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Thanks.  I value the discussion on pricing and can understand hesitation in purchasing.
Tim,  I think I understand your complaint…. I did raise the price on pouteria “tuturuba” here is why. That tree is in maranhao, Brazil. I sold out quickly of that seed and found a way to get the same exact tree seed, however I was in Colombia…. I figured out a way and got 30 more ..
Form that exact tree that I have personally tasted.  I figured 5 more dollars a per seed was worth it for those that really want it now.  If you would have emailed me instead of posting on my sales then I would have told you that and probably sell it to you at a discount.  I will able to get more seeds in the future and the price will go down.
For the rest who shared words of encouragement… I appreciate you all. if you know me personally then you know that it really didn’t bother me and just gave me another opportunity to share why I do things. 
The Tikuna are growing some pretty cool things now thanks to forum members.  palologrower hooked up some cool seeds that I got to share with them. Let’s all be friends again. But let’s shut down this thread.  Water under the bridge.

Fliptop, good point and I struggle with what information to put. Some of the dwarf cerrado species we found can grow into larger bushes and trees with optimal growing conditions. I've seen "dwarf" cerrado species grow quite large in ground at growers in Sao Paulo.
From my experience both Annona and Myrtaceae can be kept and fruited in pots. With proper growing medium and pruning, many trees will fruit in 5 to 25 gallon pots.
Duguetia except for stenantha have all been bush like which is why I am very excited about this family.

With many of these species have never been grown before, it's hard to tell how they will perform here. Almost every fruit tree in the Amazon was a huge tree, however the Amazon is 365 growing environment. Those trees that can survive our winter are sure to have much less growth.

The Pouteria family have all been trees. I am hoping to be able to prune and keep in pot but I am early in my experiments. Feel free to hit me up and ask questions.

Bush and Tru. So true my friends. Doesn’t really bother me. I just continue to share my message. Thanks for the kind words and support. Working with some local explorers and have some really amazing stuff coming :) this year is going to go off for us fruit nerds.

Lol. I didn’t raise any prices. It was a joke. However if you let me know your real name instead of hiding behind a screen name I will happily raise prices just for you. I also don’t need seed sales to survive in a vacation. It’s my job and it pays for the food in my families mouth. This isn’t a hobby for me.
But you clearly didn’t read my response and here just to troll. Since I don’t know who you are, your contributions to this community have been limited so I don’t need to waste my time with further correspondence. You didn’t ruffle my feathers… my friends and I have had a good chuckle at you “couch explorers” who need to comment on things they know nothing about.
I didn’t raise any prices and only advertised here on TFF and for those that signed up on my website. Already more than half sold out of the seeds I am allocating for sales and haven’t even posted on Facebook yet. Thanks for your business advice. I will let my quality and reputation speak for themselves. Have you actually ever bought anything from me?

Ok all prices raised 1 cent.   8) Please do! I love when people think it’s an easy way to make money. It would make for a cool vacation if you like hiking 90 degrees and 100 percent humidity in the Amazon covered in deet wearing long sleeve shirts and pants 7 to 8 hours a day searching for fruit. Not to mention a foreign country where we need to hire a translator to talk to locals. I don’t speak Tikuna…. Do you? The places we camped had no running water or electricity. Still sound like fun? After a long days hike then come home and clean seeds for 2 hours in the dark! Fun vacation stuff! If this sounds like a vacation then we need more people like you and and I’ll even invite you on my next expedition! Oh and you need your yellow vaccine to travel where I go. It’s mandatory and make sure you have a malaria precaution plan.

Thank you for allowing to me to explain My pricing and why the price will only RISE with further seeds drops as the quality of my offerings gets better and better. I learn and change my seed storage procedure every new drop. Always trying to improve and the last couple seed drop have very high germination rates.

I hire local guides to take me into the jungle. Most of these fruit are not found at the market. If I found them at the market then they are priced accordingly.  I took two fruit experts last trip and they didn’t spot  anything. ;) I’ll even happily give you all the gps locations I marked. You can go go back and get all the same fruits and seeds except you need to go at the same time next year as  Amazon fruits only stay in season for Around 3 weeks then it’s a new fruit crop. . So all the fruit we found are probably no longer available. I went last year in May and got completely different fruit.  And all my Tikuna indigenous guides (make sure you tip them as much as I did because they are amazing people and deserve it). I don’t try and get the cheapest possible seeds. I am trying to build a community of explorers to build value to the community. Maybe if we show locals that there is value in these trees as opposed to trying to get the seeds at the cheapest possible price and “take” from the locals, then we can actually have something sustainable. if we want them to preserve nature then the people with money need to fund it instead of whining about 1 dollar more for a seed.

Also my seeds are 100 percent true because I collected, cleaned, inspected, and never left my sight. Not sure if any other seed provider in the USA can say that. Maybe you Shiloh and palologrower haha.  But if none of that is important to you then please buy seeds from someone else.  I am almost sold out of many species and almost all my customers are repeat customers ;)

Thanks! It's not as glamorous as it sounds as we are poor farmers and explorers but we make do. Hoping to share the passion and get more people to try and grow these fruit.

Seeds have arrived, cleaned and processed. Duguetia stenantha is STILL my favorite fruit! It also was the clear winner for all four of us on our last expedition. We also found out that the Huitito indigenous community is establishing a farm to cultivate this species. The Huitito told us they fruit between 5 to 7 years! The goal of most of my expeditions is to find Duguetia and this is the best tasting of them so far. The carpals without seeds are dense candy corn consistency with Melon, brown sugar and praline undertones. I could eat these all day.
I was able to source many and offering at a crazy good price $6 and looking for a farm to cultivate these.... any takers?

"PahWay" orange fruit... still don't have an ID.

Pourouma cecropiifolia Amazon grape, Amazon tree-grape

Pouteria sp Amazonas Lucuma
Pouteria sp Abiu Carambola

Pouteria sp Abiu Pera

Campomanesia lineatfolia "Pallilo"

Plinia clausa "Anihuayo"

Annona edulis

Annona mucosa "Biriba" Amazonas Giants

Onychopetalum periquino "Envira Caju" Preta
Onychopetalum periquino "Envira Caju" Vermelha

Theobroma subincannum "Cupui"
Theobroma obovatum This one is Wow!

I live in El Segundo and grow pretty much everything I have in containers. Most things can grow if you use the right grow medium and prune :)

We have internet for the night before we head back into the jungle. Uploaded some taste reports.
Duguetia stenatha

Hapa Joe and WildLandPlants meet for the first time in Colombia. Boy do I have a surprise for him.

Hi. I would like to buy one pack.
I am currently out the country and limited cell service. I am in the Colombian Amazon on a fruit hunting expedition.  and may have spotty service until Jan 30 but please reserve a pack for me and I will pay as soon as I get a message on how to pay. Shipping to California.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Part 2. Hapa Joes garden.
« on: January 16, 2023, 09:47:51 PM »
Had an awesome day hosting AJ. Part 2 of the garden tour is uploaded.  Please subscribe and give AJ props for providing some cool content.

Aj the graft man filming part two of the garden. Wonder what I have for sell in the spring? Sneak preview.

I had a fun day hanging out with AJ and showing him my garden. Here is a link to the interview portion of the tour. Please subscribe and support AJ who is creating some interesting much need Youtube content.

Got it, sent it out today:)
If you are really interested PM me and I can let you know when I’m traveling. I’m always looking to bring like minded fun people who don’t mind mosquito and bug bites to find fruit off the beaten path. Costa Rica in February and Ecuador in March is in the works along with CAmeroon at end of July. :)

Hello fellow Tropical fruit addicts. I am taking my team ... and WildLandPlants! to the Amazon to revisit the Tikuna Indigenous reservation area to re pay some promises to the amazing people I met on my travels and find some more rare fruit!  Tropical fruit trees and seed sales are tough in winter but wanted to provide an opportunity to get some rare seeds at a discount and to those who support the work we do.

Use code: TFF at checkout for 15% off

Good morning fellow fruit addicts.
I spent some weeks exploring the Maranhao state of Brazil with a team of fruit addicts with Brazilian fruit expertise and have some amazing new fruit taste reports and seeds for sell. My main purpose was to find and document more Duguetia species and to continue to build relationships with people who truly make this happen… the locals.

I started my trip in the Cerrado again to collect more species and trade. I finally found a Calycina that I really really like. We are naming it after the sweet housekeeper that found this species on her property and had to share with the American :)

We then spent the rest of the trip searching the Atlantic rain forest and chapada biomes. It was majestic. The last day we became tourists and we to the Lencois marahensis dunes National Park. It was there.. on our day off that we made the find of the trip. Eugenia tinctoria …

Seeds will be shipped starting Jan 2, as my wife, full time teacher,  and I are traveling for for a much needed break during the holidays.

Alto Pariaso Cerrado

Eugenia calycina “Dalva”
In truth, I haven’t tried any of the good varieties grown in the US, but have tried many many wild grown ones. They are a very bland species until this one. It may be a subspecies but this tastes like sour cherry pie. Very tasty. This grows in the native Cerrado behind Dalva’s house.

Campomanesia adamantium var “Amarillo”
A top 3 tasting campomanesia that is very sweet with little acidity and little of the pronounced campomanesia flavor. Small bush like structure and drought tolerant in cool temperatures.

Annona coriacea “Orange Crush”
This Annona has a light Crassiflora flavor and still somewhat grainy but had a pronounced orange flavor and was sweeter than previous tasting of coriacea. Still early in the season.

Maranhao Atlantic Rainforest

Hapa Joe Favorite Duguetia aff marcgraviana “Lucenilde"
We saw a kid selling blue fruit in a bag on the side of a road. Of course I stopped, us small business owners have ti stick together. What we thought was jaboticaba (woohoo) was actually jambolin (sigh). Still bought them but not my favorite. While we are there Huan starts talking to a local and he is so excited to start finding Duguetia he shows her a picture of “Ameju”. She points and talks in portugese and Huan starts doing a goofy happy dance (I really need to get this on film) And says to follow him. We turn the corner along a long dirt path and a medium tree FULL of Duguetia Marcgraviana “lucenilde” very sweet papaya and melon flavor. No strange or weird flavors. Wonderful melon aroma. Nice flesh and was told they get much bigger as the rainy season progresses. Named after the sweet old lady who pointed us in the right direction.

Duguetia aff echinophora Bruno sp Maranhao
Duguetia marcgraviana
Duguetia echinophora Buritiensis

Bacuri Platonia insignis
A very large seed small flesh but creamy and very very very aromatic relative of the Garcia family. If you like the smell of truffles you will love this fruit. Banana flesh with custardy flavor. The yellow parts inside the rind is also cooked ane used to make a superfood. Grows in the chapada at elevation but even at elevation in the rainforest it doesn’t freeze so frost hardiness has not been tested. Without a greenhouse proceed with caution.

Talisia esculenta
If this fruit had more flesh it would be a must have for soapberry fans like lychee and rambutan. More tropical and sweet with much less flesh with a semi sticky fiber that sticks to the seeds. Very difficult to clean!

Bruno Lima Favorite Campomanesia aromatica var Preta
Small deep black color when ripe and extremely tasty. Has the pronounced campomanesia flavor in a jelly like flesh that is really sweet and no acidity.

Mouriri guianensis
Sweet finishes with a mouth drying tannic affect. Jelly like fruit. We found this along the fence line in a cattle field. The farmers kept it for a reason and there were no fruit or seeds on the ground thanks to the chickens and animals.

Eugenia Caipora
Found throughout the regions we were exploring. The animals must love it as it was distributed throughout the region, unlike Eugenia klotzchiana which was found in only one small area and in patches. The best way I could describe this fruit is a spicy zesty slightly acidic loquat. Unripe fruit has a bitterness around the skin that dissipates with ripeness.

Murici Byrsonia crassifolia
Amazing sweet fruit that was one of my favorites until you smell the blue cheese finish. The locals love it and make juice from it and eat from hand but I can’t get past the cheesy aftertaste.

Corderia sessilis tamarind
   Yup tastes like tamarind pudding.

Corderia sessilis sweet
   No acidity very sweet

Myciaria sp cabinho restinga
   Found in the same area as the above Myrciaria. This species however has different foliage and produce dark blue berries with a long stem . Dwarf and ornamental with edible sweet berries.After consulting with Seedshhunter, we think it is related to Myciaria sp Iguatu Preta but something different.

Duguetia cf macrophylla

Pouteria sp “Pao de paca” Sapotaceae

Eugenia patrissii Dolce
This Eugenia has a seed that is fuzzy like Camu Camu and a tasty very similar to Camu Camu round the seed but the rest of the flesh has a very Surinam cherry like flavor. Quite good.

Huan Shuma favorite Pouteria macrophylla “Cutite”
Have you ever eaten banana taffy taffy and thought, “wow, that is so artificial that tastes nothing like bananas”? The next more relevant question is, “Did you like it?”
The artificial banana flavor actually is based on the flavor of a banana species that is almost extinct due to a fungus. It used to be one of the major types of bananas grown until the fungus wiped them out and we found the Cavnedish current banana was mostly immune to the fungus. What does this have to do with this fruit? It tastes exactly likely creamy banana taffy. Fully ripe fruit have no bitterness and is very sticky and sweet.

Chrysophyllum marginatum
The native range of this species is Bolivia to Brazil and N. Argentina. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. Very sweet and tasty but little flesh. The flavor however is top quality. If someone can cultivate a flesh producing hybrid of this species will have a winner, otherwise ornamental and edible.

Diego Techera Verde Center favorite Eugenia tinctoria
   This will be a must have. Tastes like blueberries and mint. The locals know and love this fruit and report that it gets much bigger and sweeter in the middle of the rainy species. We originally thought it was a Myrcia and when we sent to verify the collector started to freak out. This is one that is very  difficult to find and is a top tasting Eugenia.

Pouteria durlandii Abiu mirim
ABIÚ-MIRIM comes from the Tupi Guarani language and means “Fruit Bicuda” and the adjective mirim means small fruit. It is also called: Abiu kid, Bapeva small, Aça ferro and Abiuzinho da mata.
At Sitio Frutas Raras, they plant thesuffers from frost, but young specimens produce fruit every 2 years.
Seedlings: The seeds are oblong (longer than they are wide) with a brownish and smooth bark and a scar along its length. They are recalcitrant (they lose their germination power if they are dried), so they should be planted as soon as they have been pulped, in individual packages measuring 7 cm wide and 22 cm high, filled with an organo -sand substrate , placing 2 seeds per package that will germinate between 20 to 45 days, thinning is done when the plant is 10 cm high, eliminating the weakest plant. The development of seedlings is moderate, reaching 20 to 30 cm in height with 10 to 12 months of life. The seedlings formed by seeds begin to produce 5 to 6 years after planting.

Chrysophyllum argenteum
Characteristics: medium to large tree, grows from 3 to 5 m in open environments and from 6 to 15 m in the middle of the forest. The plant bears fruit abundantly in full sun, but water should not be lacking during flowering and fruit formation. It begins to bear fruit with 4 to 5 years depending on the climate and cultural practices.
 The fruits are large and rounded, with a greenish color even when ripe, the pulp is translucent and has a great flavor, somewhat reminiscent of cream with a touch of abiú . This rare and tasty fruit cannot be missing from your orchard collection! The plant is very ornamental because of the rusty golden leaves on the back. The flowers are apicultural and the fruits also feed birds and mammals. It is a very promising species to plant commercially because of the flavor and durability of its fruits.

Myrciaria strigipes

NOMENCLATURE AND MEANING: UBANAXICA OR MANAXICA comes from the Tupi Guarani but the etymology has not yet been discovered. It is also called Cabeludinha da Praia and Cambucá da Praia.
Origin: It is endemic to the restinga forest from the south of Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. The fruit is a globular berry 2 to 3 cm in diameter, shaped like a tire with a light yellow and thin skin when ripe, involving 1 or 2 seeds in a sweet and sour gelatinous pulp.

Uses: Fruiting from October to December. The fruits are delicious to be consumed in-natura and can be used to make juices, sweets and ice cream. The tree is ornamental, the flowers are melliferous and it is an ideal species for urban afforestation of streets, squares and parks. It is a rare species and needs to be cultivated to be preserved.

Eugenia cerrasiflora
Origin: Native and endemic to the Atlantic forest along the coast and to the semi-deciduous highland forests, occurring in the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina, Brazil. More information at the link: The fruits are subglobose or cylindrical, measuring 1.5 to 1.8 cm long and 8 mm to 1.4 cm wide, with a thin red skin surrounding a reddish gelatinous pulp that covers a rounded grayish seed.

Uses: Fruiting from August to September. Very important species as an apiculture, as it flowers at the end of June and July, providing a lot of nectar and pollen to several species of bees, native or not. The fruits have pectin-rich pulp and ripen in August and September and are used by bees both for food and for building their nests. The birds also look for it, because when they mature there is little food. For human consumption, harvest the very red ones and let them reach the point for another 2 or 3 days. With the pulp you can also make a delicious jelly. The tree cannot be missing from gardens and reforestation projects.

Randia ferox
Fruits in May to July and sometimes in August. The fruits are tasty and taste like bitter chocolate with coffee and are very pleasant for consumption in natura. The tree is deciduous (losing its leaves at the end of winter, flowering without leaves) and small in size and therefore serves very well to be grown in large gardens and squares in places where people stay away from the thorns of the plant. This species cannot be missing in reforestation projects, as the plant is very rustic when in weak soils and in full sun and its early production of fruits feeds the faunagenerally.

Eugenia beaurepairiana
INGÁBAÚ or UVAIA DO VISCONDE, and the species name was given in honor of Viscount Henrique de Beaurepaire-Rochan. It is also called uvaia-rambutan because of the rough, hairy texture of the skin and the much better flavor!
Origin: Native and endemic to the Atlantic Forest along the coast, occurring in the states of: São Paulo, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, Brazil. More information at the link: \ The fruit is globose to elliptical, orange when ripe, 1.5 to 4.5 centimeters in diameter, velutinous, prominent glands visible as warts when the fruit is very hairy; the pulp is juicy, thick and sweet, enveloping 1 to 3 seeds.

Uses: Fruiting from November to February. The fruits are similar to the common uvaia, but are sweeter and more flavorful. They can be consumed in natura, and also serve to make juices and ice cream. In the past, fruits were harvested from wild trees and were part of the table of high society, mainly viscounts. The flowers have great beekeeping potential. The fruits attract numerous species of birds.

Eugenia tenuipedunculata
We call the SPECIES OF RED FRUITS (E. aff. [Similar to] tenuipedunculata) CAMBUCÁ-PITANGA because the plant has leaves very similar to cambucá and red fruits that resemble pitanga. AND THE OTHER SPECIES OF OBLONG PURPLE BLACKENED FRUITS (E. tenuipedunculata -type) of PITANGA-CAJÚ because of the resemblance of the fruits with the cashew fruit in formation.
Origin:  The red fruit species originates from the semi-deciduous forest above 500 m altitude and may even be a new species; and the species with purplish fruits is original from the Atlantic rainforest, where it occasionally appears. It inhabits the states of São Paulo, up to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. :  Fruiting from October to December and sometimes February. The fruits are delicious to be consumed in natura or used to make juices, sweets, filling cakes and ice cream. The tree is ornamental and great for urban afforestation and the flowers are melliferous. This species cannot be missing from a fine collection of Brazilian wild fruits.

Just my two cents. Everyone has different tastes but I definitely got distinct bitterness and ripeness did matter. We collected a bunch of fruit. I will say on the other hand that it has some of the most beautiful foliage and the fruit is amazing looking as well. Eugenia caipora has similar skin and flesh and bitterness in unripe fruit but loses its bitterness at full ripeness and tastes
Like a spicy loquat. I wouldn’t give either 8/10 but to me caipora was way way better.

Hi! I am no expert but I am eating lunch right now with someone who is:) the “best” time is from late nov to late January. There is fruit year round but most of the ones you are looking for fruit at the start of the rainy season. Opposite seasons of the northern hemisphere. I have a cool calendar and book  I can take a picture of with all fruits that happen during any given month. June July august is cold dry winter and the worse of the months for fruit.  :o
Start in Brasilia and work your way to Alto Paraiso.

Jabo45 unfortunately you don’t really want to try klotzchiana. I have a bunch of seeds that I never put on website because it was so bitter. I thought about selling as ornamental but then my Brasilian friends tried to make juice from in and had some ummm
 “Issues” from both ends.  :o

Hey, I didnt get the last message. Check your spam boxing for shipping. I used Paypal shipping and it should have sent an email with tracking. Ill send it to you by PM in case you ddnt get it.

19 Store will be closing for the month of December to focus on local sales and exploration. As many of you are aware, my wife and I are teachers and will be using December to recharge and get ready for the spring season. If you need or want seeds, this is the week to buy them. We added some germinated seeds and allocated some more of some sold out seeds.
Happy holidays. Keep growing!

I have some nice seedlings available. Madrono that I collected from Iquitos. Intemedia from Colombia. $25 each includes shipping. I have lindero that is germinating now as well.

I have a small seedling and germinated seeds of Eugenia stipitata from Colombia. Every single community/village we encountered had at least one or more stipitata for juice and food source. Although tart I liked this fruit and it was a staple of every Amazon community. Let me know if you interested.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good rootstock for Myrciaria sp. Roxa?
« on: November 26, 2022, 09:46:03 PM »
No need to rootstock this particular species. There are reports that it flowers at the 3 year mark and can fruit the next year.  Taste reports on this one is that it is one of the best tasting myciaria. I grow 20 of them and keeping them all. They are beautiful and the taste report I got is from someone I trust.

I finally have time to take some pictures and put some seedlings up for auction this week. Seeds sales have been wonderfully busy and I still have some nice species for sell with lots of seeds already germinating. The weeks ebay will have some things never before offered that I'm really excited to offer.

The master list is here:

Perebea guianenesis

Highly collectable and ornamental fruit from the Peruvian Amazon. Very popular fruit with locals and monkeys! Each carpal when first chewed on tastes like orange juice and then has a cripy acidic floral flesh. This fruit was found deep in the Amazon jungle around Iquitos.

Duguetia spixiana

A virtually unknown Annona relative from the South American rainforests found in the Amazonas region in the Acre state. Bears exotic red tinted fruits with bright red, sweet flavored pulp.

Duguetia stenantha, my favorite fruit, beautiful and ornamental from the Amazon

The goal of most of my expeditions is to find Duguetia and this is the best tasting of them so far. The carpals without seeds are dense candy corn consistency with brown sugar and praline undertones. I could eat these all day. I do not have information on growing these as it is the first time to be grown in the United States. However other Duguetia species are known to have frost tolerance don to 26 F.

PINDAIBA Duguetia lanceolata Frost hardy exotic annona from Brazil
I got to try this fruit on my last trip to Brazil and liked it very much. The fruit is more beautiful in person and pictures do not do in justice. Each seed and flesh is encased in a fibrous hard shell that is easily removed and has some sugar on the inside. The flesh is like a coconut jelly. Not super sweet but comes free from the see easily and chewed for a nice flavor.
Multi-lobed, red colored fruit somewhat resembling the sugar apple. Flesh is red-pink colored, and although scarce,  has a full flavor exceeding that of the sugar apple.The tree can be grown as an ornamental and in large gardens and squares. Duguetia lanceolata has known to withstand low temperatures down to 26 F for brief amount of time. It is one of the cold hardiest Duguetia and a collector must have.

Only one  Plinia cf spiciflora ultra rare and gorgeous, Must have! 1/2 gal deep

Highly collectable and ornamental fruit from the Bahia region in Brazil. Seen all over rare fruit groups this is quite a stunner. Fruit tastes similar to Jaboticaba with small amout of flesh and large seed. I was able to procure two seeds, one for me and one for the winner of this auction.

Annona crassiflora Araticum Apo Annona collector must have!
Araticum apô, "do tupi – soft fruit of bark with protrusions or angled"; also receives the names: Araticu of the forest, yellow araticum of the hill and yellow cork. Origin: It is natural from the dense coastal and very rainy region of the Atlantic forest from the state of Minas Gerais to Rio grande do Sul, Brazil. Characteristics: Tree from 6 to 8 meters high, with whitish gray trunk measuring 30 to 40 cm in diameter. The leaves are simple, largely ovadas (egg shape) with petiolo or short orange stem measuring 0.8 to 1.5 cm long.Tips for cultivation: Plant of humid subtropical climate, more resists temperate climates where there are frosts of up to – 3 degree (26 F), can be cultivated throughout Brazil, at any altitude; adapts well to sandy or clayey and red soils that are deep, with acid pH to neutral and with good amount of dissolved organic matter. It can be planted even on riverbanks where occasional floods occur. The fruit harvest runs from March to April and the fruits can be harvested by cutting the cabinwith scissors when they are almost completely yellowish. This species can be successfully cultivated in stony soils. Uses: Fruit in the months of January to March. The tree can be grown in green areas and the branches are firm and do not break easily. Always include in forest recomposition, because its fruits feed several species of birds and animals, mainly monkeys and quatis. The fruits are very tasty for fresh consumption and the seeds release with some difficulty of the pulp. The fruits can also be pulped and the pulp frozen to make jams, yogurts with curdled milk, mousses, ice cream, juices and gelatins. The fruits have medium-thickness bark and are resistant to management; in addition to being kept for about 8 days after harvested in cool places and for more than 25 days if in refrigerators.

Annona monticola JAQUINHA DO CAMPO endangered species from the Brazil Cerrado
Much appreciated by the local people with a nice floral flavor. Somewhat fibrous like a pineapple with mild flavor. Supposedly has medicinal properties along with the leave and bark. This species needs to be preserved and apart of reforestation projects.

I have a bunch of seeds from fruit that I have tasted on my site. Highly recommend the campomanesia sp as I just got a video from the collector I was with. He found the field of campomanesia last year and sent seeds to a grower in São Paulo and it flowered in less than one year! Not to mention that the seeds are already germinating. I’m sure there are plenty of buyers that can verify. It was a really good fruit.  The seeds I source I either collect myself or come  from the collectors themselves and at a
Minimum get a reliable taste report.
Have some things on eBay this week. Rare stuff for the Christmas season.

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