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Dillenia indica, Dillenia speciosa, Elephant Apple, Chulta, Hondapara Tree, Ma-tad

Dillenia indica, Dillenia speciosa

Elephant Apple, Chulta, Hondapara Tree, Ma-tad
Family: Dilleniaceae
Origin: Indonesia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This evergreen spreading tropical tree isup to 60 feet tall. It has beautiful white fragrant flowers, toothed leaves and globose 3-4" fruits with small brown seeds. The greenish-yellow fruit, which has a thick protective covering, is edible; unripe fruits are cooked to make pickle and chutney. The juicy pulp is aromatic but very acid. Can be used as a ornamental tree. Protect from frost or plant in frost free areas.





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Dillenia indica - seeds

This evergreen spreading tropical tree is up to 60 feet tall. It has beautiful white fragrant flowers, toothed leaves and globose 3-4" edible fruits with small brown seeds.
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Diospyros blancoi, Diospyros discolor, Velvet Apple, Mabolo

Diospyros blancoi, Diospyros discolor

Velvet Apple, Mabolo
Family: Ebenaceae
Origin: Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Large tree to 50-100ft. The white waxy flowers have 4 petals and are 0.5 inches (1 cm) in diameter when fully open. Male and female flowers are produced on separate trees. Both flowers are necessary for pollination and fruit set. Fruiting generally occurs during summertime with fruits ripening from 2-4 months after flowering. Usually grown from seeds. Very beautiful dark red to purple colored fruit with velvet-like skin. Fruit is about the size of an apple, with mildly sweet flavored, somewhat mealy, flesh. Fruits are highly esteemed in some areas, but barely known in most parts of the world. Usually eaten fresh out of hand or used in salads and desserts.





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Diospyros blancoi - Velvet apple

Velvet apple, Mabolo. Very beautiful dark red to purple colored fruit with velvet-like skin. Fruit is about the size of an apple, with mildly sweet flavored, somewhat mealy, flesh. Fruits are highly esteemed in some areas, but barely known in most parts of the world. Usually eaten fresh out of hand or used in salads and desserts.

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Durio sp., Durian, Durian Kuning, Durian Merah

Durio sp.

Durian, Durian Kuning, Durian Merah
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Helicteroideae
Origin: South Asia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleThorny or spinyUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Large tree with pricky big fruit that is famous with its pleasant taste and unpleasant smell. Distinctive, highly pervasive aroma. To many Asians, the stink is a welcome odor for they regard durian as the king of fruits, a delicacy that is well worth the comparatively high price it commands. Some people are deterred by the potent smell and never actually sample the creamy golden flesh hidden within the spiny exterior - thereby missing one of the truly great pleasures of fruit eating. The more you eat of it the less you feel inclined to stop, wrote Alfred Russell Wallace, after eating his first durian on Borneo in the 19th century, and most of those who follow his example are likely to agree with him. Other edible durian species are sometimes available in the local markets of Southeast Asia. The scientific name of other species are Durio kutejensis, Durio oxlevanus, Durio graveolens, and Durio dulcis. There are many clones of the durian, all having a name starting with "D" and a number. For example, some popular clones are D24, D99, D158 and D159 (this is the "Mon Thong" variety). The red and yellow-fleshed fruits are Durio graveolans, more tolerant of S. Florida conditions and taste like peanut butter.





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Erycina pusilla, Psygmorchis pusilla, Oncidium pusillum, Erycina

Erycina pusilla, Psygmorchis pusilla, Oncidium pusillum

Erycina
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteYellow/orange flowersUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Erycina pusilla, Psygmorchis pusilla, Oncidium pusillum, Erycina


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Eugenia victoriana, Sundrop, Guayabilla

Eugenia victoriana

Sundrop, Guayabilla
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This shrub or a small tree is rare in cultivation. It grows under 10 feet and has drooping branches and fine elliptical leaves with sunken veins. White flowers are borne in clusters of two or three. Fruits ripen throughout the summer, from May through October. They are large, 3 to 4 inches in diameter, with a thin, shiny orange skin and 2 to 4 seeds per fruit.

Sundrop is very sour, and is best used to make a delicious juice. The fruit can be deseeded and frozen, then blended with water and sugar for juice which is very aromatic, bright orange, and reminiscent of passion fruit juice. The fruit are also used to flavor liquor in Colombia. They are a good source of vitamin C containing double the amount of the average orange.

No pruning is required to grow this fruit tree. It grows well in acid soil and prefers moisture and high organic content. Flowering and fruiting occurs in 3 to 4 years from seed. The plant is fairly compact and should make a nice container specimen, will fruit in a large pot. It is sensitive to frost.





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