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Kevin Jones

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Lolita Suriname Cherry
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:27:55 PM »
Last year I bought and planted Lolita Suriname Cherry seeds and now I have several dozen seedlings.
I was hoping someone that grows them could share some of their characteristics with me.
They are suppose to be dark fruited.

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Kevin


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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
Here’s a brief description of Lolita I found through a Google search.
http://tastylandscape.com/2013/05/17/surinam-cherry-general-overview-and-growing-info/

Sounds like it may have less resinous taste although I found a reference where Oscar sounded like he did not like the Fruit. I have never tasted this variety myself but I love Surinam cherries even with its strong resinous taste.

In case there are any Mango eaters reading this, that resinous taste in Surinam cherries in my opinion is very similar to the resinous taste of a good Indian variety of Mango such as Alphonso, Kesar.

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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 10:40:55 AM »
Eugenia uniflora is native to Southern Brazil and I have several varieties.  My darker varieties are the sweeter ones and the taste is reminiscent of a cherry, though not quite as sweet.  They grow as small trees, but many people trim them as hedges to make them more compact and easier to harvest.  Given that you have many seedlings, you could do this as well.  Good luck with your pitangas (Suriname cherries name in Brazil).
I am an American from California with a small farm in Southern Brazil. 
Sou americano na Califórnia e tenho um sítio em Brusque, SC, Brasil.

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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 11:28:50 AM »
I too enjoy that slightly resinous aftertaste.
And since it gets too cold where I live (central Alabama)... they will have to stay in containers.
Last week the temps hovered in the teens at night.
But it's nice and cozy in my greenhouses.
Thanks.

kj


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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 12:09:52 PM »
I have a few seedlings from Lolitas. All of them produce luscious, sweet fruit with no resin taste if you pick them when they're ready to fall off the plant. I love them.

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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 12:41:29 PM »
I was gifted a red "Lolita" seedling,  original seeds brought here by Luc, he planted them and harvest small/medium size red fruits with very low resin flavor but a wow! punch flavor in your mouth, very very sweet and then the tart explosion at the end, can't stop eating them once you start eating them, I imagine this flavor range similar to the sweet tart Zill's mango, Luc gave away some of his own seedlings to someone then one of them was being given to me, this one grow and exhibit the same characteristics, so I'm assuming this are true from seed as opposed of another selection of mine with non resin, very sweet cherry flavor, large size, vibrant red, and very firm flesh kind of almost plum kind, but this one I plant two seeds and the seedlings results were horrible!! Tasting somehow like resin with petroleum! 😄
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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 12:43:00 PM »
You certainly paint a nice picture!
Thanks.
I never saw the parent tree... as I bought the seeds online.
Hopefully some of them will be as nice as yours are.

kj


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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 12:49:52 PM »
I grew black Lolita  when I lived in town years ago I got a grafted one from pacific tree farm chula vista but they closed years ago.The flavor was fantastic ,but seedlings maybe unknown quality but worth try you might get one better with more flesh because that was the one draw back to lolita flesh was a bit thin.
  The one zill has is very good and bigger.
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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
I hope my "Zills" are as good as you say.
I have five "Zill" progeny seedlings I bought from Adam at Flying Fox.
They have started blooming this week in the greenhouse. We'll see how they turn out.
I also have a large grafted "Black Starr" that fruited tremendously this fall/winter and is budding-up again.
Delicious sweet/tart fruit with a grapey taste
And a seedling "Black Star" I bought off of eBay from Hawaii. No fruit from it yet.

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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 12:10:36 PM »
Looks like one of my "Lolita " seedlings set fruit.
I was pulling my Eugenia collection out of my greenhouse  yesterday and I noticed several fruit in the green stage.
 I hope these plants are true to type and set tasty fruit.

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Re: Lolita Suriname Cherry
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 05:05:13 PM »
Good Suriname Cherry is very underrated fruit.
Been having Suriname shortcake dessert for the past week unreal!

 

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