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I found the answer to this question and some others just a few minutes later by reading this thread:

Thanks for looking into this and for the explanation, JakeFruit!

I'm bumping this up.  It seems like a good question that never got answered NINE years ago.  Has anyone else had to deal with this?  How do you keep it from happening?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: December 04, 2021, 11:57:42 PM »
Right one is Lolo. The harvest time in PR is February to March ( more oil)but I cant miss the oportunity.

Thank you for sending them!  It was a treat to have some all the way from Puerto Rico.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: December 04, 2021, 11:51:55 PM »
Started out with some small, brown medlar (top left).  They were mild tasting, similar to apple butter with a hint of cinnamon.  Then Parfianka pomegranate, which were delicious and gorgeous.  The arils really were as deep purple-black as they are here in the photo:

The assortment of fruit was appetizing.  I too liked the El Bumpo and Honeyhart cherimoyas the best.  But Fortuna tasted good too, and had a very distinctive flavor.

Some of us found ourselves with so much sugary juice dripping down our hands that we had to rinse them off ... more than once!
It was a treat meeting fellow fruit freaks and associating real-world names and faces with TropicalFruitForum handles.

Simon's mix of sugar cane juice and calamansi juice was incredible!  (And very popular.)  Thanks to Brad's example, I tasted a very special cocktail: Simon's cane juice, Panama Red Passionfruit (picture below), a squeeze of lime, and a splash of rum.  Great stuff -- with a kick to it!

A few of us lucked out with the pineapple, and got to not only sample the fruit, but take a pup home to grow our own!

What's the pineapple variety, Brad?  You said it was related to Cayenne.

Got my first PM in a long time today, but got no email about it.  I saw in the Help that if we're running version 2.0 in "Change Settings" there's an option to "Notify by email every time you receive a personal message".  I found it and changed that option from "Always" to "Never" and then back again.  Hopefully that will trick the setting into working correctly.  We'll see.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: December 01, 2021, 10:14:47 PM »
And if you know what's good for you, don't bring any peach-eating coyotes, either!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 29, 2021, 07:12:23 PM »
I'll be there.  Looking forward to it!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:28:09 PM »
I've got a grafted experimental tree Im trialing here that may be a winner.  The fruits are super good and no one else has them.  Its a seedling tree from a friend.  Ill have to get permission to propogate or sell it but it seems like it may be a real winner.  It will be several years before I can really pass judgement on it though.

I'm growing pretty much every kind of avocado I can get my hands on here.  I've found most of them to be not worth growing for various reasons.  Same with dragonfruit.  Tried them all, most are not worth growing.

Cool!  Hope your experimental growing works out well for you and we all get to have a new GREAT avocado!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Deadly apple tree in Florida
« on: November 22, 2021, 11:04:40 PM »
Thanks for adding helpful details pineislander.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 17, 2021, 01:07:14 PM »
Great!  Got it on the calendar.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gopher Gold
« on: November 13, 2021, 07:38:03 PM »
I have not figured this out yet, but there could be a way to have an area away from the trees were you water an area with plants in it that they like to lure them away from the trees. Then there could be a way to either trap them in that spot or set up some way corral them under ground. Just a thought.

Great thinking!  Seems like a variation on the "trap crop" concept.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 13, 2021, 06:50:24 PM »
Man, you were picking some primo cheri's there.  Making me really jealous!

Dec. 4th is great for me.

I'm never eating a Tommy Atkins again.  You might as well buy a chunk of pine resin.  I found one Keitt at the grocery store recently.  It had pretty good color and ripened up ok , but they had probably just been put on the shelf.  Most were green as could be.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rudy Haluza passed away
« on: October 18, 2021, 10:29:29 PM »
Photo was taken in 2014, a friend (Ashok) and I went to his place to do an airlayer on his prolific Lychee tree in front of the house. A Brewster, I think it was. I don't remember when the EB mother tree was planted. When we got there, that was all that was left of it.
Thank you again, Thera.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: October 16, 2021, 03:37:06 PM »
I’ve been distributing “Inca Red” scion since 2015 at least so other tff members may have fruited it.
I scoured my records and Unfortunately could not find out who I got this from originally.
I haven’t fruited it myself so time will tell how good a fruit it really is by hearing tasting accounts from a few different tree’s.

Inca Red originally came from Axel of Cloudforest Cafe forum, who is an occasional member here, and had previously posted many times about it.  I have one for many years now.  It hasn't grown very much, but it's mainly because it's been stunted in a pot.  It hasn't been productive nor much red in color, but it is very tasty.

I just checked.  You can still find some of's web pages by searching for the site on

Thanks for posting this, and again for bumping it.  Great suggestion!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rudy Haluza passed away
« on: October 16, 2021, 03:08:23 PM »
Below is Rudy with the original El Bumpo mother tree to his left.

kh0110 Thank you for posting that picture!  When was it taken?  And I see the large dead part of stump there, which makes me wonder: do you know when he planted it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Email Function Restored!
« on: October 11, 2021, 04:29:31 PM »
Many thanks!   ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Notifications Are Back!
« on: October 11, 2021, 04:28:07 PM »
You're welcome. Without my inspiration, Patrick would not have fixed it.

So now you wear 2 hats, Moderator and "Muse"?  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: October 11, 2021, 04:17:05 PM »
If I can make it on the day that's chosen, I'd love to come -- assuming freeloaders are allowed.  This fall my little piece of land is producing nothing ... nada ... zip ... zero. 

Thanks for the offer, Brad!

[Edit] I'm looking for a good side dish that'll complement the high-sugar feast.  If anyone has a suggestion, please shoot me a PM/email.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rudy Haluza passed away
« on: October 08, 2021, 09:31:54 PM »
Thank you for sharing the news, Simon.  I'm sorry to hear it.  Whenever I get an El Bumpo cherimoya to produce fruit, I will remember him for sharing it with us all.

this J12 seedling is looking really good.  it will probably flower for the first time this winter.  this tree has been such a good grower, I got a few more J12 seeds and planted them just this weekend. 

@spaugh I've never even heard of J12.  Where do you get these things?  Having fruit shipped from Florida or something?
And are you planning on top grafting, or is the seedling fruit itself good?

@Monty -- Man, I sure wish we lived closer to one another.  I have some Kent seedlings, but I want to graft Atualfo to them to make some of Simon's "super rootstock".  Unfortunately the seeds I planted from my honey mangos this year all rotted.  I hope you find a taker.  It's a shame when we can't get the "I have too many" folks together with the "I'm looking for" people.

I will have have seeds soon.

So Brian, how'd it go with your seeds?  More details, please.  Are they from one of the Ecuadorean varieties?

@albert84 @Oolie
Just so everyone knows: the correct name is "Honeyhart" (one word, no space between; and it is "hart" NOT "heart").  It's an unusual name with an unusual spelling for a special reason:

"The "Honeyheart" is actually HONEYHART, named by an old time member of the California Rare Fruit Growers. ORTON is another of his selections of cherimoya as his name was Orton Englehart. If you see ..."hart" in a fruit name it was selected by Orton Englehart, for example the Creamhart avocado. Google his name as he was a generous contributor to the CRFG (in the early days) and, in fact, invented the Rainbird sprinkler. His efforts deserve proper credit."

That comes from  .

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