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micarle starts with ...
Where can i buy a plant or some viable seeds??? I live in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and know of two trees growing near by, but i don't know the owner, mite try to get some prop material!! Does anyone have any thoughts on this Nut M
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amanda says...
I thought Brazil nuts needed a hot tropical climate? and loads of rain all year round....?
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18th May 2010 8:33pm
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trikus says...
Yes a tree of the Amazon jungle , and very few in cultivation here in Aus. I know of a few recent sproutings and a tree near Daintree. Wikipedia mentions the poor crops from plantations and the need of pollination assistance from many other species . Pics from a mate who lives in Manaus , show a roadside stall selling brasil nuts.
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micarle says...
From what i have been told about the two trees near where i live, cutting's were smuggled into the country by a relative and two plants struck. Both are around 10m+ , One of the plants is in an area that gets from and drops its leaves in winter, the other is in a more sheltered position and only drops some leaves. My dad has eaten nuts off these trees so i'm really keen to get a plant going. I live in an area with no frost and good deep soil.
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Laisla says...
Im in Cairns, its hot and wet all year. Wouldlove to get my hands on one too.
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micarle says...
Cairns is a great climate!! We just need to get some from somewhere?? Seeds??
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Sounds promising, the nuts are the highest provider of selenium as well, that anti cancer agent lacking in Australian soils. Pollination may be a problem here tho, you need a bee strong enough to force its way into the flower which have a highly evolved relationship with the local pollinators in South America.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_nut
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John Mc says...
Soooo... Are the nuts sterile? or treated with a germination inhibitor? Whats stopping you from planting some raw nuts? You have mwah interested now.
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Laisla says...
Im sure the nuts we buy are processed so that by the time they get to us they are no longer viable for germination - sure taste great though!
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micarle says...
I'm going to try buy some un-processed nuts from South America. I guess these seeds would need constant warmth to germinate, like what heating coils in a glasshouse could provide??
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John Mc says...
I use a thermostat temperature controlled heat bed to propagate plants like Pawpaw cuttings, blueberries etc. Some plants have differing conditions eg Pawpaw cuttings I've had to wind the dial up to 30 deg to get them to sprout roots.
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micarle says...
John Mc if you don't mind me asking how much did the thermostat set you back???
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John Mc says...
Hi micarle,
Here's a small one I found on Ebay:

Price: AU $119.00
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HEAT-MAT-PROPAGATION-HEAT-N-GROW-SINGLE-THERMOSTAT-/220280577200?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Seed_Starting_Hydroponics&hash=item3349bedcb0

Here's another one:

AU $125.00
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HEATnGROW-HEATED-PROPAGATION-SINGLE-THERMOSTAT-/280491617304?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Seed_Starting_Hydroponics&hash=item414e9a6c18
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micarle says...
John!!!!!!!! My eye's nearly popped out of my head! I miss read your post and thought there was some Brasil nut plants on Ebay, not heat-mats!! hehe.

Yep thats kinda what i'm looking for!! M
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