Picked up a Black Pearl wax jambu.

newgen(9 Central California)September 5, 2011

Browsing around the swapmeet, couldn't get it out of my head after 1st seeing it. I even walked away a few times, trying to see if there was anything better. It's in a 7 gallon pot, about 5'10" tall, nice thick trunk (for its size), healthy large leaves.

Followed are 2 photos of another wax jambu (not Black Pearl) I saw on the way to the swapmeet.

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pj1881(10a PBC Fla.)

Nice! How much?

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 5:48PM
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jfernandez(10B)

wow,that's a bueaty!how is Black Pearl have tried it before? the wax apples I have tried are not very appetizing.

JF

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 7:44PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

They let me try a Black Pearl fruit from a smaller tree, nice fragrance, crunchy, pretty sweet. That fruit cost me $100, the tree was free
. ;)

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 8:07PM
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phucvu(10 b oc ca)

goldenwest college?

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 9:19PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Yes.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 10:31PM
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red_sea_me

Wow Newgen,
that is a nice tree you picked up and an amazing tree in the ground. You should try to make them your new friends. :)

=Ethan

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 2:28AM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

Wow...very nice looking tree and the wax apples look so good! I was going to ask did you pretend like you're taking a walk and pick some of those wax apples outside the fence...or break a branch so you can graft it on your tree....lol

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 2:44AM
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trianglejohn

I stumbled upon a video once that showed how they are growing wax jambu in some part of China. They discovered a way to encourage blooming/fruiting in the off season. They also pruned so that the fruit that formed were huge. They claimed that for all their hard work they got a different and stronger flavor.

All the fruit I've tasted were kinda bland.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 11:26AM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Ethan: It's getting crowded in my backyard. I hope all the fruit trees I have can be nice to one another.

ch3rri: You wouldn't believe how many of those fruits just dropped on the sidewalk, people just stepped all over 'em. I was tempted to pick off some, but we were kinda in a hurry, I had to stop the car on the side of the road to get the photos. I think there's a law that if a neighbor's tree branch sticks out over a fence into your yard, you can do whatever you want to it. Here, these overhanging branches are outside of the owner's, so technically, they're "public" property.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 12:46PM
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Meomeo12

Hey guys how do you post a photo along with this link?

    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 2:46AM
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