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greg_D

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Visiting Philippines, Singapore & Japan in January
« on: November 23, 2022, 01:07:02 AM »
Are there any hard to find in the US (or hard to find high quality in the US) fruits, herbs, or spices that you guys would recommend I keep an eye out for?

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Re: Visiting Philippines, Singapore & Japan in January
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 06:56:08 AM »
I posted this on the Citrus section re some Phillipines Citrus.
Citrus hystrix/Makrut vs Biasong vs Samuyao 
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=39947.0

Biasong and Samuyao  are closely related to Citrus hystrix/Makrut Kaffir Lime.
I would be interested to know if you could even find them readily in the Phillipines ?
They might be rarer now or regional specialities ?
Really interested to know how different the fruit are to the well known C. hystrix.


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Re: Visiting Philippines, Singapore & Japan in January
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 07:50:52 AM »
If you want the best selection of fruits youíll find in the Philippines , youíre going to want to go to Davao city. Late for durian season now but you will still find some. Itís practically year round you can find durian there but the quality goes down and the prices go up when itís considered off season

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Re: Visiting Philippines, Singapore & Japan in January
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 01:35:50 PM »
Thank you!  We aren't going to Davao but I will keep an eye out for those citrus varieties mentioned.

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Re: Visiting Philippines, Singapore & Japan in January
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 06:29:02 PM »
I am going to Malaysia in January. I understand that the peak of the winter season on the Malay peninsula is late December early January. Itís expected that February should be good for durian in the Philippines this year although I wonít be going there this trip.
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Re: Visiting Philippines, Singapore & Japan in January
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 01:08:40 AM »
January in Japan is mid winter. Maybe not much local fruit in some areas. There are probably various fruits coming from the warmer areas of Japan
also stuff grown in tunnel houses or out of cold storage. I was able to find various Citrus out of season, and the Fuji apples are nowhere bigger or better.
I hear there are some pretty impressive strawberry varieties these days.

 

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