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Rtreid

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Help me ID this fruit
« on: April 13, 2018, 03:03:29 PM »
Hi,

This fruit is sometinng that I  got from Helton about 5 years ago as a seed that was supposed to be Myrciaria delicatula.  It is now obvious to me that it is not that but is possibly some sort of psidium species.

as you can see in the photos, the fruit is about one inch in diameter, yellow-green when ripe, and has a distinct lemony-guava flavor,  sub-acid, and really pretty tasty. Each fruit contains one or two seeds that are around 3/8 inch in diameter and lenticular.  The plant blooms in the spring, ant these fruits took around 10 months to ripen.

The plant itself is quite large, and was about 9 ft before i cut it back, with an open and spreading habit.

Does anyone have any Idea as to what it might be?















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Re: Help me ID this fruit
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:39:57 PM »
Hmm... looks like a psdium and description fits Psidium littorale other than (1) number of seeds and (2) time to ripen.


Here are some photos of my lemon guava for s&g:










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Re: Help me ID this fruit
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 08:46:08 PM »
Campomanesia lineatifolia?

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Re: Help me ID this fruit
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 05:49:00 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, but I know that it is not either of those two. I used to have both those plants, and this one is nothing like either of them. Interesting suggestion though, it could be some species of campomanesia

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Richard

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Re: Help me ID this fruit
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 06:57:52 AM »
Yes looks like campomanesia. I would guess sete capotes, Campomanesia guazumifolia.
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