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Bangkok starts with ...
I wonder if there is much variety in this fruit?

My own tree didn't fruit yet (it is called lamut sida in Thailand) and is rare.

The fruit is good for lowering cholestorol which is great for city people like in Bangkok. It also lowers blood pressure.

But why is this fruit rare in Thailand and native in Australia? Is the secret in the taste?
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Markmelb says...
Bangkok -- Was searching to see what plant you were talking about and found this cool link of an American Blog on recent trip to Thailand and his tree planting and nurseries he found there - Grafted trees for $3 http://www.tropicalfruithunters.com/
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Bangkok says...
Yes the Fruithunter was searching in Thailand. He found maprang and mayongchid, i also grow those but soon i will replace them for something more rare. I can buy them on the markets in season.

http://catatan-buah-yunus.blogspot.nl/2015/01/sawo-kecik.html

I have never seen this fruit on the markets but this is a wongai. They are native from Australia, Torres strait , Indonesia untill Thailand.

If you let Google translate the Indonesian site you can read all its healthy properties.

Here you see the Thai version of Wongai.

https://www.google.nl/search?q=%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B8%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B2&newwindow=1&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMIyOuOoezaxgIVSfNyCh2gkg8D&biw=1366&bih=643

Some of them look dark purple in Thailand.


Here is the Indonesian picturesite:
https://www.google.nl/search?q=Sawo+Kecik&newwindow=1&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMIptGtne7axgIVwZdyCh1FTARV&biw=1366&bih=643

The Indo's also have dark purple ones.




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The poster formerly known as... says...
I have a few wongai. They are pretty tough and not bothered by the cold. I've had a few in the Torres Strait which were pretty good if eaten very ripe. I've got a cutting grown plant from Daleys, which is nice and compact, plus a few old potted seedlings that are as slow as any plant I've ever grown. Far slower if I think about it more. Hoping for fruit from the cutting grown one in a year or so. I believe one is native, while the others are Indonesian?
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Bangkok says...
It occurs in tropical Asia from Indo-China (Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) to Malesia (Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea); and also in northern Queensland in Australia.

Yes i guess there will variety because they are grown on so many islands.

My tree bloomed after i bought it but it didn't set fruit. It's 1 metre tall now.

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MIke T1 says...
They are like a small low quality sapodilla (lamut) so people just go for the ssapodilla Everything seems to have health claims in one place or another so I wouldn't be too swayed by that.The best australian ones are in the Torres Strait.
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