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elouicious

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2022, 02:00:02 PM »
also Rheedia aristata




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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2022, 02:28:41 PM »
how old is that aristata/ is that grafted? Beautiful, i have a baby that is finally working on its 3rd set of leaves after 4 or so months lmao
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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2022, 02:38:31 PM »
I bought it in 2020 from Ertdude RIP

it is not grafted

these are great plants that are pretty cold tolerant and can handle/enjoy alkaline and salty soils-

I have a few more seedlings as well that are very slow growers

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2022, 10:33:18 AM »
Eugenias and jaboticabas, basically collected more for their looks.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2022, 02:13:35 PM »
Mountain apple, breadfruit/breadnut, Garcinias

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2022, 03:06:48 PM »
yeah I've fallen in love with the way breadfruit looks after this. Guess I never looked into it at first because of the name ? idk. but wow. Probably my favorite from the whole thread tbh
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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2022, 02:12:19 AM »
yeah I've fallen in love with the way breadfruit looks after this. Guess I never looked into it at first because of the name ? idk. but wow. Probably my favorite from the whole thread tbh

Well tru, I'd love to grow breadfruit in 9b but we're too cold for it here.  Beautiful, ornamental, distinctive-looking tree with interesting-looking fruit.  Love the tree's large palmate leaves.

Only had it once in Belize many years ago.  The landlady there where we were staying in San Ignacio peeled it, ti cored it, the cut it into wedges and fried it.  Delicious but indistinguishable from french fried potato, but that was a good thing. 

Someday would like to try breadfruit prepared in other ways but I have never seen this fruit for sale in any central Florida markets.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2022, 04:43:37 AM »
We usually roast breadfruit on a fire. Tastes great. I think a lot of the Artocarpus species are quite beautiful. Some species have even larger leaves than breadfruit/breadnut.

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Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2022, 10:33:24 AM »
I believe there was someone on here with a breadfruit cold tolerance breeding project