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elouicious

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First Myrcianthes fragrans fruit
« on: July 09, 2022, 04:28:52 PM »
Another first flowering and fruiting of the year is

Myrcianthes fragrans - "Twinberry, Simpson's Stopper"
A short bushy tree usually growing no higher than 15-20 feet. It is easily trained into a short hedge as well. Evergreen, features attractive white blooms that may occur at almost any time of year in warm climates. The pretty blooms have a wonderful scent reminiscent of gardenia. Blooms are followed by small berry-fruits which ripen to an orange-red. The blooms are quite popular with butterflies and the fruits attract birds. In addition, Simpson's Stopper also has smooth, red-brown colored bark (similar to the guava), adding to its ornamental appearance. Hardy to 25F. Attractive bush or small tree native to Florida and the Caribbean. Bears a small, orange-red, edible berry-fruit having a mild, citrus-like flavor. Simpson's Stopper is commonly planted as a hedge in much of South Florida, usually seen in urban settings where controlled hedging is needed. Despite sometimes being found planted in mundane locations, the plant is a beautiful United States native that can make a wonderful ornamental in the garden.

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Flowers like crazy-


They have a really good smell and this is easy to care for- might put it in the ground this year after tasting the fruits



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Re: First Myrcianthes fragrans fruit
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2022, 08:37:11 PM »
These grow way bigger than 15-20 feet
I saw some monsters in Mexico
Probably twice the size
Iíll add pictures when I get home
Nice fruit!
Unfortunately I wasnít able to try these
Congrats!

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Re: First Myrcianthes fragrans fruit
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2022, 06:50:34 AM »
grats

how was the taste?
what is the container size?

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Re: First Myrcianthes fragrans fruit
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2022, 09:50:25 AM »
Haven't picked any yet- it is only in a 3 gallon container- probably 3-4 years old from seed

Still have to beat the chickens to them  ;D


 

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