Exotic fruit or at least exotic to the UK.

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    DSC01349.JPG Got some flowers on my Pomegranate at the moment, not expecting any fruit though.
     
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      Is that because it needs a mate, or a special pollinators or just because of relatively short summers?
       
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      They are stunning trees in bloom, lots here, getting ready for the Holiday Season. :biggrin:
       
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        I think its just a fact we dont get long enough summers.
         
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          My Feijoas are very slow to flower this year, one is getting going now but the other is not doing much, and I need both, to pollinate each other.
          Made quite a lot of wine last year with the glut of fruit I had, but I mixed it with other fruit, mostly figs or blackberry, yet to try it.
           
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          But do they set fruit in the first place? I've only got double ornamental ones here :) Can't stand pippy fruits!
           
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            Avocadoes, now, I'd love to be able to produce them. I had a plant donkey's years ago, raised from a stone, like you do..... But @Giri's got me wondering whether it would be worth a shot with a named variety in a container that I could protect in winter :scratch:
             
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              They have done but they dont get very big, I dare say a different pollinator might make more fruit set, but I still dont think they would get very big.
              I used to have a fairly large plant of the dwarf variety "nana" and the fruit used to pretty much all set, but never got bigger than a ping pong ball.
               
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                Avocados are yuck to me, just cant understand what anyone sees in eating them.
                Mind you, the last time I tried one was back in the 70s when they were the new trendy thing to eat.
                 
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                  This year's additions to the edibles collection...Psidium and Carissa :)20210709_212216.jpg20210709_212409.jpg
                   
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                    Psidium I tried a long time ago, but as usual just seed grown plants.
                    Not tried Carissa, are you going to get fruit this year?
                     
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                    Mmmm I tried most exotic fruits from seed....complete waste of time! :roflol: High hopes...the Carissa opened it's first little, fluffy flower today :yahoo:
                     
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                      Thing is I was growing things like Psidium, 30 odd years ago, you just couldn't buy proper fruiting varieties in the UK back then, same with Feijoa.

                      I just liked trying them, it was something different to Brussel sprouts.:biggrin:
                       
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                        Chiltern Seeds were responsible for my attempts, then trips to India and not being able to resist sowing the seeds of fruit I tried there.
                        You could give Asiminier a go? They grow and fruit well in Germany, so why not UK?
                         
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                          On the subject of exotic fruits.....this is my 'dead' Ensete.....20210709_220518.jpg
                           
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