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Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2015, 04:31:00 AM »
Gunnar , another excellent but acid Eugenia is the subspecies sororia of the E. stipitata . Pulp is orange and very flavorful . I just planted more of these . They take 4 to 5 months to germinate ( seeds )

super excited about this one...have some seedlings doing well so far....and have plans to propagate it in the future!

for me, being in central FL, I'd say these are my favs:

E. uniflora (good varieties only)
E. involucrata
E. selloi
E. pyriformis
E. candolleana
E. brasiliensis (yellow fruited from Treesnmore was best i've tasted by far)
E. luschnathiana
E. reinwardtiana


still working on some species that might be great for my area...
E. calycina
E. itaguahiensis
E. mattosii
E. pyriformis x lutescens
E. involucrata (yellow fruited selection?)
E. pitanga
E. florida
E. lutescens
E. subterminalis (or whatever the real name is? not sure if it's plinia now?)
and a few others!!

E. subterminalis is really a plinia. Seems to be an undescribed species of plinia. Jim West told me in personal conversation that he realized Eugenia subterminalis was incorrect species and genus names.
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Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2015, 11:19:32 AM »
thanks Oscar!

I remember hearing this, I cant keep up with all these names!

Gunnar , another excellent but acid Eugenia is the subspecies sororia of the E. stipitata . Pulp is orange and very flavorful . I just planted more of these . They take 4 to 5 months to germinate ( seeds )

super excited about this one...have some seedlings doing well so far....and have plans to propagate it in the future!

for me, being in central FL, I'd say these are my favs:

E. uniflora (good varieties only)
E. involucrata
E. selloi
E. pyriformis
E. candolleana
E. brasiliensis (yellow fruited from Treesnmore was best i've tasted by far)
E. luschnathiana
E. reinwardtiana


still working on some species that might be great for my area...
E. calycina
E. itaguahiensis
E. mattosii
E. pyriformis x lutescens
E. involucrata (yellow fruited selection?)
E. pitanga
E. florida
E. lutescens
E. subterminalis (or whatever the real name is? not sure if it's plinia now?)
and a few others!!

E. subterminalis is really a plinia. Seems to be an undescribed species of plinia. Jim West told me in personal conversation that he realized Eugenia subterminalis was incorrect species and genus names.

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Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2015, 10:53:11 AM »
Will pitomba, cherry of rio grande, araza, pitangatuba, or candolleana  fruit in part-sun?  I want to make a shrub border but there is a passionfruit wine growing on the fence in front of it, so it would get less sun during winter months, but wouldn't be a problem from spring-fall, when the sun is overhead.

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« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 10:55:13 AM by gunnar429 »
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Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2020, 05:39:58 AM »
Great Thread, I feel itís worth a bump. I wish I could find more nutrition facts on the fruits.

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Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2020, 10:00:27 AM »
the list may not have changed much in the 5 years since it was put together but some dishonourable discharges and additions may be possible. My list of the ten best sweet types would not include stuff like araza and pitangatuba, nor would matossi get a look in.

 

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