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Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« on: August 10, 2023, 05:54:48 PM »
I bought a pair of these in March 2022 as small seedlings from Wildlands Nursery which I know is owned by an active TFF forum member here.  I assume it was originally sourced from South America somewhere.

I got back from a two week vacation and was shuffling plants around and saw a bright orange fruit on one of them!  The plant is still in a half gallon pot and only a little over a foot tall.

And the fruit is excellent!  Looks real pretty, too.  I have only tasted a small number of COTRG and Savannah Cherry but this easily beats them.  I think it is better than red and black Surinam also... but I want to try more of these fruits before I get too excited. 

I'm planting the seed.

I bought it here, more detailed descriotion on the page:
https://www.wildlandsplants.com/eugenia-sp-orange






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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2023, 06:07:07 PM »
Awesome!

Would love to get a seed eventually

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2023, 09:45:54 PM »




great fruit
My tree is in full sun and doesn't like the Florida heat?

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2023, 09:52:26 PM »
Nate's description mentioned tolerating full sun, though I am not sure where he is located. 

I have mine in part shade.

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2023, 10:04:52 PM »
ime the california sun has nothing on texas- dunno about FL

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2023, 11:39:16 PM »
Awesome! It really is one of the most delicious Eugenias I've had so far. 
Mine are in full sun in Santa Cruz, California, so definitely not quite what people might get in Texas or Florida.  The plant these seedlings came from got shaded out by an Oak and really didn't seem to like it. Just pruned up the Oak so hoping to see it boost up again.
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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2023, 01:00:16 AM »
Wow, that's gorgeous. Is this the same as the Orange CORG that Marcos is selling?

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2023, 01:04:59 AM »
I've been searching for some seedlings/seeds. Is there anyone who has some that is willing to sell?

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2023, 03:09:33 AM »
Ah, that's a good-lookin' fruit.

Awesome! It really is one of the most delicious Eugenias I've had so far. 
Mine are in full sun in Santa Cruz, California, so definitely not quite what people might get in Texas or Florida.  The plant these seedlings came from got shaded out by an Oak and really didn't seem to like it. Just pruned up the Oak so hoping to see it boost up again.

After having moved from the Bay Area to SoCal to Phoenix, "full sun" doesn't mean the same thing farther south and there's a bunch of plants I've found which really needed full blasting sun in the Bay Area to thrive but need at least a few years of summer shade some places elsewhere if not permanent dappled shade. EDIT: I've heard CORGS do pretty well in the south central valley tho.

Fwiw as a data point for anybody in this thread, 2/3 of my baby CORGS (some orange, red and one of the two garnets I got from Kevin) survived the Phoenix metro summer in part shade and even put on some new growth. I think they'd be doing better in a more temperate climate and I don't know if they'll set fruit well eventually, though. We'll see.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2023, 03:11:44 AM by CeeJey »

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2023, 09:53:57 AM »
When I get more fruit I will try to get the seeds out to forum members. 


Wow, that's gorgeous. Is this the same as the Orange CORG that Marcos is selling?

Nattyfrootz might know, I have no idea where he got them.

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2023, 11:02:56 AM »
These are more sensitive to sun--and maybe drought--than the normal ones. I have mine in-ground in full sun. They're a bit burnt, and not growing much. Maybe 5 years old.

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2023, 12:55:23 PM »
When I get more fruit I will try to get the seeds out to forum members. 


Wow, that's gorgeous. Is this the same as the Orange CORG that Marcos is selling?

Nattyfrootz might know, I have no idea where he got them.
This is a good question as I have a 'eugenia missions' that looks the same from seed from Marcos many, many years ago and I know now he sells a COTRG- orange fruited species so, maybe Marco's could answer this for us if he sees post??
« Last Edit: September 14, 2023, 12:57:04 PM by ScottR »

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2023, 01:34:12 PM »
Wow, that's gorgeous. Is this the same as the Orange CORG that Marcos is selling?

Yes, I think same one. I have two big ones that flower, but didn't get any fruit this year. They are in much bigger pots now and should do great next year.

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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2023, 11:10:47 AM »
I would also like to buy some seeds if they become available  8)


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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2023, 02:01:04 PM »
Yep these seeds came from Marcos, labeled as Eugenia sp. 'Orange'
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Re: Wildlands' Eugenia spp. 'Orange' fruited
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2023, 04:23:24 PM »
To reinforce that this is indeed a type of COTRG, I notice that the orange one's bark peels the same was as red cotrg/involucra and looks identical.  I am looking forward to trying the fruit of both types side by side. 

My seeds from the two fruits sprouted but died back.  Being a eugenia, they might put out a new shoot eventually.