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What’s your favourite ‘lesser identified’ fruit? (olympic fruits disqualified)


Yangmei (Myrica/Morella rubra)

Right here’s a style description from a pair seasons in the past:

A superb pal in San Francisco stopped by Bi-Ceremony and picked up some Yangmei for round $50/lbs if I keep in mind accurately. He was beneficiant sufficient to in a single day me some and I used to be tremendous stoked. He was capable of get some Dongkui and in addition some Biqi.

Ever since this group purchase, I used to be excited to develop this tree due to how uncommon it’s however I’ve by no means tasted the fruit and at all times puzzled behind my thoughts, what if this fruit doesn’t even style good?

Effectively, these fears had been laid to relaxation as we speak and I’m stoked to report that this fruit is totally unimaginable! It’s very distinctive and there’s no different fruit prefer it! To check it to a extra widespread fruit like a strawberry could be a disservice to the Yangmei. After consuming this fruit, I can’t perceive why this fruit isn’t extra talked about and why did it take so lengthy for us to search out out about it?

This fruit has a barely candy odor with a tinge of berry, a touch of floral notes and a background of sandalwood. I do know it sounds uncommon however to me, the odor is totally unbelievable.

I gave a DongKui to my daughter and she or he stated it was paying homage to a strawberry however higher. I then gave her a Biqi and she or he favored Biqi even higher. I really feel that the those that have tried Yangmei usually examine this fruit to a strawberry not as a result of it truly tastes like a strawberry however as a result of the style is refined. The sugar degree is average and the acidity can be average. The precise Yangmei taste can be average however the full package deal is classy.

Yangmei is just not a type of fruit with an intense taste profile however it’s unbelievable odor mixed with an ideal sugar acid steadiness makes it tremendous addictive. I really feel like I can eat a bucket full of those fruit.

The primary fruit I sampled was a Dongkui and the fruit had been bigger than I used to be anticipating. The Dongkui was a bit bigger than a half greenback and there was a great quantity of flesh on the fruit.  The fruit tastes prefer it smelled and it had a Brix of 10.1%.

I then sampled the Biqi which is a smaller fruit that’s a lot darker in colour. The Biqi was barely smaller than a half greenback and had a Brix of 13.4%. The Biqi has a noticeably sweeter style and along with the flavour that the Dongkui had, the Biqi additionally had a mixture of Blackberry and Pakistan mulberry. On this sampling, I most popular the Biqi over the Dongkui. The parents at Calmei or wherever these fruit got here from did an excellent job rising and processing these fruit from the standard I noticed on this small sampling.

I’m positively saving the seeds and hopefully they may sprout in a yr or two. Now I’m tremendous excited that I’ve just a few bushes which might be nonetheless alive. My Anh Hai and Biqi have grown fairly properly and are able to be up potted.

Listed below are some footage of the completely unimaginable tasting Yangmei fruit.


Simon

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