Author Topic: Eugenia leitonii  (Read 2704 times)

Tomas

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
    • USA, Virginia - 7a
    • View Profile
Eugenia leitonii
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:29:43 PM »
Hi,

Eugenia leitonii has never been talked about before on this forum. I would be very interested if anyone knows if the fruit is good in comparison with other Eugenia species. All I have is what Lorenzi wrote in Brazilian Fruits & Cultivated Exotics: "slightly sweet flavor, somewhat tannic". That book may not be correct all the time with the taste descriptions.

Tomas

FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12548
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 09:33:38 PM »
The tree is extremely ornamental ( the bark ).

The fruit is not that great I hear...it has large seeds.
www.FlyingFoxFruits.com

www.PLINIAS.com

https://www.ebay.com/usr/flyingfoxfruits

www.youtube.com/FlyingFoxFruits

https://www.instagram.com/flyingfoxfruits/
I disabled the forum's personal messaging system, please send an email to contact me, FlyingFoxFruits@gmail.com

luc

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2448
    • Mexico , Puerto Vallarta , Jalisco . 20 degr. North
    • View Profile
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 03:04:15 PM »
Large seeds so very little pulp , never tasted them but due to the info in Harry's book I never tried to get some .

I gave up trying to grow them all .
Luc Vleeracker
Puerto Vallarta
Mexico , Pacific coast.
20 degrees north

Tomas

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
    • USA, Virginia - 7a
    • View Profile
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 07:01:28 PM »
Hi,

Alright. But I still haven't given up on this species. Somehow I will grow Eugenia leitonii and hope for variation in fruit quality, and with a little bit of luck I may end up with something sweet and nice.

Tomas


FlyingFoxFruits

  • Prince of Plinia
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12548
  • www.FlyingFoxFruits.com
    • USA, FEMA Region IV, FL Zone 9a
    • View Profile
    • Flying Fox Fruits
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 07:06:29 PM »
Im certain you will find a nice one!

that's the spirit Tomas!

Eugenias are variable!

Hi,

Alright. But I still haven't given up on this species. Somehow I will grow Eugenia leitonii and hope for variation in fruit quality, and with a little bit of luck I may end up with something sweet and nice.

Tomas
www.FlyingFoxFruits.com

www.PLINIAS.com

https://www.ebay.com/usr/flyingfoxfruits

www.youtube.com/FlyingFoxFruits

https://www.instagram.com/flyingfoxfruits/
I disabled the forum's personal messaging system, please send an email to contact me, FlyingFoxFruits@gmail.com

Soren

  • Zone 12, Uganda
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1076
    • View Profile
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 12:55:12 PM »
Hi,

Alright. But I still haven't given up on this species. Somehow I will grow Eugenia leitonii and hope for variation in fruit quality, and with a little bit of luck I may end up with something sweet and nice.

Tomas

Hej Tomas; you mean getting seeds from different locations and cultivars? Let me know in 10-15 years how that went :-)
Søren
Kampala, Uganda

manders

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 11
    • West Palm Beach
    • View Profile
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2023, 03:22:14 PM »
has anyone tried the fruit yet? I just stumbled across this tree with the red bark and was wondering if it was worth getting?

svennagel97

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 38
    • Germany, NRW, 8a
    • View Profile
Re: Eugenia leitonii
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2023, 08:54:04 AM »
There is a Eugenia species out there that resembles the leitonii in appearance but isn't scientifically described yet. So it's name is Eugenia ssp. leitonii at the moment. This species is supposed to be quite delicious and cold hardy as the Feijoa since it was found in the same part of brasil as Feijoa. I can't tell you about it's taste, since I have a nearly one year old plant. So far it's doing great for me. Really fast grower. In Brasil first flowers appear after 3 years. Maybe another person on this forum knows what I'm talking about and has already tasted this species.