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Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 01, 2022, 09:09:26 PM »
Looking for an advice on when to harvest star apple (caimito) fruits. Mine have just started to change color, but no purple yet. First time fruiting!  ;D
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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 10:28:10 PM »
Well there's green and purple

the "green" one is starting to become light green-yellow ish and they are a bit overripe...the purple one will be looking mostly purple.

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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2022, 06:28:40 AM »
That I know!
But at what point do I harvest purple fruits for the optimum taste?
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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2022, 09:53:05 AM »
The more purple the better.
I wouldn't pick it if it's not more then 2/3rds purple
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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2022, 10:36:08 AM »
Thank u. Do they fall off the tree when fully ripe?
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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2022, 10:59:23 AM »
You can let them go full purple, and still let them hang on tree for a while. They will start to soften a bit. Have heard that if they ripen longer, not as much latex and fruit is better.

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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2022, 11:14:07 AM »
Thank you
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Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2022, 02:12:38 PM »
Thank u. Do they fall off the tree when fully ripe?

They don't fall off the tree.
They will rot and dry on the tree if not picked.
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