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Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« on: November 18, 2016, 11:15:53 AM »
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, Hilo is pleased to announce our Dec speaker will be Paul Noren who, along with fellow missionary Roy Danforth, have published two books on central African fruits, contributed to the Lost Crops of Africa books, and written a number of articles for rare fruit societies and periodicals.  Paul continues to work in the Congo while Roy now works in the Central Africa Republic and both also work in Cameroon.

The Hilo meeting details are:
Wed., Dec 14, 6-8:30 pm
Komohana Research & Extension Station / CTAHR UH-Hilo
Room D202
875 Komohana St.
Hilo

for more information, contact HTFGEastHawaii@mail.com

A presentation in the Kona area will also be announced.

Paul's work was previously discussed here:
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=2888.0






« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 03:08:45 PM by HIfarm »

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 05:03:13 PM »
Would be amazing if someone filmed this!! Sounds like fun :)

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 06:19:14 PM »
Would be amazing if someone filmed this!! Sounds like fun :)

I'm going to see if I can find our video camera & try to record this.  I'll let you know how I make out.

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 08:49:21 PM »
Yeah, would love to watch as well.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 10:30:55 AM »
I would love to see this as well, since I have several African fruit and nut trees in my greenhouse!  Just tried to talk hubby into a Hawaiian Christmas, but no luck...

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 11:46:40 AM »
Please ask about a junglesop taste report and see if they have anything to they would like to share about it. It is such an enigma from all of my internet research. I would also be very thankful for a video link of this.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 10:31:30 PM »
OK, V., I'll check with Paul.  According to their book: "Most fruits are sweet and sour at the same time a good flavor all its own.  Some trees have very good fruit, while others are very sour".  Kind of makes you want to be sure your seeds are coming from a good tree.

I'll also check on whether it is dioecious or not -- there seems to be controversy on this with many here in the States claiming that they are not.  I keep hearing stories of someone having one large tree that has never fruited.  From their book: "It is believed that there are male and female trees..."

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 10:35:40 PM »
Wish I could go, but airfare to Hilo is as expensive as going mainland!

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 11:04:17 PM »
Wish I could go, but airfare to Hilo is as expensive as going mainland!
Yeah, interisland airfares are getting obscene.  I just got a note about Hawaiian having a pre-black Friday sale though (claims interisland fares starting at $69), might be worth checking out.

John


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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 10:11:10 AM »
Wish I could go!!
Frustrating that it seems people from other continents have easier access to seeds of plants from the continent I live in! :o
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 12:01:34 PM »
Stuart - Paul coming to speak does not equal easy seed access.  I don't believe he can bring any with him & neither he nor Roy are located anywhere near a post office to send stuff.  Probably doesn't make you feel any better ... this stuff isn't easy for anyone to get.  ForestHouse in Cameroon was the best bet for seeds from this area but I got a note recently that they are suspending sales (hopefully temporarily) to sort out shipping problems.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2016, 12:27:48 AM »
Stuart - Paul coming to speak does not equal easy seed access.  I don't believe he can bring any with him & neither he nor Roy are located anywhere near a post office to send stuff.  Probably doesn't make you feel any better ... this stuff isn't easy for anyone to get.  ForestHouse in Cameroon was the best bet for seeds from this area but I got a note recently that they are suspending sales (hopefully temporarily) to sort out shipping problems.
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Yes that makes sense my mistake! If the postal system in the rest of Africa is anything like S.A I suppose I can understand the difficulty.
Hopefully with more interest brought on by talks of this kind we see availability in the future. The talk looks to be really interesting!
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 12:33:54 AM »

Yes that makes sense my mistake! If the postal system in the rest of Africa is anything like S.A I suppose I can understand the difficulty.
Hopefully with more interest brought on by talks of this kind we see availability in the future. The talk looks to be really interesting!
Not just quality of postal system but distance.  Paul mentioned Roy is now over 500 km from a post office & he is over 1000 so zipping to the post office to mail seeds isn't feasible.

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2016, 01:39:08 AM »
Paul is now here in Hilo.  He will be speaking here on Wed & in Kona on Mon.

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2016, 01:38:25 PM »
how did last night's hilo talk go?

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2016, 05:45:57 PM »
Went fine. Very interesting slide presentation. I think Hifarm recorded it on video? The presentation is being repeated by Paul Noren in Kona on Monday. I guess on that day Roy Danforth will also be there? Roy was not at Hilo.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2016, 11:29:26 AM »
Went fine. Very interesting slide presentation. I think Hifarm recorded it on video? The presentation is being repeated by Paul Noren in Kona on Monday. I guess on that day Roy Danforth will also be there? Roy was not at Hilo.

Unfortunately, something got screwed up with the camera & I only got a few seconds recorded.  I have asked the Kona guys to try to record it, let's hope they do better.

Roy will not be in Kona, he is currently at a project in South Africa.  I sent Ken Love a description of the work Roy & Paul have been doing & somehow Ken interpreted that as both coming to speak and sent that out in the promo for the Kona talk.

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2016, 06:39:49 AM »
Here is a youtube post of Paul's presentation in Kona:
https://youtu.be/jKQz26iGQwM

I haven't had a chance to view it yet but his presentations in Hilo were excellent.

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2016, 05:28:03 PM »
Here is a youtube post of Paul's presentation in Kona:
https://youtu.be/jKQz26iGQwM

I haven't had a chance to view it yet but his presentations in Hilo were excellent.

John

mahalo for sharing!

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2016, 08:01:01 PM »
Aaron,
Thanks for the post about the books at ECHO - my sweet hubby got me a copy of "100 Tropical Fruits, Nuts and Spices. . ."  for Christmas!!!

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2016, 08:09:19 PM »
Here is a youtube post of Paul's presentation in Kona:
https://youtu.be/jKQz26iGQwM

I haven't had a chance to view it yet but his presentations in Hilo were excellent.

John

sweet thanks

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2016, 09:45:27 PM »
This was excellent. Really great hard to find information. What an incredible orchard. Very encouraging information about the Junglesop as well.

Whoever filmed and edited this did a wonderful job. High quality and great editing. Was that you HIfarm?

Thank you thank you thank you. I will definitely rewatch this again soon.
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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2016, 12:25:35 AM »
Nope, can't take credit for the editing, Josh.  The Kona guys filmed it, I managed to screw up the taping in Hilo somehow.  I think it may have been the Kona president's son who did the editing.

This should be a good reference resource for forum members on central African fruits.

John

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Re: Paul Noren to Speak on Central African Fruits at HTFG
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2016, 11:39:55 AM »
Thank you so much for sharing!

 

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