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Chrysophyllum albidum
« on: April 14, 2012, 05:50:17 AM »
I found some pictures of this african fruit. This one comes from Nigeria. Unfortunately there is not much information about, but it's reported to be tasty and appreciated. Someone growing it? I would be cool adding this sapotecea to my collection :)











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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 06:00:31 AM »
Felipe,

I found this pdf on the White star apple or African star apple!
http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treedb2/AFTPDFS/Chrysophyllum_albidum.pdf
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 06:15:50 AM »
Been trying to get seeds of this one for years. Very difficult to find!
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 04:53:41 PM »
It is one of few african fruits grown on a commercial scale. Both C. albidum and C. gorungosanum have been tried in as a species for agroforestry with coffee and banana here in Uganda. Can try and look for seeds....
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 06:00:20 PM »
Soren, you are the man!! Did you get to try fruits from those two species? It would be ultra-cool if you could find seeds... :)

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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 06:05:24 PM »
Soren, if you find some please mail me some. I like the idea of you mailing them to me even though the packages don't seem to ever arrive?  :'(  :'( Can you send them certified mail?
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 02:26:39 AM »
Felipe - haha, thanks I will do my best but unlike the Giant Yellow Mulberry where I had seedsource at hand, I will have to do a lot of footwork here as I have not encountered (nor tasted) any of these two species before - organisations working with agroforestry would be my first stop. It can take anything from a month to a year (or more).

Oscar - it is actually rare that mail I send from Uganda does not arrive - the problem is for me receiving as postoffice workers are underpaid and therefore pay themselves with parcels and letters  :-[ But, if I can get seeds, I will work on a different way of getting them to you.
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 05:23:08 AM »
I got a source from the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) here in Uganda. Currently, it is out of season, but he will help me look for seeds of Chrysophyllum albidum and a sweet type Garcinia buchananii. I believe G. buchananii is in season around Oct. not sure about C. albidum. Will keep you guys on the list.
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 05:25:27 AM »
I got a source from the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) here in Uganda. Currently, it is out of season, but he will help me look for seeds of Chrysophyllum albidum and a sweet type Garcinia buchananii. I believe G. buchananii is in season around Oct. not sure about C. albidum. Will keep you guys on the list.

OK, that's great to hear! Thanks.
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 04:12:11 PM »
Very good news  :)

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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 08:46:12 AM »
A recent study by researchers at the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University Ogun State in Nigeria showed that the local cherry fruit, African star apple (Agbalumo, Udara) lowered blood sugar and cholesterol, and could be useful in preventing and treating heart diseases

http://www.informafrica.com/blog/researchers-discover-african-star-apple-agbalumo-to-treat-diabetes-heart-disease-infections/


I would like to grow this fruit, has anybody got seeds of it?

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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 10:20:47 AM »
I have a number of seedlings growing, but they are slow. I also distributed a number to other members, I remember Mike T being one of them. I lost my seed source, so I can't supply any more.
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 11:31:00 AM »
There was an african member of this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/478816332506583/    Selling seeds of this species, about 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2018, 04:09:36 PM »
I might be able to get some Agbalumo fruits from a Nigerian guy who work in here. I will report back if i manage to get some.
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Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2018, 06:53:44 AM »
I have a number of seedlings growing, but they are slow. I also distributed a number to other members, I remember Mike T being one of them. I lost my seed source, so I can't supply any more.

Amazing, I hope they will fruit for you! and this post, from 2012, so amazing!

 

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