I don’t see any thread dedicated to this fruit, which is aka Hexachlamys edulis (not sure which name is considered more correct). It’s been mentioned in a few posts, but mostly just in passing.
Allegedly the fruit has a peach-like flavor, but can develop garlic flavors as it fully ripens. I purchased two seedlings from the local Wanderlust Nursery and planted them out in the spring of 2021. They both were pretty damaged by the 6-day freeze in December with a low of 16°F/-8.5°C, but are regrowing from the base this year:
They are overdue for a heavy mulching and some fertilizer. Hopefully if we have a few milder winters in a row they can size up enough to survive the next cold snap better.
Has anyone else successfully grown this fruit? Any opinions on fruit quality or cold-hardiness? My understanding is the garlickyness varies from tree to tree, and there may even be two related species both labeled as this one, with one more garlicky than the other.
I have it too… but mine are not fruiting yet…
Thanks! For others who aren’t fluent in Portuguese, here’s Google’s best attempt to translate that text into English:
Hey @swincher , Portuguese native here, the translation you show from google is spot on! Lol
Thats a great book @Richard . You have it?
I’ll get one soon for sure
220 euros in Portugal. Quite expensive book
Yes I was able to purchase it through Amazon. It is very good. I am studying Plinias and it has been very helpful.
@Richard Do you know if there has been an English language reprint of the old or especially the revised edition? I think the book was updated in 2015 but perhaps only in Portuguese. I am also studying Eugenia and Plinia and Frutas No Brasil is one of the best sources of information regarding species identification and characteristics of these fruits I have found
I am getting into plinias also now @Richard , so far got a hibrid, a Sabará, today i received a Cambuca (plinia edulis). I saw your posts before on plinias and others. Amazing what you have and your knowledge!
There is an English translation of the 2015 edition text (only) available via PDF. It appears to be an automated translation with an older translator. For my own use, a little knowledge of Spanish and the present day Google translate (after text scan of a page photo) is a better solution. The pictures of fruit in the text are invaluable because they have a centimeter-scale background grid. For example, look at the Ubajay photo above.