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Title: Herrania umbricata Fruit Taste Report
Post by: elouicious on April 26, 2022, 09:58:38 PM
The fruit splits open easily like a cacao pod- about an eighth of the size of the cacao pods we have come across

Green banana smell, first taste is floral like cacao, a lot of complexity and then the green banana finishes, I can see why Jaboticaba45 says watermelon, I even got a hint of mangosteen
Pulp is scant but comes off of the seed with a little work, leaves a mucalaginous feel in the mouth-

Quite tasty!

I think I will let the other one ripen a bit longer and do another tasting

Pic's coming
Title: Re: Herrania umbricata Fruit Taste Report
Post by: elouicious on May 04, 2022, 09:42:59 PM
Pics of the first fruit-

(https://i.postimg.cc/KRP4S0PQ/0425221803-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KRP4S0PQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SJFjvBMJ/0425221800-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJFjvBMJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qh6MmwBs/0426222044.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qh6MmwBs)

So I let the other one ripen for 5 more days before cracking it open because I read people do it with cacao pods with no problem. Most of the complexity of the flavor was lost at this point but the sweetness was through the roof and the green banana fully transitioned to watermelon


(https://i.postimg.cc/ZWfb42CP/0502221248-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZWfb42CP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZWYYk4KK/0502221249-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZWYYk4KK)
Title: Re: Herrania umbricata Fruit Taste Report
Post by: Rex Begonias on May 06, 2022, 08:26:24 AM
Interesting!  I got in on this order as well.

Iím no wiz at describing flavor, but to me was like citrusy and peachy.  Def tasted fair bit of flavorful acidity. 

Not much to eat, but pretty tasty.

100% on mucilaginous also and idk if you soaked seeds after to plant or anything, but I did and any flesh left on the seed swelled up and held consistency of jello almost.  Pretty interesting. 
Title: Re: Herrania umbricata Fruit Taste Report
Post by: elouicious on May 06, 2022, 10:16:39 AM
Very cool!

Agree on the acidity as well-