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First taste, Eugenia pyriformis? lutecens? or ?
« on: September 16, 2022, 02:51:07 PM »
I deceived some seeds from Marcos a few years back that were labeled as E. pyriformis or lutecens. Well I had three plants fruit this year, so I figured that I would post a tasting note and discuss what these plants may be.


Fruit itself is quite variable in size, with one plant producing fruit that is two to three time the size of the other two plants.


Flavor wise, the fruits are soft, very succulent and acidic. They taste of apricot and suriname cherry, with a pleasant hint of resin.  If you like acidic fruits, you will probably like this one, and juiced with added sugar it was quite tasty.

It is a very attractive plant, fruits well in a pot, and produces an abundant crop.  Something that I find to be well worth growing.

As to what this plant is, I am also growing Eugenia pyriformis, from seeds I received from Vitor when he was active here and providing seeds. With the proviso that I cannot guarantee that Vitors seeds are truly pyriformis, I can say that the plant from Vitor's seeds are clearly different from the plants from Marcos' seeds.  The plants look similar in overall growth habit, although Vitor's leaves are a bit narrower (only slightly).  The big difference is in the flowering of the two.  For Vitor's seeds the plant produces solitary flowers, that bloom in April/May with the fruit ripening in June.  For the other plant, the plant produces three flowers in a stem, much like many guavas, and although the flower buds start to appear in April, they do not bloom until Late July, with the fruit ripening in August/September.

So, what is this plant?  Is it E. lutecens or E. pyriformis or something else?  I really don't know but I will keep researching it.

Anyway, if anyone wants seeds of this plant, let me know as I have a bunch.

Cheers,
Richard

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Re: First taste, Eugenia pyriformis? lutecens? or ?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 04:30:44 PM »
Now I have a better idea what to look forward to whenever my Eugenia pyriformis/lutescens flowers and fruits. My seeds came from Marcos as well. I will say that, as young plants, they have developed a pyramidal growth habit; they are vaguely Christmas tree-shaped. I took that as an indication that they are pyraformis; but I do not know for certain whether that is the case. Hopefully, regardless of the species, the two plants I kept are ones that produce large, good tasting fruit.

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Re: First taste, Eugenia pyriformis? lutecens? or ?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 04:44:07 PM »
Thanks Richard, for post on your seed growing experiment of eugenia pyriformis sometimes you never hear of results on some of these seeds we grow.

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Re: First taste, Eugenia pyriformis? lutecens? or ?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2022, 07:20:33 PM »
Nice job Richard, are these the ones in the 5gal pots? Flavor sounds great, I enjoy pitangatuba w/sugar, I bet these were even better.

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Re: First taste, Eugenia pyriformis? lutecens? or ?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2022, 08:34:59 PM »


 I wonder if this is the same as the Sweet Uvaia that Kevin Jones has fruiting?

 https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=43662.msg426766#msg426766

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Re: First taste, Eugenia pyriformis? lutecens? or ?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2022, 09:40:05 PM »


 I wonder if this is the same as the Sweet Uvaia that Kevin Jones has fruiting?

 https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=43662.msg426766#msg426766

It's not the same
I have both and they are different plants
They have not fruited for me so I can't compare the fruit yet

 

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