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Alibertia edulis
« on: March 31, 2013, 08:53:09 AM »
Here's a unique looking fruit. Grown by a friend of mine in trinidad.
Here's a description from the grower.
"Fruiting for the first time at La Vega Estate, Alibertia edulis from Ecuador.
Pleasant tasting with small seeds that separate easily from the flesh.
It's like eating jam."


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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 04:21:48 PM »
I was very interested in this fruit until someone mentioned it was like Randia formosa. Is there any basis to this vile rumor? Anyone tasted both?

Is your friend selling seed?

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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 04:35:29 PM »
He operates a nursery in trinidad. I can ask him.

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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 07:32:10 PM »
I was very interested in this fruit until someone mentioned it was like Randia formosa. Is there any basis to this vile rumor? Anyone tasted both?

Is your friend selling seed?

Bc , there is NO comparison to the R. formosa ( I got rid of that one ) the Aliberta edulis is nice and sweet and I wanted to plant more , unfortunately the workers ate the fruits and left me with no seeds . The fruit takes a long time to mature , several months . You need male and female . I can get you seeds later in the year.
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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 05:57:01 AM »
Luc, that would be amazing!
I also hacked out my randias and was hoping these would be very different.

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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 12:37:32 PM »
Luc, that would be amazing!
I also hacked out my randias and was hoping these would be very different.

Yeah , I was also misled by the english common name . Who the heck came up with that name ' blackberry jam fruit ' ?
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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 03:22:08 PM »
what fruit freaks... ripping out randias...jeez what will the world come to next :)....Randia related to Gardenia....

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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 04:02:05 PM »
what fruit freaks... ripping out randias...jeez what will the world come to next :)....Randia related to Gardenia....

Paul , If I had hectares and hectares like you I probably would have left them , I liked the flowers...
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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 06:16:37 PM »
on a sub quarter acre block you have to be a bit ruthless. The choice was between the blackberry jam plant and a jaboticaba - not really a contest there.
if i wanted to grow a not really eatable relative of the gardenias i would choose atractocarpus fitzlanii.  ;)

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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 08:11:59 PM »
Known in Brazil as "Puru-i", this makes a fine juice.
Har

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Re: Alibertia edulis
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 11:05:10 PM »
I was very interested in this fruit until someone mentioned it was like Randia formosa. Is there any basis to this vile rumor? Anyone tasted both?

Is your friend selling seed?

Not like Randia formosa. Alibertia edulis is more like borojo (Borojoa patinoi) to which it is very closely related.
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