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Cranberry: BIG PLUMPY ROUND PURPLE

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Echotraveler Feb 26, 2008 07:54 AM

Here in Puerto Rico, we have a big variety of fruits year round. Many kinds are common, but cranberry is new for me, ive seen them 2 times and they look very different from the USA cranberries ive bought. In comparison USA are red oval shaped and small, the Puertorican cranberries i got are BIG PLUMPY ROUND, and Purple.

I'll post some photos when i get home,

i know they are cranberry because they did smell like cranberry when cooked for juice, and everybody acknowledged them as cranberry.

The juice is nice, but i think i diluted too much, still good, ill fix it up with more cranberry.

Reporting from Puerto Rico,

Arturo

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    jennylp Dec 23, 2010 09:55 AM

    I TOOK PICTURES FROM MY CRANBERRY TREE IN PUERTO RICO. IS IT THE SAME FRUIT WE ARE TALKING? THE JUICE TASTES DELICIOUS.

     
     
     
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      Just Visiting Dec 25, 2010 03:56 AM

      I think that is acerola. Cranberries are grown in bogs in northern climates. Acerola grows on bushes in warm climates, and is cultivated in Puerto Rico.

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        jumpingmonk Dec 25, 2010 04:00 PM

        Looks more like jaboticaba to me

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          Just Visiting Dec 26, 2010 04:57 AM

          I think you are right...I've never had jaboticaba so had no idea what it tasted like. But the photos do match the photos I am finding of jaboticaba (fruit borne on the woody parts of the plant). Both jaboticaba and acerola are myrtles; they are not related to cranberry.

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          jennylp Dec 27, 2010 05:32 AM

          NO IT'S NOT ACEROLA. I KNOW ACEROLAS, AND BELIEVE ME THIS FRUIT TASTES BETTER THAN ACEROLA JUICE, IT IS GOOD FOR URINE INFECTIONS AND INTESTINAL PROBLEMS.

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            Just Visiting Dec 28, 2010 02:54 AM

            Jenny - please stop yelling.

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              jennylp Dec 28, 2010 06:23 AM

              SORRY, I WASN'T YELLING. I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE REAL NAME OF THIS FRUIT. I LOOK IT UP AND IT IS NOT JABOTICADA.

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                Just Visiting Dec 28, 2010 10:40 AM

                Dear Jenny - when you type in all caps, it seems like you are shouting. Try hitting your caps lock key so you aren't typing in all caps. Well, anyway, if it isn't jabuticaba and it isn't acerola, ask someone who lives in Puerto Rico what they call it down there and then google the name they tell you. Maybe in Puerto Rico they use a different common name for the plant that is called jabuticabeira in Brasil.

                http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/jaboticaba.html

                Maybe the answer is in this book:

                http://www.fruitlovers.com/ExoticFrui...

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                  zyravb Jun 26, 2011 06:44 PM

                  Sorry but you are all wrong.

                  The fruit is called Ketembilla and native to Sri Lanka and came to Puerto Rico via the Dominican Republic.

                  It has a cranberry-like flavor is less bitter but also has a high content of vitamin c.
                  I live in Puerto Rico and I have a Ketembilla tree but I have never seen one of jaboticada
                  http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/ketemb...

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