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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: January 04, 2023, 09:02:20 PM »
^ I believe that's rhizoctonia foliar blight.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cheribelle Atemoya
« on: December 05, 2022, 01:05:17 AM »
The cherilatta is not stand out flavor or texture.  Regular cherimoyas are better.

Depending on the occasion I like them both ways.  All my family prefers the firmer texture of an atemoya. I prefer the texture of an atemoya but for flavor I favor the much more intense and complex tastes of a cherimoya.

I like both textures, probably Atemoya more.  Agreed that a cherimoya is more flavorful.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cheribelle Atemoya
« on: December 04, 2022, 04:38:59 PM »
I heard about it from a local nurseryman, and found out a bit more today.  First, wrong name.  It's "Cherilatte".

Richard Painter on Pine Island crossed 4826 Red custard apple with Cherimoya. 

Apparently the main appeal is the red colored flesh rather than exceptional fruit quality.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cheribelle Atemoya
« on: December 03, 2022, 11:23:50 PM »
Anyone have knowledge of this cultivar?   It's supposedly a red fleshed variety. 

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Probably Chinatown on Oahu.  Maybe check in with Ono organic farms on Maui to see what they're expecting in Feb.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« on: November 26, 2022, 11:17:29 PM »
Breadfruit, mangosteen, Langsat. 

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How does these compare to the common Suebelle type?  I have this one growing in a container.  It has flowered but didn't hold fruit last time, hoping it will this coming yea.  I have never eaten a white sapote fruit, looking forward to trying it

I have a Suebelle that just finished its fruiting cycle for the season. I love the fruit.  Smooth, creamy light yellow flesh tennis ball sized fruit.  Tastes like vanilla cream frosting when allowed to ripen on the tree.  There can be an ever so slight bitterness to the fruit if not fully ripened on the tree that can be off putting to some.  Other white sapote I have tasted can range from slight citrus taste, to mild-bland sweetness, to very bitter.  The unnamed Fruit spice park tree that produces near softball size fruit is still the best I have personally tasted.

Thanks for the review.  I planted one of these last year.  It's about 7 ft. tall now.  How old, or big, is typical for first fruiting?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which is better, Rambutan or Longan?
« on: November 26, 2022, 11:11:03 PM »
The diamond river longans are pretty good.  I prefer lychee though.  Rambutan seeds suck.

Yes they are.  I feel like Longan are more flavorful than rambutan. 

My list in order of preference would be:  Pulasan, Lychee, Longan and Rambutan.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 14, 2019, 11:40:34 AM »
"Fuely" Does that mean rich, caloric?

Thank you, Micah for sharing your impressions.  What a great experience, sampling several unusual durio species straight from the source.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 14, 2019, 01:13:47 AM »
I don't use fungicide on my durians and have no problems with disease just insects.

That's good to know.  What's your annual rainfall, and is it supplemented by irrigation for your durian trees?

Here's a write up from Year of The Durian that is favorable for Durio "K".   https://www.yearofthedurian.com/2014/10/mount-kinabalu-and-its-durian-durio.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best canistel variety for Florida
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:50:57 PM »

Thanks a lot.  Yes, the list is one of the reasons I'm asking:  They list the Fairchild varieties as "not recommended" but I keep hearing really good things about them, so I'm curious what people here are growing and happy with.  I also know absolutely nothing about canistel - other than the fact that I like it a lot :-) so recommendations are definitely welcome.  Have you had Oro?  What did you think of it?

I have not had it.  A friend of mine reports that it's very good though.

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Don't know if they will fruit.  My concern would be with the Jackfruit outgrowing the space, as they can get quite large. Small variety?  I wasn't aware there is such a thing. See the recent post about its invasive root system necessitating removal outside a house.

Good idea to replace mango with dwarf avo, IMO.


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I don't believe many tropicals are propagated from cuttings-are they?

Otherwise it may be worth a try.  However, old school rooting plugs/cubes probably work just as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / fyi-durian online
« on: December 13, 2019, 11:04:51 AM »
Last chance is this Sunday to get some select Philippine durian (frozen) from Lindsay Gasik-Year of the Durian. 

I've heard two very favorable reports on it.   https://www.yearofthedurian.com/product/buy-durian-online

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best canistel variety for Florida
« on: December 13, 2019, 11:00:37 AM »
Fairchild-2 or a Ross sapote


Have you seen this list?  https://www.growables.org/information/TropicalFruit/canistelvarieties.htm

I have Ross Sapote and Oro planted in Hawaii.  Oro not big enough to fruit yet.  Love this fruit-the Ross is quite good when allowed to get extremely ripe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ross Sapote or Canistel?
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:59:10 PM »
Iíve heard Ora, also known as TREC, is a very good Canistel. Have one planted but it isnít mature yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ross Sapote or Canistel?
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:30:14 PM »
Cut it off at stem after turning yellow. This will allow fruit to ripen indoors until really soft without splitting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waterstressing durian
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:16:00 PM »
How old is the tree, and is it grafted or a seedling?

It may be too young yet to flower.  Hanging leaves means it's drought stressed, so I'd water it now.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Varieties of Ross sapote ?
« on: May 07, 2017, 06:37:36 PM »

 Also Whitman correctly noted it is Pouteria sp., not canistel. Look at p. 206. Whitman also believed that due to fruiting in clusters "it is not P. campechiana, (canistel) p. 401..

I'm confused about the oft repeated"fruiting in clusters". My specimen of Ross sapote doesn't do this, nor have others I've seen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which green sapote variety to get?
« on: March 09, 2017, 04:50:07 PM »
The variety in stock. :)

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. I don't think ripe lychees have any hypoglycin.

The article says that they do.  A sad story, for sure.  Poor starving kids.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about effects of miracle fruit
« on: January 23, 2017, 03:21:26 PM »
I took some miracle fruit berries to work, and we all played around with them.  In spite of sucking the berries very hard, and chewing them up and swishing them around in our mouths, two people had very little sweetness response, and still thought the lemon juice and vinegar tasted very sour.  Others were chugging the lemon juice like crazy, and the rest of us were sort of in the middle.
I am wondering if there is something to the genetic makeup of people, where it works or it doesn't, sort of like being able to taste PTC or not...Carolyn

There may be some berries that don't have enough ripe flesh to make much of an impression.  I'd give those people two or three fruits to insure they've been adequately dosed.   
There also may be varying degrees of response in people, depending on how accustomed they are to eating sweet things.  This is just speculation on my part.

 I enjoy the fruits with mediocre citrus, but otherwise don't find myself drawn to them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Singapore Durian Adventure
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:43:16 AM »
Excellent post.  Thank you!

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Thanks for the link. If you look at beginning images of the boxes you can see that they don't have an ag inspection sticker on them. So it looks like they were not sent legally.
I could get boxes inspected, but i think USPS would not be happy with boxes stinking up their sorting facilities in transit. Also keep in mind that durian easily sells here, as there is enough demand for the fruits right here. So why would any business mail them out?

They were inspected and sent legally.  Since durian is not a fruit fly host, it is legal to ship, provided it gets visually inspected by the authorities.  Ono Farms on Maui is currently doing this mail order via their website, when in season. 
There may be more to come in the future, we shall see. :)

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I think you should have Mamey Sapote, because they're so nutritious and tasty.  My favorite fruit tree is Durian.

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