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Boca Cempedak
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:02:51 PM »
Is anyone else growing this one? Excalibur had sold them as seedlings a few years back. I still have one growing in a pot and it's starting to flower now. I was wondering if anymore information has turned up.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2022, 08:39:58 AM »
Not I but definitely wanna see a picture? Probably tough to judge age but how long have you cared for it and in a pot?

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2022, 08:18:50 PM »
A fellow member who goes by the name Coconut named many fruits "Boca" xxxx. I don't know him but suspect there is a connection. He hasn't posted for a while, but seems like quite a lively character.
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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2022, 08:31:14 PM »



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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2022, 09:29:58 PM »
Plant that baby! Did you protect it at all through the recent cold snap? A friend Miguel in Puerto Rico also got one of these when Excalibur was selling them and he thought it was a Chempejak.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2022, 10:26:05 PM »
Plant that baby! Did you protect it at all through the recent cold snap? A friend Miguel in Puerto Rico also got one of these when Excalibur was selling them and he thought it was a Chempejak.

Is he on these forums? I wonder if he still has his tree.  All the trees i saw planted in the ground declined quick. I was going to pot it up into a 25 gallon it keeps tipping over now.. How can you tell a Cempedak from a Chempejak?? I remember picking them out at Excaliburs, Richard had two big rows both labeled Chempedaks one row every single tree was dead the other, the 'bocas' a bunch had sprouted and died and a few looked like they might pull thru (maybe 10 out of 50) I grabbed a few of those for echo.  I planted one there it died, I grabbed one for myself and we sold the rest.
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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2022, 08:14:01 AM »
Cempedek have hairs on the undersides of the leaves and new growth, I have yet to see a cempejak that carries this trait. I also think that looks like a cemepejak and not a pure cempe

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2022, 08:37:37 AM »
I agree that it is not a proper champedek. It could be a champejak.
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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2022, 09:01:58 AM »
I have champedak seedlings from Han sen Durian,Ch35,Ch38,Ch 38 is the most cold sensitive new growth had burn,Ch35 no burn,Durian champedak no burn also most vigorous growing 8 feet.
Champedak seedlings very hairy now i"m also growing champejak from Han Sen and they very in vigor and hairiness alot.One is has a fruit spike i noticed 2 days ago!
Aarons looks like more Jak blood in the genes but it is still very interesting.I hope it can hold that fruit.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2022, 10:05:30 AM »
the leaves have a slight sandpaper feeling but no hair.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2022, 10:21:55 AM »
That sounds like a Cempejack.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2022, 09:22:35 AM »
Agree with prior comments hereís some pics of full cempedak I took this am, these are last survivors of the 40 or 50 seeds I germinated from a seller in Borneo. They took the recent cold snap no problem uncovered where we had a brief frost, it could be these were hardiest seedlings and why they survived this long. Not exactly sure what makes them so finicky vs jackfruit and why Iím weary about planting out. Have noticed they are more susceptible to iron deficiency vs jackfruit, the chempedak have hairs and leaves are not glossy, they feel like brittle paper to me.






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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2022, 12:46:19 PM »
I donít know about cold so much but Jakfruit is a very tough tree that tolerates strong, hot winds that champedek would never survive.
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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2022, 03:34:50 PM »
Maybe the trees were mislabeled or maybe my memory is wrong it was a few years back.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2022, 03:51:47 PM »
A fellow member who goes by the name Coconut named many fruits "Boca" xxxx. I don't know him but suspect there is a connection. He hasn't posted for a while, but seems like quite a lively character.
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=256

He died, I think. rip
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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2022, 06:23:22 PM »
Maybe the trees were mislabeled or maybe my memory is wrong it was a few years back.

I don't think your memory is wrong, I think Richard sold them as Boca cempedak but they're likely cempejak. I just realized it wasn't Miguel in PR, it was Juan Miranda in PR. I'll have to check in with him about his tree but I do remember he thought it was actually a cempejak when he got it.

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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2022, 10:40:57 AM »
A fellow member who goes by the name Coconut named many fruits "Boca" xxxx. I don't know him but suspect there is a connection. He hasn't posted for a while, but seems like quite a lively character.
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=256

He died, I think. rip

Is that true? I remember laughing reading alot of his posts but dont remember anyone mentioning him passing.


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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2022, 11:34:10 AM »
Coconut Jack was alive for a few years at least after dropping off the forum.
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Re: Boca Cempedak
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2022, 09:14:38 PM »
Here is an example of the difference between cempedak and jackfruit. They do look quite similar but the cempedak has lots of fine hairs.


cempedak



jackfruit


 

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