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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to harvest green jakfruit?
« on: September 22, 2022, 12:12:19 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for the tips.
I'll pick a green jakfruit that is not quite full-size and use oil to help cut it up without getting latex everywhere.  Then I'll try to make gudeg and see how it tastes.
-- Chris

Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to harvest green jakfruit?
« on: September 21, 2022, 08:26:07 PM »
I have a new tree loaded with its first jakfruits and I'd like to make gudeg, a dish which requires green jakfruit.  (My only experience with the unripe version is in cans of brine.)  So, at what stage can I harvest the green jakfruit?  And is there anything special to do in order to prepare it for cooking?  If anyone has experience with this, I would be grateful for tips -- Chris

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cleaning out extras
« on: August 06, 2022, 01:35:39 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trade or sale of some rare seeds
« on: October 12, 2021, 06:49:37 PM »
PM sent.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2021 SEEDS
« on: September 01, 2021, 11:41:37 PM »
Seeds arrived in great shape.  Thanks.  And thanks, too, for the bonus seeds.
I'm excited to get them all going.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2021 SEEDS
« on: August 26, 2021, 01:31:57 AM »
PM sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« on: February 02, 2021, 01:11:01 AM »
Thanks Mike and Oscar!!

Knowing what it is will help tremendously in figuring out how to eat it.  Somehow my friend thought he had planted a mangosteen, but when I saw the leaves they weren't paired (like the 3 kinds of mangosteens I have growing) I had my doubts.

I very much appreciate your ID help,


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please help ID mystery (inedible) fruit
« on: February 01, 2021, 09:21:27 PM »
A friend in Hawai'i planted a 'fruit' tree more than 2 decades ago.  It is now an attractive tree about 25' tall and equally wide.  I am told that the fruit is inedible, but I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction for an identification.  The larger of the two fruits is 4" across and is a bit less from bottom to top.

Photos below.

Many thanks in advance for your help here,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mystery Fruit - please help ID
« on: December 05, 2020, 02:23:35 AM »
Many thanks for the ID, Oscar.
I'll be checking to see if I can find any fruit left on the tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mystery Fruit - please help ID
« on: December 05, 2020, 12:50:24 AM »
Today, while working on a fence in rainforest Hawaii, I came across some fruit on the ground.  Orange on outside, about the size (3" diameter) and shape of a large tangerine, but it is not citrus.  I took some leaves from a tree nearby but didn't see fruit in it, so I hope I got the right foliage.  The fruit skin is leathery and there is 1/2" or more of whitish flesh next to it before getting to the large 1"+ seeds in the center.  I didn't taste the fruit, though it smelled OK. After cutting it open, the exposed surfaces went brown very quickly.

PS.  I tried a Google image search using the picture of the whole fruit, but the first item to appear was 'spoiled fruit', so that didn't get me any closer to an answer!

Any help in identifying this from the forum experts will be greatly appreciated!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:57:30 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've spent quite some time reading lots of very useful information here -- thanks so very much! -- and now thought I'd say hi.

Two years ago we moved to East Hawaii (550' elevation, 160" rainfall but excellent drainage) and have begun the slow process of reclaiming from the jungle some land that used to be a flower farm.  We are fortunate to have mature avocado trees scattered around the property (producing 8 months out of the year), but we are just starting with the fruit trees.  It seems whenever I fill an area with trees, I find even more that I 'need' to plant.

I'll be asking some questions on other threads, later on.


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