A good day!

rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)October 16, 2010

Yesterday, I went out to the west coast of PR to go fruit tree shopping. We visited Juan Miranda at his farm and then Sadhu at Govardhan Gardens. I didn't get to Jardin Eneida as planned (we ran out of time). All the plants are seedlings.

I will post pictures later today or tomorrow, but here is the list of my haul:

large leafed miracle fruit

clove

Kwai muk (Artocarpus hypargyreus)

Marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus)

Candolleana (Eugenia candolleana)

Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)

Giant jambolan (Syzygium cumini)

chupa- chupa (Matisia cordata)

lakoocha (Artocarpus lakoocha)

blue grape (Myrciaria vexator)

and 5 Pulasan.

I also picked up a few things for friends (durian, rollinia, cacao and some duplicates of my items). The car was full and I was happy!

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jsvand5

Nice list. How big are the pulasan that you picked up?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 4:00PM
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rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)

They are about 3-3.5 ft tall.
For $12 they were hard to pass up after everyone's rave reviews about the taste of the fruit.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 4:40PM
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stressbaby(z6 MO)

Juan's place was one of the highlights of our trip. Heliconias!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 8:48PM
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red_sea_me

Wow, that is one heck of a day, I'm jealous! Definitely a few things on your list I would've liked to have grabbed while I was there. Maybe next trip.

congrats,
-Ethan

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 9:36PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Now come on Gwenn....a good day??? Sounds like a fantastically great day to me. Yeah, I would have to agree with StressBaby.....I am not even much of a heliconia fan (this falls under the "if you can't eat it...don't grow it" mind set that I am presently laboring under)however, I had to say that Juan's heliconias were spectacular. Did you get the Pulasan from Juan or Sadhu?

Harry

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 9:40PM
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murahilin(10 fl)

Very nice. How large of a fruit is on that large jambolan? I hope you got a seedling from Juan's amazing pulasan tree.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 12:38AM
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rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)

Ok- It was a really good day. It would have been better if we didn't run out of time.

The Pulasan were from Juan. But he didn't think the seeds were from his tree. But he said he will start grafting this year, so hopefully he will be able to offer his special Pulasan for sale.

I believe Sadhu said the fruit on the Giant Jambolan were about the size of golf balls but I will double check with him. He said he liked the taste of the fruit very much. I am hoping to keep it topped so it is not such a large tree.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 7:03AM
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