing white pink red.  Genova Red is a known grafted variety we have growing.

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Re: Pink-fleshed Ilama cultivars - Which is best?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 05:08:20 PM »
I assume that there is a genetic component (variety specific) that influences flavor, BUT

growing conditions seem to contribute more to quality of ilamas:  Climate, soil, and care.

In good conditions, any of them can be really fine.  In bad conditions, any of them can be worthless.
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