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Anyone know what fruit this is? About 3" long and globular. Tree similar to Loquat. Our weather is sub-tropical. Thanks
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Grand Bahama, Bahamas
11th January 2010 11:47pm
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crawdaddy says...
here's a pic. Leaves look like Loquat leaves but fruit much bigger
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15th January 2010 3:26am
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crawdaddy says...
here's a pic. Leaves look like Loquat leaves but fruit much bigger
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15th January 2010 3:32am
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HappyEarth says...
Looks like a Pouteria spp. probably canistel or abiu
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Wollongong
15th January 2010 7:14am
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
It is definitely a canistel. The fruit of this variety will turn yellow when ripes.
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15th January 2010 8:14am
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crawdaddy says...
Thanks alot. Can't wait to taste it myself.
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trikus says...
It looks like an Abiu to me . Canistel do not have as glossy a skin and are more of an egg-yolk orange than yellow. Foliage is very similar on these trees . I have several Canistel trees and a few Abiu and find them hard to tell apart. But the fruits are distinctive.
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Tully
15th January 2010 9:22am
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crawdaddy says...
Thanks for the reply. I'll research further on google to help determine if canistel or abiu. I'm guessing canistel but will remain open minded.
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16th January 2010 10:17am
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trikus says...
tHE MOMENT YOU CUT ONE OPEN YOU WILL KNOW .
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crawdaddy says...
Just got a small Jujube from a friend on island. Very few trees here. Lots more in Nassau where I grew up and they are delicious. Couldn't get enough when I was a kid. I will plant in ground in full sun when about 2' tall. My friends tree is now loaded down and I'll be heading over this week to sample the goodies. Over here in our islands we call it the juju only . Guess the "be" at the end was dropped long ago. I want to try lychee tree as well. There are plenty of nurseries in Florida who supply lots of tropical fruit trees.
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19th January 2010 11:14pm
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ozzi1977 says...
Hi

just wondering if anyone could tell me what this fruit is? sorry about the poor picture quality.

i don't know much about it but it had small brown seeds inside and had a similar smell to a cucumber, but had a soft pale green flesh like a firm pear which was very mildly sweet (almost savory)
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Diana says...
Hi ozzi,

It looks like a pepino. They small a bit like cucumber and rockmelon, with thin skin and juicy flesh.

Diana.
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Jantina says...
Think you are right Diana, the purple stripe is typical.
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ozzi1977 says...
ahh thanks
with that name a bit more searching it seems like it is indeed a not quite ripe pepino

cheers, thanks
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Charles cant spell says...
Definitely a pepino. The plants a gross feeder so load it up with goodies, but not to much nitrogen or the plant will take over the world and you will get no fruit. They like a full sun to ripen up and get sweet.
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5th February 2010 10:17pm
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Julie says...
Charles, what do you suggest as a fertiliser? My pepino is looking healthy, but no fruit or flowers.

It had a few flowers in early summer, but they came to nothing. I used to grow this years ago, in not very good soil, and it had loads of fruit. I didn't really feed it well either, as I was less aware then of plant needs.
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Charles cant spell says...
I am not growing one at the moment and haven't actually had much luck in Perth, last time I tried. It grew well in Pemberton.

Hence I would just say the same I do for just about all purposes, make sure you pH is right 6.5-7.5, apply bloodnbone (contains slow release nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus),trace elements (incl boron and selenium as there's none in our soil), Cow/Sheep/Horse manure, compost (if you have it), sulfate of potash (Potassium source as BloodnBone is low in this).

I don't do to much else, avoid dynamic lifter and other high nitrogen synthetic fertilizers. Else the plant will be more rampant with less fruit.

I read cross pollination can improve fruit set and maybe you are not getting many bees ? into the garden. Though they set without apparently.

Might be worth trying some Epsom Salts as well as this helps with fruit set in a lot of things.
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Julie says...
Thanks Charles - that sounds like a pretty rich mixture! The blood and bone I bought has time has added trace elements, so I might give it a bit of a feed.
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Lisa says...
I have 4 Pepino and the fruit is about 8cm long, how do I know when they are ready to pick?

Thanks, Lisa
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10th February 2010 11:34am
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Michael says...
Hi Lisa,
They are ready to pick when they are yellow and soft.However at that stage they will surely be stung by fruit flies. I tried picking mine earlier but they don't seem to ripen much after being picked . I don't use sprays in my garden so in the end I had to pull my pepino plants out .
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Wakeley
10th February 2010 1:13pm
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Ros says...
Can anyone give me some clues as to what these fruit trees may be? My daughter has just moved to a new place in NSW just Sth/West of Port Macquarie and we can't identify some of the fruit trees, I know its not a good picture but wind was a problem.
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allybanana says...
A type of pear tree maby nashi but if so not 20th century. Does it have fruit at all.
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Ros says...
Hi allybanana, Those dark blobs in the picture are the fruit. Dark red, about three inches long with pointy end, at the moment hard as rocks. I'll try and get a better picture.
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MANLEY says...
I'LL INVESTIGATE, IN THE MEAN TIME.
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MANLEY
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8th December 2010 5:20am
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