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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:20:09 PM »
Nice big fruit Adam, but your face when eating skin was not convincing 8)

looool

nice to hear from you Robert

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hard to say!

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once i took a high quality vegetable peeler, and peeled off the flesh, you could probably use a grafting knife too...it takes a while, but i made a huge cake out of it (pulp only, like tiny filets)...and then i froze it, and ate off it for a while... but probably smarter to freeze into portions, like icecube trays....

then you can sell or plant the seeds after...

a lot of work...for sure...

I just noticed one of my bush has about 300 near-ripe Miracle fruit. 

A bumper crop.  I eat them one-by-one when I can but what to do with the hundreds of others?

Just looking for tricks-of-the-trade when you have too many fruit.  I've been growing miracle fruit for about 20 years but never know what to do with excess fruit.  They volunteer around the house in a couple years later I discover 100's of fruit on a new bush.  Pretty bush with the red berries.

But, what to do with all the fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:15:00 PM »
excellent!

setting a good example for the growers in your state...

Working on my jaboticaba collection. Itís hard when you are in college  :-\



Giant mulchi, I have 3 of these in total, the other two are just coming up. I found a mealy bug on this one today already  :'(



Novak jaboticaba. This one just came up and is showing a little new growth



Sabara. About 4 years old.



Red Jabo. 2 years old.



Cabelluda. 2 years old. I had two but the other one got root rot. The leaf size on this one is looking nice.

Just thought it would be fun to share.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 23, 2022, 03:43:54 PM »
just got to taste a cambuca grown here on the farm, and we made a video of the event...

https://youtu.be/VX0QGo5yMgs

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8yrs almost to the day, since I officially got a nursery license and started my business.

We're celebrating 2022 with some new Plinia hybrids selected on the farm, and more rare fruit items (fresh fruit, and freeze dried).

Here is a new logo graphic my mom made (she is also responsible for the original logo).

We plan to use it on some items like stickers, shirts, and decks.  Will have to slightly modify or crop the image to fit shirts, because it's lengthwise now to fit a deck.

Hope everyone is doing well, and eating something rare, of the genus Plinia preferably.




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:02:24 PM »
got some nice Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)rooted cuttings for sale on my website now!

www.flyingfoxfruits.com

check it out....other stuff too, and new items coming soon...seeds, plants, fruits...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Puerto Rico trip blog
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:01:01 PM »
Nice trip, thanks for sharing Jay!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Incredible jaboticaba collection
« on: July 31, 2021, 04:25:42 PM »
nice collection Luiz, congrats.

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try feeding it a lil more maybe and keeping a dish underneath it

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That is an amazing picture! How many variegated plants have you just happend apon adam? ( im goin on 0😂) Thoes are some really cool patterns on that tuba.
lol thanks i had to photoshop the frog in there!

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W, I share your enthusiasm of bringing new fruits to market and enjoy most sour fruits, but the masses will struggle to adopt a sour fruit choice in place of other similar exotic choices like star fruit. Unless they contain exorbitant amounts of a certain vitamin, purchasing dried or frozen pitangatuba may not strike fire in the hearts of many.

I tried to preserve some pitangatubas in small quail egg containers to no avail. They rapidly degrade. 2-3 days is the max I could keep them before becoming overripe.

I haven't tried to dehydrate yet but will be giving that a go.
I'm inclined to believe there is potential for a small specialty market. If juiced, the taste is quite unique. Profitable, not so much unless you can get a contract for McDs new star cherry siracha burger!

Until I saw Adam's freeze dried Pitangatubas, I had not thought of it as having any potential other than as a backyard fruit for rare fruit growers like us. Now, I think it has potential as a dried fruit. I am not as bullish on its prospects as a fresh fruit, for the reasons you laid out; though, with all the seedlings being propagated and planted, maybe a few of them will have the genetics for better keeping fruit.

it's a lot like growing a tomato, and the final product is like a passion fruit...it would sell best as a frozen pulp...

but ya'll didn't need me to tell you that....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrciaria guaquiea
« on: July 18, 2021, 07:24:42 PM »
tasted fruits, first one wasn't perfectly ripe, and had offputting flavor, like papaya...second fruit was much better, closer to perfectly ripe, although had been through some freezes...taste much like strigipes, and glazioviana, but less citrusy than strigipes...

very hearty tree, tolerant of freeze, flood, drought, and high heat without leaf burns.

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This meme is used to quell heated rare fruit debates....

http://youtu.be/hRFjUZN3tSE

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making another batch here soon, from approx 13lbs of fruit, will see how many jars are made, maybe 15 at most I'm guessing (the typical sized jam jar i think is 16oz and I fit a little over 15grams in each jar)

ebay auctions for 3 jars of FD'd fruit end tonight  ;)

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I somehow won his first jar of kimbers. Its amazing! Its nice and crunchy at first almost tasting like sweet freeze dried strawberries then a couple chews in, the jaboticaba flavor comes through! Its really good id suggest anyone who has the chance GET SOME while you can. I herd from adam theres about 100ish jabos in each jar. Only alittle left in my jar😭😭😭.


thanks for purchasing and sharing the pics!

I doesn't last too long, like expensive candy I guess...but not as bad for you i'd assume.

I think about a pound and a half of fruit yields 15 grams of FD pulp....white jaboticaba took like 300 fruits to make a small jar.

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been selling jars on ebay at auction, they start at a penny and go pretty high from there...I guess this food product is hard to source for some reason?

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this is pure red jaboticaba pulp, freeze dried, the result is one of the most amazing fruit related items you can taste...like jaboticaba cotton candy with a crunch...intense flavor...sweet with some sour...my favorite thing to do with jaboticaba for sure...(not a wine drinker here lol...fruit leathers used to be the thing, but that's soooo 2000 and late)








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: July 05, 2021, 01:10:17 AM »
Freeze dried red jaboticaba pulp....a top notch jaboticaba food product, my favorite way to prepare this fruit for sure...it taste like cotton candy, but healthy, and with some tartness to go along with all the sweetness.

absolutely loaded with candy jaboticaba flavor...check my ebay listings, they let me sell it now with FL's new cottage laws....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194228135444









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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: July 02, 2021, 07:59:31 PM »
SEED PACKS 100 plus seeds per pack, cheap pricing!  FRESH! Cleaned with my special method that ensures very high germination rate!

https://www.flyingfoxfruits.com/product/100-fresh-red-jaboticaba-seeds-plinia-cauliflora-hybrid-/26?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: June 22, 2021, 02:38:11 PM »
fresh red jaboticaba fruits shipping now, some are really big too!

check my website please (shipping restrictions to certain states)

https://www.flyingfoxfruits.com/product/1-box-of-fresh-red-jaboticaba-fruits-plinia-cauliflora-hybrid-/83?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false




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