Friday, December 12, 2008

Tropical Fruit Inventory

These are the species of tropical fruits I have growing in my yard. Some are trees that I bought. I have a handful that are bearing from seed already and others are still just seedlings. My seeds were acquired from various friends and the Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council of Broward. All of the grafted trees were purchased from RFVC plant sales. Underlined names have a link to a post that I have done about each fruit.

I have them listed by scientific name first, then some of the common names used for each fruit.

Anacardium occidentale - Cashew*
Ananas comosus - Pineapple
Ananas comosus - Pineapple "Eleuthera" (bw)(slip)
Annona diversifolia - Ilama "Red"
Annona muricata - Guanábana, Soursop
Annona reticulata - Custard Apple "San Pablo"*
Annona squamosa - Sugar-apple, Sweetsop "Kampong Mauve" ^
Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple, Sweetsop "Bill Whitman Purple"
Artocarpus heterophyllus - Jackfruit *
Artocarpus hypargyraea - Kwai Muk
Artocarpus integer - Chempedak*
Artocarpus odoratissimus - Marang*
Averrhoa carambola - Carambola, Star Fruit *
Casimiroa edulis - White Sapote "SES 2"
Chrysophyllum caimito - Caimito "Green" *
Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime ^
Clausena lansium - Wampee, Wampi
Cocos nucifera - "Dwarf Malay"
Cocos nucifera - "Dwarf Yellow Spicata" (bw) *
Eugenia aggregata - Cherry of the Rio Grande *
Eugenia brasiliensis - Grumichama *
Eugenia klotzschiana - Pera Do Campo *
Eugenia luschnathiana - Ubaias, Pitomba
Eugenia neonitida - Pitangatuba *
Eugenia stipitata- Araçá-boi *
Eugenia uniflora - Surinam Cherry, Pitanga "Black" *
Eugenia uvalha
Garcinia aristata - Cuban Mangosteen
Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Drop Mangosteen *
Garcinia lateriflora - Achachairú, Camboriú *
Garcinia livingstonei - Imbe *
Garcinia macrophylla - Bacuriparí *
Garcinia madruno - Charichuela (bw) *
Garcinia sp.?
Garcinia xanthochymus
Glycosmis trifoliata - Orange Berry, Gin Berry *
Hylocereus megalanthus - Yellow Dragon Fruit (bw)(cutting)
Lacmellea sp.*
Lansium domesticum - Langsat
Mangifera indica - "Julie" ^
Mangifera indica - "Neelum" ^
Musa sp. "Jamaican Red"
Musa sp.
Myrciaria vexator - Blue Grape *
Passiflora edulis - Passion Fruit "Bountiful"
Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla
Pereskia aculeata *
Pereskia bleo *
Plinia edulis - Cambucá *
Psidium friedrichsthalianum- Costa Rican Guava *
Psidium littorale "Yellow" *
Punica granatum - Vietnamese Pomegranate
Rollinia deliciosa - Biribá*
Vitis rotundifolia - Muscadine Grape "Gold Scuppernong"
(updated 07-13-2009)

* = denotes grown from seed
(bw) = from Bill Whitman Estate
^ = grafted

This is my wish list! Anyone have seeds to share, trade, or sell? These are some unusual finds here, but maybe in your area they are not so rare! Do I have something you want? Feel free to email me. (serious inquiries only, note: seeds would only be available when the fruit is in season.) I will be hunting each one down and adding them to my collection. When I do, I'll start doing posts on these species as well!
I have them listed by scientific name first, then some of the common names used for each fruit.

Annona cornifolia - Ariticum de Raposa
Annona crassiflora - Ariticum de Moita
Annona montana - Mountain Soursop
Annona senegalensis - African Custard Apple
Annona spraguei
Annona stenophylla - Groundsop
Annona tomentosa - Marolo
Anonidium mannii - Junglesop
Artocarpus lakoocha - Lakoocha
Artocarpus sericicarpus - Pedalai
Bromelia antiacantha - Caraguatá
Bromelia pinguan - Necktie
Citrus australasica - Finger Lime
Eugenia victoriana - Sundrop, Guayabilla
Friesodielsia obovata - Monkey Fingers
Garcinia magnifolia
Garcinia prainiana - Button Mangosteen
Hexalobus monopetalus - Baboons Breakfast
Musa 'Thousand Fingers'
Musa 'Praying Hands'
Nephelium lappaceum - Rambutan
Nephelium mutabile - Pulasan
Pourouma cecropiaefolia - Amazon Tree Grape
Psidium eugeniaefolia - Araçá-una
Psidium myrtoides - Araçá-icica
Rollinia rugulosa
Rollinia sylvatica
Salacca affines - Red Salak
Sandoricum koetjape - Santol
(updated 07-13-2009)

p.s. I will be updating this monthly so check back from time to time or subscribe! 12-12-2008


Anonymous said...

I can get seed of the following species on your list, although they don't all fruit at the same time down here:

Eugenia victoriana
Annona montana
Annona spraguei
Artocarpus lakoocha
Nephelium lappaceum
Rollinia deliciosa

(Will N. lappaceum grow in Florida? I think they might have it at the fruit and spice park in a greenhouse.

The problem is i live in Panama. It can be difficult to get reliable shipping from here. But I can look in to the DHL etc options, see how long it would take from here, some of those seeds don't have a very long viability. I'd be down to do a seed trade. Do you have a list of seed that you have access to?