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Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« on: September 24, 2023, 04:14:22 PM »
Hi folks, has anyone found a good use for Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica? From the fruit I tasted, it was pretty sour, and the texture was a little too mealy for my tastes. Has anyone made preserves with it? Dehydrated? Something else?




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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2023, 05:02:15 PM »
Juice or preserves. Any way you would use a mayhaw or cranberry.

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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2023, 06:47:46 PM »
Hi folks, has anyone found a good use for Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica? From the fruit I tasted, it was pretty sour, and the texture was a little too mealy for my tastes. Has anyone made preserves with it? Dehydrated? Something else?



Reedo, Pokeweed. My buddies. You guys know I have been looking for one of those things for a while. Apparently there is one that is sweet called prodigal.

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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2023, 06:35:31 AM »
I read somewhere that there were attempts to improve them decades ago, but haven't seen any of the results. mine are very tart, very little sweetness.

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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2023, 01:28:37 PM »
Hi folks, has anyone found a good use for Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica? From the fruit I tasted, it was pretty sour, and the texture was a little too mealy for my tastes. Has anyone made preserves with it? Dehydrated? Something else?



Reedo, Pokeweed. My buddies. You guys know I have been looking for one of those things for a while. Apparently there is one that is sweet called prodigal.

They root pretty easily from cuttings. I’ll see if I have any extra plants lying around, but I don’t think so. You might message Nate at Wildlands Plants and see if he’s selling any plants.

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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2023, 04:24:07 PM »
Are we talking about the one Adam is offering?
I saw the mother plant at the Fruit and Spice park, and wow it is gigantic.

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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2023, 11:18:20 PM »
Are we talking about the one Adam is offering?
I saw the mother plant at the Fruit and Spice park, and wow it is gigantic.

These were from Nattyfrootz’s plant (Wildlands Plants). I don’t know where he originally got his plant.

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Re: Uses for tropical apricot (Dovyalis hebecarpa x D. abyssinica)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2023, 11:35:54 PM »
Got my plant originally from Exotica, not sure where they sourced theirs from
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