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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2013, 12:23:33 PM »
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem...

It started so innocently enough.

Yes...the main problem a jaboticaba addict has...is figuring out which ones they can grow...and which ones to bypass.

glad to see you here!  we can work it out as a group, I'm sure.

It helps to hear from others with the same problems...

I thought I was the only one, until I met Jabomano.

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2013, 12:35:54 PM »
Great to see you guys here to get some help!  Your being honest and coming forward takes a lot of courage.

I have a few friends I'm worried about...

Jabomano might be the worst off!  He thinks about them even more than me...and I thought I could think anyone under the table, when it came to myrciaria madness.

Also, a nice new fellow I've met named Huertasurbanas has been associating with the jabo junkies..asking lots of questions about where they get their fix.  He's just getting into this whole mix, so the choice is still his to make.

I was reading the rules carefully to enter this club of self-help, and since I dont have more of a variety of jaboticaba and not more than two days culturing it, I think I can still pretend to be healthy.

But as I tried to sleep last night thinking about the yellow leaves of jaboticaba of 32cm, the cutest one I have, and thought of spraying water to cuddle, and had my wife and my little girl next to me, and I thought about jabuticabas (and not about them): then I realized that I am infected with a new addiction.

Maybe I will have to wait 12 years to try a fruit of jaboticaba: is it much time to be sick of something?
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2013, 12:41:37 PM »
Huertas!

Good to see you here!  You have broken the curse of denial! (many others I know have yet to accept reality)

you're on the road to discovery.  A journey full of jaboticaba varieties, and things you never imagined possible. 

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2013, 04:49:32 PM »
Huertas!

Good to see you here!  You have broken the curse of denial! (many others I know have yet to accept reality)

you're on the road to discovery.  A journey full of jaboticaba varieties, and things you never imagined possible.


wow!! I was so happy to be accepted into the group, I ran and flew over my sink.


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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2013, 04:53:55 PM »
Huertas!

Good to see you here!  You have broken the curse of denial! (many others I know have yet to accept reality)

you're on the road to discovery.  A journey full of jaboticaba varieties, and things you never imagined possible.


wow!! I was so happy to be accepted into the group, I ran and flew over my sink.




LMAO...Nice dive, Huertas ;D ;D ;D I can actually drown in that...Yikes :o
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2013, 08:06:06 PM »
can you tell the difference between the 3 varieties in the photos?   Look at the pulp texture..


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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2013, 09:13:47 PM »
Sorry I wont be able to be at the Thursday night meetings ( airfare too expensive ) so it will have to be by email , Facebook , Twitter or you guys just pray for me ( I just sinned again , Oscar's fault , by adding some wood ashes , potasium he said , to all my babies .)

BTW , are they still legal to grow in the " good old USA " , according to your news people growing their own food in their front yard are put in jail ????
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2013, 10:04:04 AM »
Luc,

they're still legal!  But the local wildlife makes routine busts...with racoons, squirrels, rats, birds, and giant-hairless 2 legged squirrels, confiscating a large number of fruits.

BTW, the three jabos below from left to right...

Red jabo, Sabara, Grimal

Notice the pulp of the Grimal is much more gelatinous...I think Grimal might be the best of all 3, but I wouldn't trade one for the other.

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2013, 10:07:21 AM »
Huertas,

I just saw your post flying over the sink!

HAHAHA!  Hilarious!


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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »
Luc,

they're still legal!  But the local wildlife makes routine busts...with racoons, squirrels, rats, birds, and giant-hairless 2 legged squirrels, confiscating a large number of fruits.

BTW, the three jabos below from left to right...

Red jabo, Sabara, Grimal

Notice the pulp of the Grimal is much more gelatinous...I think Grimal might be the best of all 3, but I wouldn't trade one for the other.

Where's the fuzz? Grimals with no fuzz? Or just the camera angle?
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2013, 06:05:10 PM »
All grimals i've seen have fuzz, but it's hard to see unless lighting is right.

it's just this one picture angle...showing pulp consistency...and whole fruits.

the sizes are deceiving.. the reds which are usually smallest, are the largest...and the grimals which are usually the largest, are quite small.

but pulp is a dead giveaway

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2013, 06:25:25 PM »
I've yet to have the pleasure of eating those fuzzy creatures. But i can't really tell from that photo that the grimals are more gelatinous? What do you base that on?
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2013, 06:52:48 PM »
if you look close (maybe click twice on photo to view full sze)
you'll see the 2 grimals have what looks to be a more fibrous pullp.
the red and sabara has a more watery pulp...you can see air bubbles in the pulp, showing how succulent the consistency is.

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2013, 07:08:07 PM »
OK i double clicked. The only conclusion i can come to for sure is that the red and sabara have a more translucent color. But isn't it possible to have a translucent gelatinous fruit? I do see an air bubble, but for me that wouldn't be enough to say with certainty that it's not gelatinous. I'm wondering if you come to these conclusions because you already know from having tasted it that grimal is gelatinous? We need to do a double blind gelatinous study on you to say for sure about your gelatinous discerning abilities!  ;)
Anyway, thanks for posting. I love those side by side varietal photos!
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2013, 07:35:40 PM »
in this case, translucent indicates more succulent.

just to put it simply, the grimal definitely has a thicker pulp, with a less watery consistency.  I've eaten hundreds...they have a thick skin, and small seeds!  lots of pulp.


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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2013, 07:50:46 PM »
in this case, translucent indicates more succulent.

just to put it simply, the grimal definitely has a thicker pulp, with a less watery consistency.  I've eaten hundreds...they have a thick skin, and small seeds!  lots of pulp.

Thanks, can't wait to try the fuzzy grimals. Would you say the vexator has similar gelatinous consistency to grimals? Vexator is another one i've not eaten yet. I'm seriously deprived over here!  :'(
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2013, 09:17:29 PM »
yes!

the vexator is quite gelatinous...maybe even more gelatinous than Grimal...

they are  borderline fibrous..but it's not objectionable....somewhat similar to yellow jabo.




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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2013, 09:30:05 PM »
yes!

the vexator is quite gelatinous...maybe even more gelatinous than Grimal...

they are  borderline fibrous..but it's not objectionable....somewhat similar to yellow jabo.

Vexator is similar to yellow jabo in being fibrous? I don't find the yellow jabo (cabelluda) to be at all fibrous. They're very juicy. Or did you mean similar in some other way?
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2013, 10:05:45 PM »
All this talk about Grimal is making me want to seek one out.
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2013, 10:06:16 PM »
they're similar in pulp texture...being thicker...and yes...even having a somewhat more fibrous texture...with some fruits having fibrous bits that seem to emanate from the seed...not just free floating in the pulp.  Even reds, and sabaras have bits of fiber sometimes. 

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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2013, 10:09:07 PM »
here is another pic of the fruits before they were cut.



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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2013, 10:26:27 PM »
vexator..showing fiber strands...

glazioviana, showing fiber strands as well


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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2013, 01:52:09 AM »
OK, here's my Jaboticabaholics Anonymous confession. I've been Jaboticabadreaming for years. I bought a seedling in Key West about 10 years ago, and no fruit yet.  :'(

Where I live, Miami, nurseries that sell trees with fruit charge about $300-400/tree. That's out of reach for me.

I've never tasted Jaboticaba fruit  :'( What does it taste like? From the pictures I've seen, it looks like the Muscadine grape. Does it taste something like a Muscadine grape?

Jaboticabaholics Anonymous, I can't get any Jabotisfaction;           help?            :'(
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2013, 02:03:16 AM »
OK, here's my Jaboticabaholics Anonymous confession. I've been Jaboticabadreaming for years. I bought a seedling in Key West about 10 years ago, and no fruit yet.  :'(

Where I live, Miami, nurseries that sell trees with fruit charge about $300-400/tree. That's out of reach for me.

I've never tasted Jaboticaba fruit  :'( What does it taste like? From the pictures I've seen, it looks like the Muscadine grape. Does it taste something like a Muscadine grape?

Jaboticabaholics Anonymous, I can't get any Jabotisfaction;           help?            :'(

Thick astringent skin like muscadines but it will fruit in many seasons and muscadines only fruit in warm months. These thick astringent skins are what protects muscadine from insects, rot and fungus in our hot wet Florida climate. Spit out the skin on both. Jaboticaba are grape tasting

And on avocados year round in Florida. Be careful because many of them are watery avocados that are roughly like zucchini hanging from a tree. Low oil content so not meaty tasting and not suitable for guacamole. They are good in the own right but are not...might not be the oily ones you have in mind. Russel is your classic watery summer avocado
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Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2013, 02:17:49 AM »
Leooel, they do taste somewhat similar to muscadine grapes, but much bigger in size. If you can't get any satisfaction, then you have to do like Mick Jagger: keep on trying! Jaboticabas when they do start fruiting will reward you very handsomely. In fact you probably won't be able to eat them all. You will have to force yourself to eat them all....like Adam is doing right now.
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