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jimboj

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Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« on: October 19, 2007, 03:58:21 PM »
Greetings

I have an established rare fruit tree growing in the garden which is producing odd hectagon shaped fruit. The fruit is zuchini coloured but turns bright yellow when it ripens :-\ and it is much fatter than a zuchini. The tree is currently about 165 cm in height and fruit hangs in a clump close to the stem.

I am wondering if anyone can tell me what I have?  ???

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Re: Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 10:57:39 AM »
I think you might have a babaco.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2012, 06:38:53 PM by David Corkill »

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Re: Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 08:20:51 PM »
Hi! Yes this is the one.

Would you like a babaco? I'll give you one when they ripen   :D

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Re: Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 12:33:05 AM »
The babaco is grown commercially in Ecuador and as an export fruit in New Zealand. There is limited production in southern California where is is sometimes found in Farmers's Markets and specialty markets. The fruit has several factors in its favor and with adequate promotion could find a wider marketing niche. The fruit is attractive when sold in a yellow ripe stage, and stores well even after it has been cut. In addition the plants are highly productive and not culturally demanding. Prunings are used for cuttings which become producing plants within a year. The compactness and productivity of the babaco plants makes it a good candidate for greenhouse production.

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Re: Rare Fruits Im Growing in Garden
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 08:20:08 PM »
Ive had good success growing a few varieties of Guava at Penfield. Also am growing Bitter Melon - looks like a cucumber, good for diabetics. Philipino wife thru some scraps over the fence to our chickens, and a plant grew. You can imagine her excitement. Giving away strawberry plants, and aloe vera plants in pots - Womma Rd Penfield - from now to mid June - ring 0403 582 280 for details. Regards, Barry

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Re: Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 07:34:36 PM »
Hello,
I need  guava's.Can you send me the details please so that i can tell you that how much i want.
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Re: Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 05:25:04 PM »
Dear David Corkill user, your link does not work. Please check your link and inform me.
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Rare Fruit Growing in Garden
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 07:58:06 AM »
Darnit ... typo in the subject line I cant edit should read "Garden" ... but it looks like I typed dyslexic so hope a mod can fix it for me please???? sorry

 

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