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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 would sell best as a frozen pulp...

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

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.

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

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  ;)

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.

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?

this is pure red jaboticaba pulp, freeze dried, the result is one of the most amazing fruit related items you can jaboticaba cotton candy with a crunch...intense flavor...sweet with some 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)

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 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....

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!

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)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: June 16, 2021, 12:49:58 AM »

formerly TR2, and officially named “Shatzer’s” hybrid, this trunciflora x red seedling is amazing...fruits big, with small seed, low count and silky smooth pulp ...small tree fruits in 8y from seed approx 6ft tall, mine short because of pruning for scions,, this hybrid is most excellent

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: June 08, 2021, 09:20:26 PM »
Eugenia calycina "Savannah Cherry" seeds available now, in packs of 50 seeds @ 50 cents per seed $25, and $8 priority mail (each additional seed pack ships free)

Please check website for details, it will sell out eventually.

no shipping to CA, TX, HI, or AZ thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: June 02, 2021, 01:45:48 PM »
Hello everyone!

there's some items available on my website now!

4 types of Plinia, and even some fresh Garcinia fruits (for fresh fruits there's no shipping to AZ, TX, CA, or HI) ...hopefully freeze dried fruits will be available soon, shipping nation wide, there's some new cottage law reforms coming 1st of out!!!

I'm trying to keep my website stocked lately, so people don't have to muck with auctions on ebay!

please check it out!


here's mamma tree as of today, about 8yrs old by now...


i think the fruits are so small because of drought and lack of water, they should attain normal size eventually.


thanks very much!  I hope it keeps up, so i can graft one day!


yes first fruiting, it's a runt tree, and a seedling of a black pitanga, its sibling is like 5x the size and has been making black fruits for years....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: May 24, 2021, 02:52:17 PM »
the one i have with double sized flowers is really good, it has an unusual texture and taste, and fruits are huge...

reminds me of pitangatuba and pitanga mixed...firm fleshed fruits...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: May 24, 2021, 02:26:54 PM »
I'mma have to flex on this thread later...

nice pics ya'll, beautiful fruits....

it would be excellent if the strange color stays...

they’re sweet low resin fruits so far...very pale.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: April 24, 2021, 03:33:13 PM »
pic taken from a FB posting

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