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Hello all,

Hope everyone is well! So I have read post that state people have lemon, lime, breadfruit, bananas, plantain, and I think coconut trees on there property. What about orange or pineapple? Any other fruits?


Topic starter Posted : December 10, 2008 12:27 am
Linda J

We do not grow apples, pears, peaches, etc, those things are shipped in at great expense and are usually not great. We have excellent pineapple, not too expensive, but I'm not sure it's origin.

Posted : December 10, 2008 2:23 am
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Some others: Passion-fruit, carambola or starfruit, mango, avocado, papaya, guava, tamarind, hog plum.

Linda J: The pineapple is native to South America and Brazil. Most, if not all, of our fruits are "post-Columbus"--meaning they weren't here before the Europeans started moving stuff around the world. But I'm sure glad they are here now! Yummy 🙂

Posted : December 10, 2008 2:54 am
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> Any other fruits ?

hmmmm, I've met quite a few actually 😀

Posted : December 10, 2008 3:06 am
scott accettella
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sour sop, noni, local tangerines (they are green)

Posted : December 10, 2008 5:52 pm
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OK, I need help identifying the fruit that I have on my trees. We have four trees with VERY LARGE (the size of a grapefruit) citrus fruits. They are very thick skinned and green. They smell like limes or grapefruit, and I think they're too big to be oranges. I have taken some from the trees and cut into them. They have lots of seeds (like a lime), and don't have very much juice (like an unripe lime). I'm assuming that they're not ripe yet, but I'm just wondering what my new mystery fruit is and when they'll be ripe.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Posted : December 10, 2008 9:48 pm
East End Doug
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You might have a palmello. Also Many citrus trees are grafted, when the old tree blows down the root stock graft takes over. These are not usually good fruit trees, just strong roots.Post photos of the leaf, fruit someone will recognise what it is.

Posted : December 11, 2008 12:06 am
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I'm going to guess palmello as well, also called Shaddock. Just let those BIG fruit keep ripening. The will turn a little yellow when ripe. They are one of my favorite fruits, kinda like a grapefruit crossed with an orange. A delicious semi-sweet citrus. One fruit can feed me for days! Lucky you!!

Posted : December 11, 2008 2:58 pm
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