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Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« on: July 23, 2020, 06:15:10 PM »
Took these shots today of my Cedar Bay Cherries.
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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 07:28:16 PM »
Looks good! What does it taste like?
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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 07:50:24 PM »
aka Beach Cherry, I have a couple of plants too (very small). The fruits are OK. The problem is this species is only propagated by seed so each one is different. One of my plants makes fruit that is sweet with little bitterness and some slight flavor; hard to describe but at least it's not completely bland.

By contrast, my Ice Cream Bean makes sweet fruit but with no flavor whatsoever.

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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 11:12:38 PM »
aka Beach Cherry, I have a couple of plants too (very small). The fruits are OK. The problem is this species is only propagated by seed so each one is different. One of my plants makes fruit that is sweet with little bitterness and some slight flavor; hard to describe but at least it's not completely bland.

By contrast, my Ice Cream Bean makes sweet fruit but with no flavor whatsoever.
Pretty cool! Can you grow Barbados cherries in San Diego?
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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 07:39:25 AM »
Like most Eugenias... best flavor is attained when picked ripe.
These have a sweet slight vanilla flavor with a meaty texture.

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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 06:18:38 AM »
Been picking fruit heavily for the last few days... really sweet and delicious... especially when they turn true red and are dead ripe!
It's easy to plow through a handful.
Of course... I'm saving and planting all the seeds so I can share.

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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 01:20:06 PM »
aka Beach Cherry, I have a couple of plants too (very small). The fruits are OK. The problem is this species is only propagated by seed so each one is different. One of my plants makes fruit that is sweet with little bitterness and some slight flavor; hard to describe but at least it's not completely bland.

By contrast, my Ice Cream Bean makes sweet fruit but with no flavor whatsoever.

Try your hand at air-layering them. Itís worked pretty well for me (but then, Iíve grown Garcinias from cuttings, too).

I like the flavor of this one. Doesnít have that funky astringency that E. uniflora does.

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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 06:38:15 PM »
I like that Uniflora flavor myself.

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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 07:40:24 PM »
Pretty cool! Can you grow Barbados cherries in San Diego?
Yup, there are local nurseries that grow them and I have one that created a lot of fruit already the last couple of months and now has new unripe fruit and more flowers. Delicious and very productive.

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Re: Cedar Bay Cherries Are Ripening Now
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 09:13:56 PM »
Which nurseries sell them? I would like to buy one.

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