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Kasturi and imbe in the park
« on: December 13, 2019, 07:54:52 PM »
A stroll in a local park yielded some kasturi and imbe and there were other fruit trees..










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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 01:12:28 AM »
Hi Mike that kasturi is a good score! What did you think of the taste? Is it a beautiful ornamental tree like Mangifera indica?

If Steve gets any trees can you keep one for me (Steve if you read this..)

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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 01:41:40 AM »
They taste pretty good and similar to a common stringy. The trees are handsome and smaller than common mangoes with perhaps larger leaves.

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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 09:23:45 AM »
Those look nice!

Kasturi tastes best if eaten before totally ripe. It gets too funky for me when overripe. Not a lot of flesh, but very tasty and unique. Kind of like a strong Indian mango, with a twist.

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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 02:47:12 PM »
Thanks for the taste description and an idea of the tree. Kasturi is apparently extinct in the wild so it would be worthwhile distributing a few around. It would be good if we could make a Borneo gardens here in FNQ and get all the fruit trees from Borneo (over 500 apparently)  in one place as deforestation is so rampant there ( and here in oz!)

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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 01:55:01 PM »
Great pics Mike. Are those orange fruit apricots?
If not,are they imbe ? I never seen or tasted an imbe.. what is it like in taste?
Are these trees all  growing at a public park for all to harvest if they want?
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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 02:01:15 PM »
Does your city maintain the fruit tress?  How do they manage the park and picking and all of that?  I'd like to see more public orchards and am curious about how cities elsewhere handle them.

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Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2019, 03:15:08 PM »
The city parks and gardens maintains numerous parks with trees and they do mow, trim trees water in some cases and trim as necessary. While there are hundreds of KP mangoes on local council park land only a few parks have a variety of tropical fruit trees of other kinds. Every suburb has quite a large amount of public land where people can jog, walk dogs or kids can play.Because the city has a pretty good botanic gardens and lots of nurseries parks, traffic islands and sidewalks/footpaths are planted with trees from a variety of themes whether native wildlife attracting plants,flowering species,palms etc.

 

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