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Looks more like an Inga brachyptera to me... ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: February 24, 2022, 04:10:09 PM »
As I wrote earlier the Peruvians taught me that I need to let the Lucuma sit until it has wrinkles. I did that with all Lucuma fruits I bought or bought already wrinkly ones. Even so there were big differences in taste which I think could be the cultivars because I never bought fruit at the same market while travelling.

But I'll keep that in mind and get a chance to buy Lucuma for the next time, I'll try that out.

People earlier in this thread were writing that the highland species was inedible because it was so dry - I really would like to compare it with the lowland one. But from the size description those I had were all softball-sized.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: February 24, 2022, 01:21:40 PM »
Maybe the tasteless ones are a poor cultivar or have been picked early. But I find it hard to imagine how an unripe Lucuma would taste like. No lucuma had a "green" taste, if you know what I mean. The texture was a little creamier in some of the Lucumas what didn't appear to be a difference in ripeness.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: February 24, 2022, 10:46:07 AM »
@nattyfroootz: Some were sweeter and had a more aromatic taste, others were more or less tasteless. All of them were on the dry side, like really hard boiled egg yolk - but still with some minor variations. This "dryness" didn't bother me though - I rather thought it to be interesting in comparison with all the other fruit varieties I had in South America.

I learned that you need to let Lucuma wrinkle on the outside before you eat it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria lucuma
« on: February 23, 2022, 05:02:23 PM »
I've been travelling through South America for some time, passing also through Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
In Peru and Ecuador I've eaten Lucuma several times without knowing anything about the two types ("lowland" and "highland"). I've had good ones and bad ones. The fruit that was most similar in taste to me was the macauba or bocaiuva palm fruit (Acrocomia aculeata) while being totally different in texture.

When arriving at the hot and moist tropical coast of Colombia I got to know the "Zapote costeņo", the Mamey Sapote. There I heard that people graft Lucuma scions to Mamey Sapote rootstock to adapt it to the hot and moist climate. Does anyone have experience with that?

Any news on these Passiflora?

Actually there is quite a lot of tropical fruit wich have some salt tolerance. I've seen Cashews growing directly on the seafront. There is Ximenia americana, a little plum-like fruit, which I've seen growing on the beach. And there will be lots more...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most perfumed mango
« on: September 05, 2021, 04:37:26 PM »
I would put Brazilian mango "Uba" in this category. Small, fibrous, but taste and smell like no other mango!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bromelia Karatas??
« on: September 04, 2021, 05:49:58 AM »
I bought Bromelia karatas fruit on the side of the street when I was in Colombia. I collected a few seeds and brought them home (Germany). Three of them sprouted but a pidgeon ate two of the little plants and I only could save one. The plant is now 1,5 years old and I'm wondering if I will need a second plant to have the chance of it bearing fruit one day.

Do you guys know if it is self-fertile (I know normally only cultivated plants are)?
Is there male and female plants? Or is one plant both male and female?


Sorry for bringing this back to the top! But it's a topic worth investigating in.
I heard that the pink oysters (Pleurotus salmoneostramineus) are really easy to cultivate, love high temperatures (always over 22°C) and fruit very quickly!
They aren't the best tasting of all cultivated mushrooms and lose their color within a few days after harvest, but I think it's worth a try.

The yellow oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) is less temperature loving (above 18°C) but also easy to cultivate...

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