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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2018, 11:04:15 AM »
Some Caimito trees are not self fertile. That may be the issue here.

Yes that looks just like mine. Yes it is self pollinating. You might be missing the correct insect pollinator? You could try hand pollination. You could also try giving it a shot of high phossphorous and potassium fertilizer.

I have tried to hand pollinate (with a thin paintbrush) but with no success. The flowers have no scent (although the leaves have that really strong skunk smell).  I have not seen any insects attracted to the flowers. Also there seems to be almost no pollen in the flowers (although they are so tiny and its hard to tell). I will try the fertilizer you suggest. Thanks for your reply!
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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2018, 04:53:51 PM »
Oscar, what time of the year are the seeds available?
Tree has small fruits on it now. So guessing there should be seeds available starting in about 2-3 months.
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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #102 on: November 14, 2018, 03:21:44 PM »
With many trees, Calcium and Boron and Zinc are also important for fruit set and retention.
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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #103 on: March 04, 2019, 05:41:35 AM »
Have seeds available right now. If interested please PM me.
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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #104 on: March 04, 2019, 09:18:59 AM »
 Brazilian rare species
on: February 27, 2017, 08:10:36 PM


Chrysophyllum sp (Guapeva branca) - Sapotaceae - 4,00
Very sweet. Excellent flavor

growing this sp any info

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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2019, 10:35:46 PM »
Brazilian rare species
on: February 27, 2017, 08:10:36 PM


Chrysophyllum sp (Guapeva branca) - Sapotaceae - 4,00
Very sweet. Excellent flavor

growing this sp any info
Where did you get that info? It's possible that it is the same species, which is native to much of the northern part of South America, including Brazil.
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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #106 on: March 05, 2019, 05:13:26 AM »
Brazilian rare species
on: February 27, 2017, 08:10:36 PM


Chrysophyllum sp (Guapeva branca) - Sapotaceae - 4,00
Very sweet. Excellent flavor

growing this sp any info

Where did you get that info? It's possible that it is the same species, which is native to much of the northern part of South America, including Brazil.


http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=22854.0

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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2019, 05:35:55 AM »
Brazilian rare species
on: February 27, 2017, 08:10:36 PM


Chrysophyllum sp (Guapeva branca) - Sapotaceae - 4,00
Very sweet. Excellent flavor

growing this sp any info

Where did you get that info? It's possible that it is the same species, which is native to much of the northern part of South America, including Brazil.


http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=22854.0

That is definitely a different species. The fruits on that page look completely different than the photo i posted.
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Re: New Fruit Similar to Starapple
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2019, 09:22:29 AM »
The plant is slow but steady with leaves similar to or abiu  but leaves are little more broad at the tip don't seem bothered by are winters.

 

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