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Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« on: October 16, 2020, 10:39:47 PM »
If I ever said a bad word about Annona reticulata I take it all back.This Russell's Selection is the best I have ever tried Sweet, grit free and of excellent taste. I also stumbled across a loaded Bernie's Tamarind.They taste like tamarind grannie Smith and a hint of tomato. A good mornings find.




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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 10:43:39 PM »


Oh yeah the achachairus on public land are setting fruit and I might revisit in 10 weeks or so.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 11:43:58 PM »
Nearly forgot that gold was struck in the soursop department.


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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 12:04:30 AM »
If I could like your posts I would 👍. How does that soursop compare to others you’ve had?

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 12:10:59 AM »
A yellow soursop? Now that is worth a hunt even if it doesn't taste good.
Very nice find, Mike!
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 12:54:57 AM »


The flowers of the golden are pretty nice also and I posted about it a couple of weeks ago. They are very good quality and up there with Arusha or lisa. Whitman's has a bouish leaf blush and these have a yellow. They have internal similarities with Cuban Fiberless but I think are better.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 12:57:20 AM »
I meant whitmans are bluish. Golden Soursop is what these are usually called and they rare.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 07:05:55 AM »
No news here.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 05:51:09 AM by Frog Valley Farm »

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 11:06:33 AM »
Does the Golden Soursop also have golden seeds, when they are fresh in the pulp?  Does the flesh have a light yellow color?
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 04:14:00 PM »
Flesh and seeds are of normal colour with the golden soursop.The trees however are quite striking having bright pale green foliage with a yellow tinge.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 05:19:09 PM »
I do suspect the golden soursop could add to the market appeal of soursop being so bright yellow and be of commercial interest.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 05:36:02 PM »
nice finds Mike. The flesh looks smoother, wow a grit free reticulata. any idea on brix sweetness?

Josh, regarding the soursop flower. My 'miami' Soursop petals are bright golden yellow but fruit are of a normal green skin. I am seeing variability though in soursop flowers. I have some other varieties with green petaled flowers.
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 06:42:50 PM »
Nice color reticulata Mike looks fleshy, Bernies tamarind is Diploglottis Campbell?
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 07:40:19 PM »
Heya Raul. The two best Diploglottis in my opinion are D.smithii and the pictured one D.bernieana . Bernie's tamarind is a small tree and prolific bearer. Reticilata was good and I have tried a lot of mediocre ones.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2020, 10:22:14 PM »




Tried another one of these custard apples and it really is an excellent one.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2020, 12:26:35 AM »
Thanks Mike. Have you had Diploglottis australis? Have one as a street tree but never eaten one.
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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2020, 12:41:12 AM »
Australis is similar with yellow/orange fruit perhaps a little sourer and not such big fruit bunches. Trees have have huge deep green leaves hence the common name. They are good for drinks and sauces. Red fruited species have a little more tomato taste in them.

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2020, 10:56:20 AM »
Tried another one of these custard apples and it really is an excellent one.

Great looking fruit! I have a small reticulata of what they call "aztec red" here in Brazil, but otherwise we don't see to many custard apples around here. Looking forward to it fruiting in a couple of years...

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Re: Great Custard Apple and Bernie's Tamarind
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2021, 09:48:50 PM »
Ok I did some digging on Russell's A.reticulata selection which is as I said the best I have tried. It turns out that it is a small world. Russell received the small tree from a friend of mine, who recieved the seeds from a friend of mine at Mission Beach who received the small tree from me. I obtained the seeds from our very own forum Guru Raul. This fruit is the grand daughter of Raul's Sarteneja from which seeds were sent to me only around 6 or 7 years ago. The trees grow and fruit very quickly.