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Hi Adam and congratulations, can you tell us how you did the cross? which male did you use to pollinate ? how long did it take for the seed to grow and fruit?                                                                                                                                                                  Regards    Patrick

thanks everyone, I got chance seedlings that came up here, I didn't try to cross them...I have at least 3, and then who knows how many were accidentally sold..I know PIN got some and then sold at least one by accident...Capt Willy fruited his hybrid before me, but his looks much different, elongated and more tuba like...seems quite variable from seed.   Takes about 3-4yr from seed, and flowers much more than more productive like taste like both mixed...yes it's an acidic fruit, but not quite like tuba.

Amazing this Eugenia turned out to be a novel hybrid of E. luschnathiana x E. selloi, Pitangatuba crossed with Pitomba.  It taste just like a mix of the two.  I hope you enjoy the video.  Hopefully will have some of these available by next year!

thanks for the update folks...this season was rough for me !

i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Summer's End: What Rare Fruits are Left to Eat?
« on: September 10, 2022, 12:30:56 PM »
new video touring around the farm, trying to find fruits that are still left to eat after a brutal summer season that was too hot and dry.

The rains are finally coming, and everything thinks it's spring.  Mostly Plinia fruits now and Eugenias, but we also have a good amount of Garcinia, and Persimmon fruits.

What's fruiting now for you?

making some new content on my youtube channel, pre recorded and edited stuff.

This one is about some of my experiences in growing Annonas on the farm, which is a bit too cold and wet for most of the typical varieties (Atemoya, Sugar apple, etc...)

the video premieres in about 2hrs.

my chickens really like the red ones but ignore the the yellow seems more bird resistant!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:20:09 PM »
Nice big fruit Adam, but your face when eating skin was not convincing 8)


nice to hear from you Robert

hard to say!

once i took a high quality vegetable peeler, and peeled off the flesh, you could probably use a grafting knife takes a while, but i made a huge cake out of it (pulp only, like tiny filets)...and then i froze it, and ate off it for a while... but probably smarter to freeze into portions, like icecube trays....

then you can sell or plant the seeds after...

a lot of work...for sure...

I just noticed one of my bush has about 300 near-ripe Miracle fruit. 

A bumper crop.  I eat them one-by-one when I can but what to do with the hundreds of others?

Just looking for tricks-of-the-trade when you have too many fruit.  I've been growing miracle fruit for about 20 years but never know what to do with excess fruit.  They volunteer around the house in a couple years later I discover 100's of fruit on a new bush.  Pretty bush with the red berries.

But, what to do with all the fruit?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:15:00 PM »

setting a good example for the growers in your state...

Working on my jaboticaba collection. Itís hard when you are in college  :-\

Giant mulchi, I have 3 of these in total, the other two are just coming up. I found a mealy bug on this one today already  :'(

Novak jaboticaba. This one just came up and is showing a little new growth

Sabara. About 4 years old.

Red Jabo. 2 years old.

Cabelluda. 2 years old. I had two but the other one got root rot. The leaf size on this one is looking nice.

Just thought it would be fun to share.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 23, 2022, 03:43:54 PM »
just got to taste a cambuca grown here on the farm, and we made a video of the event...

8yrs almost to the day, since I officially got a nursery license and started my business.

We're celebrating 2022 with some new Plinia hybrids selected on the farm, and more rare fruit items (fresh fruit, and freeze dried).

Here is a new logo graphic my mom made (she is also responsible for the original logo).

We plan to use it on some items like stickers, shirts, and decks.  Will have to slightly modify or crop the image to fit shirts, because it's lengthwise now to fit a deck.

Hope everyone is doing well, and eating something rare, of the genus Plinia preferably.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:02:24 PM »
got some nice Dovyalis hybrid (tropical apricot)rooted cuttings for sale on my website now!

check it out....other stuff too, and new items coming soon...seeds, plants, fruits...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Puerto Rico trip blog
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:01:01 PM »
Nice trip, thanks for sharing Jay!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Incredible jaboticaba collection
« on: July 31, 2021, 04:25:42 PM »
nice collection Luiz, congrats.

try feeding it a lil more maybe and keeping a dish underneath it

That is an amazing picture! How many variegated plants have you just happend apon adam? ( im goin on 0😂) Thoes are some really cool patterns on that tuba.
lol thanks i had to photoshop the frog in there!

W, I share your enthusiasm of bringing new fruits to market and enjoy most sour fruits, but the masses will struggle to adopt a sour fruit choice in place of other similar exotic choices like star fruit. Unless they contain exorbitant amounts of a certain vitamin, purchasing dried or frozen pitangatuba may not strike fire in the hearts of many.

I tried to preserve some pitangatubas in small quail egg containers to no avail. They rapidly degrade. 2-3 days is the max I could keep them before becoming overripe.

I haven't tried to dehydrate yet but will be giving that a go.
I'm inclined to believe there is potential for a small specialty market. If juiced, the taste is quite unique. Profitable, not so much unless you can get a contract for McDs new star cherry siracha burger!

Until I saw Adam's freeze dried Pitangatubas, I had not thought of it as having any potential other than as a backyard fruit for rare fruit growers like us. Now, I think it has potential as a dried fruit. I am not as bullish on its prospects as a fresh fruit, for the reasons you laid out; though, with all the seedlings being propagated and planted, maybe a few of them will have the genetics for better keeping fruit.

it's a lot like growing a tomato, and the final product is like a passion would sell best as a frozen pulp...

but ya'll didn't need me to tell you that....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrciaria guaquiea
« on: July 18, 2021, 07:24:42 PM »
tasted fruits, first one wasn't perfectly ripe, and had offputting flavor, like papaya...second fruit was much better, closer to perfectly ripe, although had been through some freezes...taste much like strigipes, and glazioviana, but less citrusy than strigipes...

very hearty tree, tolerant of freeze, flood, drought, and high heat without leaf burns.

This meme is used to quell heated rare fruit debates....

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