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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Anyone to share some knowledge of this medicinal fruit that points to the sky? I planted this tree five years ago and now is 20 feet high. Still no fruit yet.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee30/adfoo/plants/skyfruit_zps4099abac.jpg

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:50 AM

Did you start from seed? I think it's like durian, needs at least 10years before it will flower & fruit.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

View Postchocoholic, on 04 October 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

Did you start from seed? I think it's like durian, needs at least 10years before it will flower & fruit.


The first pic is the same plant/tree. Should now be about six years old. I hope it won't grow any taller. No way to get the fruits if it did. :)/>
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:26 PM

A sky fruit seed pod parachuted onto my window sill yesterday and prompted my readings. The mahogany tree is also known as sky fruit tree. The tree near my house has started fruiting only after 12 to 15 years. Since the tree is more than 3 stories high, it would be very difficult to collect the fruit. However, the fruit ripened on the tree, popped opened when dry and dispersed the winged seed pods like parachute in all directions. We can look around the vicinity to collect seed pods. Afterall, we are only interested in the seed inside the pod for medicinal properties, said to be a cheap alternative to ginseng. The seed is extremely bitter and cooling in nature. The wood is highly priced for furniture.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

To help children who bite their nails, you can remove the sky fruit seed from the pod and rub it on their nails when they are asleep. Cheap, safe and effective. Wear a glove when you do this so as to avoid a bitter taste on your fingers and transfering the bitter taste to your lips.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:16 AM

So if we put sky fruit into a juicing machine, would the resulting liquid be known as Sky Juice?

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:34 PM

View Postkeff, on 16 February 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

So if we put sky fruit into a juicing machine, would the resulting liquid be known as Sky Juice?

Hahaha....except this is Super Super bitter. Worse than neem.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

View PostGraceS, on 20 February 2017 - 10:34 PM, said:

Hahaha....except this is Super Super bitter. Worse than neem.


So you have tried it ? How did you eat it, raw?
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:06 AM

View Postkeff, on 20 February 2017 - 11:16 PM, said:

So you have tried it ? How did you eat it, raw?

More than a year ago, I took a bite and spit it out immediately... too bitter!!!! I have not touched it since. Recently, I was told it is better to swallow the whole seed. Someone I met recently said his father swallows 1 to 2 seeds every night. I think I can only swallow if I grind them into powder and put them in pill capsules. For now, they remain in my refrigerator. I was told they are available at Geylang Serai market. These trees are all over Singapore.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

View PostGraceS, on 21 February 2017 - 12:06 AM, said:

More than a year ago, I took a bite and spit it out immediately... too bitter!!!! I have not touched it since. Recently, I was told it is better to swallow the whole seed. Someone I met recently said his father swallows 1 to 2 seeds every night. I think I can only swallow if I grind them into powder and put them in pill capsules. For now, they remain in my refrigerator. I was told they are available at Geylang Serai market. These trees are all over Singapore.


haha. If the theory that the better a food is for you, the worse it tastes....you will wake up 20 years younger, have baby smooth skin, and be smarter than Einstein !
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