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Re: starfruit


Re starfruit -- someone please tell me what it is like!  I had missed this
one -- never heard of it.  Does anyone know its botanical name?  Inquiring
minds....
--Barbara Tandy, Albany CA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:29 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] starfruit


> Jim: This is one of my kid's all time favorite fruits (mine as well)
> since we "discovered" it a couple of years ago...it is only seasonally
> available here and we wait for months for it to come back...just went
> grocery shopping yesterday and there they were...bought six and they'll
> be gone before the week is over, I'm sure.
>
>
>
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>
>  --- On Wed 01/22, Island Jim < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
> From: Island Jim [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 18:42:47 -0500
> Subject: [CHAT] starfruit
>
> my starfruit tree is producing it's winter crop right now. because it's a
> grafted selection, the fruit are larger and more uniform than most
seedling
> trees produce. mine also have superior flavor and juiciness.
>
> but thank random selection, i guess, the tree is not as prolific as most
> seedlings. my tree produces 100 or so fruits in each crop [usually two,
but
> sometimes three, crops per year]; most seedlings produce two or three
times
> that much at each crop.
>
> everyday these days i haul one or two re-cycled albertson's grocery bags
of
> fruit to the office and every day they are snatched up before noon.
>
> i never would have guessed so many people like them.
>
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