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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a Eugenia victoriana?
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:27:58 AM »
Hi Tomas,

I did try that, but I only saw immature fruit so I wasnít sure exactly what the ripe fruit looked like or what color it ended up being. 

After looking through pictures of Psidiums on google I now suspect it may be Psidium friedrichsthalianum.  The fruit looks right and the leaves are close.  Iíll let you all know if I can find a record of when and what I planted and if it blooms and fruits again I will post some pictures.

My dad was German and it is a Swedish name, but there are a lot of Svens in Germany as well.  Not many in the States though.

Thanks again.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a Eugenia victoriana?
« on: September 20, 2013, 07:44:15 AM »
I will when it fruits again.  Unfortunately I don't think I took any pictures when they had fruit.  I'll dig my old computer out of the basement and see if I can find pictures or a record of what the heck I planted. Thanks for the help.

Sven

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Iíd recommend the Nazemetz variety if you ever get a grafted tree or graft your seedlings.  A lot of the varieties can be minty, which I donít care for, but that one is great.  The best way to eat them is to roll them around on a hard surface to soften the inside a little then cut the end off and suck the juice out. 

Also the flower petals are even better than the fruit.  There are 4 white petals in each flower and pulling them off doesnít affect fruit set.  They are fantastic. 

Itís been years since I grew these from seed but I donít recall it being difficult.  The seed are fairly small so donít plant them too deep and any potting soil should do.  No need to dry them out, you can put them straight in the soil from the fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a Eugenia victoriana?
« on: September 19, 2013, 10:07:51 PM »
It’s not cattley guava.  These leaves are bigger than cattley guava and the Immature fruits I saw were slightly smaller than a pear (much bigger than the cattley) if that helps narrow it down. 

I may have to get some files off my old computer where I will have a record of what I planted.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Citrus new growth damage
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:44:55 PM »
Itís just the fall flush of growth that is effected here and itís mostly just cosmetic for our trees.  Older leaves never seem to be attacked and our trees donít seem to resent it too badly.  This is the third year weíve had them and I havenít taken any control measures yet.

Regards,
Sven

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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. 

Cheers,
Sven







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia candolleana
« on: September 19, 2013, 08:35:58 PM »
Thanks guys.  Thatís what I figured, I just wanted to be sure this species didnít have a lower percentage for some reason, and I will be patient.  I had a canistel that took 8 months to break the surface, so I donít usually give up on seeds quickly.   ;)  Thanks again.

Sven

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia candolleana
« on: September 19, 2013, 04:12:49 PM »
As it should be Luc.

Oscar, I just ordered 10 seeds of the rainforest plums.  How viable are the seeds usually?  Iím shooting for 4 or 5 plants to try out, do you think 10 is enough?  Not looking for a guarantee or anything just wondering approximately how many germinate when you plant them?  Thanks.

Sven

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia candolleana
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:08:15 PM »
And it looks like a pitaya growing up the wall too.

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