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What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?

None.  Grow my own, or find a source (friend, etc.) FREE!
Just what I pay at the local produce store, No extra $ to spend, but will buy.
Willing to pay extra, but not break my wallet, no more than approx $3-5 per lb.
Willing to pay a tax rare fruit tax! (hope to recoup on seeds!) over $5 up to $10 per lb.
Willing to donate an arm and leg, kidney, eyeball, or walk 1,000 miles just to be the man (woman) who ate this fruit!

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What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:57:19 PM »
What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?

Lots of reasons to spend, and to save your $.

I fall into the category of being willing to sacrifice body parts like Lycheeluva (left mammary gland).

 ;)

Where do you fit in???

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 10:59:52 PM »
I picked the first one.  :) When it comes to mamey sapote, I have to go to the grocery store to buy some. But as soon as my mamey sapote trees give fruit, I won't even need to do that.
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 11:16:47 PM »
3 to 5, but for a ripe durian $10/pound, no problem!

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 11:39:24 PM »
every year between may 20 and jul 10, i spend about about $700mon lychees and about $150 on mangosteen. I pay $2-5 a pound for lychees and $8-10 a pound for mangosteen.

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 12:02:59 AM »
Having 2 fruit orchards i have no shortage of fruits to eat, usually a lot more than i can handle. About the only fruits i will buy for myself if i see really good quality ones are persimmon, cherimoya, cherries, and watermelon. Maybe a mango if it's local and way offseason. Oh yes, durians if i have a durian craving.
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 12:11:28 AM »
What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?

Lots of reasons to spend, and to save your $.

I fall into the category of being willing to sacrifice body parts like Lycheeluva (left mammary gland).

 ;)

Where do you fit in???

I think the most I've ever paid was $30 or $40 a pound for some fruit. That included shipping. Wouldn't do it again.

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 04:02:50 PM »
A few days ago I saw vine ripened tomatoes in a local store for $11 per pound.  These might not even be organic.

Cherimoyas routinely sell for $9 each.

All imported of course.

I have paid $4 for a single persimmon )$12 per pound?)

Passion fruit also sells for ridiculous prices per pound $4 for one fruit, as do figs (I have seen hem for $3 for one little fruit).

Welcome to Bermuda.

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 04:08:28 PM »
A few days ago I saw vine ripened tomatoes in a local store for $11 per pound.  These might not even be organic.

Cherimoyas routinely sell for $9 each.

All imported of course.

I have paid $4 for a single persimmon )$12 per pound?)

Passion fruit also sells for ridiculous prices per pound $4 for one fruit, as do figs (I have seen hem for $3 for one little fruit).

Welcome to Bermuda.

I can understand imported fruits costing so much, but why are figs and passinfruits so expensive in Bermuda? Seems like those could easily be grown locally?
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 04:10:34 PM »
Passion fruit, yes.  I suppose people can't be bothered by how muh space they take up.  Figs grow here too but are not as popular.  Grafted trees are very very hard to come by.   A friend is meant to be air layering a Osborne prolific...

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 04:16:03 PM »
Passion fruit, yes.  I suppose people can't be bothered by how muh space they take up.  Figs grow here too but are not as popular.  Grafted trees are very very hard to come by.   A friend is meant to be air layering a Osborne prolific...

No fences in Bermuda? You can grow passionfruit right on a chain linked fence, takes no space, and turns ugly fence into something nice to look at. Figs you don't need to graft. Super easy to start from cuttings.
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 04:34:59 PM »
If the fruit's right (mango perfection, etc) or hard to get and delicious (mangosteen) I'm willing to donate body parts!

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 04:37:49 PM »
I know plenty of people travel all the way to Thailand just to eat their way through a giant pile of fruits. Fruit there is ridiculously cheap, but when you factor in your flight and other expenses then how much is that fruit costing per pound?
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 05:11:06 PM »
Passion fruit, yes.  I suppose people can't be bothered by how muh space they take up.  Figs grow here too but are not as popular.  Grafted trees are very very hard to come by.   A friend is meant to be air layering a Osborne prolific...

No fences in Bermuda? You can grow passionfruit right on a chain linked fence, takes no space, and turns ugly fence into something nice to look at. Figs you don't need to graft. Super easy to start from cuttings.
Oscar

I agree.  I have 4 vines climbing a wall, no trellis just the other vines for support and once they grow past the wall a neighbours hedge 6ft up on higher ground).  I should do a chain link as a quick way to replace the inedible hedge (if it was up to me only.....)

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 06:04:01 PM »
I know plenty of people travel all the way to Thailand just to eat their way through a giant pile of fruits. Fruit there is ridiculously cheap, but when you factor in your flight and other expenses then how much is that fruit costing per pound?
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The all-you-can-eat durian farms with ~10 spp sound like alot of fun.

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 06:21:40 PM »
BMc,
Please send me half a ton of durian!  ;D  I just ate a frozen one from Thailand...not the same thing!  Next week, I fill up the tank with fantastic fruits in northeast Brasil. Not cheap, but superb quality! A few yeasr ago, I paid 4 or 5 Reais for one (1) maracuja doce (passiflora alata), worth every cent!  1 US dollar= R$ 1.73

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 06:40:39 PM »
Yikes! That's some serious lychee grubbing. Good fruit and good veggies are worth some decent money, but I probably wouldn't plunk down more than $3 to $4 a pound. It looks like lychee prices are going to be in the sky this year, so I'll be substituting mangoes instead.

every year between may 20 and jul 10, i spend about about $700mon lychees and about $150 on mangosteen. I pay $2-5 a pound for lychees and $8-10 a pound for mangosteen.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 09:39:29 PM »
I would pay $10 per lb for something really rare that I had not tried before. My regular max $$ would be about $5 lb.  Bill Whitman once told me that Langsat sold for $20 per lb in Hawaiian fruit markets and that they usually sold out.   
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 09:42:23 PM »
I would pay $10 per lb for something really rare that I had not tried before. My regular max $$ would be about $5 lb.  Bill Whitman once told me that Langsat sold for $20 per lb in Hawaiian fruit markets and that they usually sold out.

Don't know what market Whitman went to, but here langsat usually sells for $5-6 a pound. Problem is you hardly ever find it for sale. Most of the growers are Filipinos and they eat it themselves.
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2012, 11:31:29 PM »
Don't mind paying very high price for a fruit, as long as it has a very poor fruit to seed ratio. Then i eat the fruit and plant the seeds and sell the plants or the seeds.  ;) So the fruit turns out to be free. Hey there's gotta be some reward for being a nurseryman.  :D
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Re: What's the most you'd spend per pound on a fruit?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2012, 12:06:23 AM »
U said it Oscar,

think about the golden dorsett, that's how to plant a seed!  Think of all of the weird stuff we'd have if everyone planted seeds...maybe it's best most die...and fruit nuts like us plant them all!

I'm still willing to pay a high price, for a chance to taste something I may never get to taste.

I always love feeding my grandma something new and rare (she's 89yrs).  Each time I feed her something she's never had, it makes me think...that took 89 yrs for her to finally taste it...."its ok" is what she says! :( :( :( ;D

So, to taste something once, that you may die without tasting...It's better to have love and lost, than to have never loved at all... ;)

Loved the way that atemoya tasted, but I lost my money in the process. :)

 

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