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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Root Propagation
« on: November 21, 2023, 02:35:23 PM »
I was weeding around one of my Imbe trees that we planted about 6 months ago and I noticed some Imbe leaves on the ground. I thought I had broken off the end of a branch somehow but upon closer inspection I realized part of the long taproot that somehow got severed (I think we cut it because I left it in the pot too long) had sprouted a new plant.

I pulled up the remaining piece of the root and there was a good 2 feet of it. I cut it up into about 6 inch long sections and put the unsprouted pieces in a tray with some potting mix in the hopes they'll sprout as well. I was under the impression that Garcinia species have weaker root systems so I wasn't expecting to see this.

Picture of the root shoot below.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hilo Arboretum 9/1/23
« on: September 02, 2023, 01:44:17 PM »
I got to go to one of my favorite places on the island yesterday after serving some papers in Hilo. Here's some pictures:

Xanthorrhoea sp: This grass tree is one of my favorite plants here. I was finally able to collect some seed off the ground after shaking the stalks. I hope it germinates, the internet said they do pretty easily but are often killed by overwatering. Also if anyone could please help with a specific ID that would be greatly appreciated!

Tabernaemontana Pachysiphon: This one was in bloom for the first time I noticed. I actually hadn't looked at this plant on my many trips here before but I am glad it caught my eye this time! I couldn't get a picture but most of the flowers had small wasps or flies on them. They kind of looked like tiny yellowjackets but a lot less angry. The flowers do smell somewhat of cinnamon.

Gmelina fasciculiflora: My jaw dropped upon seeing the fruit hanging in the tree. The fruit is not edible but I touched some of the juice to my tongue and it is similar in taste to Gmelina Arborea. There is a large Gmelina Arborea tree about 100 yards away from this tree, but the color of the fruits on Gmelina fasciculiflora is stunning. The pulp smells strange but not entirely offputting like wikipedia lead me to believe. It definitely did stain my fingers brown and for hours after it felt similar to having dried superglue all over my fingers, kind of a rough sensation. The smell stuck to my hands for hours so that wasn't very nice. Next time I'll use gloves and maybe a cherry pitter to speed up seed extraction.

A group of several Garcinia Mangostana trees. I have only tasted one immature but somehow ripe fruit we found on the ground since these ones are extremely popular. Last time we came the Garcinia Dulcis tree was exploding with fruit but not this time. My mom wanted me to take a picture of the purple mangosteen trees so she could get a sense for how large they get. Apparently they weren't as large as she thought, but then again they did seem a lot larger to me at first.

The abiu and jaboticaba trees were producing as well. I am still looking for E-4 Abiu if anyone has some for sale. I also got to try better fruit off the wampee I took seed from before and it was amazing, like sugar water with citrus flavor. I did find another wampee that they had misnumbered and the fruit wasn't as good. They didnt have seeds either and you had to suck the flesh out and it was much less juicy compared to the other wampee fruit that just explodes into your mouth. They also have a breadfruit tree called "rare autia" that I don't know anything about so if someone else does I would love to hear about it!

Also I got a couple alupag fruits. I havent had any success growing the two seedlings that sprouted and couldnt find much care instructions online... The taste is indescribable, in spite of the small amount of flesh vs giant seed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia Dulcis vs Xanthochymus
« on: March 16, 2023, 10:22:59 PM »
I had some G. Dulcis at the Hilo Arboretum today and it was pretty good. Some mango flavor and not overly sour, but for the flesh near the rind. I'm interested in how to tell Dulcis apart from xanthochymus because I have some seedlings I need to ID. The leaves look a bit different but there wasn't a xanthochymus there to compare to. The tree was loaded though. We almost had a couple fruits splat on our heads.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit ID Big Island Hawaii
« on: March 13, 2023, 02:33:22 PM »

I got this fruit from a roadside fruit stand in South Kona. Its about the size of a baseball and is highly aromatic. One of the best things I've ever smelled. The smell is somewhat reminiscent of an apple but also very floral. Will post pics of the inside when I cut it open, hopefully when its ripe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit ID
« on: November 06, 2022, 01:07:10 AM »

Just got home from Hawaii tropical fruit growers conference. They had this fruit there but no label. No idea what it is but thick skin and slight acid taste with the flavor of honey. Not much flesh to seed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Red mammee apple seedling (Mammea Americana)
« on: October 28, 2022, 01:35:42 PM »

I noticed the other day this popped up and I was pretty intrigued. The other seeds shot up green and I've never seen a red one. Granted, I haven't germinated too many mammee apple seeds yet. Wondering if anyone else has seen a red seedling.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia ID
« on: September 10, 2022, 09:09:12 PM »

This fruit was sold as Garcinia Cowa but does not match pictures on google. I'm assuming it is garcinia but I could be wrong. Flavor is similar to apricot with small amount of astringency. Fruit size is a bit larger than a quarter.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Large seeded jackfruit
« on: August 24, 2022, 04:53:17 PM »

I was watching this video and their jackfruit seeds are about five times bigger than any jackfruit seed I've seen. I'm really interested in growing one for our food forest if anyone could sell me seeds. Thanks!

Edit: you can see the seeds in the video at 6:30

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Vine ID purple berries
« on: November 21, 2021, 11:01:17 PM »

I found this vine growing out front with purple berries, and they are green unripe. Hopefully the picture makes it through. Please let me know if it's deadly poison or not. Thanks!

Location is south Kona Hawai'i

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