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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a stupid question?
« Last post by fruitlovers on Today at 03:50:45 AM »
Although there is some discussion among experts, there seems to be a consensus that apples originally came from the far east (China) or at least central Asia and resulted as the hybrid of two Malus species that had substantially lower quality fruit. They migrated to Europe with the help of people and eventually became the most popular fruit there. In fact the word apple means "fruit" in the original English language. Now, thousands of years later we associate it with only one fruit, but in the original language it was just the generic word for fruit. This understanding clears things up quite a bit and the names make more sense when understood in that light. Thus, sugar apple originally meant "sugar fruit" etc.
Interesting. Do you have a source for this information?
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Hey all, just like topic says, I'm curious as to whether the Augusta Hardy variety here https://nurcar.com/collections/recent/products/citrus-paradisi-augusta-hardy is the same plant as the standard OGW Citrumelo https://onegreenworld.com/product/citrumelo/.

Anyone know? I'm trying to find a decent-tasting hardy grapefruit for 7b, and I've not heard amazing things about standard citrumelo, but wondering if there are variants here that are worth considering.

Thanks in advance!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a stupid question?
« Last post by Galatians522 on Today at 01:22:24 AM »
Although there is some discussion among experts, there seems to be a consensus that apples originally came from the far east (China) or at least central Asia and resulted as the hybrid of two Malus species that had substantially lower quality fruit. They migrated to Europe with the help of people and eventually became the most popular fruit there. In fact the word apple means "fruit" in the original English language. Now, thousands of years later we associate it with only one fruit, but in the original language it was just the generic word for fruit. This understanding clears things up quite a bit and the names make more sense when understood in that light. Thus, sugar apple originally meant "sugar fruit" etc.
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Anyone else still waiting for their seeds? I havenít received seeds nor have I got a letter to say they have been confiscated havenít heard anything from Raul to say they have been sent?? Checking post office daily hoping they are arriving seeing as so many people in this thread already got theirs??
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One charicteristic that is fairly distinctive to limequats is a green cotylidon (the color of the seed when you cut it in half). Most sour citrus (including key limes) have cream colored cotylidons, but Eustis limequat inherited the green color from the kumquat parent. If the seeds are green inside, I'll wager its a limequat regardless of fruit size. However, if the seed is cream colored on the inside, you may have been eating the Volk rootstock fruits.
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Usually they are picked when the skin turn red.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maria Black avocado
« Last post by johnb51 on September 16, 2021, 11:29:33 PM »
I think Julian Lara at Lara Farms has a very early season variety you might be interested in. (Is it called Ronnie?)  Dupuis is early summer and is supposed to be outstanding.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes that taste like Kent?
« Last post by johnb51 on September 16, 2021, 11:03:51 PM »
john, how'd all those i see you planted 9yrs ago turn out?  Good as or better then Kent?
I too planted a Pickering.  Small yet.
I don't own that house anymore.  At one point I planted a Providence tree there for the Kent flavor, and I was satisfied with it.  It had an extra kick of acidity, but the flavor definitely reminded me of Kent, and the fruit was double the size of any Kent fruit I've ever seen.  The tree hasn't had any health issues so far that I know of.  You'll definitely be happy with Pickering.  I'd rate Angie as good and Mahachanok as very good.  I didn't like the carrot flavor of Neelam, and the Beverly wasn't healthy so I removed it.  Another variety I grew was Honey Kiss, also very good. I'd rank everything as equal to Kent except for Neelam obviously and Angie one step below.  In the future I might try growing Carla for the Kent flavor.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida...October...fruit?
« Last post by kmwilli6 on September 16, 2021, 10:57:50 PM »
Sugar apple
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes that taste like Kent?
« Last post by EddieF on September 16, 2021, 10:01:46 PM »
john, how'd all those i see you planted 9yrs ago turn out?  Good as or better then Kent?
I too planted a Pickering.  Small yet.
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