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Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« on: April 30, 2020, 05:13:52 PM »
Here are some photos of my E. Calycina fruit and a description of the fruit's taste.
The texture is similar to a japanese plum or an apricot with the taste of a mild apricot.
No bad or astringent after taste. This example was dead ripe.
The best tasting Eugenia I've tried to date.
Beautiful black skin with a golden orange flesh.
Here are the fruit photos:










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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 05:29:58 PM »
Nice one Kevin.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 05:58:17 PM »
Looks good, Kevin.
This is not the Nelita seedling, is it?

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 06:21:05 PM »
No... my Nelitas are fruiting... but they are about a month behind.
This is one of those "Cherry of the Rio Grande" variations.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 06:34:43 PM »
How long did it take for your Nelita to fruit?
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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 07:06:18 PM »
About 3 years from seed... which came from Miguel in Portugal.
I have five Nelitas and four have bloomed and fruited.
Still small and green... too soon to give a culinary report.
Here's what they look like now:



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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 11:37:48 PM »
Interesting. Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 12:08:48 AM »
E calycina vs E involucrata.  Anyone have real life experience in tasting differences?

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 11:01:13 AM »
Thanks for taste report Kevin, wow beautiful inside and out with great sounding taste report 8)
I may or someone may have asked this but how long from seed to fruit for you?

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 11:25:20 AM »
No... my Nelitas are fruiting... but they are about a month behind.
This is one of those "Cherry of the Rio Grande" variations.

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Kevin, will you offer seeds for $$ ?? Let me know.  PM me

Thanks!

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 12:01:31 PM »
So far... every seed has gone into a pot.
I need rootstocks for grafting the mother plant onto.
Last year I successfully grafted a couple of them onto Cherry of the Rio Grandes.
Yesterday I tried to graft a few more.... but I have now run out of rootstock.
I guess I could start top grafting them onto some of my 3 and 4 year old Cherry of the Rio Grandes.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2020, 02:06:36 PM »
E calycina vs E involucrata.  Anyone have real life experience in tasting differences?

I like both of them and have had them side by side recently several times over the past 2 weeks. Both are great, but seem very variable in flavor dependent on the plant. I am assuming that is one reason for grafting them is due to the strange variation. Some are just like a cherry and others taste like spinach and cucumber combined.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2020, 03:20:23 PM »
About 3 years from seed... which came from Miguel in Portugal.
I have five Nelitas and four have bloomed and fruited.
Still small and green... too soon to give a culinary report.
Here's what they look like now:



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Wow, received mine from Miguel also and they are only 10' tall and seeds were planted 2 years ago.
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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2020, 05:23:59 PM »
I don't know if it makes a difference... but all of mine are growing in pots.
My Mother Calycina is around the 11 foot mark in a 15 gallon pot.
My "Nelitas" are in 5 and 10 gallon pots and only 2-3 feet tall. Much smaller.
Because they are in my greenhouse I hand pollinate daily.
My Mother Calycina has been blooming now for over 2 month.


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Re: Eugenia Calycina Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2020, 05:28:44 PM »
About 3 years from seed... which came from Miguel in Portugal.
I have five Nelitas and four have bloomed and fruited.
Still small and green... too soon to give a culinary report.
Here's what they look like now:



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Wow, received mine from Miguel also and they are only 10' tall and seeds were planted 2 years ago.

10 feet tall or 10 inches... just checking as 10 feet seems pretty tall.... ( one apostrophe for feet and two apostrophe for inches)

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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2020, 06:28:59 PM »
I bet he mean 10 inches.
10 feet would be pretty impressive for 2 year old Nelita seedlings.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2020, 08:37:38 PM »
I bet he mean 10 inches.
10 feet would be pretty impressive for 2 year old Nelita seedlings.

Kevin Jones

Correct 10 inches.
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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2020, 09:41:46 PM »
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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2020, 10:00:44 PM »
Kevin,
Any nelita seedlings fruit you got
similar to Miguel's?
His seem like huge fruits.
Would be interesting to know if seedlings produce true fruits.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2020, 10:03:16 AM »
The photo I posted above shows the "ripple" looking fruits similar to Miguels.
This is their first fruiting and the fruit is still too small to eat... but I am... as usual... hopeful!
I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2020, 10:34:53 AM »
Nice! One of my Nelitas has begun flowering as well. I know of one other persons who have also.  Pretty cool to see multiple different people getting fruit and flowers on plants that are consistently 3 years old! Thats some good data.

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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2020, 02:34:04 PM »


This is my 4 year old E. calycina
Guess how many fruit it had this year?




Here's a freebie COR
The center died and a small living side branch became the new center
Check out the Leaves in the next picture. I have 4 COR and none have a round leaf




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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2020, 03:59:25 PM »
Mike,
That 4 year old is HUGE! Congrats man.
You sort of left us hanging about the number of fruit.
It's either hundreds or none?

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Re: Eugenia Calycina and Nelita Fruit Photos and Description
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2020, 08:08:30 PM »
Mike,
That 4 year old is HUGE! Congrats man.
You sort of left us hanging about the number of fruit.
It's either hundreds or none?

Kevin Jones
Around 400

 

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