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Pouteria lucuma
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:04:53 PM »
Lucuma, anyone?  I've been eating these the last couple days and still can't get enough.  Up until now I've only had fruits of unknown seedling canistels, edible but don't recall it tasting that great.  I know nothing in the taste dept in regards to other Pouterias out there.  These lucumas were very good eats.  Sweet (not overly sweet), moist, creamy texture and very rich taste.  Sort of like sweet potato, pumkin pie and a pinch of something I can't put my fingers on  ;D

Lucumas alongside Manila seedling mangoes, don't know what that Bishop's Cap doing in there  ;D




Slice of an overripe lucuma, still great  ;D



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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 02:26:14 PM »
Raw it taste like Maple syrup, pecan, canistel?

or if you mix with icecream in a blender...it renders the most amazing vegan cookie dough milk shake.

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 02:26:25 PM »
Great , I hope my tree will produce one day , not holding my breath...maybe too hot here...
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 02:32:30 PM »
Tim,

Been saving the seeds? I would be interested in trading/buying some.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 02:34:07 PM »
Great , I hope my tree will produce one day , not holding my breath...maybe too hot here...

Hey Luc,

u know there's a few varieties..and one that is supposed to be better for the lowlands....I wonder what type u have??

I want the one that's for the low lands...and it was sacred because of the gold color of the skin.

here is a quote from my post about this earlier on the forum

If you can, locate the sacred lucuma, that grows in the low lands...the incas worship gold, and this lucuma has a gold color...it can be grown at lower elevations, and should be suitable for FL.

I think its called Lucuma de seda.
 here is a link...get me some seeds or scions now!

good luck...i don't think lucuma seeds are good to pass through your system! LOL better get permits.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 02:34:55 PM »
Tim,

Been saving the seeds? I would be interested in trading/buying some.

STOP RIGHT THERE NULL

I GOT YOUR BACK!

I planted some seeds from those fruits in the pictures!

Maybe I can bare root and send u some plants??  I have a few.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 02:41:17 PM »
Stephen - I do have the seeds, but getting them Adam is as good as any I suppose.  let me know

Tim,

Been saving the seeds? I would be interested in trading/buying some.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 02:52:31 PM »
Tim,

Adam is going to help me out, thanks though for the fast response. Those Lucumas really look tasty!
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:32:01 PM »
Raw it taste like Maple syrup, pecan, canistel?

or if you mix with icecream in a blender...it renders the most amazing vegan cookie dough milk shake.

here's some fruits from Ben Poirier of Ca....A real nice guy...and a great fruit tree/fruit seller.

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Okay, this sounds incredibly delicious!  :o Would it be possible to pay you extra to ship with the cornifolia, if you had a spare seedling?? I appreciate the consideration - Nikki :)
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 04:35:49 PM »
Tim the Lucumas look great, good job!!! I have been looking for some Lucuma trees for awhile now. I spoke to Ben a couple of months back and if I remember correctly, he told me he did not have any available. Any other place here in SoCal that may have these available and/or close to a fruiting age???

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 06:16:42 PM »
cuban007 - You can try contacting Bonita Creek Nursery but I haven't checked.  Sorry I can't help much on source for a mature tree.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 07:25:14 PM »
Great , I hope my tree will produce one day , not holding my breath...maybe too hot here...

Luc, that one you collected in Machu Pichu isn't likely to fruit at your elevation. You need to collect ones growing in the lowlands.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 07:56:56 PM »
Tim the Lucumas look great, good job!!! I have been looking for some Lucuma trees for awhile now. I spoke to Ben a couple of months back and if I remember correctly, he told me he did not have any available. Any other place here in SoCal that may have these available and/or close to a fruiting age???

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Papaya Tree Nursery has them. If you like Canistel you'll probably like Lucama. It taste like a compota de boniato , not very appetizing.

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2012, 08:19:06 PM »
Oye, I love Boniato. I hope it taste more like dulce de Boniato.

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2012, 08:24:35 PM »
Oye, I love Boniato. I hope it taste more like dulce de Boniato.

LOL It's probably as chewy as dulce de boniato but not as good..

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2012, 08:50:51 PM »
Funny you mentioned that, David.  I just learned today some Vietnamese folks call canistel "lekima".

JF - chewy?
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 06:49:20 PM »
Hi Tim,
Do you have any seeds left that you would be willing to sell and post?
The 'lucuma' in Australia are all messed up and most are seemingly just a bad strain of canistel, so getting some seed that I could actually count on as being from a real lucuma would be great.

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012, 08:44:22 PM »
BMc - sent you PM
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 09:06:08 PM »
Funny you mentioned that, David.  I just learned today some Vietnamese folks call canistel "lekima".

JF - chewy?

I was refering to boniatillo (cuban dried yam)

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 09:55:25 PM »
 ;D BEAUTIFUL TIM!

Thanks for sharing. I've never tasted Lucuma.. However, from your description they sound similar to Mamey... and mamey are delicious!!!  I'd love to one day try green sapote.. I've heard it's tastier than mamey.

Out of curiosity.. did you grow those fruits yourself in zone 9b? 

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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 10:41:08 PM »
They do look a lot like Green Sapote, but green when ripe, and not orange, rather ironically...

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 12:19:06 AM »
They do look a lot like Green Sapote, but green when ripe, and not orange, rather ironically...

Lucumas are yellow when ripe. Most green sapotes ripen up a bright orange.
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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012, 12:44:59 AM »
They do look a lot like Green Sapote, but green when ripe, and not orange, rather ironically...

Lucumas are yellow when ripe. Most green sapotes ripen up a bright orange.

 I actually ordered green sapote seeds from you earlier this year.. lol.. after i placed an order someone was so generous as to give me a huge 5 foot tall green sapote.. which is now over 6 feet!   ;D

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2012, 09:15:28 AM »
The 'lucuma' in Australia are all messed up and most are seemingly just a bad strain of canistel, so getting some seed that I could actually count on as being from a real lucuma would be great.

NOT TRUE. FOR EXAMPLE I IMPORTED SCIONS OF LUCUMO FROM BILL WHITMAN THAT HE GOT FROM KONA. HE RAVED ABOUT IT. HE WAS RIGHT. HUGE FRUIT. NO FRUIT MAKES A BETTER MILKSHAKE..TO MY TASTE BUDS LIKE RUM ' RAISIN.

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Re: Pouteria lucuma
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2012, 09:48:38 AM »
That is a good collection Recher.I think the diversity of canistel and lucuma forms has caused confusion.I have seen canistels labelled as lucumas and until visiting this site was not 100% clear.

 

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