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orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:01:22 PM »
wouldnt it be pitomba? (Eugenia luschnathiana)

To me this is Eugenia aff. involucrata:














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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »
The plant doesn't look like my pitomba. Do you have those fruit now? How is the taste?
Once again put me on the list for those seeds when you have them

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 07:14:30 PM »
Hi! a friend from Misiones has it, I will receive some fruits and seeds in some days... so maybe I can taste them too, but he said they are very sweet (almost not acid) and best than the normal cherry of the rio grande.

If so, I will sell some seeds the next week

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 04:35:15 AM »
 taste is very good but not like Cherry of the rio grande (and not a cherry taste), to me this is another species; it tastes more like apricot but with tones of mango, orange, pitanga and uvaia.











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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2020, 02:51:32 PM »
Has anyone tried grafting these to E. involucrata?

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 06:04:39 PM »
Why?

Just wondering with the habitual die off that seems to plague the E involucrata
what advantage would you have using it for rootstock. I have one of these seedlings
that is from a seed last year. It looks great but I also have one E involucrata that
is growing a little faster from the same batch of seeds.

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 08:19:22 PM »
For propagation. I have one healthy one of these, and many E. involucrata seedlings. I haven't yet experienced dieback on them, but my oldest is only maybe five years. When my orange one gets big enough, grafting some cuttings onto the involucrata rootstocks would be good insurance, and this one is much prettier than involucrata in my opinion. The trunk is darker green, and the new leaves orange.




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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2022, 05:58:10 PM »
Bumping this old thread up!

I have fruited my seedling from Marcos this past year. It was delicious and I had the same impression as Marcos in that it was sweet and had an apricot-y flavor, less tannins and "tartness" that you might find with the classic E. involucrata. 

I have no idea what to think of it's classification but it does morphologically represent E. involucrata minus the fruit color itself, which as far as I know, isn't usually criteria for being a different species. 

« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 06:03:23 PM by nattyfroootz »
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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2022, 07:13:40 PM »
Bumping this old thread up!

I have fruited my seedling from Marcos this past year. It was delicious and I had the same impression as Marcos in that it was sweet and had an apricot-y flavor, less tannins and "tartness" that you might find with the classic E. involucrata. 

I have no idea what to think of it's classification but it does morphologically represent E. involucrata minus the fruit color itself, which as far as I know, isn't usually criteria for being a different species. 

Hey Nate
How old was your tree when it fruited and how big is it?
My tree is pushing 3' and looks exactly like a very clean E. involucrata

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2022, 07:19:11 PM »
Bumping this old thread up!

I have fruited my seedling from Marcos this past year. It was delicious and I had the same impression as Marcos in that it was sweet and had an apricot-y flavor, less tannins and "tartness" that you might find with the classic E. involucrata. 

I have no idea what to think of it's classification but it does morphologically represent E. involucrata minus the fruit color itself, which as far as I know, isn't usually criteria for being a different species. 


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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2022, 08:20:41 PM »
Bumping this old thread up!

I have fruited my seedling from Marcos this past year. It was delicious and I had the same impression as Marcos in that it was sweet and had an apricot-y flavor, less tannins and "tartness" that you might find with the classic E. involucrata. 

I have no idea what to think of it's classification but it does morphologically represent E. involucrata minus the fruit color itself, which as far as I know, isn't usually criteria for being a different species. 


sell us some seeds :)
Ditto!

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2022, 09:22:36 PM »
I think I got my seeds in 2018 or so. So about 4 or so years old at this point. I got a bunch of seeds and traded some away, which, one ended up fruiting before mine. I have about 5 left and are around a similar size, about 3' tall with a little bit of bushiness.  Only one has flowered so far. Seems like theres a decent chance of precociousness but it will be interesting to see when the others flower!

Haha, I was just doing a write up for my website because I have a couple of plants in 4" that are ready to sell! 
They'll be up on my website at www.wildlandsplants.com
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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2022, 09:16:46 PM »
I don't see them  ???

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2022, 01:37:26 AM »
I have two, one that flowered last year I think also from 2018 seeds. Hoping for fruit this year.

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2022, 11:10:44 AM »
Anyone know if there is a source for seeds or cuttings for this Orange variety?

Kevin

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2022, 06:29:28 PM »
This is a picture of my tree. I guess it's pushing 5'
and in the second picture it's been pushing allot of new growth.











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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2022, 03:29:23 PM »
Mike,
Are yours fruiting already?
If so how are the fruit?

Kevin


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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2022, 04:13:18 PM »
At that size, must be fruiting. I am going to try tacking a scion onto my CORG to see if it works. CORG has been very easy grafting for me so I suspect it should take.

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2022, 05:45:32 PM »
Mike,
Are yours fruiting already?
If so how are the fruit?

Kevin
Not Yet
Allot of growth last Summer when I planted it in the ground.
Hoping for Spring bloom?

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Re: orange Eugenia aff. involucrata
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2022, 06:08:08 PM »
Wow bizarre, mine flowered last year and is maybe on 25% that big. Probably just stress from being rootbound. I put both of mine into 15g now