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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2012, 03:23:15 PM »
Millaa Millaa Vine (E.triflora) of the atherton tableland is a rampant rainforest margin vine often festooned with fruit a bit over half an inch and rather similar in most respects to oscars' pictured 2 inch fruits.They taste ok with tomato flavour coming through the tang. 

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2012, 06:29:19 PM »
Oscar,

Do plan to sell seeds?  I have a goumi and also E. philippinensis, and would be interested in trying to grow this one, as well.

James

Yes emegar do plan to sell seeds of So-Shang once they start fruiting heavily. Am also selling cuttings. They are actually much easier and faster fruiting from cuttings than from seed. If interested contact me off group. Thanks.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 10:49:45 AM »
I have autumn olive and goumi from this genus. Goumi has fruited in third year from seed. Flowers has amazing scent.

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012, 05:15:36 PM »
Have some goumi plants now as well, thanks to CoPlantNut. Will see how they compare to So Shan i guess in a couple of years. From what i've read they are very similar, just the goumi is about 3x smaller fruit.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2012, 04:42:59 PM »
hELLO.  DOES ANYONE HAVE CUTTINGS TO SHARE OR SELL OF THE New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia?  THANKS.  jeffm@almostedenplants.com

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2012, 02:52:08 AM »
hELLO.  DOES ANYONE HAVE CUTTINGS TO SHARE OR SELL OF THE New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia?  THANKS.  jeffm@almostedenplants.com

Good news and bad news. Yes i have cuttings to sell. But will be going out of town soon. So it will have to wait a few months. Better anyway if you start them in spring. They are easy to start from cuttings.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2012, 05:13:21 AM »
We can wait until spring.for cuttings. Could you respond to me at jeffm@almostedenplants.com with more info on cost and qty ?  Thanks.   

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2012, 05:41:12 PM »
@ Soren ,  what was the result of pruning your tree ? We are now 6 months later any flowering or fruit yet ?   
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2012, 05:52:54 PM »
Does anyone know if different species within the family will cross pollinate? I have Taiwan Sweet Olive, but only one, so millions of flowers but no fruit. I dont need two of the same tree but could do with an autumn olive, ceylon olive or so-shang if they would pollinate each other?

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2012, 06:03:38 PM »
Cool stuff guys... I'm always curious about Elaeagnus fruits.

I had one in Sri Lanka that was a bit harsh in flavor (but could be a nice accent like an olive).

In Singapore I saw a large tree of one species that was fruiting with purple fruits... sadly it was way out of reach.

It is interesting that this genera has tropical and non-tropical members.  Many have a good oil content in the seed.  Also the chemistry of them is pretty interesting.  Some have high amounts of lycopene, others have high amounts of different colorants that tend to be beneficial.
What's that got to do with Jose Andres $10 brussel sprouts?

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2012, 06:28:25 PM »
They are also the toughest things you'll ever put in the ground. No care what-so-ever.

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2012, 06:58:03 PM »
They are also the toughest things you'll ever put in the ground. No care what-so-ever.

The bad thing is that ants keep on defoliating them , i gotta try one of the leaves one day.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2012, 07:48:37 PM »
Here's my sorry looking So-Shang that I just put in the ground , my 2 others don't look much better . What is this guy missing ?

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2012, 10:08:20 PM »
Judging solely by my experience with Elaeagnus multiflora, I suspect your new plant just needs 3 months to get its root system established, then it will take off.  They seem to tolerate being in pots but do much better in the ground for me, like most plants.

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2012, 08:46:45 AM »
Here's my sorry looking So-Shang that I just put in the ground , my 2 others don't look much better . What is this guy missing ?



Got yours from the same seed batch as Oscar and I (2007)..?
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2012, 09:29:59 AM »
My guess Luc would be that it's just thirsty. It seems to grow like crazy in Hawaii where it rains all the time. Grew giant even in a small pot. When i put it in the ground it took off like wildfire.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 02:25:16 AM »
Still haven't managed to get mine to flower even with a pruning.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2013, 05:16:40 AM »
Still haven't managed to get mine to flower even with a pruning.

Try giving them a good shot of potassium.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2013, 12:21:58 PM »
Yeaaahhh , all 3 of my So-Shang started to flower , even the last one that was still in a nursery-bag and planted in the ground maybe a year ago....
How are yours doing Soren ?
Lots of flowers so with a little luck I can also comment on the taste in ? weeks or months .
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2013, 12:36:51 PM »
I'm interested in so-shang and gumi seeds or cuttings. Anyone?  :)

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
I'm interested in so-shang and gumi seeds or cuttings. Anyone?  :)
Can sell you cuttings of so shan. PM me. BTW have a variegated gumi, so in future will be able to send cuttings of that also.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2013, 05:45:36 PM »
One of the plants is sending out a new shoot , 5 meters , like a water shoot in Citrus , do you remove that ?  Oscar ? Coplantnut ? Or can I use it as a cutting to start new ones .
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2013, 05:49:55 PM »
One of the plants is sending out a new shoot , 5 meters , like a water shoot in Citrus , do you remove that ?  Oscar ? Coplantnut ? Or can I use it as a cutting to start new ones .

Luc, that is how the plant grows, it is semi climbing, although has no tendrils. I keep all those long shoots pruned off, otherwise plant gets really wild. Had one growing up my electric pole. Yes you can use shoots to start new plants. Use a rooting hormone.
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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2013, 06:11:09 PM »
Colorado wind would quickly eliminate any 5 meter water shoots; so never a problem I've had with Goumi...   Mine tend to send out 1 meter shoots each year.  I do find them easy to root.

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Re: New Fruit So-Shang Elaeagnus latifolia
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2013, 06:24:27 PM »
How long from flower till fruit Oscar and Coplantnut ?
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