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what about eugenia myrtifolia?
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:33:15 PM »
Hi, did someone tasted eugenia myrtifolia or Syzygium paniculatum?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_paniculatum

"It is commonly cultivated in eastern Australia and elsewhere. Well known as an edible wild fruit with a pleasantly sour apple-like flavour. It is eaten fresh or cooked into jams"

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Re: what about eugenia myrtifolia?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 06:36:18 PM »
yes...it's pretty much what we call a trash fruit....lol.

but I suppose they are refreshing and have some beneficial nutritional and medicinal qualities.

sure does make a nice topiary.


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Re: what about eugenia myrtifolia?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 06:45:29 PM »
great to know it :-D, now I should not waste my time on it!

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Re: what about eugenia myrtifolia?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 07:10:30 PM »
Yeah, don't waste your time. At best it has a pleasant mild apple taste with a hint of clove in a mealy flesh. Most of the time its just sour styrofoam. Survival food. There's tens of thousands of these bushes around San Diego. I try the fruits all the time.
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Re: what about eugenia myrtifolia?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 07:12:57 PM »
Very popular nursery plant in Southern California. It's well liked because it makes a very attractive fast growing hedge around your property so people can't look in, and to block wind. Can be trimmed to whatever shape you want. But nobody eats them. I ofcourse did try eating them. Not worth eating out of hand. It's certainly edible but not palatable. Probably would be great in jams and jellies.
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Re: what about eugenia myrtifolia?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 07:36:20 PM »
I had 2 producing trees , removed them , but yes the jam is good ....
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