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Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« on: November 11, 2022, 10:27:42 PM »
Similar to the Under-rated Fruit thread, what fruit trees are you growing without first trying the fruit?

For me, I have the following:
Pouteria viride - green sapote
Bunchosia glandulifera - peanut butter fruit (flowering now)
Dacryodes edulis - safou
Mangifera odorata
Pometia pinnata - Fijian longan

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2022, 10:39:53 PM »
For me:

Chupa Chupa / South American Sapote
Peanut Butter Fruit Tree
M-4 Mango
Okitsu Wase and Miho Wase Satsumas
Sapodilla Nispero
Gros Michel Banana

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2022, 07:43:01 AM »
Rollinia
Red annona reticulata (san pablo)
Lisa atemoya
Jaboticaba (red, red hybrid, blue)
Ice cream bean
Blue Java banana
Mango (coconut cream, Kathy, mahashanok)
Achacha
Imbe
Yellow mangosteen
Star apple
Black sapote


I can't remember what else i have but it's pretty much 90% of my seedlings right now lol. I should start labeling my plants. It's getting hard to remember what they are now.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2022, 07:51:28 AM by Amy K »

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2022, 09:50:54 AM »
Monroe avocado.  Orange Sherbet mango (seedling).  Cecilove mango.  Sugarloaf mango.  Raja Puri banana.  (I hadn't tried Little Gem before I planted it, but have subsequently tried it.  Seems pretty solid.)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2022, 09:53:28 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2022, 09:56:19 AM »
Cherilata and Sugarlata
a. salzmannii
g. hombroniana
g. aristata
g. lucs
charichuelo
Russels sweet garcinia
kwai muk
lakoocha
yangmei
m. vexator
e. burkartiana
e. patrissii

p.nitida, p. cerasina, p. setacea

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2022, 10:23:02 AM »
*Noni (will try soon, as I have a couple fruits on my trees)
*Cedar Bay Cherry
*Pitomba
*Cinnamon Apple
*Monstera
*Fried Egg Tree (it's listed as a fruit tree at tradewinds?)
*"Jackedak" from TopTropical
*Num Num (Carissa bispinosa, not C. macrocarpa, which I've had)

Never-tried types of fruits I've had:
*Catalina Avocado
*Suruga Persimmon
*Peluche Loquat
*Various seedlings of Mango, Jackfruit, Longan, Suriname Cherry, Canistel, Black Sapote, Loquat, Mammee Apple, Sapodilla)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something . . .

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2022, 10:49:18 AM »
Noni is on my list too, has been fruiting for years; can't bring myself to try even a nibble. It smells so bad. Everything else, try as soon as possible. lol. Can't wait to hear about your experience.

Also growing a few cultivars of mango, and mango and Jakfruit seedlings that have yet to try.

Adds:

grumichama
e. victoriana
Grimal jabo
Yehuda loquat
Butterscotch sap (fruiting now)

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2022, 11:48:19 AM »
roblack, so you let it fruit and then compost it? 😂

It's really that bad smelling?

Are yours in ground? I'm keeping mine in pots for now because I hear they can be invasive.

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2022, 12:23:01 PM »
I'm very sensitive to smell, and usually know a lot about how something will taste from smell, with exceptions. As such, it is hard for me to force myself to try something that smells off. Have picked fruit in all kinds of stage of ripeness, and underripe is not as bad (smell). Ripe fruits smell like bad cheese and funky feet mixed together.

Our noni was in a 15+ gallon wood pot, and then grew through it/busted it to pieces and now is in ground. It's gone crazy. The area where it is planted is grown over, so the fruits just disappear into the bush or drop into the lawn. Critters may be eating them, cuz I don't see too many in the grass anymore.

I've heard that locals use noni leaves more than the fruit. They can be used to cook with, steaming rice and meats within wrapped leaves. Used like cooking in banana leaves. Have been meaning to try.

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2022, 06:30:38 PM »
Probably 80%+ of what I am growing I've never tried the fruit.  I started with only citrus for years and it was successful enough I started with other sub&tropicals more recently.  Many things just started flowering but only a few have held fruit so far.  It is fun to lose track of what I have and later discover it fruiting for the first time

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2022, 07:23:59 PM »
Probably 80%+ of what I am growing I've never tried the fruit.  I started with only citrus for years and it was successful enough I started with other sub&tropicals more recently.  Many things just started flowering but only a few have held fruit so far.  It is fun to lose track of what I have and later discover it fruiting for the first time

This is me haha. Citrus, peaches and peppers I get tons of. Everything else is only 1-2 years old so I'm playing the waiting game.

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2022, 10:27:42 PM »
I'm very sensitive to smell, and usually know a lot about how something will taste from smell, with exceptions. As such, it is hard for me to force myself to try something that smells off. Have picked fruit in all kinds of stage of ripeness, and underripe is not as bad (smell). Ripe fruits smell like bad cheese and funky feet mixed together.

Our noni was in a 15+ gallon wood pot, and then grew through it/busted it to pieces and now is in ground. It's gone crazy. The area where it is planted is grown over, so the fruits just disappear into the bush or drop into the lawn. Critters may be eating them, cuz I don't see too many in the grass anymore.

I've heard that locals use noni leaves more than the fruit. They can be used to cook with, steaming rice and meats within wrapped leaves. Used like cooking in banana leaves. Have been meaning to try.
roblack- put some of the fruit in a sterile sealed jar clear glass jar where it gets direct sun for a couple weeks until they turn black and have a juice, then drink it when the juice smells good, only a small amount should do-

only way I have found it palatable

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Re: Fruit trees you are growing that you have not tried
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2022, 10:54:36 PM »
I had tried everything in my yard before buying except Rollinia. I got that tree on a visit to a mango grower and the tree was so nicely formed and the others he had were train wrecks I got it just on its reputed taste.
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