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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Holiday Foods
« Last post by Galatians522 on Today at 06:23:47 AM »
Persimmons can be used like pumpkin in most recipes-

Made some jam last night that turned out okay

You bring up a good point, I didn't realie that persimmons could be made into a pie (kind of like pumpkin pie) but even Southern Living has a recipe.  Plus persimmon bread is already a holiday food in many places in its own right--especially in the native range for American persimmon.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Holiday Foods
« Last post by Galatians522 on Today at 06:16:03 AM »
Surinam cherry pie...Very interesting
I think olosapo pie would work or maybe canistel, mamey, or ross sapote for pies. Someone with the fruits should try! I think it would taste epic! Maybe I'll get some fruits and mess around with them after finals.

I had actually been thinking of that very thing. I had originally thought that it would requure a no-bake recipe, but it looks like there are a lot of on-line recipees for cooked versions that people seem to like. On person claims that you can use raw Mamaey just like canned pumpkin.

What about a Canistel or Ross Sapote egg nog?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Holiday Foods
« Last post by Galatians522 on Today at 06:11:19 AM »
Did the surinam cherry pie turn into soup?

No, we used a regular cherry pie recipe and it had the texture of cherry pie. However, as I recall cooking seemed to concentrate the yuck flavor that many people do not like. Maybe the results would have been different if we had used an improved variety instead of the wild type we had available?
Are these less gritty?
Mango? Plenty of mango growing near eucalyptus in Far North Queensland, Australia. I have one large eucalyptus on our property. I have a couple of coconuts growing nearby that are doing fine, though still quite young.
I tried doing some research and have found conflicting information. Some sites say that eucalyptus stops all growth underneath it.

That is definitely not true, I am in Australia and there are plenty of species that grow as understory to Eucalypts. Note that most of these are in distinct plant communities, so some species won't be found there and others only found there. On top of that, what is found in one Eucalypt forest say (River Red Gum ), will be different to what is found on a sand dune of Mallee Eucalypts. That would be due to plant community interactions as well as environmental ( river vs arid ) reasons.
I think it would be fair to say that Eucalyptus forests have a less diverse understory or mix of species than non eucalyptus forests, and you would usually find more interesting tree and shrub species in other forest types. Even in arid areas there are a lot of close relatives to rainforest species, and often these are found in distinct plant communities.
Possibly the tropical savannah type Eucalyptus forests are more diverse, with more fruiting species.

Another possible competition factor is that many Eucalypts have water storing lignotuber roots, so can be heavy water users.  Introduced species of Eucalypts to other areas are known to dry out marshes by pumping out water, sometimes with positive results, often not so great long term.

I have seen coffee grown commercially under what’s called rainbow eucalyptus.
Wow that must have been spectacular, a beautiful tree from as far North as the Phillipines and one of the few non Australian species of Eucalypt, ( and apart from another few in PNG, Timor and Indonesia ).
I also grow the Washington Sanguine blood orange (VI-521), and the Vainiglia (VI-442) tastes better.

So you mean, Vaniglia tastes better than Vaniglia sanguigno - right?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: So-Shang blooming
« Last post by daisyguy on Today at 12:46:52 AM »
In the spring I'd be happy to trade goumi cuttings for So-shang if you are interested in attempting a cocktail tree for cross pollination. This year I grafted "Catherine's Find" Elaeagnus (latifolia? I'm not sure anyone knows what species this is but it sure seems similar to So-shang) onto goumi (multiflora) and it had by far the best take rate of anything I've ever grafted, nearly 100%.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Holiday Foods
« Last post by daisyguy on Today at 12:38:50 AM »
Did the surinam cherry pie turn into soup?
still have seed available
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