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Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« on: October 16, 2020, 10:39:47 PM »
If I ever said a bad word about Annona reticulata I take it all back.This Russell's Selection is the best I have ever tried Sweet, grit free and of excellent taste. I also stumbled across a loaded Bernie's Tamarind.They taste like tamarind grannie Smith and a hint of tomato. A good mornings find.




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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 10:43:39 PM »


Oh yeah the achachairus on public land are setting fruit and I might revisit in 10 weeks or so.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 11:43:58 PM »
Nearly forgot that gold was struck in the soursop department.


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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 12:04:30 AM »
If I could like your posts I would 👍. How does that soursop compare to others youíve had?

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 12:10:59 AM »
A yellow soursop? Now that is worth a hunt even if it doesn't taste good.
Very nice find, Mike!
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 12:54:57 AM »


The flowers of the golden are pretty nice also and I posted about it a couple of weeks ago. They are very good quality and up there with Arusha or lisa. Whitman's has a bouish leaf blush and these have a yellow. They have internal similarities with Cuban Fiberless but I think are better.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 12:57:20 AM »
I meant whitmans are bluish. Golden Soursop is what these are usually called and they rare.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 07:05:55 AM »
As usual great selection, thanks Mike. 

Are yellow flowered varieties superior?  I donít remember my Soursop flowers being yellow.  Do you think all yellow flowers produce golden fruit? Nothing worse than growing seeds out to fruition and getting mediocre fruit that isnít golden, or worse yet not good, lol.  Maybe I should utilize the search feature. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/218464007/soursop-5-seeds-yellow-fragrant-flowers

https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/soursop.html
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 11:06:33 AM »
Does the Golden Soursop also have golden seeds, when they are fresh in the pulp?  Does the flesh have a light yellow color?
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 04:14:00 PM »
Flesh and seeds are of normal colour with the golden soursop.The trees however are quite striking having bright pale green foliage with a yellow tinge.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 05:19:09 PM »
I do suspect the golden soursop could add to the market appeal of soursop being so bright yellow and be of commercial interest.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 05:36:02 PM »
nice finds Mike. The flesh looks smoother, wow a grit free reticulata. any idea on brix sweetness?

Josh, regarding the soursop flower. My 'miami' Soursop petals are bright golden yellow but fruit are of a normal green skin. I am seeing variability though in soursop flowers. I have some other varieties with green petaled flowers.
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 06:42:50 PM »
Nice color reticulata Mike looks fleshy, Bernies tamarind is Diploglottis Campbell?
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 07:40:19 PM »
Heya Raul. The two best Diploglottis in my opinion are D.smithii and the pictured one D.bernieana . Bernie's tamarind is a small tree and prolific bearer. Reticilata was good and I have tried a lot of mediocre ones.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2020, 10:22:14 PM »




Tried another one of these custard apples and it really is an excellent one.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2020, 12:26:35 AM »
Thanks Mike. Have you had Diploglottis australis? Have one as a street tree but never eaten one.
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2020, 12:41:12 AM »
Australis is similar with yellow/orange fruit perhaps a little sourer and not such big fruit bunches. Trees have have huge deep green leaves hence the common name. They are good for drinks and sauces. Red fruited species have a little more tomato taste in them.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2020, 10:56:20 AM »
Tried another one of these custard apples and it really is an excellent one.

Great looking fruit! I have a small reticulata of what they call "aztec red" here in Brazil, but otherwise we don't see to many custard apples around here. Looking forward to it fruiting in a couple of years...

 

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