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Re: Eugenia Uniflora: a great fruit tree for Fukuoka farming!

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  • Daniel
    This is a very useful shrub/tree, and it will do well in most parts of India too. It is very drought hardy. Warning though. It is a slow grower. Daniel
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2012
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      This is a very useful shrub/tree, and it will do well in most parts of India too. It is very drought hardy.

      Warning though. It is a slow grower.

      Daniel


      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, "Marcos G. " <marcos@...> wrote:
      >
      > "In Florida, the Surinam cherry is one of the most common hedge plants throughout the central and
      > southern parts of the state and the Florida Keys. The fruits are today mostly eaten by children. In
      > the past, many people allowed the tree to grow naturally and harvested the fruits for culinary use.
      > For a while, small quantities were sold in Miami markets. In temperate zones, the plant is grown in
      > pots for its attractive foliage and bright fruits."
      >
      > http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/surinam_cherry.html
      >
      > Also:
      >
      > "Weed warning: This tasty and very hardy pumpkin shaped berry is popular as a kids treat. While in a
      > urban situation it holds little risk however the fruit is very appealing to birds and when planted in
      > regional areas it has been observed to seed into native vegetation remnants, where it can continue to
      > self seed and inhibit the growth of native flora. It has the potential to grow in open sun and shaded
      > areas. If in close proximity to subtropical rainforest remnants the tree should be netted during
      > fruiting to avoid introduction into the native vegetation. "
      >
      > http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/brazcherry.htm
      >
      > cheers!
      >
      >
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