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Kevin Jones

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Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« on: December 06, 2021, 01:44:53 PM »
I was talking to another Forum member today and he was wanting to know the exact species of this plant...
All I could say was that I got them as seed from Miguel in Portugal and he calls them Sweet Uvaia:






























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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 03:47:38 PM »
Looks a lot like sundrop, but may be this:

https://www.tradewindsfruit.com/content/uvalha.htm

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 04:32:56 PM »
Leaves look the same as the Eugenia pyriformis I grew from seed.

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2021, 11:20:55 PM »
Marcos sells Sweet Uvaia seeds, but even he does not give a specific species name. He labels his, which look the same as in your pictures, as either being Eugenia pyriformis or E. lutescens.

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2021, 05:48:36 AM »
E.pyriformis

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2021, 11:43:28 AM »
Looks like the pitombas on my tree. Eugenia luschnathiana. Mine had a funky resin flavor and were sour. I let them die.  :-\

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2021, 11:56:28 AM »
Looks like the pitombas on my tree. Eugenia luschnathiana. Mine had a funky resin flavor and were sour. I let them die.  :-\

Bummer. They cleft graft pretty easy. I have a few with scions from FL.

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2021, 08:24:32 AM »
Looks like the pitombas on my tree. Eugenia luschnathiana. Mine had a funky resin flavor and were sour. I let them die.  :-\
I may or may not tru pitomba again since they fruit fast but they seemed to be a disappointment for me like pitangatuba and surinam cherries I have purchased. They were low producers and I didn't like the fact that they were sour.

Bummer. They cleft graft pretty easy. I have a few with scions from FL.

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Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2021, 10:28:55 AM »
This must be a different plant because these fruits are really delicious.
Juicy, with a well balanced sweet and tart.

Kevin


 

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