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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red fleshed acerola
« on: June 08, 2022, 07:08:27 PM »
It took seven years but I found another tree. The first one was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. This one produces darker fruits with darker flesh.

Staggered germination just over two months of red flesh acerola. A unique variation of acerola endemic to Vieques.






Leaf variation
Red flesh on the left, regular acerola on the right



Super cool, maybe try cuttings with rooting gel like cloneX? Hows the taste?

 Regular acerola flesh reminds me of a mealy Red Delicious apple. These are sour but more like a cranberry and very juicy. They are excellent blended whole with the seeds to create a dark pink juice. During the dry season the fruits will dehydrate on the tree and you can pick them off and reconstitute in water.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red fleshed acerola
« on: June 08, 2022, 07:04:08 PM »
looks like it could be a different species...

do you guys know guachocote or m.mexicana?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cMf0XPzW34&t=101s

really interested in that one :)
Other than green leaves and red fruit, not the same.

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Ordered the white one today 'snow white 'best one I have had in the past was a white.

The white flesh types are under rated. Their flavors have a larger
range than there are colors in the colored flesh types it seems.

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Interesting ilama variety! How true to type do ilama seedlings typically grow?

I have grown some that are slightly different than the original fruit and some
that seem true to seed. The Deep Purple type seems true to seed as all the other trees appeared and tasted like duplicates. A white flesh seed produces white flesh fruit as many have experienced. There is a wide range of phenotype and taste range among ilamas and I am curious what seeds of naturally occurring hybrids would produce and how often that occurs in areas with a concentration of a wide range of phenotypes, flower colors, leaf shape and color/s.

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The ones I’ve had in that color had an amazing flavor! I’ll take that one over the white fleshed or light pink varieties any day. I’m not sure if it’s a regional name where I’ve had those but they would call those in particular anona Caribe or something like that. The skin also has a purple tone like the flesh, at least the ones I’ve seen.

I have white flesh types that can easily compete with and surpass some colored flesh types. When I was in Oaxaca I had a chance to try around eighty different types. Only the best out of those are being offered.

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The ones I’ve had in that color had an amazing flavor! I’ll take that one over the white fleshed or light pink varieties any day. I’m not sure if it’s a regional name where I’ve had those but they would call those in particular anona Caribe or something like that. The skin also has a purple tone like the flesh, at least the ones I’ve seen.

They are quite good. This type has a grey/powdered blue skin. The flesh turns deep purple and is hard to distinguish from grape jelly around the inside of the peel. Another unique feature is that when opened and placed in full sun you can watch the color change rapidly.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red fleshed acerola
« on: June 06, 2022, 04:38:02 PM »
It took seven years but I found another tree. The first one was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. This one produces darker fruits with darker flesh.

Staggered germination just over two months of red flesh acerola. A unique variation of acerola endemic to Vieques.












Leaf variation
Red flesh on the left, regular acerola on the right



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Hey there...

How well do these hold up during shipping with high temps? In TX and current temps are mid 90s to low 100s.

Thanks
They have shipped fine to Texas so far.  If they drop the leaves they will push new growth easily with proper care, although I haven’t had that issue yet. As with any shipping I have no control over local practices.  I can say these trees do fine in my high heat and  extreme dry Caribbean growing conditions

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedling Annona reticulatas
« on: February 18, 2020, 11:19:05 AM »













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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Myrtus umbellulifera
« on: February 18, 2020, 11:10:10 AM »







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone bought from 9waters on ebay/etsy?
« on: December 03, 2019, 10:06:16 PM »
I have always received quality plants from 9waters.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is fruits hunter legit?
« on: October 25, 2019, 12:16:23 PM »
The Seeds Hunter is a solid seller. I have placed many orders and everything has been packaged well and arrived in excellent condition. I have also had high germination rates with his seeds. I have not received any old seeds or any molded seeds. Easily one of the best sellers out there.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ‘Genova Red’ ilama
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:08:59 PM »



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Thank you for the nice packaging. Some seeds have germinated during transit. 👍




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Hi Sayyid,

They were actually my first go-to.  Unfortunately, they advised that they lost both plants (and, tragically, much of their collection) to the hurricanes.

Hurricane Maria wasn’t kind.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ilama seeds for sale
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:36:23 PM »
I’ll let you guys know when the fruit are ready if I’m able to get it it, thanks for the interest

Thanks, Koryph

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Hey Bob, does the skin come off like those easy-peel types or do you still need to eat it with a spoon?

Thera, this one peels no spoon necessary.

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I found my photo from last year of what I was told is a Piña mango. I bought them from a guy on the sidewalk near a local tienda. I don’t know where the tree is located. We made some delicious kulfi.


Hello everyone,

Does anyone here have Mango Pina from Puerto Rico?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Random Annona seedling in my collection
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:46:16 PM »
I had a green chewy grouped with red, purple and pink squamosas. This could be a chance cross. It has a chewy texture.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona globiflora
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:17:36 PM »
Jonah, I used its own pollen. It seems that they are receptive at night around 10:00 pm in my location. Keeping the soil wet when it is flowering also seems to help. My tree is grafted onto Rollinia/Biriba.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona globiflora
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »
Fruit from F&S Park and photos of flower and fruit development on my tree in Vieques.













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