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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #550 on: October 26, 2021, 12:43:39 PM »
I am not sure what wooden apple is but there is nothing better than ripe quince. It has unique taste and smell.
Maybe I should have said "wooden pear," but anyway I've never experienced a ripe one.  I've only seen them dry and hard, and I thought you had to boil or bake them.  What's the texture like when fully ripe?  Do you grow them in your garden?
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #551 on: October 26, 2021, 01:02:16 PM »
I would love to grow them but they need more chill hours than we have. Its hard to find a good quince in florida, they are mostly too hard and not good. Ideally they are chewy and juicy. They are deep yellow color when ripe. I was able to buy a few good ones recently at fancy fruit and produce
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #552 on: July 30, 2022, 11:22:48 AM »
1. Mango (hard to find good ones up north :( )
2. Durian
3. Pitangatuba
3. Jaboticaba
4. Peaches

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #553 on: July 30, 2022, 01:31:56 PM »
1) Durian
2) Mango
3) Mangosteen
4) Lychee
5) Rambutan

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #554 on: July 30, 2022, 01:38:14 PM »
1- durian
2-mangosteen
2-lychee
3-java plum
4-atemoya
5-guava

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #555 on: July 30, 2022, 02:56:38 PM »
1- durian
2- mango
3- cempedak
4- marang
5- mangosteen

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #556 on: July 30, 2022, 07:18:41 PM »
1- durian
2-mangosteen
2-lychee
3-java plum
4-atemoya
5-guava
Atemoya over cherimoya?  Why??
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #557 on: July 31, 2022, 12:28:13 AM »
firmer and slymy texture, less sweet, and more fragrant.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #558 on: July 31, 2022, 01:52:08 PM »
Mango
Mangosteen
Sugar Apple
Sour sop
Apple banana
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #559 on: July 31, 2022, 02:02:46 PM »
If getting specific, top 5 now would include at least 3 different mango cultivars, but if picking different fruits, would say:

mango
passion fruit
mangosteen and other garcinias
cherimoya
apples
grapes
pomegranate
assorted berries...

My top 5 consists of whichever of those fruits are available at any given time.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #560 on: July 31, 2022, 09:01:13 PM »
   almost 10 year update...
 
  tropical/subtropical
1-cherimoya
2-biriba
3-litchi
4-avocado
5-pitomba(talisia esculenta)
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6-citrus,7-wax apple/syzygiums,8-sapote & canistel,9-dragon fruit, 10-black sapote,11-soursop,12-cashews

  temperate
1-pear
2-cherry
3-pistachio
4-peach
5-grape
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6-apple,7-persimmon,8-nectarine,9-strawberry,10-blueberry,11-sweet almond,12-plum
« Last Edit: July 31, 2022, 09:16:58 PM by digigarden »

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #561 on: August 05, 2022, 05:04:33 PM »
Temperate/Subtropical I cultivate myself:

1 - Mulberry (especially the cultivar "Saharanpur")
2 - Greengage (especially the cultivar "Große Grüne Reneklode")
3 - Strawberry (ONLY the cultivar "Mieze Schindler", really a legendary taste not compareable to other strawberries and I have grown over 100 varieties myself!)
4 - Fig
5 - Persimmon

Tropical:

1 - Mango (especially the cultivar "Alphonso", but there are certainly better ones in India)
2 - Dates (especially fresh ones of the cultivar "Wanan" and "Sukkari")
3 - Durian (especially cultivars that do not have a strong onion flavor and hardly any acidity)
4 - Banana
5 - Pineapple

I'm sure there are even better fruits out there in the world, as well as varieties I'm not familiar with that I can only hope to encounter one day!

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #562 on: August 05, 2022, 05:11:51 PM »
   almost 10 year update...
 
  tropical/subtropical
1-cherimoya
2-biriba
3-litchi
4-avocado
5-pitomba(talisia esculenta)
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6-citrus,7-wax apple/syzygiums,8-sapote & canistel,9-dragon fruit, 10-black sapote,11-soursop,12-cashews

  temperate
1-pear
2-cherry
3-pistachio
4-peach
5-grape
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6-apple,7-persimmon,8-nectarine,9-strawberry,10-blueberry,11-sweet almond,12-plum

Hey Digi! You gotta get to SoFL summertime and try some of our old school and designer mangoes. Curious as to how mango didn't make your list at all.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #563 on: August 06, 2022, 09:59:38 AM »
   almost 10 year update...
 
  tropical/subtropical
1-cherimoya
2-biriba
3-litchi
4-avocado
5-pitomba(talisia esculenta)
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6-citrus,7-wax apple/syzygiums,8-sapote & canistel,9-dragon fruit, 10-black sapote,11-soursop,12-cashews


Hey Digi! You gotta get to SoFL summertime and try some of our old school and designer mangoes. Curious as to how mango didn't make your list at all.
Yeah, can you tell us why you don't like mangoes?  Deep mystery.  Are you allergic?  I mean, dragonfruit and black sapote over mango?  That's a distressing concept.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2022, 10:04:28 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #564 on: September 09, 2022, 08:39:48 PM »
Sugar apple/Atemoya
Mango
Longan
Mangosteen
Sapodilla
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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #565 on: September 09, 2022, 09:20:09 PM »
1. Mango. I mostly ate it green. I only recently try eating more ripes variety.

2. Longan. Sweet and easy to eat. I can eat a whole kilo by myself lol.

3. Maprang and Mayong chit. They are like tiny mango that you eat it with the peel. Some maybe astringent and will hurt to eat. Maprang is sweet with purple send. Mayong chit bigger, sweet and sour, with smaller seed.

4. SugarKiss melon. It's my most favorite American fruit(or well, fruit that i can find commonly in grocery store). It's so sweet and melt in your mouth.

5. Persimmon, guava, watermelon, durian, mangosteen, rose apple, custard apple, coconut, banana. I just can't leave something i enjoy a lot out so i had to list them all lol.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #566 on: September 09, 2022, 11:51:10 PM »
1. Durian
2. Jackfruit (crispy)
3. Abiu
4. Rollinia
5. Rambutan

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #567 on: January 08, 2023, 10:10:43 PM »
I did a summary of sorts for this thread. Of 182 respondents these fruits garnered the #1 spot the most:
Mango 58
durian 22
cherimoya 14
lychee 11
mangosteen 10
orange 6
cherry 6
watermelon 4
sugar apple 4
pluot 3
peach 3
persimmon 3
jack fruit 3
passion fruit 3
avocado 3

25 other fruits received 1 or 2 votes each

40 different fruits topped someone's list. No consensus here.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2023, 10:13:05 PM by fruitnut1944 »

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #568 on: January 08, 2023, 10:22:27 PM »
As alwyas- the Mango Forum reigns supreme

A true top 5 from me.

1. Mangosteen
2. Pawpaw
3. Lucuma
4. Lychee
5. Mango

honorbale mention because no one has heard of it-

Manilkara bidentata - balata

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #569 on: January 09, 2023, 12:54:11 AM »
Mamey                                                                                                                                                                                Mango                                                                                                                                                                                Watermelon                                                                                                                                                                      Sugar apple                                                                                                                                                                         Avocado

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #570 on: January 09, 2023, 08:45:38 AM »
1. Tangelo
2. Grape (store table grapes not as good. Mostly wine grape or hybrids with American natives). More of a juice person mainly all they have is concord juice.
3. Peach (good for milk shakes or juice but the fuzz makes me only occasionally eat them)
4. Strawberry
5. Blackberries though mulberries are about the same.
6. Orange
7. Meyer lemon
8. Bananas (similar with grapes the store ones are about the worst tasting so exotic bananas like raja puri or red)


Not really impressed with mangoes, passion fruit or other exotics. They are ok and good for variety but I'd take an orange or strawberry over those.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #571 on: January 09, 2023, 10:36:07 AM »
Not really impressed with mangoes, passion fruit or other exotics. They are ok and good for variety but I'd take an orange or strawberry over those.

See guys just what I told you. 58 may choose mango as top. But some people have far different tastes.

95% never chose the same thing as best when it comes to fruit.

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #572 on: January 11, 2023, 11:58:49 AM »
I will name 7:

Durian (not enough experience with species or varieties to pick one)
Figs (too many varieties to pick one)
Cherimoya
Grapes (wine!!!!!)
Avocado (gotta love a fatty fruit)
White sapote
Lucuma

Honorable mentions:

Pitahaya (Stenocereus gummosus)
Mulberry (M. alba)
Asian persimmons
Mango
A good fresh melon

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #573 on: April 26, 2023, 03:51:15 PM »
1. Mango
2. Figs
3. Annonas
4. Persimmon
5. Lychee

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Re: Top 5 favorite fruits (including non tropicals)
« Reply #574 on: November 02, 2023, 01:32:55 AM »
1. Durian
2. Atemoya
3. Strawberry
4. Mangosteen
5. Rambutan

Top 5 of this year:

1. Durian
2. Sweet maphuut (garcinia dulcis)
3. Pulasan (first time trying)
4. Unnamed mini size cempedak from local market
5. Namhom coconut

Almost made the list: tampoi, Samui langsat, phet pakchong sugar apple/atemoya

 

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