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 I was trying to buy some Yum berry fruit seeds from someone in Vietnam last year and they sent seeds for this plant instead.  The seeds looks like a dried pea except they were tan in color.   They germinated well and made it through the winter but they dropped all their leaves.    They were small plants so they may not be deciduous at maturity.  It may not even be an edible plant but if anyone has any idea what it might be Iíd appreciate it. Thank you

I found this site the other day and thought some of you might find it useful:!name=eugenia&plant=1008004

Itís mostly nurseries in Florida and on the East Coast of the US but it might help some of you.  If you search for a plant it will tell you what nurseries have it and what sizes they have.


My Mom is going to be in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for 2 weeks and I was wondering if any of you know what fruit she might expect to find in the markets there this time of year?

Are any of you familiar with this city?  Any markets you would recommend?

Thank you,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Greenhouse Plastic Recommendations Please?
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:16:45 PM »
Can any of you recommend some good reasonably priced UV stabilized greenhouse plastic?  We have a carport canopy frame that we made into a greenhouse and I need to get new plastic on it soon.  Thank you.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Perssimon Festival 11-22-13 Irvine, CA
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:56:39 AM »
I just got the flyer below from Isabel and thought I would post it in case anyone here was interested in attending.  The pictures are from 2001 when they added another row of trees to fill out the collection.  I am going to try and make it.  Anyone from San Diego interested in carpooling?

*** mod edit:  linked to calender ***

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia Article/Presentation
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:28:45 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing Pineapples
« on: October 14, 2013, 01:40:48 PM »
If youíve never tried it, pineapples are very easy to grow and will fruit in a 5 gallon pot so they are easy to move into a greenhouse if you are in a less than tropical area.  The best pineapple Iíve had was one I grew myself, it had more acid but a much better flavor than anything from the store.

All you have to do is twist the green tops off of a store bought pineapple, rip off some of the lower leaves and pot them in a well drained soil mix.  They usually fruit in about 2 years.

Iíve also noticed seed in some of the fruit so I just planted 60 to see what they would do.

Here is the top before removing the lower leaves.  You can actually see roots have started growing before I even removed it from the fruit.

Here I've removed the lower leaves and it is ready for planting.

Here they are potted up.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this a Eugenia victoriana?
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:10:21 PM »
Hi All,

I was just wondering if any of you can tell if this is Eugenia victoriana just from pictures of the leaves?

I planted 2 of these years ago where I use to live and then mostly ignored them.  For some reason I got it into my head they were a Psidium of some sort.  Iíve since moved and only visit that property rarely, but I have seen fruit on them several times, but only immature fruit.  It was green and pear shaped and guava-like, with angular sides if I remember correctly.  This spring I turned the water off to the property and dug up this plant and figured Iíd go back for the other one in a month or so (havenít made it yet ::)).  Anyway, once this one recovered and started growing I realized itís more than likely not a Psidium.

I have a record in an old journal of planting apple-cherry (Euginia victoriana) seeds on 11-28-97 and the pictures I can find on the internet look similar but I thought Iíd post and see if anyone can say for sure without pictures of flower and fruit. 


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