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Fruit Overload
« on: December 17, 2013, 01:53:34 AM »





I have big boxes of fruit from chums showing up when I am already overloaded with fruit.The fridge,benches and freezers are already covered and I need urgent help to eat or process fruit.I only wish my forum buddies were here to help consume or take away some fruit.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 01:59:23 AM »
What a problem! Life is rough for you, isn't it?  ;) It's at times like this that i become fruitarian. Don't go fishing for a while Mike!  ;)
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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 03:06:56 AM »
If my private jet wasn't in the shop I'd be there in a heart beat to help you out Mike, you poor fellow. 

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 04:05:43 AM »
Ethan I will leave the light on for you. A champion banana, jackfruit and papaya eater would is needed to do some hard yards.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 06:13:22 AM »
I'll be up in Jan!

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 06:17:38 AM »
I am applying to Australian National University this year, if I get in save me some fruit! It will be a heck of a drive though...

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 06:33:28 AM »
I am applying to Australian National University this year, if I get in save me some fruit! It will be a heck of a drive though...

Yep, three solid days. 😜
Still, you can always wing a sale fare for a few hundred if you keep an eye on the specials.
Canberra is brutal though..,

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 06:40:46 AM »





I have big boxes of fruit from chums showing up when I am already overloaded with fruit.The fridge,benches and freezers are already covered and I need urgent help to eat or process fruit.I only wish my forum buddies were here to help consume or take away some fruit.

I can help you to consume a lot of your seeds ;)

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 07:15:08 AM »
I am applying to Australian National University this year, if I get in save me some fruit! It will be a heck of a drive though...

Yep, three solid days.
Still, you can always wing a sale fare for a few hundred if you keep an eye on the specials.
Canberra is brutal though..,

I figured, and I am such a baby when it comes to heat, that is why I work in the labs at Fairchild instead of outside. But for the sake of fruits, I can handle it. Though I wont be seeing anything tropical grown in Canberra, if I do get in I will definately make monthly trips to Brisbane and Cairns. The tropical fruits is one of the reason I applied to schools in Australia.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 08:30:38 AM »
Mike,
This is the first time that I saw this type of star apple, the skin color is special. How does it taste compared with purple and green type?
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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 08:44:06 AM »
Rock that is the juicy pearl and you can see the leaves have no bronze underneath. It is actually a different species and most have just one seed. They taste very nice I think better than regular green and purple starapples.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 09:00:00 AM »
WOW you are sooo lucky!!!  :P :P :P

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 11:00:25 AM »
Rock that is the juicy pearl and you can see the leaves have no bronze underneath. It is actually a different species and most have just one seed. They taste very nice I think better than regular green and purple starapples.
Those starapples look like the ones Oscar was selling earlier in the year...are they the same or different species?

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2013, 11:43:47 AM »
Mike,

Do you have any idea if those star apples can take any more cold than the regular ones?  The leavesin your picture look a little more stout than the ones on the plants I used to grow from seed and kill from cold.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2013, 12:29:37 PM »
Darn it Ethan, your supposed to have that Jet ready for such overload opportunity, sorry Mike, your just have to go full on fruitarian for a while ;) 8)

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 06:36:24 PM »
Hmmm, the Juicy Pearl pictured looks different to the 'Pink' I have. They look larger and the 'pink' goes slightly pink, rather than the coppery colour. I might have to try to get a plant out of someone and put it right next to my 'pink' to see how different they are.  ;)

These non-star apple, star apples are good and grow well in the sub-tropics. They seem to want to grow more as a bush than a towering tree. The 'pink' is super sweet and more milky, like condensed milk crossed with star apple. I've heard 'Juicy Pearl' is similar (In fact I heard it was the same as the 'pink') but from the images it looks a bit different.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 02:25:20 PM »
WOW!! I won't get to try these fruits... but at least I can recreate on the pictures :)

What kind of jackfruit and bananas do you have there?

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 03:44:53 PM »
I was in Gold Coast, Australia in 1999 and I still have the plastic cups that I got from the Sea world. Such a lovely Place.

I never knew that tropical fruits exist Australia. I thought it was like Europe Cold and Snowy  ;D.

Thanks for Sharing Mike.
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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 03:46:44 PM »
Felipe, the bananas are santa catarina prada and dwarf ducasse, the jacks are both ambers and the starfruit are C.argentium subs.auratum. They seem similar to Oscars' ones but I think are a little different.The grower insists they are C.argentium subs.panamaense but I haven't looked at the validity of his ID.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 04:36:59 PM »
Mike, do you call starapples starfruits down there? Or was that a typo?
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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2013, 04:42:35 PM »
typo Oscar.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 06:13:44 PM »
downunder they are usually refferred to as selppa rats...  ;)

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2013, 06:16:45 PM »
Mike, thank you for the input. Do you have an idea where this starfruit was introduced from?

I'm currently growing one C. auratum from a batch of seeds Oscar send me some time ago. It appears that the leaves are different from the ones I see on your picture.





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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2013, 07:08:04 PM »
Here are photos i posted before comparing leaf of regular starapple with auratum. It appears that the fruits Mike has in his photo are a bit bigger than what my tree is producing. It might be right that it is just a different subspecies of same species, as there are i think 4-5 subspecies in that species.

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Re: Fruit Overload
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2013, 07:59:31 PM »
Mike I have a Ducasse that I anticipate will fruit next year. How do you rate the fruit?
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