Return to the Tropical Fruits Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Today's fruit bowl

Posted by rayandgwenn z11 Puerto Rico (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 28, 11 at 13:33

Here is today's bowl of goodies:

"Ice Cream" banana (also known as Blue Java I think).
Avocados (from seed)
Chironja (cross of orange and grapefruit)
Sapodilla (nispero)
Lemon drop mangosteen
Star fruit
Peanut butter fruit.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Today's fruit bowl

Gwen you are wicked!!!!!

(just kidding) What a wonderful display of December


RE: Today's fruit bowl

i'll be posting NYC's offerings shortly, some mouldy flee bitten pears

RE: Today's fruit bowl

Envious, lol nice winter harvest!

RE: Today's fruit bowl

  • Posted by boson Delray BeachFlorida (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 28, 11 at 19:37

Hello rayandgwenn,

Looks really tasty! I am curious how that Lemon drop mangosteen taste.


RE: Today's fruit bowl

I agree- year round fruit is an enjoyable feature of living in the tropics.

The lemon drop mangosteen are ok- they remind me of Sweet Tart candy. Cons- Low fruit to seed ratio and you have to suck the fruit from the seed. Cons- it is quick to fruit, has an interesting taste and it fruits a number of times a year.

RE: Today's fruit bowl

LOL! It's one of those..."holy sh$$!! I've fruited a garcinia plant!!"! Every several fruit you get one that is really really good. Like Gwenn says...most are a bit tart but you can taste a potential. Still worth adding to your collection.

Nice pic Gwenn. How are your plants doing? Last time you mentioned losing some from the rains??

RE: Today's fruit bowl

Hey Jay-
Still wet...lost the rambutan (which still hurts) and losing a number of the old grapefruit trees (not really too sad about those).
I really didn't have the desire to trek around in the mud for a long while, so many of the trees really need TLC, fertilizer and some insect soap spraying.
Next up: to cut down the dead stuff and things that don't thrill me to make room to plant stuff that is still in pots.
Then onto searching for another R162 Rambutan!

RE: Today's fruit bowl

Nice selection Gwen!


RE: Today's fruit bowl

Wow Gwen, nice haul, I had to take a second look to find the chironja.


RE: Today's fruit bowl

Frankies may be your only option for grafted plants any more.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Tropical Fruits Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here