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Hello, fellow fruit addicts, Thank you all for the support. I have part 2 ready of seeds to offer. Lots of interesting new Sapotaceae to offer from my amazing team in Brazil.

Annona sylvatica
Annona rugulosa
Butia paraguinenes
Bactris setosa
Adansonia Baoba
Chrysophyllum rufum
Eugenia herrigeriana
Eugenia luschnathiana Bahia Grande
Eugenia luschnathiana Bahia Mel
Eugenia zuccarini
Eugneia sellowiana
Meiogyne cylindrica
Nauleopsis glabra
Posoqueria latifolia
Pouteria elegans "Caramuri"
Pouteria gardneri "Sapotinha"
Pouteria guianensis
Pouteria laevigata
Pouteria venousa pessago (germianted)
Pouteria sp Abiu Amarella Doce Muido
Pouteria sp Abiu Casca vermelha
Pouteria sp Abiu Mirim Roxa Redondo
Pradosia sp Bahia DOce
Stelechocarpus burahol "Kepel"

Hello fruit addicts. I am still processing, cleaning, inspecting seeds from the latest expedition and collaboration with with my Brazilian team, we have some amazing new species to offer. My time is super limited so I only had time to process about 1/4 of the seeds and will be offering some amazing new categories including ethnobotanical medicines, hardwood species, palms etc... Here is a list of what I hoped to have ready but if its not up on the website yet, it will be soon. I have a huge selection of pouterias that will drop next week. Thank you for all the support and kind words.

Annona cacans
Annona hypoglauca
Annona coriacea yellow
Annona spinescens
Annona leptopelata
Annona sp Black Amazonas
Annona Salzmannii "Beach Sugar Apple"
Annona fosteri
Annona ubatubensis
Annona crassiflora "Dalva Branca"
Annona crassiflora "Dalva laranja"
Annona crassiflora "Pantanal"
Annona neoinsignis
Duguetia cauliflora
Duguetia trunciflora
Duguetia magnoliida
Duguetia marcgraviana "Pantanal Doce"
Duguetia morocandiana
Duguetia sp Bruno
Duguetia stelenchanta
Duguetiea echiniphora "escola"
Xylopia fructecens Embira vermelha
Xylopia aromatica
Jaboticaba branca
Jaboticaba branca mel
Jaboticaba branca vilella c16
Jaboticaba branca vinho
Jaboticaba escarlate
Myciaria cusidata "Cambui"
Eugenia sp chapada diamintina

Resupply of the $5 Pouteria macrophylla "Cutite" The banana laffy taffy pouteria. Big price reduction.

I've saved you the hassle of germination and coddling through the seedling stage. There are ready to be up potted to their next home.
Thanks for your support.

Last 2 left Annona spinescens
SOLD OUT Brosimum gaudichaudii
Duguetia lanceolata
Duguetia spixiana
2 Left Eugenia arenaria Pitangai Una from Helton Josue Orchard
Eugenia acutata
Eugenia angustissima
SOLD OUT Plinia inflata "Shawi"
SOLD OUT Annona Sylvatica
2 Left Eugenia ternatifolia: H. Josue orchard
Psidium stiatulum: H. Josue orchard
SOLD OUT Pouteria macrophylla "Lucuma"
Eugenia sellowiana Top tasting Eugenia

ADDED Atemoya "Doce Brazil"
Only 2 available total Eugenia sp "El Choco Reserve"
ADDED Eugenia francavilleana
ADDED Eugenia punicifolia "Beach Cherry"
ADDED Eugenia caipora "Spicy Louquat"

Use code "SPRINGTIME" for a 15% off coupon

Seed drop # 2 and Seedlings

New seeds and seedlings available:
Brosimim lactescens
Plinia inflata "Tikuna San Matin"
Pouteria sp Pitomba de Leite
Annona fosteri
Annona sp Amazonas Pera
Annona cuspidata

Seedlings ready for planting!
Duguetia spixiana "Tortuga Caspi"
Duguetia lanceolata "Pindaiba"
Annona spinescens "Araticum de Espinho

Seeds have arrived, cleaned and processed. Duguetia stenantha is STILL my favorite fruit! It also was the clear winner for all four of us on our last expedition. We also found out that the Huitito indigenous community is establishing a farm to cultivate this species. The Huitito told us they fruit between 5 to 7 years! The goal of most of my expeditions is to find Duguetia and this is the best tasting of them so far. The carpals without seeds are dense candy corn consistency with Melon, brown sugar and praline undertones. I could eat these all day.
I was able to source many and offering at a crazy good price $6 and looking for a farm to cultivate these.... any takers?

"PahWay" orange fruit... still don't have an ID.

Pourouma cecropiifolia Amazon grape, Amazon tree-grape

Pouteria sp Amazonas Lucuma
Pouteria sp Abiu Carambola

Pouteria sp Abiu Pera

Campomanesia lineatfolia "Pallilo"

Plinia clausa "Anihuayo"

Annona edulis

Annona mucosa "Biriba" Amazonas Giants

Onychopetalum periquino "Envira Caju" Preta
Onychopetalum periquino "Envira Caju" Vermelha

Theobroma subincannum "Cupui"
Theobroma obovatum This one is Wow!

We have internet for the night before we head back into the jungle. Uploaded some taste reports.
Duguetia stenatha

Hapa Joe and WildLandPlants meet for the first time in Colombia. Boy do I have a surprise for him.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Part 2. Hapa Joes garden.
« on: January 16, 2023, 09:47:51 PM »
Had an awesome day hosting AJ. Part 2 of the garden tour is uploaded.  Please subscribe and give AJ props for providing some cool content.

Aj the graft man filming part two of the garden. Wonder what I have for sell in the spring? Sneak preview.

I had a fun day hanging out with AJ and showing him my garden. Here is a link to the interview portion of the tour. Please subscribe and support AJ who is creating some interesting much need Youtube content.

Hello fellow Tropical fruit addicts. I am taking my team ... and WildLandPlants! to the Amazon to revisit the Tikuna Indigenous reservation area to re pay some promises to the amazing people I met on my travels and find some more rare fruit!  Tropical fruit trees and seed sales are tough in winter but wanted to provide an opportunity to get some rare seeds at a discount and to those who support the work we do.

Use code: TFF at checkout for 15% off

Good morning fellow fruit addicts.
I spent some weeks exploring the Maranhao state of Brazil with a team of fruit addicts with Brazilian fruit expertise and have some amazing new fruit taste reports and seeds for sell. My main purpose was to find and document more Duguetia species and to continue to build relationships with people who truly make this happen… the locals.

I started my trip in the Cerrado again to collect more species and trade. I finally found a Calycina that I really really like. We are naming it after the sweet housekeeper that found this species on her property and had to share with the American :)

We then spent the rest of the trip searching the Atlantic rain forest and chapada biomes. It was majestic. The last day we became tourists and we to the Lencois marahensis dunes National Park. It was there.. on our day off that we made the find of the trip. Eugenia tinctoria …

Seeds will be shipped starting Jan 2, as my wife, full time teacher,  and I are traveling for for a much needed break during the holidays.

Alto Pariaso Cerrado

Eugenia calycina “Dalva”
In truth, I haven’t tried any of the good varieties grown in the US, but have tried many many wild grown ones. They are a very bland species until this one. It may be a subspecies but this tastes like sour cherry pie. Very tasty. This grows in the native Cerrado behind Dalva’s house.

Campomanesia adamantium var “Amarillo”
A top 3 tasting campomanesia that is very sweet with little acidity and little of the pronounced campomanesia flavor. Small bush like structure and drought tolerant in cool temperatures.

Annona coriacea “Orange Crush”
This Annona has a light Crassiflora flavor and still somewhat grainy but had a pronounced orange flavor and was sweeter than previous tasting of coriacea. Still early in the season.

Maranhao Atlantic Rainforest

Hapa Joe Favorite Duguetia aff marcgraviana “Lucenilde"
We saw a kid selling blue fruit in a bag on the side of a road. Of course I stopped, us small business owners have ti stick together. What we thought was jaboticaba (woohoo) was actually jambolin (sigh). Still bought them but not my favorite. While we are there Huan starts talking to a local and he is so excited to start finding Duguetia he shows her a picture of “Ameju”. She points and talks in portugese and Huan starts doing a goofy happy dance (I really need to get this on film) And says to follow him. We turn the corner along a long dirt path and a medium tree FULL of Duguetia Marcgraviana “lucenilde” very sweet papaya and melon flavor. No strange or weird flavors. Wonderful melon aroma. Nice flesh and was told they get much bigger as the rainy season progresses. Named after the sweet old lady who pointed us in the right direction.

Duguetia aff echinophora Bruno sp Maranhao
Duguetia marcgraviana
Duguetia echinophora Buritiensis

Bacuri Platonia insignis
A very large seed small flesh but creamy and very very very aromatic relative of the Garcia family. If you like the smell of truffles you will love this fruit. Banana flesh with custardy flavor. The yellow parts inside the rind is also cooked ane used to make a superfood. Grows in the chapada at elevation but even at elevation in the rainforest it doesn’t freeze so frost hardiness has not been tested. Without a greenhouse proceed with caution.

Talisia esculenta
If this fruit had more flesh it would be a must have for soapberry fans like lychee and rambutan. More tropical and sweet with much less flesh with a semi sticky fiber that sticks to the seeds. Very difficult to clean!

Bruno Lima Favorite Campomanesia aromatica var Preta
Small deep black color when ripe and extremely tasty. Has the pronounced campomanesia flavor in a jelly like flesh that is really sweet and no acidity.

Mouriri guianensis
Sweet finishes with a mouth drying tannic affect. Jelly like fruit. We found this along the fence line in a cattle field. The farmers kept it for a reason and there were no fruit or seeds on the ground thanks to the chickens and animals.

Eugenia Caipora
Found throughout the regions we were exploring. The animals must love it as it was distributed throughout the region, unlike Eugenia klotzchiana which was found in only one small area and in patches. The best way I could describe this fruit is a spicy zesty slightly acidic loquat. Unripe fruit has a bitterness around the skin that dissipates with ripeness.

Murici Byrsonia crassifolia
Amazing sweet fruit that was one of my favorites until you smell the blue cheese finish. The locals love it and make juice from it and eat from hand but I can’t get past the cheesy aftertaste.

Corderia sessilis tamarind
   Yup tastes like tamarind pudding.

Corderia sessilis sweet
   No acidity very sweet

Myciaria sp cabinho restinga
   Found in the same area as the above Myrciaria. This species however has different foliage and produce dark blue berries with a long stem . Dwarf and ornamental with edible sweet berries.After consulting with Seedshhunter, we think it is related to Myciaria sp Iguatu Preta but something different.

Duguetia cf macrophylla

Pouteria sp “Pao de paca” Sapotaceae

Eugenia patrissii Dolce
This Eugenia has a seed that is fuzzy like Camu Camu and a tasty very similar to Camu Camu round the seed but the rest of the flesh has a very Surinam cherry like flavor. Quite good.

Huan Shuma favorite Pouteria macrophylla “Cutite”
Have you ever eaten banana taffy taffy and thought, “wow, that is so artificial that tastes nothing like bananas”? The next more relevant question is, “Did you like it?”
The artificial banana flavor actually is based on the flavor of a banana species that is almost extinct due to a fungus. It used to be one of the major types of bananas grown until the fungus wiped them out and we found the Cavnedish current banana was mostly immune to the fungus. What does this have to do with this fruit? It tastes exactly likely creamy banana taffy. Fully ripe fruit have no bitterness and is very sticky and sweet.

Chrysophyllum marginatum
The native range of this species is Bolivia to Brazil and N. Argentina. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. Very sweet and tasty but little flesh. The flavor however is top quality. If someone can cultivate a flesh producing hybrid of this species will have a winner, otherwise ornamental and edible.

Diego Techera Verde Center favorite Eugenia tinctoria
   This will be a must have. Tastes like blueberries and mint. The locals know and love this fruit and report that it gets much bigger and sweeter in the middle of the rainy species. We originally thought it was a Myrcia and when we sent to verify the collector started to freak out. This is one that is very  difficult to find and is a top tasting Eugenia.

Pouteria durlandii Abiu mirim
ABIÚ-MIRIM comes from the Tupi Guarani language and means “Fruit Bicuda” and the adjective mirim means small fruit. It is also called: Abiu kid, Bapeva small, Aça ferro and Abiuzinho da mata.
At Sitio Frutas Raras, they plant thesuffers from frost, but young specimens produce fruit every 2 years.
Seedlings: The seeds are oblong (longer than they are wide) with a brownish and smooth bark and a scar along its length. They are recalcitrant (they lose their germination power if they are dried), so they should be planted as soon as they have been pulped, in individual packages measuring 7 cm wide and 22 cm high, filled with an organo -sand substrate , placing 2 seeds per package that will germinate between 20 to 45 days, thinning is done when the plant is 10 cm high, eliminating the weakest plant. The development of seedlings is moderate, reaching 20 to 30 cm in height with 10 to 12 months of life. The seedlings formed by seeds begin to produce 5 to 6 years after planting.

Chrysophyllum argenteum
Characteristics: medium to large tree, grows from 3 to 5 m in open environments and from 6 to 15 m in the middle of the forest. The plant bears fruit abundantly in full sun, but water should not be lacking during flowering and fruit formation. It begins to bear fruit with 4 to 5 years depending on the climate and cultural practices.
 The fruits are large and rounded, with a greenish color even when ripe, the pulp is translucent and has a great flavor, somewhat reminiscent of cream with a touch of abiú . This rare and tasty fruit cannot be missing from your orchard collection! The plant is very ornamental because of the rusty golden leaves on the back. The flowers are apicultural and the fruits also feed birds and mammals. It is a very promising species to plant commercially because of the flavor and durability of its fruits.

Myrciaria strigipes

NOMENCLATURE AND MEANING: UBANAXICA OR MANAXICA comes from the Tupi Guarani but the etymology has not yet been discovered. It is also called Cabeludinha da Praia and Cambucá da Praia.
Origin: It is endemic to the restinga forest from the south of Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. The fruit is a globular berry 2 to 3 cm in diameter, shaped like a tire with a light yellow and thin skin when ripe, involving 1 or 2 seeds in a sweet and sour gelatinous pulp.

Uses: Fruiting from October to December. The fruits are delicious to be consumed in-natura and can be used to make juices, sweets and ice cream. The tree is ornamental, the flowers are melliferous and it is an ideal species for urban afforestation of streets, squares and parks. It is a rare species and needs to be cultivated to be preserved.

Eugenia cerrasiflora
Origin: Native and endemic to the Atlantic forest along the coast and to the semi-deciduous highland forests, occurring in the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina, Brazil. More information at the link: The fruits are subglobose or cylindrical, measuring 1.5 to 1.8 cm long and 8 mm to 1.4 cm wide, with a thin red skin surrounding a reddish gelatinous pulp that covers a rounded grayish seed.

Uses: Fruiting from August to September. Very important species as an apiculture, as it flowers at the end of June and July, providing a lot of nectar and pollen to several species of bees, native or not. The fruits have pectin-rich pulp and ripen in August and September and are used by bees both for food and for building their nests. The birds also look for it, because when they mature there is little food. For human consumption, harvest the very red ones and let them reach the point for another 2 or 3 days. With the pulp you can also make a delicious jelly. The tree cannot be missing from gardens and reforestation projects.

Randia ferox
Fruits in May to July and sometimes in August. The fruits are tasty and taste like bitter chocolate with coffee and are very pleasant for consumption in natura. The tree is deciduous (losing its leaves at the end of winter, flowering without leaves) and small in size and therefore serves very well to be grown in large gardens and squares in places where people stay away from the thorns of the plant. This species cannot be missing in reforestation projects, as the plant is very rustic when in weak soils and in full sun and its early production of fruits feeds the faunagenerally.

Eugenia beaurepairiana
INGÁBAÚ or UVAIA DO VISCONDE, and the species name was given in honor of Viscount Henrique de Beaurepaire-Rochan. It is also called uvaia-rambutan because of the rough, hairy texture of the skin and the much better flavor!
Origin: Native and endemic to the Atlantic Forest along the coast, occurring in the states of: São Paulo, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, Brazil. More information at the link: \ The fruit is globose to elliptical, orange when ripe, 1.5 to 4.5 centimeters in diameter, velutinous, prominent glands visible as warts when the fruit is very hairy; the pulp is juicy, thick and sweet, enveloping 1 to 3 seeds.

Uses: Fruiting from November to February. The fruits are similar to the common uvaia, but are sweeter and more flavorful. They can be consumed in natura, and also serve to make juices and ice cream. In the past, fruits were harvested from wild trees and were part of the table of high society, mainly viscounts. The flowers have great beekeeping potential. The fruits attract numerous species of birds.

Eugenia tenuipedunculata
We call the SPECIES OF RED FRUITS (E. aff. [Similar to] tenuipedunculata) CAMBUCÁ-PITANGA because the plant has leaves very similar to cambucá and red fruits that resemble pitanga. AND THE OTHER SPECIES OF OBLONG PURPLE BLACKENED FRUITS (E. tenuipedunculata -type) of PITANGA-CAJÚ because of the resemblance of the fruits with the cashew fruit in formation.
Origin:  The red fruit species originates from the semi-deciduous forest above 500 m altitude and may even be a new species; and the species with purplish fruits is original from the Atlantic rainforest, where it occasionally appears. It inhabits the states of São Paulo, up to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. :  Fruiting from October to December and sometimes February. The fruits are delicious to be consumed in natura or used to make juices, sweets, filling cakes and ice cream. The tree is ornamental and great for urban afforestation and the flowers are melliferous. This species cannot be missing from a fine collection of Brazilian wild fruits.

11 Store will be closing for the month of December to focus on local sales and exploration. As many of you are aware, my wife and I are teachers and will be using December to recharge and get ready for the spring season. If you need or want seeds, this is the week to buy them. We added some germinated seeds and allocated some more of some sold out seeds.
Happy holidays. Keep growing!

I finally have time to take some pictures and put some seedlings up for auction this week. Seeds sales have been wonderfully busy and I still have some nice species for sell with lots of seeds already germinating. The weeks ebay will have some things never before offered that I'm really excited to offer.

The master list is here:

Perebea guianenesis

Highly collectable and ornamental fruit from the Peruvian Amazon. Very popular fruit with locals and monkeys! Each carpal when first chewed on tastes like orange juice and then has a cripy acidic floral flesh. This fruit was found deep in the Amazon jungle around Iquitos.

Duguetia spixiana

A virtually unknown Annona relative from the South American rainforests found in the Amazonas region in the Acre state. Bears exotic red tinted fruits with bright red, sweet flavored pulp.

Duguetia stenantha, my favorite fruit, beautiful and ornamental from the Amazon

The goal of most of my expeditions is to find Duguetia and this is the best tasting of them so far. The carpals without seeds are dense candy corn consistency with brown sugar and praline undertones. I could eat these all day. I do not have information on growing these as it is the first time to be grown in the United States. However other Duguetia species are known to have frost tolerance don to 26 F.

PINDAIBA Duguetia lanceolata Frost hardy exotic annona from Brazil
I got to try this fruit on my last trip to Brazil and liked it very much. The fruit is more beautiful in person and pictures do not do in justice. Each seed and flesh is encased in a fibrous hard shell that is easily removed and has some sugar on the inside. The flesh is like a coconut jelly. Not super sweet but comes free from the see easily and chewed for a nice flavor.
Multi-lobed, red colored fruit somewhat resembling the sugar apple. Flesh is red-pink colored, and although scarce,  has a full flavor exceeding that of the sugar apple.The tree can be grown as an ornamental and in large gardens and squares. Duguetia lanceolata has known to withstand low temperatures down to 26 F for brief amount of time. It is one of the cold hardiest Duguetia and a collector must have.

Only one  Plinia cf spiciflora ultra rare and gorgeous, Must have! 1/2 gal deep

Highly collectable and ornamental fruit from the Bahia region in Brazil. Seen all over rare fruit groups this is quite a stunner. Fruit tastes similar to Jaboticaba with small amout of flesh and large seed. I was able to procure two seeds, one for me and one for the winner of this auction.

Annona crassiflora Araticum Apo Annona collector must have!
Araticum apô, "do tupi – soft fruit of bark with protrusions or angled"; also receives the names: Araticu of the forest, yellow araticum of the hill and yellow cork. Origin: It is natural from the dense coastal and very rainy region of the Atlantic forest from the state of Minas Gerais to Rio grande do Sul, Brazil. Characteristics: Tree from 6 to 8 meters high, with whitish gray trunk measuring 30 to 40 cm in diameter. The leaves are simple, largely ovadas (egg shape) with petiolo or short orange stem measuring 0.8 to 1.5 cm long.Tips for cultivation: Plant of humid subtropical climate, more resists temperate climates where there are frosts of up to – 3 degree (26 F), can be cultivated throughout Brazil, at any altitude; adapts well to sandy or clayey and red soils that are deep, with acid pH to neutral and with good amount of dissolved organic matter. It can be planted even on riverbanks where occasional floods occur. The fruit harvest runs from March to April and the fruits can be harvested by cutting the cabinwith scissors when they are almost completely yellowish. This species can be successfully cultivated in stony soils. Uses: Fruit in the months of January to March. The tree can be grown in green areas and the branches are firm and do not break easily. Always include in forest recomposition, because its fruits feed several species of birds and animals, mainly monkeys and quatis. The fruits are very tasty for fresh consumption and the seeds release with some difficulty of the pulp. The fruits can also be pulped and the pulp frozen to make jams, yogurts with curdled milk, mousses, ice cream, juices and gelatins. The fruits have medium-thickness bark and are resistant to management; in addition to being kept for about 8 days after harvested in cool places and for more than 25 days if in refrigerators.

Annona monticola JAQUINHA DO CAMPO endangered species from the Brazil Cerrado
Much appreciated by the local people with a nice floral flavor. Somewhat fibrous like a pineapple with mild flavor. Supposedly has medicinal properties along with the leave and bark. This species needs to be preserved and apart of reforestation projects.

The last parcel from Brazil has cleared and ready to sprout. Seeds will drop Nov 14 at 5PM PST

Annona malmeana
Sweet Annona fruit from the Cerrado.

Annona reticulata
From Brazilian YouTube collector Sandro Naciemento and shared. Tastes like raspberry cheesecake. No grainy texture usually associated with reticulata species.

Diospyros sericea is a species of tree in the family Ebenaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. The fruit is a berry with sticky sweet jelly that sticks to the flesh.

Eugenia sellowiana Known as perinha (little pear), uvaia do campo (wild grape), Erect evergreen shrub, branched only at the base, with new brownish branches, 70-90 cm high, usually forming small clumps; found in the savannas of Central Brazil, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Leaves are simple, leathery, glabrous (brown-tomentose when young on the underside), gray-green in color, 3-6 cm long, with a very short petiole. Flowers usually solitary, axillary, white, long-pedunculated, formed in September-October (in the Southern Hemisphere). Fruits globose-flat, dense-tormentose, yellow, with thin skin, very succulent pulp, pleasant sweet-acidic flavor, with 1-3 loose seeds. 

Mangaba is the fruit of the mangabeira tree, a native of Brazilian tropical areas. The tree usually grows to a height of 5-6 meters, but can reach 10 meters. It begins to bear fruit at 3-5 years. The mangabeira is a hardy tree and grows well in sandy soils poor in nutrients. The fruit is oval and berry-shaped, yellow or greenish in color, sometimes with red pigmentation. When ripe it has a yellow skin with reddish marks, and a very aromatic, delicate smell. The flesh is soft, white, slightly viscous and fibrous, with a unique sweet flavor. The native people, who know the fruit well and used it widely, called it mangaba, which means ‘good fruit for eating’. As well as being very popular as a fresh fruit, mangaba is also used for making juices, ice creams, jams, pastries, preserves, distillates, and wines and syrup. When the fruit is ready it falls from the branch and finishes ripening on the ground over a period of 12 – 24 hours. The fruit gathered from the ground is the most highly prized but when ripe, mangaba perish very quickly and must be consumed, which is a problem for commercialization. For this reason fruit is mostly picked from the tree, and the fruit is ready to eat after two to four days. In this case some experience is needed to know exactly when to harvest the fruit. As it is so perishable, mangaba are mainly used for industrial processing into juice, ice cream and jam. Commercial use always involves freezing. The latex of the tree is suitable for making rubber and while it was widely used for the purpose in the past this is no longer the case. Some parts of the tree are used for folk medicine: the skin has astringent properties; the latex is used for bruises, inflammation, diarrhea, tuberculosis, ulcers and herpes. An infusion of the leaves helps menstrual pain. Mangaba only grows in Brazil and is most abundant in the highlands and plains along the coast of the Northeast Region and parts of the restinga. It is also found in the cerrado of the center-west, the north of Minas Gerais state and parts of Amazonia. Apart from its attractive flavor, mangaba is a means of survival for the local population. Supplies are almost totally dependent on harvesting wild fruit, and gathering still plays a significant socioeconomic and cultural role among traditional peoples. From November to April, gathering mangaba is one of the only sources of income for hundreds of families in various states of the northeast.

Campomanesia sp Cerrado roxa
Sweet and limited campomanesia found in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. Excellent plant for container growing. Light Campomanesia and light acidity with complex jelly flavor. Small medium hardness seeds.

Camponesia sp Cerrado laranja
Very sweet and limited campomanesia found in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. Excellent plant for container growing. Light Campomanesia and no acidity. Very sweet tropical flavor and ornament leaves. Bushy small growth . Small seeds.

Campomanesia pubescens
Sweet campomanesia found in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. Excellent plant for container growing. Medium Campomanesia flavor and light acidity.  Bushy small growth . Small seeds.

Tailisia esculenta
Talisia esculenta can grow to a height of 9–20 m, with a trunk up to 45 cm diameter. The leaves are arranged alternately, pinnately compound, with 5–11 leaflets, the leaflets 5–12 cm long and 2–5 cm broad.
The flowers are produced in a panicle 10–15 cm long, the individual flowers small and white. The fruit is round to ellipsoid in shape, 1.5–4 cm in diameter. Beneath the outer peel is the white, translucent, sweet-sour pulp with one or two large, elongated seeds

Eugenia ternatifolia

Plinia aureana "Branca Mel" Jaboticaba
Plinia aureana "Branca Mel" or white honey Jaboticaba is noted as the largest cultivar of Plinia aureana which, combined with its relatively smaller seeds, makes it the most desirable of the aureanas. While most Plinia aureana fruit are in the 2.0 - 2.5 cm range, Branca Mel has reached 3 cm in diameter. The flavor of the fruit has a hint of honey in the taste which is characteristic of most Plinia aureana cultivars. The fruit is smooth (many aureanas are quite costate), globose, and may have minor remnants of the sepal. The leaves can be shorter, wider, and smoother than the typical form of Plinia aureana which often have deeply veined leaves. Branca Mel is known to fruit 3- 4 times a year beginning at 3.5 - 4 years of age making this a precocious jaboticaba. The cultivar is from Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Psidium bergiana var cerrado vermelho
We found this in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. An red variation of the best tasting psidium bergiana. It tastes like cherries with a psidium flavor finish. Extremely rare.

Plinia sp Grimal
I grow a couple Grimal Jaboticaba and they grow awesome in SoCal.

Pouteria ramiflora
If an avocado and abiu crossed then this is the fruit. Frost hardy and ripe fruit was quite tasty. Abiu tasting flesh right around the seed and a firmer white flesh inside the skin with mild abiu flavor. Small and wonderful to eat out of hand.

Good afternoon. My first shipment from my travels has arrived and processed, cleaned, inspected and ready to shipped to their new homes. Seeds will be avaible at 7PM PST at
As a reminder that seeds are always somewhat of a gamble and I cannot guarantee germination, however I have inspected all the seeds and done float tests when appropriate and removed any clearly unviable seeds. This is the cheapest option to get these rare trees. I reserve half the seeds to grow and will offer seedlings in the spring with the appropriate price increase  :)

Chyrsophyllum viride ABIÚ-MIRIM
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
The fruits are yellow, in soft pulp with a good flavor and can be enjoyed in-natura or in the form of juices.

Eugenia acutata Cambijava-Laranja
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
 The tree can be cultivated in urban afforestation, in squares and large gardens, and cannot be missed in forest restoration, as its fruits feed bird-fauna. The flowers are beekeeping. The fruits appear at various times of the year and these can be harvested manually when they are yellowish or reddish. The meat and skin, which is very thin, can be enjoyed naturally and its flavor is good and resembles red jambo. The fruits can be processed manually by removing the inedible seed and the fleshy pulp can be frozen in portions or used to make juices, ice creams, jellies or even dehydrated for consumption such as raisins, and can be baked in the middle of cake batters. or sweet breads. It has great commercial potential.

Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
The fruits taste like cherry, but are astringent (takes the tongue because of the cica caused by the tannin). In order for this tannin to disappear and the fruit to be even tastier, it is advisable to dehydrate them in the sun for 8 to 15 hours (with or without removing the seed beforehand). With the fruits you can make very tasty jellies and cakes. Flowering occurs in July and August and excellent for honeybees or native bees that lack flowers during the winter. It is a rare species and the tree is very ornamental and great for urban afforestation.

Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from June to August. The fruits are consumed in natura, in the form of juices, jellies and ice creams. The flowering produces nectar and pollen and the tree should not be missing in landscaping projects and urban afforestation because its fruits attract and feed many species of birds. It is one of the most important species of myrtaceae for birds, mainly because it produces fruit in winter when most species do not.

Eugenia dysenterica Cagaita
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
The fruits are consumed in natura and have a delicious taste, and a favorite of locals. If the fruit is allowed to ferment for a couple days off the tree it can be used as a natural laxative, as the scientific name implies. The pulp can be frozen and used to make delicious juices, jellies and ice creams. The tree is very beautiful when in bloom.

Eugenia cristaenensis
A very rare eugenia found in the Cerrado in Brazil. This bush/shrub only grows to 1-2 feet in height, making it perfect for a container. It produces a orange-red fruit, that is said to taste great and be very sweet.

Plinia sp Nova do Sertao
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from September to November. The fruits are consumed in natura and highly appreciated. It has a different flavor from the common jabuticaba and a delicate, excellent almond taste. The fruits can be used whole to make wine, or pulped and the pulp used in several Brazilian recipes such as jellies, liqueurs and ice cream. The tree can be cultivated as an ornamental and the flowers produce plenty of nectar and pollen for bees and its fruits feed the bird-fauna. It is a species that is in danger of extinction, so every nature lover should plant at least one plant.

Plinia cauliflora sabra do cabinho
A wild Plinia found in nature in the Cerrado Highlands north of Brasilia. Researchers in the area claim is a “cabinho” variation of the common Sabara. It is smaller in size but has a more complex sweet taste that finishes tart.

Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from November to December. The fruits are consumed in natura and are very tasty, reminiscent of the taste of grumixama ( Eugenia brasiliensis ). The fruits can be pulped and used to make juices, jellies, liqueurs, ice creams, wines. The tree can be grown as an ornamental and I recommend that it be planted in plant restoration projects, as its fruits feed bird-fauna in general. The flowers are producers of nectar and pollen for bees.

Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
 Fruiting from October to November. The plant can be cultivated in landscape projects as an ornamental and cannot be missed in the recovery of restingas, as its fruits feed the bird-fauna. The flowers appear in large numbers in spring, are aromatic and have great honey potential. The fruits ripen in October to November and can be picked by hand when they are completely black. The fruit can be consumed in natura and tastes better than the well-known pitanga. The fruits can be processed manually by rubbing them over a fine sieve and the pulp can be used immediately to make juices, ice creams, jellies, or even frozen for future use.
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from July to early September. The fruits are consumed in natura, but they are not appreciated by everyone. The pulp tastes like a slightly astringent green guava. Therefore, the best way to use it is in the form of juices with milk and in sweets like guava and ice cream. The flowers have great honeybee potential for wild bees. The tree can be successfully grown in urban afforestation; being also great for attracting monkeys and some birds. Its shoots and dense, glossy foliage are very ornamental.
Pouteria Ramiflora

Xylopia aromatica
Beautiful ornamental Annona. The seeds are ground into an aromatic spice sold in markets.

Duguetia furfuracea

Plinia sp. nov. Peluda do Mucuri (Blue Velvet) Jaboticaba
Plinia sp. nov. Peluda do Mucuri (Blue Velvet) jaboticaba is native to the forest located at the headwaters of the Mucuri River in Minas Gerais, Brail. The fruits have a dark purple color when they reach full ripeness, velvety texture in the skin and sweet tasty fruits. Peluda do Mucuri is significantly distinct from other jaboticabas and will likely be described as its own species by botanists in the future. The plant's small fuzzy fruit indicate that it is perhaps closest related to Plinia sp. Malacacheta Jaboticaba and Plinia sp. Sapuca Jaboticaba.

Salicia crassiflora Bacupari-do-cerrado
Cerrado bacupari or forest “caatinga” bacupari (Salacia crassifolia) is similar to the Asian lychee. It is uncommon and belongs to the Celastraceae botanical family. The tree can grow to a height of 1.50 to 3 m, with rough, grey bark. It usually grows in the tropical savannah in Cerrado and sometimes in forest areas, in specific areas in the Mata Atlântica, and in a few areas of western Bahia. The plant produces small yellow flowers that open between July and September. The fruit has a gelatinous-looking flesh covering small seeds which grow to 3 cm in length.The fruit is usually eaten fresh for its sweet, flavourful flesh. When ripe, the fruit is orange with wrinkles that make it look rustic and even potentially ornamental. Its properties are anti-microbic, anti-fungal and anti-tumour.

Anacardium humile Cajuzinho do Cerrado, Cajuí
The cashew tree is a tropical plant, native to Brazil, and the word "acaiu" from the Tupi language, means "nut that reproduces".Of shrubby nature, it is a melliferous species, flowering from September to October, producing fruit in November, despite a low production capacity of fruits and seeds. The small fruit with intense red color (bright) highlights its presence amid the shades of green, straw savanna during the dry season. The fruits are juicy, acidic and flavorful in taste. They can be eaten fresh, picked directly from the tree. The seeds also serve as food after being toasted as cashew nuts.

Hymenaea sp. Jatai
Superfood that is a creamer less dry version of the Brazilian favorite Jatoba.
Humans typically crack the pods open with a rock or hammer. Although children sometimes forage the fruits and enjoy them raw, most culinary uses of stinking toe involve baking, blending, or cooking its pulp. Jamaicans blend the pulp with water, sugar, and spices to make a refreshing beverage. In Brazil, where the fruit is known as jatobá, bakers use the dried powder of the pulp to make a biscuit-like pastry known as a broinha. Throughout Central and South America, the fruit is also prized for its purported medicinal benefits. It’s rumored to be everything from an aphrodisiac to a remedy for diarrhea.

Annona sp Espinho lisa
Ultra rare unidentified Annona species from the Amazon. Reported to be one of the tastiest Annona similar to biriba.

Annona sp Amazonas suave
Ultra rare unidentified Annona species Reported to have a very sweet flavor with no acidity and wonderful aroma.

Malpighia emarginata Giant Amazonas Acerola
Common names include acerola cherry, Guarani cherry, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry,and wild crepe myrtle. Acerola is native to Paraguay and Brazil in South America, Central America and southern Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, such as India.
The fruit pulp is notable for its exceptional content of vitamin C

Eugenia angustissima, also known as very fine leafed cherry, cerejinha de folhas is a flowering shrub in the family Myrtaceae. The fruit is sweet with no astringency or resinous smell. Simple and sweet and highly ornamental I am growing a whole hedge of them.

Mouriri pusa Puca Preto
The Puçá-preto is known as the Cerrado jaboticaba. In addition to the color and shape, the fruit is also born attached to the trunk. But in addition to black, there is another variety in yellow. Both are native to the Cerrado, with a higher incidence in the north and northeast regions of the country.
The species, of medium size and small crown, has crooked trunks and a very thick bark, which protects it from the frequent fires that occur in the Cerrado. With a beautiful flowering and attractive fruits for animals and people, Puçá is suitable for planting in urban areas. Its leaves are used in folk medicine for the treatment of gastric ulcers.

Brosimum gaudichaudii Mama Cadela Chewing gum of the Cerrado
Mama-cadela is a lactascent shrub, which can reach up to 8 m in height and is very common in the Cerrado (dry bush lands) of the Brazilian Center-East region.
It has many popular names; one of them, ibapinima, comes from the Tupi-Guarani and means “spotted fruit” or myrá-pinima, meaning “spotted wood”, both common features of this species.
It belongs to the Moraceae family, has coriaceous elliptical or oblong leaves, smooth on top and pubescent on the bottom and of varying sizes in one plant. It has cylindrical dark and striped (ESTRIADOS) branches. The flowers are discrete and united in inflorescences, which form between June and August. The fruits are about 2cm in diameter, compound, orangey-yellow, with fibrous but juicy pulp, the flavor of which is sweet and very pleasant. They mature between September and November and have only one seed. Even though they are small and have a sticky pulp, they are very popular, especially among children, and usually sucked, slurped and chewed like gum until only a spent, flavorless residue is left. Pimentel Gomes even states that mama-cadela is a type of “natural chewing gum”. The residue has a consistency and appearance that recalls cotton, a sponge or a tow, which is why other common names include “algodãozinho” (little cotton) and “algodão-doce” (sweet cotton).
It is little known outside of its areas of occurrence and not cultivated much. Its conservation and diffusion of the population is very important for conserving the species, as it is native to an area that is threatened by the advancing borders of agricultural and cattle rearing land. According to official data, the Cerrado has already lost 50% of its vegetated surface.
The skins/shells, roots, leaves and green fruits are mentioned in literature as quite significant in treating a wide variety of ailments, like the flu, colds, gastric ulcers and, most importantly, skin problems like dermatitis, allergies and vitiligo. The skin/shell is sold in herbalist’s shops of the region. It is among the plants cited by 90% of the herbalists involved in an ethnobotanical project taking place in the region of Goiânia. Along with its medicinal uses, the roots are also used to scent tobacco smoked in pipes or cigarro de palha (a type of cigarette wrapped in a dried leaf)

Astrocaryum murumuru
A palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, which bears edible fruits. It has a thick trunk and a shuttlecock-shaped, bushy crown. The nutritious, edible fruits are an important local food source and materials made from the tree, fruit, and seed kernels are commercially significant to the region. Hammocks are made from the tree’s fibres. Murumuru butter is moisturizing (emollient). It is also film-forming and glossy. These qualities make it very protective. It contains vitamins and has a high content of oleic acid. The oil from the seeds is traditionally used to soften and protect hair. Murumuru butter is the white to yellowish fat obtained from the seeds of the murumuru palm.

Germinated Perebea xanthochyma Pama Caucho
Reported to taste like orange candy.

Hello fellow fruit addicts... I am exploring the Sao Paulo and Brasilia areas and have some taste reports I can share of these of some of these fruits that we are growing but have yet to taste. Bandwidth is limited but have posted pictures to Facebook and instagram.

Pouteria sp. Amazonas and Pouteria sp Acre is the same. I was able to source these seeds from two sources this summer and just recently figured out the full story. They are from the same tree and is a big time winner for canistel and pouteria aficionados.  The originally source is the Amazon near Manaus where a highly respected fruit collector found around 2015 and grown at his farm near São Paulo where is survived brief frosts. One of my sources got me a fruit to taste. If you bought seeds, or plants you got a real winner and taste reports are accurate. Sweet more pumpkin than sweet potato with the lucuma flavor that I can’t describe. The flesh is creamy very much like cheesecake.  Not a sales pitch because I have no more to sell. Just a heads up to those that did… it was worth whatever you paid!

Pouteria ramiflora taste report. I was super excited to try this fruit because it grows at high elevation and can withstand light frost in natura. If an Abiu and Avacado had a baby this is what it would taste like. Not enough flesh for commercial but it is sweet and I enjoyed the flesh right around seeds. The white flesh is also good but around the skin is tannic with the mouth drying effect.  Not nearly as sweet as an Abiu but similar taste.  It is a beautiful bushy tree.

Annona reticulate var Sandro Sp
tastes like raspberry cheesecake with a creamier texture.

Duguetia lanceolata is a winner, not as sweet or complex as stenantha but definitely worth growing especially since it has proven frost Hardiness to 26 F. It is the the most frost hardy species of Duguetia as it is found the furthest south even in Uruguay. Sweet jelly (yes I wish it had more flesh) surrounds a medium size seed. the seed and flesh pops out of the hard and fibrous shell. The colors are amazing and the leaves are ornamental.

Duguetia furfuracea
Interesting tropical flavor or mango ish undertones. Fibrous and sweet. grows in cerrado and drought resistant.

Eugenia angustissima
very sweet. Very ornamental. After tasting this species, I am growing a whole hedge of them. No resin just a simple and sweet fruit. Can definitely be grown in pots!

Campomanesia pubescens: Tart with the profound campo flavor.

Campomanesia sp Orange my favorite. Sweet light campo flavor soft seeds and ornamental.

Campomanesia sp Purple Slight acidity and medium campo flavor. HIGHLY HIGHLY ornamental as well.
Mangaba interesting fibrous fruit that has the passion fruit flavor. Quite enjoyable

Eugenia punicifolia bland
Eugenia biflora bland
Myrcia brasilensis sweet but very little flesh
And a whole bunch of unid Eugenia that have no taste or bitter.

Need to make some room and fundraising for a an expedition so I added some seedlings to the Etsy store.
All prices include shipping

Annona spinescens $75
Duguetia lanceolata $100
Annona monticola $75
Annona sylvatica $55
Campomanesia simulans $55
Use the code for a 10 percent off.
Sale and shipping ends on Sunday as I head off for an expedition.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Monoecious Pulasan last release
« on: October 22, 2022, 03:59:33 PM »
I’ve been working with a research scientist to introduce a line of MONOECIOUS pulasan to the market. We are auctioning off the last three full sets this week of red, black and yellow monoecious line and One set of individual seedlings. These are the first to be ready and limited in the first offering.
Master list of Auctions this week can be accessed at

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Hapa Joe's Ebay Auctions Sun Oct 16
« on: September 30, 2022, 12:30:34 PM »
Winter is coming! Time to get those rare fruit seedlings before shipping season ends.
Seeds and seedlings are still available at Shipping from California
Master list at:

This week I have some limited One time offerings as well as introducing some new genetics.

Large 1/2 Gal Purple Ilama from Guatemala  Annona macrophyllata

Campomanesia simulans from the orchard of famed fruitologist Helton Josue.

Limited French Suriname seedling: Select Ubaia - Eugenia patrisii (Myrtaceae)

Ultra limited Eugenia arandanos CL seedling from the mountains of Colombia.

Ultra limited Chrysophyllum cuneifolium "Sapoticaba" (Sapotaceae)

Ultra limited genetics Myrciaria dubia, camu-camu "Loreta select"

"Sweet" Annona hypoglauca seedling from the Amazon, Colombia

Pouteria gardneri var Lanceolata extremely sweet fruit and rare.

Only one for Auction Randia Ferox orchard of famed fruitologist Helton Josue.

Araçá-creme (Psidium ssp. - folha larga e crassa) Creme Gigante from H. Josue

PINDAIBA Duguetia lanceolata Frost hardy exotic annona from Brazil

Myrciaria sp Joinville, frost hardy, excellent tasting berry. Only one for auction

Limited release Set 1 of MONOECIOUS Pulasan Nephelium mutabile Red Black Yellow

Limited release Set 2 of MONOECIOUS Pulasan Nephelium mutabile Red Black Yellow

Yellow flowered Inga sp Amarillo San Martin Extremely limited

Good evening fellow fruit addicts. I have been fortunate with some seed germination and thought I have a little sale for those Duguetia enthusiasts who have been waiting for germinated seeds and seedlings.  Some i will put up for sale as I am out of room and getting good germination rates so passing on the savings. Seedlings will need a little more time but some ultra rare ones on the way. Also ungerminated Duguetia seeds are half price!
Germinated seeds
$20 Duguetia stenantha My favorite annona. I am hoping to grow enough for this to become a commercial crop in the USA.
$20 Duguetia spixiana What a cool looking fruit with a sweet tropical flavor.

Also received some more pictures from the explorer who found the Eugnenia langsdorfii... if you are looking for a cool container plant this may be it.

Also I now accept Digital Currency!

What a great time to be a rare fruit collector! I have been traveling to South America to meet and source rare seeds from the communities from which they come and share how valuable these trees can be to the world. I am back from the latest expedition and now time to do some boring inventory and sales while watching football. Geaux Saints!

My travels have taken me to the Peruvian Amazon to live with families in the flood plains to collect fruit... to the indigenous Tikuna community of Columbia and all over Brazil. Much much more to come.

Inga vera from Lima
Inga edulis true version from Peru
Inga parterna from Guatemala
Inga nobilis from Iquitos Peru

Garcinia sp Redondo
Garcinia bahiensis
Garcinia de Bico
Garcinia madruno ( my favorite... tastes like lemonheads with little latex)
Garcinia aristata the cuban mangosteen

Annona (Will have some really rare annona and duguetia coming... stay tuned)
Annona montana "San Martin Pina" this var tastes exactly like pineapple. I am growing out at least 2 for my yard (I live in L.A. and spave is super limited... that should tell you how much I like this one!)
Annona Sylvatica
Annona hypoglauca from Peru amazon
Annona Mucosa "Biriba" the Lemona meringue annona
Myrciaria (quickly becoming my favorite genus)
Myrciaria sp Red Flame ... new growth looks like a red flame... gorgeous from seedshunter
Myciaria floribunda white trunk
Myrciaria sp Roxa

Eugenia caipora
Eugenia burkartiana
Eugenia aff patrissii

Rare amazon seedlings
Aegphilia integrifolio
Mouriri sp Amazonas
Manilkara decresens
Pradosia ptychandra  species comes from French Guiana. it grows up to 20 meters tall. Fruits are intensively eaten by monkeys therefore It is hard to get whole fruits. even-though this fruit has a little pulp, it is super sweet. all fruits are single seeded.

Pouteria sp Amazonas
Pouteria sp Acre
Pouteria torta
Pouteria ramiflora

I have been traveling a bunch lately and seedlings (for sale soon) is taking up way too much space so I am trying something new and seeing if there is interest in paying a little more for germinated seeds.

I was able to source a new Eugenia from Colombia Pacific coast.
$75. Eugenia sp "El Choco"

The shrub has a wonderful ornamental growth and beautiful sweet fruit with some resinous to it. I only was able to get a few.

I also have some germinated Illama white and pink from El Paredon, Guatemala. $20
$20 Eugenia Langsdorfii from Brazil and a bunch of
$10 Garcina Intermedia from the Tikuna community in Colombia.

Happy Labor day! I am back from a mini scouting mission and have some really interesting new species to introduce. I was able to source and acquire a decent number of Duguetia spixiana and offering a Labor day promotion of Buy 2 get 1 one free. It will automatically apply at checkout and will "stack" until they are sold out.

New Seeds

Annona dioica

Annona coriacea

Anonna neolaurifolia

Annona ubatubensis

Annona spinescens

Duguetia furfuracea

Duguetia spixiana

Duguetia aff Lancelotata especiale

Eugenia langsdorfii

Randia calycinia

In addition, I am starting to offer seedlings of species as they are ready to ship so new species will be added weekly.

If you have been following my story then you know that I have been traveling the world to collect rare and endangered species of fruiting trees. I have some seedlings to offer now that they are growing and ready to go to passionate and enthusiastic growers.

Myrcia sp Brasilensis   
Seedling of exotic Myrica sp Brazil. First time introduced to USA found by brazilian fruit hunter specialist and collector. Said to be very tasty but limited flesh. Leaf growth is ornamental.   
Eugenia caipora seedling... seeds imported from Brazil      

Salacia elliptica ....Rare seedling from Brazil      

Annona macrophylata Red Illama from Veracruz      

Ultra rare Annona leptopetala seedling from Brazil. Highly collectable.   
First yellow flowered Inga sp Amarillo San Martin Extremely limited less than 5   
"First yellow flowered Inga sp Amarillo San Martin Extremely limited less than 5 seedlings will be offered... if that many! I found this Inga hiking through the San Matin village of indigenous Tikuna community in Colombia, South America. I stopped in my tracks when I saw the flowers and just stared. That couldn't be a yellow flowered inga? I searched for pods and found 3 almost ripe fruit. Very tasty and yellow tinge to the fruit although not quite ripe. I was able to find three pods and very limited seeds. My guide chuckled and she said she wished her husband looked at her the way I looked at this Inga!   
I've asked all the experts and no one has heard of a yellow flowered inga, very very limited."   

Pouteria sp Amazonas sweeter and better than canistel. Very limited   
Pouteria sp Amazonas. Native species of the Amazon region, found in some points around Manaus. It has tasty pulp, similar in texture to Canistel, but softer and moister, and of superior quality.   
The fruits are abundant in the plant, which produces during some months of the year.   
It is a very resistant plant, grows well in savannah and forest regions, tolerates light frosts.      

Chupa Chupa Sapote Quararibea cordata Extremely limited Tambopata Select   

I caught the tail end of Chupa Chupa season while in Peru. The two fruits I found in the Iquitos market were average tasting. Then I flew from Iquitos to Puerto Maldonado and went on expedition in Tambopata National reserve and I found a tree with ripe Chupa Sapote and it was the best tasting fruit of my trip. It was super juicy with mango texture and sweet cantaloupe flavor.   
The flavor for chupa chupa is highly variable and so this selection will be highly sought after for its superior genetics.      

Pouteria lucuma seedling Sweet and moist selection from Lima   
Pouteria lucuma seedling Sweet and moist selection from Lima. I searched every in Lima for moist Lucuma that you can eat out of hand. This was the best selection found in an Organic farmers market held once a week in MIraflores.   

Hello fellow fruit growers. My wife and I just came back from our Guatemala expedition and have seeds to offer. The first shipment of Illama seeds are here and added to my webpage.

Illama "Blanca" An interesting Central American Annona, with fairly large fruits that roughly resemble cherimoya. The flesh is sweet, quite tasty from the El Paredon region of Guatemala. The white fruit had a custard like flesh that was complex with coconut and sugar apple sweetness.  Small to medium sized tree.

Illama Roja Red An interesting Central American Annona, with fairly large fruits that roughly resemble cherimoya. The flesh is sweet, quite tasty from the El Paredon region of Guatemala. The white fruit had a custard like flesh with the white parts very minimal and the red parts tasting like raspberry and strawberry jelly. Small to medium sized tree.

Illama "Rosa" pink An interesting Central American Annona, with fairly large fruits that roughly resemble cherimoya. The flesh is sweet, quite tasty from the El Paredon region of Guatemala. The white fruit had a custard like flesh with the white parts chewy and cherimoya like and the pink parts taste like strawberry jelly. Small to medium sized tree.

Coming soon: Mamey Sapote, Mammee Apple (YUM!), and Soncoya

As you know, I have been traveling around the world trying to secure viable seeds. My travels have taken me to the Peruvian Amazon to live with families in the flood plains to collect fruit... to the indigenous Tikuna community of Colombia and all over Brazil. Much much more to come.
During that time, my loving wife has kept all my little seedlings alive, but its time to reduce her workload. Happy bidding no reserves.

Seeds and seedlings are still available at Shipping from California

LAST ONE 1/2 gal deep pot seedling Annona montana from San Martin Colombia

Bunchosia maritima Peanut butter jelly fruit from Master Fruitologist H. Josue.
What a great time to be a rare fruit collector! I have been traveling the world to meet and source rare seeds from the communities from which they come and share how valuable these trees can be to the world. This time my travels took me to Brazil to the orchard of Master fruitologist Helton Josue. Cousin to the peanut butter fruit this has more of the strawberry jelly flavor. Wonderful tasting fruit.

Manilkara decrescens Maçaranduba Da Praia seedling Very limited

Ultra rare Annona leptopetala seedling from Brazil. Highly collectable.

Yellow flowered inga from the Tikuna community

1/2 gallon tall Ilama pink from Verazruz

Pouteria sp Amazonas sweeter and better than canistel. Very limited

Seedling of exotic Myrica sp Brazil. First time introduced to USA Last one

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