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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2013, 11:45:45 PM »
Glad to see it blooming for you Adam! I hope mine blooms soon! They are growing really well but no blooms yet!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2013, 08:41:35 PM »
finally got a nice bloom on the strigipes.





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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2013, 08:43:37 PM »
Now that's puuuurrrdy!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2013, 08:44:50 PM »
Well done Adam! Is this the grafted one?

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2013, 08:55:10 PM »
Tomas,

its actually the seedling I took scions from...and it flowered months after the grafted one!

so it doesn't really make sense, but I'm happy it decided to catch up with itself.

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2013, 11:25:11 PM »
Very unique looking, glad its flowering!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2014, 07:43:27 PM »
after observing M. strigipes for a few years, now I'm quite certain it's a bit more cold tolerant than M. glazioviana...both can handle brief temps of about 25F without dying, but strigipes is definitely a notch stronger.

Because this tree is holding tiny fruits for the first time, I went ahead and placed it in my greenhouse.  I think it's more attractive than M. glazioviana (which is one of the most beautiful plants) mainly because of the red tinted foliage.


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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2014, 08:27:12 PM »
Great to know about the M. strigipes plants Adam! I've been afraid to take any chances with mine!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2014, 08:35:08 PM »
Hi Adam,

Isn't temperatures around 25F what a regular jaboticaba normally can withstand? I read about a jaboticaba tree in Brooksville, Florida that survived 18F!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2014, 08:41:45 PM »
Ed, Tomas

although I believe strigipes could survive brief exposure to 25F I'm sure the damage would be severe...lots of die back.

the sabara can withstand very low temps, but depends how long they're exposed and how large the tree is.  I think anything under 23-25F can easily be fatal!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2014, 09:11:33 PM »
My sabara growing in the Houston area years ago survived 18 F with about 50% of the plant killed back. It was a 8 year old plant that was about 7 feet tall. After the freeze it was 3.5 to 4 feet tall.

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2014, 09:23:03 PM »
Ed

thanks for the great info!!  that reminds me...

I have a friend near me who lives in a cold area (Hayri, I think you met her) she had one live through a similar event.

I remember seeing a few trees that survived temps lower than 25F , and the bark was split all over!  they can really hang on by a thread....the cambium heals back over time...and it definitely sets the tree back, delaying fruiting.

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2014, 09:30:24 PM »
Yes I did have some major bark split! Another reason I lost half of tree is that trimmed it back until no split bark was left.

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2014, 10:59:56 PM »
At my place ,12 miles north of lake okeechobee ,Jan. 2009     we had a few nites in the upper teens
Out of 12 mature jaboticabas I lost 2. some had minor burns  on leaves. One grimmel froze half
way . In 2010 we temps in the teens with only minor damage

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2014, 01:01:29 AM »
Adam, that strigipies is growing nicely!!!
Jabotica, I can't believe your area gets that cold!! We had a cold winters those years though.

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2014, 10:29:58 PM »
kgknight  The first 8 years in okeechobee county we had mild winters .I had brought many
fruit trees from Palm Beach county.In 2009 I lost 10 foot high lychee 12 foot high antidesma
(bignay) jackfruit and many others . after some 2 to 4 months the bignay and jackfruit  came back
from the roots and some are back to 10 to 12 feet high.
 


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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2015, 05:04:20 PM »
some fruit set!  very few, but definitely have some that are holding.

this will be a first for me...maybe for USA?



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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2015, 09:05:12 PM »
Congrats! Look forward to taste description. I think Luc said they taste just like cabelluda, aka yellow jaboticaba (M. glazioviana)?
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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2015, 01:52:28 PM »
Oscar,

thanks!

If the fruit hold I will be sure to take pics and post a description...

but so far everyone I've talked to says it's just like cabelluda (yellow jabo), but has more edible portion...which isn't a bad thing...I absolutely love the flavor of cabelluda.

lol, maybe I'll taste something they don't? doubt it.
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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2015, 06:22:27 PM »
You will taste the slight difference Adam and I know you will describe it perfectly . Meanwhile my tree is now over 3 meters , still pumping out thousands of flowers , even though I trimmed several trees around it I think it still doesn't get enough sunlight and fruit set is poor , I had more fruits when it was still in a 20 liter bucket in full sun . As soon as I have cabelluda rootstock I will try to graft on these and plant in full sun .
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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2015, 08:42:57 PM »
finally got a nice bloom on the strigipes.



Surely this is a variant, and a beautiful one! The totally red and pointy leafs aren´t common.
Great finding Adam!

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2015, 08:58:54 PM »
finally got a nice bloom on the strigipes.



Surely this is a variant, and a beautiful one! The totally red and pointy leafs aren´t common.
Great finding Adam!


Cassio!

Thanks!

Btw, your variety might be more rare, all of the plants I've seen have red growth...maybe yours is the special one!!??

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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2015, 10:50:24 PM »
Strigipes fruited this year.

I got one very small seedless runt fruit, and two small/medium sized fruits.

i think the fruits were a bit small because they developed over the winter.

I suppose I ate them a bit too early, slightly green, but they were still good.  It taste just like cabelluda (only the slightest difference in flavor can be detected)...but the seeds are smaller and the skin is thinner.  Also, cabelluda fruits are fuzzy, whereas strigipes were hairless, and also have a punctate appearance with pronounced glands in the skin, (they look like dots.)

here are the first fruits my tree has produced...pictured with red jaboticaba and Grimal fruits.

looking forward to tasting more of these!




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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2015, 12:41:12 AM »
Congrats on your strigipes fruiting! Do you also have M. guaquica? Have you fruited that? Wondering how the guaquicas compare with strigipes and glazoviana?
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Re: Myrciaria strigipes
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2015, 01:04:26 AM »
Congrats on your strigipes fruiting! Do you also have M. guaquica? Have you fruited that? Wondering how the guaquicas compare with strigipes and glazoviana?

thanks Oscar!

I have some Myrciaria guaquiea trees growing...some small seedlings that I will resell later this year, and some grafted trees I made last year (no for sale).  I think they could fruit in the next year or two...they are quite precocious like the cabelluda (yellow jabo), taking only about 3yrs to flower...the tree i got scions from was already close to 3yrs old.

 

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