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I am sure people will know these fruit from rusty's.There is not much in season but always a few things to look at.
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MaryT says...
No Mike, you need to label them for us (me). Those are giant passionfruits if that's what they are.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

It is quite a bit for May and especially rambai,nam nam,langsat, Brook mangoes
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MaryT says...
Thanks for the names, Lucy though I had to go to google to id them. Mike I'm surprised you buy so much fruit; there must be mountains at your place.
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Mike says...
Lucy you are very clever.It is actually a duku-langsat rather than a langsat but that is a minor infringement.Purple yam was what I was going to photo but the others muscled in when they saw the camera.Have a look at the shape of that flattened black sapote.The passionfruit are about 4 to the kilo and probably derived from red panama.
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Mike says...
Mary I don't need fruit and spent less than $10.Most of it was free or given to me cheap.The yams will cost me some pit pit,the nam nam was returning a favour and so on.
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MaryT says...
I like the sound of that, Mike. What a great community to be a part of. :)
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John Mc says...
That'd be a "Maher" black sapote, they are flattened both ends. I have a Mislabeled Bernicker with Maher characteristics.
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Mike says...
Thanks John Mc now I know.That one is a modest 1.2kg.Those nam nam taste like dry granny smith apple that is a little on the sour side but still acceptable and it is supposed to be an elite type.
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MaryT says...
We miss out on so much here in Sydney. I must try more fruit when I'm in Vietnam and Cambodia.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

The flattened black sapote looks good. I never notice on the shape of a black sapote. Next time I will keep an eye on this variety.

Yes, the passion fruits are huge I know because they are as big as a mango. I am not good in buying passion fruits. I always assume that they fill with juicy bit but half of the time some fruits are emptied inside so I must pay attention on the weight next time.
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amanda says...
Sigh...the best part about Rusty's used to be the Pub and the live music Mike..? I guess it's all gone now..? I used to go to the markets every w/end 94-98 maybe..? What a voyage of discovery it was for me then.
Definately kick started my interest in Asian veg and herbs - and some tropical fruits (not many there then tho?)
I liked the vendors the best..? :) Good fun. Cairns was good fun then. I was young then too. ;)

But - get stuck in, in Viet, MaryT?? Not just the fruit either?

What else does Vietnam do well? :) (Pho soup for one!? My favourite soup of all...it's awesome and I make it nearly every week now - I crave it so much!?)

And the Shakey Beef, steak tartare..hmmnnn..I can't wait to hear about your trip MaryT...? :)

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amanda says...
Coles had fresh n perfect mangosteen for just $1 each yesterday! Unheard of here :) Amazingly - I was the only person buying them!? :-O

I got $20 worth and ate the lot!
(SG - I wonder if Busso/Bunb Coles has them in too...?)
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snottiegobble says...
Amanda, glad you liked them! Queen Victoria once named them The Queen of fruits. Bunbury Farmers market always has them in season! Hope you kept the skins to dry, powder & keep for skin infections!
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Mike says...
The seedlings look good as well.
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Brendan says...
Hi Mike, they had a segment on Qld Weekender on tv on the weekend about rustys market, I was impressed!
They showed a very posh hotel nearby (can't think of the name), anyway, they showed the large bedroom. The large king-size bed had 3 pillows on it? Thought that was a bit kinky? :-)
Please explain?
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MaryT says...
Maybe up north they have one more head than Taswegians? oops, just joking! Forgot you're up there as well, Brendan. Vietnam's postponed Amanda :( I think I'll check out the markets at Cabramatta instead :) Would you believe I've never been there?
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Mike says...
Brendan isn't it obvious in this tourist town? It is all those southerners from Sydney and Mackay getting up to contraversial activity and frollicking while on holidays.
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snottiegobble says...
Well, they need 5 pillows, hey!:-)
Sorry to hear about your Vietnam trip postponed Mary! It must be very disappointing for you?
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MaryT says...
No SG; I was relieved that they let me cancel :) I think I lost my sanity for a moment when I booked the trip. My doctor chucked a fit and asked me if I had a death wish - what a drama queen. LOL Anyway I'm back to being sensible = boring.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mary,

I hope you will have another chance to go to VN in the very near future.
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David says...
Boring = alive
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David says...
Hi Mary also sad you wont be going ,maybe another opportunity another time.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Lucy. I am philosophical. Can't complain; ate the first two mandarins off my tree today! Probably too soon but the next ones' got to be better :)
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Mike says...
There are some small aerial yams in this shot of some freebies thrust upon me today.Small ones should be alright for propagation.
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MaryT says...
I love market day in Cairns! Great pic, Mike.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,
Thanks for updating us on Rusty market fruits of the day.
Mamey sapote looks yummy. The same for the yellow mangosteens and rambais.
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Mike says...
Heya lucy that is a great type of mamey being smooth,moist and sweet but the seeds germinate while still in the fruit.The garcinia xanthochymus are 250g each and less sour than most being alright eating outa hand.
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Nick T says...
Mike, do you think you'll have any spare garcinia seeds? Geez, what'd I would do to have some of the fruit you get!
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MaryT says...
Mike and Nick, look what my friends brought me?
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Mike says...
Mary it beat the cr......living daylights outa me.ID please.
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MaryT says...
Small - Dorrigo pepper berries Medium - Illawarra plums Large - Davidson Plum. They also gave me a bag of bush lemons so I have some pink marmalade cooking as we speak. Gee it's good to beat you at something, Mike :)
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Mike says...
Yeah Mary I only post easy ones for ID not toughies like what you do.I am easy to beat anyway.
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MaryT says...
Mike most of the time I don't recognise the fruit in the pics you post. You're the man to beat :)
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Mike says...
Mary that reminds me I need breakfast and jam on toast and eggs will do the trick.I imagine some kinds of yellow mangosteen would be good for jam and not as 'edgey' as those southern davidsons' plums.
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MaryT says...
I've never had yellow mangosteen but if it's like persimmons then yes, I think they would have potential as jam makers. I'm off to our boring produce market; I shouldn't say that as they do have some interesting stuff if expensive. Nothing tropical, of course but good varieties of mushroom, potatoes etc.
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David says...
Hi all,i remember aabout 5yrs ago there was a news paper article about this chap up your way Mike who had gone overseas and brought back seeds from his holiday ,it turned out that some of the seeds were of a type of yellow mangosteen, most turned out to be sour as all hell, but one was very sweet and he planned to propagate from it ,thats as much as i know since then , maybe you managed to source one of the sweet ones Mike
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Mike says...
David I don't have any sweet ones and never tried the fruit.Those in the picture are just sweet sour not sour G.xanthochymus.G.dulcis is a very similar slightly smaller sweet/sour type.About 18 years ago a fellow I met as few times and was a photographer mentioned his orchard and fabulous yellow mangosteen.His name is Russell Francis and is a pleasant and happy fellow whose pictures were often used in newspapers.I was young and stupid then and did not pursue it.I'm old and stupid now and fruit enthusiasts told me of this fabulous tree and type and it is ringing bells.I just asked them to get some fruit for me if they had the chance.I don't know what species it really is.
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David says...
Thats the guy Mike i remenber now , he named the cultivar "Russels sweet". I have a picture of him, i think.
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Mike says...
David, Russell Francis fruit will almost certainly be the javan sweet G.dulcis moondoo the large pear shaped sweet form.
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David says...
Thanks for that update Mike
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MaryT says...
Here's a Radio National interview of Russell Francis and others in 2004. He grew 65 fruit trees on a 1400 sq m block! http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earthbeat/collectors-and-protectors/3639890
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Julie says...
I have more space than that Mary, but growing more fruit trees would only mean lots more water. That is something we are short of in WA - and it has become very expensive.

Now it looks like we will be getting recycled sewerage in our water. Time to save up for another rainwater tank - my last one died, and is beyond repair.
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amanda says...
So true Julie..throw enough water around and u can grow LOTS! :D I hope that WA will get some permanant 'support' from the National coffers for this ongoing climate change in WA. Especially considering that WA does provide most of the cash for such a good standard of living all round. My insurance premium just cost an extra $200 to support the QLD floods this year, after all ;-)

Succession I say!? lol...
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BJ says...
David, that garcinia is around. I think George has a small one, and you can probably get wood or plants through contacts around wide bay. Its supposed to be quite different to Mundu or the Claudie.
If you are after a good garcinia, I have something here you might be interested in.
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BJ says...
by the time I got to Rustys I managed to find some rambai, mamey, pinks mammoth atemoya, black sapotes and quite nice sapodilla. I managed to get some nice big soursop and rollinia, plus a few membrillo pods up at Scomazzons. Also had some nice matisia and abiu up at cape trib.
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MaryT says...
Wow BJ; lucky you! I must get to Rusty's one day. You've named every fruit that I've never tasted before.
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BJ says...
Yes MaryT, I was very lucky. Everything is out of season, but luckily north queensland always has a few out of season goodies if you go looking.

Mike, sorry I wasnt able to get down to see you, but the weather was poor and the drive from port douglas to Cairns is a royal pain in the wet, we only made it down to go to Rustys then visit family out white rock way. We saw your photos at wildlife hq in pd though! Anyways, better luck in August.

Also, in the article posted Russell Francis talks about 'Champagne Mangosteen', any idea what he's talking about?
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David says...
Hi BJ, You have my interest and attention.Pity you didnt get to meet Mike ,sounds like the trip was worth it, hope you managed to do all the things you had planned. David
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BJ says...
David, this is the one i have http://www.e-jardim.com/produto_completo.asp?IDProduto=361

the little things next to them are achacha!

And yes, any trip north is welcome during our winter.
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David says...
BJ. Looking at the website looks like a bigger version of achacha, just slightly diff colour,may i ask if you have many or one, and what is the taste like, is it sweet.
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BJ says...
Hi David,
I imported a few seeds, now have just a few wee plants remaining. I have not tasted them, but growers in other areas rave about them. Here is a hatchet job of a translation courtesy google:

Fruits up to 10 cm in diameter (the largest among the garcínias), almost spherical and provided with a thin yellow skin, which becomes soft and edible as you advance to maturity (flavor reminiscent of sweet lime). The pulp is of exceptional quality, sweet and very nice with citrus touches. Its flowers are very fragrant and lily. The tree can be maintained with small size, up to two meters, through annual pruning.

Uses: The fruit pulp is consumed fresh and is considered of exceptional quality, superior even to the excellent achachairu-Bolivian (Garcinia laterifolia). The bark (i think this means skin, not bark!) mature becomes soft and can be consumed "in natura", but is especially appreciated in the form of juice, beat the blender.

Cultivation: The new-achachairu-Mexican should be grown in full sun or semi-shade in tropical and subtropical climates. Enjoy deep soils, well drained but with good availability of water or irrigation. Starts fruiting 5 to 6 years of age, and produces large loads.

Origin: Native to the region of Puerto Vallarta, in the Department. Jalisco, Mexico. Vegeta from sea level to altitudes of 500 meters.

Family: Clusiaceae.

Notes: In a recent tasting test, four out of five experts considered the garcínias achachairu Mexican superior in quality to Bolivia.
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ivepeters says...
Hi BJ
Interested in who did you order the seeds through.
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David says...
BJ, would be very interested in laying my hands on a plant if that is possible, if this garcinia is better than the achacha, then why were so many of the achacha planted up north, you would think that this is a much better proposition, to market a bigger fruit.
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BJ says...
ivepeters, i got them from a man from Puerto Vallarta on rarefruitlist.

David, I'd say they chose the achachairu as it is well known and easily obtainable for setting up a commercial plantation. I dont think they'd have a clue the mexican one exists. there is only really 1 reliable source for a decent amount of the seed, unless someone is going to PV.
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Mike says...
Back to the scene of the crime after climbing mountains,thrashing through rainforest and driving 1000's of km of Cape York 'tracks'.Last night there were deluges all over and I only just made it through roaring water.I am told there was 170mm at my place last night, so much for the dry season.
BJ it sounds like you had a good trip. I am trying to twist some arms to get the mexican.I have seeds that came my way while I was tripping that can be traded for them.
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MaryT says...
Welcome back Mike; sounds like a great trip. Wow 170mm in one night! We're having the driest May -only a few drops so far.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

Welcome back, Did you see any Gac fruit vine in CapeYork?. I was told they are native vines on that corner.
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Mike says...
Lucy I saw many things but not gac as they are not there.The wild bitter melon called balsam pear is feral and I saw those.
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Hi Mike,

May be the people who saw balsam pear thought they were gac fruits because they are very similar except gac fruit is huge compare to the feral melon.
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Mike says...
Lucy some of the wild fruits look similar and wild bitter melon vines would also look like them.I know wild gacs have never been recorded in Australia.
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David says...
Hi Mike welcome back home.
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Mike says...
Thanks David I was just out surveying and plucking.The vegie patch has exploded with growth,Jabs are smothered in flower buds and everything is flourishing with all the rain.
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David says...
see you had 300mm, so much for the dry season.
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Mike says...
David I though I'd be choking on dust on Cape York but it rained every day and every night.I don't know how much Cairns rained early in the week but last night was the most rain apparently.Winter is coming because the rain is getting colder.
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David says...
Yes i see your max is low , guess due to the cloud cover, been mild here today although max is low hopefully 20 to 30mm of rain boy do we need it, good to get home i bet.
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Mike says...
Mozzies as big as crows up there and I feel drained.I got back thisarvo and there was a crazy chill in the air. 20c to 22c today it is almost unheard of even in mid winter.
You should have taken the 900mm spare I had in March David, when it was on offer.
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David says...
Dam it knew i should have,kick back now Mike, youve earned it.
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Mike, it rained in patches every day bar one last week in/around cairns. Nothing too heavy though. This front the east cost is getting now is supposed to be packing nasty wind behind it that will bring brisbane to 8 then 6 degrees by the start of next week. Hopefully the extra feeds of potash have hardened up my big mangosteen as it looks like we are in for a bit of cold this year.
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Mike says...
Heya BJ I think the rain was mostly last night so you shot through at the right time.From Cooktown north it was rainy right through but not real heavy.It will be intersting to see how the real tropicals and seedlings handle 6c.You first rambais should be shooting or rooting at least.I suppose with low temps they'll be doing more tootin' than rootin'.
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BJ says...
Im only really worried about the mangosteens, rambutans, salak, marang and maprang and the burmese grapes as they had a bit of a rough trot already. With any luck the rambai have the sense to stay dormant for a little while yet. I had some really nice rambai at Scomazzons. I have no worry for rollinia, soursop, santol, mamey, green sapote, as they are all growing strong.
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Mike says...
Some of the seeds that presented themselves to me today show alot of variation.
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John Mc says...
I hope for cloud cover overnight, It's like throwing a huge blanket over the block and keeps everything warm as toast.
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Nick T says...
Rambutan, tamarind and snake fruit seeds Mike?
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Mike says...
Nick it is sweet tamarind,thai salak var. sumalee and giant wan (sweet) maprang.As Meatloaf says..."2 outa 3 aint bad".
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Nick T says...
So close! Luckily most of my salak seedlings are surviving and most are putting out their second leaf, might be time soon to pot them up.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Lucky you Mike. Those seeds are very rare and hard to find.
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Mike says...
Lucy Nat in Thailand had to to alot of hunting had to do alot of hunting to find the best types of each species.They are way ahead of any currently in australia.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Good job from Nat, She did well. Good luck to the germination process.
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Mike says...
Lucy you're welcomed to a slice of the action.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Many thanks Mike! I would love to get some if only you have spare ones.
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Mike says...
Another week goes by and another visit to the market.
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MaryT says...
How lucky are you, Mike! Are those longans; I love longans. Is the cut fruit that amazingly red persimmons? Quite a few I've never tried. Yum; Cairns here I come.
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Mike says...
Mary T the red cripy sweet persimmons are really good as are the giant sweet longans.Mango melons must be the best melon of all.I don't need fruit I should hold myself back.
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MaryT says...
Mango melon sounds incredible; do they taste like mangoes? Can't blame you for buying that lot. Who can resist it? So Friday's the day to be in Cairns.
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BJ says...
Yes Friday is the first of the market days and gives the greatest selection of exceptional fruit.
Mike, those rambai look good.
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Mike says...
BJ the rambais are great but still not as big or sweet as those you have the seeds of.That large hairy hand has old discoloured fruit that were magnificent in their prime.
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David says...
Hi Mike ,had a thought ,this segment of you going to the markets on friday to show us southerners the spoils might just be a good idea ,so we can see whats available and when, also gives us all a chance to see what some fruits look like. What do you think i realise it might be an early start for you.
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Mike says...
David most of those fruit are subtropicals so are widely available.I will post pics of market stuff when I get species we have been talking about and in summer when there is lots of variety.I don't know about it being regular because I have too much fruit at home but I would like to see what other people get at the markets near them.
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Jenny says...
I'm very jealous Mike, now i have an ambition to get to rustys one day. It's been a few weeks since I've been to rocklea markets but I doubt there's anything so interesting as your haul.
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Mike says...
Mary the longans are pretty good and this type turns up in winter.The mango melon is very aromatic and sweet and could just be a cross with the best flavours of rock melon and honeydew.
Sometimes rustys has lots of good stuff and other times there is not much but it is worth a look.
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MaryT says...
With my luck I would probably be there on rusty's off days but I'll definitely take a look. I wish our markets are more interesting. It's always the same old things.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike

Yummy fruits: huge longans, rambai and my favourite mango melon. I could just eat those fruits all day long. I wish I was there.
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Mike says...
Lucy I could sure use your help on the wasted fruit dropping everywhere.People are turning up their noses now they have tanked up.I have been very lazy and not potted your little seedling into individual pots.While I have you here do you know what red yanang vine is? I have seeds.
The picture doesn't really show how big and tasty those longans were.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

I would love all the limes that you don't need because I use lots of them and The limes you gave me lasted for up to last week.

Not to worry about potted the seedling in individual pots, I can do it on this end later.

No I have never heard about red yanang vine, I may recognize when I see the plant so it would not hurt just to grow them and see if we can name them. It may be a very rare species you never know.

I am surprised that we still have longan in winter but seeing from your photo I know those fruits are the best when you cut them in halves: thick, sweet and crunchy flesh
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Mike says...
The red yanang is supposed to have red flowers you can eat and they are supposed to have medical benefits.I will keep seeds or seedlings aside for you.
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Nick T says...
Just bought a tray of 15 star fruit for $5, 2 massive indian guavas for $1 and a healthy grafted Hass avocado for only $18! Not as good stuff as your markets Mike but definitely worth it :)
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Mike says...
That is it Nick just tank up on fruit and keep planting until the yard is in gridlock.
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David says...
At the markets today(forgot the camera), were Thai mangosteens, pink guava, pinks mammoth custard apple,feijoa (from NZ),Tamarillo, cumquats,carambola,red dragon fruit,not a bad selection i thought.
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amanda says...
Same David, my local F&V shop has all those things too: Plus quince, white sapote, mangoes, cherries, still got grapes and plums also...

Fruit travels many miles these days - so some has lost it's "treat" status (a bit sad for me, personally....cherries used to be something to look forward to at xmas time and savour...now they becoming common.. :-(
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David says...
What ever happened to eating things only in season ,these days its all seasons at all the time ,must cost a fortune
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MaryT says...
I agree, David. Why not eat a kilo of pears at $2 a kilo instead of ONE passionfruit at $2 each? That's the prices I've seen in Sydney recently.
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David says...
Hi Mary how you doing. I remember back in NZ as a small child mum used to bottle (preserve) in season fruit, pears, apricots, plums, peaches.Those were the out of seasons that we had ,they were beautiful.
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MaryT says...
Love preserved fruit, David - with custard, with cream, with ice cream or all three! Yum yum yum and yum. :) I've never bottled fruit; if I cook stoned fruit I always end up eating it all right away hahaha Fortunately in Sydney there's never a lack of fresh fruit to eat.
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David says...
Is it my imagination Mary or did fruit taste better back then
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MaryT says...
David I do remember some luscious fruit that I don't see anymore - one peach in particular that required two hands to hold. I could only cook one (two halves) at a time it was so big. Where has it gone? sigh
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ivepeters says...
With all the spraying, irradiating of fruit and veg.
Being picked too early for its long travel to markets.
Stored by major supermarkets for long periods in refrigeration.
I'm surprised when it has any taste at all.
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asder says...
Are you aware of ANY fruit or veg. that is irradiated?
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ivepeters says...
In Australia, there is regulatory approval for irradiation to be used to treat a range of tropical fruits, such as mangoes, papayas and litchis (or lychees), for pests such as fruit fly prior to domestic sale or for export to markets like New Zealand.
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asder says...
Yes, you are right! From looking at Food Standards Australia and NZ it appears that there is a requirement to label such food. I have yet to see such a label.
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ivepeters says...
I don't believe I have either, but that doesn't mean it's not happening. Hope it isn't anyway.
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snottiegobble says...
Isnt that why farmers markets are becoming so popular? I am at the first stages of getting one going locally so wish me luck!
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Heya snottie how have your 'wind problems' treated the garden?I understand that you'll have a relapse in the next day or so.
One of the main reasons for growing your own fruit and veg is that you know how 'clean' and chemical free they are.
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amanda says...
Is this for Capel SG? Good on you! :) Geraldton finally got one up n running recently and it's been very successful...

It's really surprising to see what quality stuff people are producing here that I had no idea about..? And I don't mean just fruit n veg either...
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snottiegobble says...
Yes its for Capel Amanda. We will be going around the other markets with a clip board asking for interested stallholders, preferred day, & preferred weekend of each month etc!
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amanda says...
Put it thru the FBook groups too SG? Some good connections there now ;-)

I was also wondering what the treatment regime is for exotic fruit coming into WA..? Given how strict our quarantine reg's are on this side - I have been wondering what they do to those Thai mangoteens that are coming in by the bucket load now, for eg...?

I have never seen a sign stating that a foodstuff has been irradiated either.
How effective would a surface spray treatment (for any internal bugs) be on a woody fruit like a mangosteen though..? How would it penetrate that thick outer shell..?




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snottiegobble says...
Very little gets into mangosteens Amanda, Apart from the thickness the pericarp is extremely astringent & of course its anti- fungal, & antibiotic as well! Thats why they add berry juices to Xango to mask the astringency otherwise nobody would drink it!
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amanda says...
Makes sense SG...is the drink made from the skin? (or the whole fruit?)
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snottiegobble says...
Amanda, its the whole fruit including seeds & rind. ( pericarp)
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David says...
Visit to Inala yesterday and saw ,many fruits for sale including ,Amberella, mango(sam ru du0, soursop, jackfruit,black sapote,lots of Atemoya.
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Jenny says...
thanks for your little tips David! I'll have to go again- I went for the first time a few weeks ago and was very impressed - got some delicious dragonfruit so much better than supermarket ones.
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BJ says...
City markets today - got feijoa and persimmon. Mmmmm.
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sternus1 says...
The fruit market at toombul gets a lot of good stuff if you find yourself in that corner of the world.
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David says...
Coles Greenslopes today have Soursop for $9.98 per kg.Saw at least 6 fruits varying in size
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Diana says...
Good information David, thanks

Where in Inala?
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David says...
Hi Diana, just look in all the fruit shops in the square area in the shopping centre all outside and lots to see.Good shopping.
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Brain says...
Davo, do you mean Inana Plaza at Inala ave?

I must get my hands on some sam ru du! Boxes!

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Jenny says...
my haul from Inala this morning. Are these mangoes the sam ru du? They are the only mangoes I saw. And can anyone tell me what the round green things are? I asked but did not understand the answer!
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Jenny says...
the mango is quite nice, I wouldn't say it's the best I've ever had but being available at this time of year is a bonus. Definitely poly, I'm planting the seed and I'll see if it sprouts in this cool weather.
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Mike Tr says...
It is sam ru du, the 3 seasons mango and they are starting their winter crop at Dimbulah.
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Carl76 says...
What are the round greenish ones ?
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Julie says...
Are the red ones dragonfruit? They are either enormous, or that's a very small pineapple.
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TMary says...
All these for three dollars at Paddy's today.
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Carl76 says...
Picked up a durian in woolies today , a 4.5kg monster, hope I like it.
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Brain says...
I am also pleased to say i have picked some sam ru du at inala. Though the blemishes on the skin does make me wonder if its some backyard production.
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ivepeters says...
Brain
Any good ?
I got some tommy atkins from Aldi today, could have been better.

Carl
You'll either love it or really hate it.
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Mike Tr says...
Tommy atkins are bad and sam ru dus are good.Turps and blandness fetishists might disagree. TA is more a mango for looking at.The blemishes on the SRD mean they were 'seconds'.
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Brain says...
Sam Ru Du report - I've just tasted my first one. After purchasing them on sunday (4 days ago).

Appearance - they were fairly green to begin with, so I had to wait for them to ripen. By Wednesday, 3 of them has developed lots of black spots all over, as well as wrinkles. And so they went to the fridge. One was left outside to be ripen a bit more.

So today, ate the one that was not kept in the fridge. I would say it's still not fully ripen, as it was a bit green and firm. Taste wise, it was not too sweet but no sour taste at all. I would say that particular one tasted better than a Nam Doc Mai but would rate below a Falan.

I also gave some to a friend who ate them green and really liked it.

I can understand why people (i.e SE Asian folks) would eat the Thai mango types predominately green, as it's got good texture - firm, no fibre, not too sour and a hint of sugar. However, for those of us who likes our fruit sweet like KP sweet, then Sam Ru Du can not match it. Also, as they tend to be harvested very green, then there tends to be a long wait before it ripens and chances are, quality could well drop before it happens.

That said, looking forward to grow the seed(s). :)

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MaryT1 says...
Heading to Rusty's in September! Hope to bring you some good photos from the market to make you all jealous. :) Mike if you're around I would love a guide. I will be visiting a friend in Malanda but should fit in a stopover in Cairns.
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Carl76 says...
Mike
What's available currently at the market.
Anything special or unusual ?
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MIke T1 says...
Mangosteens,rambos,some Matisia, abiu,achacha,black sapote,breadfruit,marang,some durian are the stars of the market now but are swamps by the abundance of the common stuff.
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John says...
I will be hopefully heading to Rustys in August, my first visit to Queensland. Can anyone suggest any other places that I should visit around Cairns?
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ivepeters says...
Loved Green & Fitzroy islands,diving.
Think there should still be a vertical trail down from the lighthouse on Fitzroy (left by my ,making up time to catch the boat out)but that was nearly 25 years ago.
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John says...
Plan on doing some snorkeling with the kids, but also seeing and tasting as many different tropical fruits as I can.
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David says...
Today I can confirm Dekapon for sale inala markets for $6.99 kilo,also Sam Ru Du mangoes $11.99 Kilo
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Brain says...
Missed this post, need to visit the markets now.
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David says...
Brain it really depends on the day of the visit, ive been on several days of the week and found that Friday is always the beast day for choice, am waiting for the Abiu to arrive ,not sure when though will have to keep looking,lots of huge purple star apples for sale, $18 to $22 per kilo.
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Brain says...
As a full time paper shuffler, only get to go to the markets on weekends. But sounds like Sat is the next best bet :).

Have you tried or thought about growing your own Abiu? I have a friend from Indonesia and gave him a plant. Only problem is, the possums loved the tree a lot more than he did. Leaves, bark and all.
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David says...
Just updating those that like Asian style mangoes. Go to Formosa markets at sunnybank not far from coles and they are selling both red and green type Taiwan mangoes roughly $7.00 per kilo picked up one of each today.
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Bangkok says...
David did they mention the variety names? And how do they taste?

I grow 10 different taiwanese mango's but have never eaten them except Yu-wen which is a very big red mango, really nice.

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Brain says...
Yes, formosa had them at 4.99 each.

Also in garden city, fruit store outside woolies, was selling a thai type mango called 'Queen' at 1.99 a kilo.

A little firm and tangy, with a hint of fiber, i rate a 7.

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David says...
Brain and Bangkok heres the mangoes ive asked I don't know how many times but no one can tell me the variety, maybe you can.
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Bangkok says...
What color/size did that Queen mango have?

I only know golden queen but i doubt you got that one for that low price.

I have never seen golden queen but i grow it.
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Brain says...
I will try and take a pic of the last queen that i have. I have never heard of queen mango and believe it to be a marketing name only. Anyway, it was semi green but turned uniformly yellow. Seed is fairly large and not too thin but its a thai type. Less sweet and not too much fibre and generally yellow in colour. Taste similar to nam doc mai.

As for the davids pic, sorry would not know for sure. but the left one is what i call the thai types. It does resemble the banana mango (though a few mangos here are called that) or a falan related mango. Generally, they just label all those as green asian mango, irrespective of actual cultivar.

The right one could be related to american mangos, due to the colouring.

Thats my 2 cents anyway, lol.

Did you grow those?
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Bangkok says...
The left one looks like namdocmai or okrong...

Okrong is very sweet but no acid tones..namdocmai tastes better and is also very sweet but less then okrong.

There are more mango's with this shape which are mostly only eaten green (unripe) here, they are cheap but it might be one of them.

In Thai language there is no queen mango. But you guys also have Thai King mango (mahachanok), somebody down under thinks it's fun to use royal names for mango's...that's very disrespectfull to do in thailand, just saying. They can use any name/word except from the Royals.

Golden Queen is a very big mango and a new variety from Taiwan (i thought, not sure).

But the Thai also change mangonames, Yu-wen mango from Taiwan is called Chakrapat in Thailand...it means red emperor...
The right mango on the pic could be a Yu-wen if it was bigger...i don't know many red mango's though, they are just here recently since a few years and almost never on the markets.

I saw many new mango's this week, somebody imported the tree's and sells them now.





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David says...
Hi Brain ,Have extracted the red coloured fruit seed and is extremely small, green not ready to eat yet.Red fruit some fibre mixture of sweet and tart, good balance.
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David says...
Thought this might be of interest for those in the local area. These fruits are available from the fruit market outside Coles at Garden city,saw them today in my lunch break.The Mammey Sapote are a good size.
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Bangkok says...
I 've never heard of the mamoth sapote, is it just a mamey?

And for the jackfruit they could at least have mentioned the variety.

Many people think all the yellow crispy jacks are great..last week i saw a lady buying 10 packs of those on the market.

I ought them to be good so i also bought some packs. We ate 1 piece of them and the rest went into the bin.

My favorit jacks are thong prasert and petch dum rung and pet raa chaa. Those are absolutele excellent if fully ripe.

I haven't tasted many others though and won't buy them unless they tell me the varietyname.
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