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Chandramohan

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First fruits on my Pitomba
« on: May 29, 2022, 04:43:03 AM »
These are the first fruits on my Pitomba plant. Thanks to 'achetadomestica' for selling me the seeds. I find the fruits very nice and sweet when they are harvested when they are Orange in color. I am very happy for having got a nice fruit! I had tasted some Pitomba at Fairchild Botanical Gardens and had found the fruits to be mediocre. But the ones I tasted in 'Kampong', Fairchild's old home, were large and excellent.


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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 08:42:31 AM »
Very cool! How old is the tree?

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 07:01:09 PM »
I am interested too, I have a seedling growing but it is still small.  How old and large is your tree?

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 12:52:37 AM »
My tree is about 4 years old. It is about 5 feet tall but not very lush.

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 09:28:26 AM »
Thanks!  This is about the maximum size I can keep container trees so good to hear it should be viable in container.

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2022, 10:40:46 PM »
Mine is in a container.

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 10:18:15 AM »
Did your fruit taste like dried apricots? My pitomba tasted very bad first fruiting season, but this year fruit taste was so amazing that I decided to plant more :) Neighbors (European) who tasted them with me also wanted a plant. They also said they taste exactly like dry apricot.

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2022, 10:40:25 AM »
Beautiful pic's of your pitomba fruits can't wait for my seedling to bear fruit. 8)

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2022, 12:02:11 PM »
The only issue I have with pitombas is they are the #1 destination for ants in my yard who install scale bugs like crazy. It's maddening! I had pulled mine out of the greenhouse and sprayed them down with water, insecticidal soap, and Neem then put tanglefoot on. Finally thought I solved it but the branches swayed in the wind just enough for ants to climb the greenhouse wall and onto a branch. There were thousands on it again yesterday.

I hope everyone here never has this issue like me.

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 03:58:28 PM »
I have been told that pitomba doesn't always come true to seed. I feel lucky that mine is so delicious!  Mine is in a huge pot, but still able to move inside during the winter. I do have a bit of die back, but the tree has good shape, and put on about 60 fruits this year.  We love this fruit!

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Re: First fruits on my Pitomba
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2022, 08:39:36 AM »
Mine tasted like a well ripe Apricot. I love the fruit!!

 

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