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Hey everybody, I thought I'd make this post so everyone can trade cuttings, seeds and stuff all on the same page (let me know if you think its a good idea or not). To start things off, I've got planty of Captivator gooseberry cuttings to give away if anyone's interested.
Nick
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Nick says...
Hey Phil,can I please have a yellow guava seedling and an ice cream bean? I'm willing to pay or of course trade them for something (or both :P).
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Nick says...
Thanks Phil, I'm sure gooseberries are still a chance in New South Wales (how cold does it get in Tyalgum?). What I've done is put mine on the south side of a really high fence which gets about an hour of direct sun in summer and none and at all in winter. It doesnt seem to mind this shady position, considering it tripled in size since when I planted last July, but just remember to give it plenty of water in summer.
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zady says...
yes please.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
k-hey guys leave your e-mail addresses here and I'll be in touch after I delete them for privacy reasons on this site.
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zady says...
zadysundancer @ hotmail .com

I know i don't need to space it, but it helps keep bots and stuff to a minimum in my inbox
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Haakon says...
Gday Phil,

I would really love some pepino cuttings. How do they travel in the mail?

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Jantina says...
I can answer that one Haakon. I sent some pepino cuttings to Germany and they disappeared in the mail for a while then turned up about a month later( had probably been languishing in the German version of AQIS). All the leaves had rotted off but they had grown roots and subsequently grew very well. So there you go, no problems.
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Nick says...
Sure thing Jantina (the white sapote geoff gave me is coming along great by the way). My email is niksmaster2008@hotmail.com.
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Nick says...
Wondering if you still have those plants Phil?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes but you still haven't replied to the e-mail I sent to you privately Nick.
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Zady says...
ughh never mind, still far to early in the morning for me!!

Although I do have to say, if my icecream beans survive it will be a miracle!.
They have been scratched up indoors by the cats, and drowned ( put them out for a sunny day that turned to lotsa rain ) and dug up by the dogs outside. *sigh* poor little beggers. lol I feel like a negligent mum

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes I did Zady, maybe it is still in your junk box, so let me know either way.
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Jason says...
Zady, ice cream bean seeds will need to stay warm to grow. Unless your house is a LOT warmer than mine even being inside wont cut it during Winter. If you are lucky enough to have your hot water tank inside the house somewhere, sit them on top of that
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
They are twelve month old seedlings - how do you think they would fare down south Jason?
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Zady says...
Hi Jason, thanks for the tip, I will have to try and mother them through the next 2 months, but after I move, the hot water system at the new house is outside but under shelter, so will plonk them on that.
Currently, when inside, I have them sitting on the clothes dryer, which is getting plenty of use in this weather!

Also, just double checked Phil, no email in my spam either, though it may have been deleted. Can you try again? thanks.
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Nick says...
I didnt get the email either! hahaha.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Ah well, that's the second one you didn't reply to, sent one last year about black sapote seeds as well. Seems like the swap idea isn't gonna get off the ground somehow.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Zady just found the original e-mail in her junk folder in case anyone was wondering..
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Nick says...
Hmmmm I dont remember getting the email about black sapote seeds either.... stupid hotmail -.-. Can you maybe try to send the email one last time, please?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
sure Nick, will do
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Ady says...
I'm very interested in swaps but don't have much to offer as of yet . Nick I would love some Gooseberry cuttings if you still have some
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Nick says...
No problem Ady, just send me an email at niksmaster2008@hotmail.com. :)
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Nick says...
Hi guys, wondering if anyone has any spare dragonfruit/pitaya cuttings to spare?
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peter says...
hi nick,
i can spare a few small ones at the moment or if you wait about a month
theyll be bigger.
what varieties do you want. i have
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Nick says...
Hi Peter thanks tonnes for the offer. I'd like a pink and red flesh and also a yellow but I think I'll take the small ones if its ok :) My email is niksmaster2008@hotmail.com.
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Nick says...
Hi guys, does anyone have any jaboticaba, grumichama, rambutan or sapodilla seeds/seedlings/plants? I've got an abundance of pomegranate and quince seedlings as well as custard apple,carambola, longan and citrus seedlings, persimmon seeds; gooseberry, cape gooseberry and carambola cuttings and also small fuchsia plants.
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Mike says...
Nick, I have all of those in 3,2,4 and 3 varieties respectively.Rambutan might be a stretch for Altona.If it isn't urgent I could send you some seeds,seedlings and cuttings in a couple of months.The things you have that would survive here, I already have.
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jason says...
Are you the Mike that worked at Limberlost?
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Nick says...
Thanks Mike, it isn't urgent, Im just interested in extending my collection of rare edible plants.
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Nick says...
By the way, do you have any durian seeds/seedlings? Would you like a $10 Daleys voucher in return?
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Mike says...
I have about 12 durian seedlings in pots that were going to be rootstock until yasi killed my two big durians.I then lost interest and some are now too big and growing through the pots.All the ones in pots I grafted died when I was on holidays and they didn't get looked after properly.
The hardest trees for you to grow would be durian,mangosteen and rambutan.
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Nick says...
I understand that theyre hard to grow, but while theyre young I'm gonna bring them in when the weathers too cold and during the day they'll be in the greenhouse which usually gets to above 20 degrees except on cloudy days.
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Nick, many people in this forum seem to be pushing the boundaries and enjoying tropical fruit and growing them further south than expected.I had this conversation with the fruitist who has a longkong growing in Brisbane.We can pin down where it is possible to grow what and then there are surprises.I think even with horticultural wizardry and careful selection of varieties durians,mangosteen and rambutans producing fruit outdoors below latitude 19 or 20 would be a fabulous achievement let alone at latitude 38 where it may need supernatural intervention.
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Brad says...
does anyone have 9 star perennial broccoli?
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Nick says...
Mike, I dont really mind not having fruit though it would be a bonus. Do you mean Romanesco brocolli Brad?
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Mike says...
Nick,I'll have a short holiday from swapping and sending and as I said get a few off to you in Spring.
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Nick says...
Thanks Mike! :)
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Brad says...
They are related Nick.
9 star is apparently Brassica oleracea botrytis aparagoides and looks like this

Romanesco is also Brassica oleracea, sometimes known as fractal broccoli and looks like this
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Nick says...
Sorry I've only got romanesco seeds. Does anyone have any fuchsia or frangipani cuttings I can have? (Im starting a collection and I think some of the fuchsias are even edible :D)
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Jason says...
I don't grow any fuchsia's at the moment but I've eaten lots of them. Sometimes they are pretty good!, lets say much better than a capulin cherry anyway lol.

In Melbourne the other day I was in a Spsnish shop and I bought Lucuma puree and I also saw some Ulluco's in a can. For anyone whos like I was and hasn't tasted Lucuma. It tastes like...... Sweet potato with sugar or caramel added more less. In fact pretty much exactly like that
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Nick says...
Nice Jason, can you eat most varieties?
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Rowan says...
Hi all, anyone got some varieties of gooseberry cuttings I can buy. I have plain old 'Captivator' but would like to try some others.
PS. My parents used to have a fuchsia nursery. Try different kinds/varieties as many taste quite different. Makes nice jam - what doesn't, lol.
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Nick says...
Just tasted a berry from a fuchsia plant in bunnings, it was okay- sweet but quite bland with a texture like jelly.
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Nick says...
Anybody want some Hardenbergia or "The Santorini" tomato seeds?
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Hi Jason,
Do you know the name of that shop?..I love lucuma...makes great icecream...
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MaryT says...
Abutilon is also edible (flowers) and there's always a lot of nectar. Easy to grow from cutting, very pretty, lots of flowers.
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amanda says...
Nice posts MaryT and Mike - sounds interesting what u have both got up to? MaryT - Shark Bay is best in the autumn - around April/May...very beautiful then - cooler and the howling winds have stopped.. :)
I still have to get to Dirk Hartog Island - hopefully before they stick a 5 star resort on it or such?! ;)
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MaryT says...
Thanks for the tip, Amanda; I hope to get there one day... I looked up the list and realised I lied when I said I have been to all the WH sites LOL Anyway, my love of nature grew from travelling the Oz wilderness.
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David says...
Can someone help , i tried to send off some seeds to someone in sydney today only to be told by someone at Australia post ,that i cannot send interstate plant ,material is this correct .David
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MaryT says...
I don't see why you cannot send plants interstate unless it's WA/Tas - nurseries do it all the time. But we don't know since none of us ever sends plant material interstate.
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chillilover says...
David you didn't have to tell them it's seeds. I never do. Anyhow there's no restriction apart from TAS and WA i think.

Should go back and tell them to show you where their getting their info from.
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David says...
Thanks all
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Nick says...
Would anyone like some bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) or bolivian fuchsia (Fuchsia boliviana) seeds?
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Hi Nick, is that european bilberry? Hubby brought home a jar of preserved bilberry from UKR ages ago, it was so delicious & supposed to be full of antioxidant & good for our eyesight..how abt the chill factor? will it thrive here in melb?
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MaryT says...
Mike I am overwhelmed by your generosity; the plants, cuttings and seeds you sent me are just great. Some are unfamiliar but I will look them up and try them out. Some are favourites that I don't have so am over the moon to receive them. Still potting but taking a break to send you a big THANK YOU.
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Nick says...
You've got quite a lot of planting to do Mary! Are those the papaya seeds in pic 6? You must have an extraordinary collection at your place Mike, where do you source all your rare seeds etc?
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chillilover says...
Not sure what the hype about white sapote is but there's this person selling a plant on ebay for a reasonable cost i think.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/White-Sapote-Fruit-Tree-Yum-Yum-Pick-up-Bris-GC-/180798553583?pt=AU_Plants_Seeds_Bulbs&hash=item2a186efdef

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MaryT says...
Daleys sells it too, chillilover; we're just looking for seeds :)
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chillilover says...
oh ok. I thought it's very rare or something like rambutans. Well hope you find some seeds.
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MaryT says...
Chillilover if you wait till summer in the northern hemisphere you'll find rambutans in the shops (if you're after seeds).

Mike my Boesenbergia rotunda has flowered - wonder if it's the same as your krachai?
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Nick says...
Well its your lucky day chillilover, I dropped by Footscray Market earlier and they had hundreds of rambutans (and mangosteens, longans etc, even a durian for $4 per kg!). Do you want me to send you some seeds soon, maybe even some mangosteen seeds if you're keen?
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Nick says...
Unfortunately it was a frozen durian, i doubt the seeds would germinate at all so I didnt get it. I forgot to mention, I also found what I thought was cheap turmeric rhizomes there so I bought a few of those too. Whats santol taste like? I've always wanted to try one!
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chillilover says...
Hi Nick, if you don't send me those seeds it won't be your lucky day then. Oh please mate i'd love to have those seeds. Nick i think i owe my entire garden to you.
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Nick says...
Dont worry its fine, I bought tonnes of fruit just in case! :)
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chillilover says...
It's very sad i only get to see the seeds and not the fruits. We don't get much exotic stuff in Sydney.
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chillilover says...
Hi Nick, i got your seeds on Monday. Is that even possible. When did you send it. Rambutans already planted but what was the rest. Thank you so much for being generous. I am hoping you trying to germinate rambus as well. Wish you success.
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Nick says...
I glad they all arrived safe! The pea sized ones are chick pea seeds and the smaller ones are soy bean, I also chucked in some Fuchsia boliviana seeds for some interest (theyre the very smallest seeds in there). If you're after any other legume seeds, the place I got em from has a large selection!
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Nick says...
The fuchsia seeds are about the size of carrot seeds- very small!
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peter says...
hi all,
does anyone have any wampee seeds
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John Mc says...
Hi Peter, I might be able to help you out soon. I have a seedling and a Guy Sam in fruit ATM. The harvest will be very small but you're welcome to all the seeds. They're probably still a month off.
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peter says...
thanks john, let me know when they
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Mike says...
Peter I has better get another wish list from you.If you're interested in knowing more about DF I can send some info to you in case you don't have enough.
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peter says...
hi mike,
yea any more info would be great.
is there anything around that tells
which varieties that we already have
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Mike says...
Peter,this is my reading of it....not really for here but for Israeli and American ones yes there is a bit more on sun tolerance.The general theme seems to be start them in shade and let them grow into full sun except if you are in a low humidity (often inland and dry areas),hot summer area and then shadecloth protection helps during summer.Most good american types seem to be able to handle full sun in a mediterranean climate like Adelaide.Some types have thicker,more waxy 'skin' that helps.The yanks reckon the yellows struggle more in cool and drier places.

Ours appear to be a motley crew without cv names.Desert King in the NT and the newly named columbian supreme have names at least.The aussie ones have not been selectively bred for dry,cool climates or harsh summers.

I had better send a few references to you.
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peter says...
ok.
im trying to work out why my mature healthy plants have never flowered,
hence the sun/shade question.
do you know weather leaving branches
all the way up the stems would stop
them flowering.
another problem is when they get to the top of the pole they just lean against it and keep going up and up.
even one large branch that almost snapped right off and is hanging by
its central spine has produced more
branches and is strongly curling upwards.
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John Mc says...
Peter, I remove everything off the main stem till it reaches the top of the post then it can fan out and drop over the top of the post and multiply from there. If I'm removing shoots from a good var, I let them get up to a propagating size before I remove them. I have a large pink that hasn't flowered in the last two years so I started spraying it with a foliar feed of liquid potash and seasol a week about and blow me down I got a flower.
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Mike says...
All the cultivation advice says retain a single strong stem until nearing the top of the support by trimming side stems to maximise flowering.The umbrella of stems should hang down at least in the first place,also to encourage flowering.Maybe you need to cut the uprights and weigh down the laterals until they bend to your will.

Adelaide could a tough gig for some DF types not selected for the climate. The environmental cues for flowering in yucatan to columbia might happen less often.If the californians and israelis have productive DF, Adelaide should be able to as well.
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peter says...
hi guys
last year i was removing the side stems
every week but the more i removed the more seemed to grow, ill start removing them again and also try the folar spraying.
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MaryT says...
Mike the one jimcama seed that sprouted within days of planting sprouted two leaves this morning. It's the only one that came out but it is vigourous!
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Mike says...
Jicama are vigorous plants that look like runner beans but it is onlt the tubers that are edible.Some seeds can take longer to germinate.
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Jicama are vigorous plants that look like runner beans but it is onlt the tubers that are edible.Some seeds can take longer to germinate.
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Mike says...
Peter,hammering those side shoots into submission and foliar spray on the aerial roots is probably a good strategy.If my ken's red turns out to be a desert king and I get one of those with a 4.5 cold tolerance on the table I flicked to you they might be a better bet down there.Your F1 and yellow might be the toughest ones to get any satisfaction from.
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Nick says...
Does anyone know where I can find a muscadine grape plant or cutting? Daleys stock them but quarantine prohibits them being brough into vic.
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Mike says...
BJ the seeds and SC we discussed can't fit in their 500g express bag.Even with just 3 seeds of each it comes to 700g.I will box them today instead and send them pony express on Monday which should take 4 days.The pepper and sprouting plants should be fine.
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chillilover says...
Hey Nick some good news. One of my rambutan seedlings sprouted. Roots out with a little bit of a shoot. Super duper excited. It's only been 6 days. Hows your doing. This summer is gr8. The best growing conditions. Humidity and semi heat. Loving it.
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MaryT says...
OMG Mike - thanks for a most interesting parcel of goodies that I'd just picked up from the PO. I'm letting them breathe while I write to say a big THANK YOU BUT you should not have sent money! The swap is more than fair. For your sin you will have to put up with more plum jam!
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Which is which Mike?
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MaryT says...
thanks, Mike. I'm planting!
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Nick says...
Lucky you Mary! :) From left to right it is suagr apple, miracle fruit (the fruit really is amazing!), snake gourd and Carica monoica.
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MaryT says...
Well done, Nick. Go to the top of the class. lol
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Mike says...
Mary T I should be thanking you for the bags and another beauty of a book.There are loads more bags than I expected and you have gone to alot of trouble.I do appreciate it and many bags will be in action very quickly.Once again there is imbalance in the universe that can only be restored by another parcel at the risk of creating an endless loop.
Nick you are sharp alright but I reckon I could round up an assortment of fruit,veg.and herbs seeds and plants to confound you....at least for a while.
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Nick says...
The herbs and starch crops last time were enough to confound me! All the 4 sweet potatos are sprouting and so are the curcuma and arrowroot (a bird or something snapped off the arrowroot sprout though rrrrrrrr) :)
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Nick says...
Not to trouble anyone, but can anyone spare some seeds/ cuttings etc of these plants: muntries (Kunzea pomifera), Billardiera scandens, atherton raspberry, Solanum centrale or Tasmannia lanceolata? I have plenty of tamarind seedlings which are ready to send as well as salak (Salacca something), achacha, Fuchsia boliviana seeds, Helleborus hybrid seeds and bilberry seeds. :)
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MaryT says...
Nick do you know how long the seeds are viable for? Because I still have some seeds that I took off a bush in Tassie in 2009. I've forgotten I had them until now. You can have them if you want. They still smell good.

p.s. I'm talking about Tasmannia lanceolata.
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Nick this is what they look like.
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Nick says...
Unfortunately I dont think theyd be still viable.... http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter/nsf/Attachments/LJEM-7CV7BN/$FILE/Tasmannia%20lanceolata%20Notesheet.pdf
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MaryT says...
I see they're viable for only one year... too bad; guess I should eat them :) I'll ask around.
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Nick says...
I also have Native Frangipani seeds (Hymenosporum flavum) for anyone whos interested :)
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Mike says...
Nick,did your salak fruit look sorta like a bali one with tight skin and globular shape?
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Nick says...
I had bali ones earlier in the holidays but the ones I collected seed from were thai salaks.
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MaryT says...
Nick, would you like Tasmannia stipitata/Dorrigo pepper? My friends can probably get you some seeds/cuttings?
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Nick says...
Id love some! Would they want anything in return?
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MaryT says...
No Nick they won't. They said they're pretty sure they'll run into some tomorrow so they'll take cuttings for you; wrong time for seeds apparently.
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Mike says...
Nick you must have lots of space to house all your acquisitions.It is good you share with chili who seems eager to expand the collection.You guys probably should put a wish list out and you never know what could happen.
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Mike says...
BJ it seems those postal workers were speaking with forked tongues.If tomorrow is not the day then your ICU might not be enough andit might take the spirit of lazarus.All are replaceable except the mangosteen and no more pony express.
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BJ says...
Mike, the parcel arrived today. Packed full of goodies. The Mangosteen looks pretty good, just have to hope there is enough time for recovery before winter. Triage was hectic this afternoon!
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peter says...
hi john mc.
seedlings arrived yesterday and
all planted today except for two.
thanks heaps for sending them.
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John Mc says...
I'm glad they made it. I thought my packing may have been a little dodgy this time round.
I have just trimmed my Vietnamese DF if you want a cutting? It produces very large pink\white fruit, and as far as I can tell, is self pollinating.
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MaryT says...
Hi Nick are you there? My friends have the Dorrigo pepper stems and leaves - where should they send it? Pls let me know tngmry at yahoo dot com dot au
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MaryT says...
Nick I have your address from Mike so I've passed it on to my friends. They will send you the cuttings. It seems the leaves of the Dorrigo pepper is being used to make pasta (as a flavouring) by a Melbourne restaurant and they're buying them up.
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Nick says...
Sorry about the slow reply Mary, thanks a tonne for you and your friend's generosity! That's a great idea Mike, here's the list of plants I'm looking for at the moment: muscadine grape, kiwiberry "issai", jaboticaba and garcinia seeds (I find the plants spectacular additions to the greenhouse), although I won't turn down a chance to grow any other rare fruits I haven't mentioned (hope I'm not sounding too greedy lol)! :)
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Nick says...
Oops I forgot to mention durian seeds.
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Mike says...
Hang in there Nick,I have lots of jab. seeds and durian seeds are not too hard to get.I am outa circulation next week but after that I might be able to round a few odds and ends up.My 1.2m miracle fruit had 100's of fruit plucked yesterday.....maybe a kg,I now have some good marang seeds and a few other species will soon be at my fingertips.
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That's OK Nick. Mike I have not finished the 'homework' you set yet so won't dare ask for more. :) Meanwhile seeds are sprouting and plants are growing out of their homes! I need to visit the tip to pick up more pots!
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Nick says...
Good news Mike, all four of the sweet potatoes have sprouted (one of the plants has purple leaves!!), the arrowroot has even put out its first leaf despite having its growing tip removed :)
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Mike says...
There wasn't much variety in your parcel if I remember correctly and it is good if all 4 S.P.'s are getting their act together.When the runners root,chop them to make new plants and you can eat the tips as a green (or purple).Was it the WI arrowroot or the canna/common arrowroot?
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From my memory it was a WI arrowroot, whats the difference?
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Mike says...
Nick,they are very different plant species but both have starchy rhizomes/tubers.The canna AR has big ginger like rhizomes and the west indian AR has multiple carrot like tubers.
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Nick the cuttings of the Dorrigo pepper were sent to you on Friday.
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Nick says...
The cuttings arrived in great condition today and theyre now nice and cosy in the greenhouse. Thanks again for you and your friends generosity, if theres ever anything I have that you guys want I'll be more than happy to send it :)
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MaryT says...
Wow that was quick! I'll let them know, Nick. Good luck with it.
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MaryT says...
John Mc your parcel should arrive tomorrow. Hope it has not turned into chilli paste but the seeds should still be viable, I hope.
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John Mc says...
Thanks Mary, arrived this morning. Your return address was on the back so I'll send the pods to that PO box. If they don't germinate they strike by cutting very easily. I picked two pods yesterday afternoon so I don't think you will have any problems.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, John Mc! Good luck with the chillies. I have not done a taste test so perhaps you'd want to try it before you plant it, but the shape is amusing.
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Mike says...
I'm back from outer space and I am enjoying jam on toast and looking for public holidays on my new calenders.Thank you for that.
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Welcome back Mike. I hope you had a good time in the dry tropic.
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Thanks Jujube it is a good place and it is a pity I was a prisoner and could not frolic and soak up the local 'ambience'.I will have have about 12 trips of a week or so to very remote places this year and I hope the garden can handle it in the dry season.There has has been action in the garden while I was away and the seedlings in pots have been shooting and sprouting also.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Good to come home to see some actions in the garden.
I know it is very hard when you go away and there is not much rain.
For pots, I normally make holes in soil and insert some water saver peals before I go. BTW, my lufa fruits are hanging down and one of them nearly 1 meter and still very skinny not yet ready to pick.
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Mike says...
All the potted plants did ok as there was enough rain.The luffah should start producing lots soon and you might be surprised at how big they can get when they fill out.
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Good tip, Jujube. Hi Mike; good to hear that you're out of jail :) While you're away the snake gourd seeds sprouted! They were so mouldy when they arrived I was tempted to throw them away but you said they'd be still good and so they are!
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Mike says...
Mary,Townsville is only 350km down the road with the same temps (24-31) but feels more pleasant as the humidity is noticeabley lower.I was stuck in workshops and work oriented stuff so couldn't do much.
Those seeds were from a variety given to me by jujube and the fruits are short,pale and have green patches.They look like an indian type.I think a few seed types with coats that encourage mould growth seem to have higher germination rates after they get mouldy.
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David says...
Welcome home Mike, and yes the seeds are sprouting like crazy here too
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Mike says...
Hello David I was hoping you would get a good rate of success as they were the biggest seeds I could get.I sent a few sprouted chempadek to BJ also and didn't know if they would pull through as they went pony express.Did you have many casualties?
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MaryT says...
Mike, I am trying to work out HOW I can grow snake gourd around here :) I'll pot them up tomorrow to the next size and hope it would wait till I find a solution. More jimcamas' come up, corianders, chillis...
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So far so good Mike but have noticed the type 2 chemp seem to germinate faster than type 1, mabolo,s are up and running also,the z4 abiu have a noticable diff leaf structure to the plant i had,also a lot hairier, the ambers are nearly 4 in tall, only 3 survived out of the 6 you sent but very happy with that
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Mike says...
David the Z4's were probably crossed with an E4 that grows next to the mother tree so have taken on some of E4 characters.E4 and Z4 are the 2 best but E4 is different from other abius,being hairier,broader 'mango' leafed and a weepy habitat.Once chemps and jacks come up they are pretty hardy.
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David says...
Just emptied out 62mm rain looks like more to come, just saw a water dragon in the pool.
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Mike says...
Mary T I can pack something tonight and send it tomorrow. The perennial coriander has no seeds but I have another plant that seeded before.So it's coriander,tumeric,C.xanthorhiza,mekong vine,P. paw paw,betel leaf.jicama pods and maybe brazilian lettuce.Is more sugar and duruka of interest?
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Mike! You're not emptying your garden into mine are you? :) Umm, did you say you have the Chinese celery ? Any Chinese greens would be good. I've tried Gai Lan before and it grew well but I had to fight swamps of white moths and since I didn't like to spray it was a losing battle. :(
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Not sure what I would do with betel leaf , Mike, but brazillian lettuce sounds good. If there's room I wouldn't mind another piece of sugar and duruka just in case... hope I'm not being too greedy.
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Mike says...
Mary I am hacking them and losing the war of containment.With Saccarums you can actually lie the sections down horizontally.Betel won't be a culinary star but I'll scratch around when the rain stops and find a replacement.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Mike; I didn't have time to look everything up so I just put the piece in a pot standing up LOL (makes sense to me at the time!) though I did wonder at the roots coming out of the 'joints'. Never mind, it worked; kind of. It's trial and error around here. I can't keep my eyes open so to bed; it's been a hot humid day (for us). Don't go out again; I have enough.
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MaryT says...
Thank you John Mc your package arrived today. Busy; Mike's parcel's arrived as well! Lots and lots and lots of goodies...
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Mike says...
Packages are arriving all around thanks Mary T and I'm loaded with good stuff once again.I know what the next package has to be filled with.
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Hey Mike, here's a pic of my Cocona. Fruit will be sampled real soon.
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On the left is the rootstock of a grafted Tamarillow. I bought it only because it had the rootstock shooting, cut the grafted tamarillow off and let the original rootstock grow. I was keen to see what the pro's used. The right is, of course, a red tamarillow.
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Mike says...
John Mc it looks just like my cocona did except it has fruit.I hope it hangs onto them long enough for you to get to eat them. Snake beans and pit pit swamped most of garden beds and formed a sail that came down during a storm on my cocona (that originally was 2m from the pit pit).It got broken and is now almost permanently shaded.Maybe I'll dig it up and move it.
I have a few new fruit seeds that you may be interested in.
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Mine is ok with lots of fruits as big as an apple. I tasted my first fruit yesterday. Even though it was yellow 100% but I think I will leave them on the tree for a bit longer to get a sweeter version. A bit like tomato in flavor but very solid. I added some to my curry it tasted good. I think the flesh can be chopped up and add to Bruschetta. I will try with the next fruits.
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John Mc says...
Hi Lucy, I picked up a 3kg express envelope from the PO yesterday so I can include as many wax jambu fruits as it takes to make up the 3kg if you wanted them, besides the other stuff, of course. They are not fully ripe so I don't know if they would be any good. Here's some pic's for you to decide, they are a very irridecent red when fully ripe. Let me know if you want them.

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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi John Mc,

You make my mouth watering. They look soo beautiful and yummy and the tree is very productive. Do you know the name of the variety?

They are ready when they are all red like the big two fruits in the first picture. I love them very much but I think you should save some for your family only the spare ones that I will want them. They are hard to find you know.

Many thanks for the offer. I am very much appreciated.
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Those wax jambu's grow incredibly well in Geraldton..!(hot and dry) they must be an acquired taste though...? ;-D
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Amanda,

You can eat them out of hand, very good for summer when you are thirsty. Stew with raw sugar and serve with ice cream. The tree is stunning when in fruits.
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amanda says...
It sure is a handsome tree jujube..love the leaves too. I can't stomach lilly pillies...I guess that's why I haven't enjoyed these. I didn't know they had named varieties though?
A taste of those might change things!? :)
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John Mc says...
It's a red seedling from Daley's. It's a pity they didn't ripen some more, but I can bring the satchel up to 3kg with the largest, ripest fruits.

So far, I'm packing 2 male /female gac, a chinese liquorice and the rest with wax jambu fruit, have I forgotten anything?
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Many thanks John Mc. You are very kind and generous. Not important but If you have a small maqui berry plant available now may I have it included please.
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Mike says...
Mary T I hope you were happy enough with the parcels. As you could see there were only few plants in the one from me due to the tumeric hogging the space.I bet you got some good stuff from John Mc as I have before.
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MaryT says...
Mike I emailed you but I guess you can't pick up outside of work? Thank you so much for sending the parcel; much much more than I expected. John Mc sent precious seeds; how lucky am I. I've been drinking turmeric and ginger tea all day. I planted everything you sent (other than seeds and gingers) but they are struggling. It's also turned cold here so it must be a shock.
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Mike says...
Yeah I left work a bit early on Friday.It is still 24 to 32c here with 1000% humidity.
Too bad if there are few casualties as there should be enough survivors to keep you entertained.Now that you have seen the tumerics do they seem different from your ones? The C.xanthorhizas are perhaps not to everyones taste.
I found some resprouting brazil lettuce and can get the thick black sugar if you have space for more recruits.
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MaryT says...
Thanks Mike I think it is getting harder to keep things healthy now that it's so cold here so please halt further export for now. I do have a lot and they keep growing and multiplying. I still have seeds to try. It's time to consolidate. Sounds like Hong Kong summer in Cairns. Your turmeric is stronger for sure. I have not tried the xanthorhiza yet.

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John Mc says...
Hey Lucy,
I just had a look at the Maqui berry, there's no roots showing in any of the air layers as yet, bit more time,it's been quite cold here. As soon as some roots show through, I'll send them up.
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Mike says...
It sounds like you have some inclement weather in your neck of the woods.If we toss toss in a few 100 mm of rain each and send to it WA I'm sure they'd appreciate it.I left some pots of fruit tree seeds out in the rain for nearly 2 weeks and they all rotted.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi John Mc,

Many thanks for letting me know. Not too worry about Maqui berry, I understand how the weather like in Sydney and Melbourne: cold. That is the reason for Propagation process is very slow.
On the other hand Mike's area and mine are boiling hot and rain at times.
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Mike says...
BJ Its packed and will be in the mail tomorrow ETA Wed/Thurs.Exactly 500g so no asian greens could fit in and a few other possibles have missed out on a ride.A 3kg bag would have been more sensible to fit everything.I had to do surgery on the bag to put in mucosa seeds that were forgotten.Also missing will be the burmese grape seeds due to unauthorised comsumption of the lot and red atis.Even one more seed will take it over.
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MaryT says...
Hi Mike, this came unmarked in the parcel. Not looking fabulous but overnight it seems to be trying hard to survive - see the new shoot? You definitely need to wrap it in paper first to prevent steaming. ID please.
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Mike says...
Mary T it is a Carica monoica to replace the one that passed away. I'll make sure I wrap things in paper in the future,I just got a bit lazy.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Mike! It may come good yet. We're having a 27 degrees day before the temperature drops again. Sydney weather!
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Mike says...
Mary they should be better suited for sydney than the standard paw paw.I would rather have your summer and autumn than those seasons here which are monotonous with heat,humidity and rain.
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MaryT says...
Ah but you have mangosteen...
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Mike says...
That is true but you don't get to eat them every day,although I have been lately.A chum gave me a few big ones and there are 6 left in the fridge and the apple size may have been stretching it.They are 117g to 194g on my scales.
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MaryT says...
Guess you have to take the mangosteen with the heat, humidiity and rain, Mike. We can't complain. Plenty of stone fruit at the moment but I guess we all yearn for what we rarely see. Just checked the paw paw; still hanging in there. I looked it up; very cute.
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Mike says...
BJ and David,a fruit grower from near Tully just brought me 2 marangs of the best varieties in Australia and a jackfruit that he claims rivals his ambers.
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Mike says...
That was a premature submission,anyway I am tanking up on them right now and these fruits are exceptional.They are outstanding in taste flesh recovery and fruit size.Let me know if you're in the market for seeds of them I am loaded with them.
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BJ says...
Mike, you know my address! ;-)
Those aren't Bruno's are they?
I'm still trying to figure out how to get an Amber from Ingham down here.
I'm always so envious. I have to put up with just a few guanabana, rollinia and sapodilla - and lots of 'decent' mangoes. I'm on the lookout for a move up north!
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David says...
Yes Yes Yes, oh did i say Yes, thanks Mike, that would be great, HAve tried Marangs here did ok.Thanks again
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BJ ,thats a serious move
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BJ ,When you say decent mangoes,im curious what varieties do you have, good ones are so hard to track down
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BJ ,When you say decent mangoes,im curious what varieties do you have, good ones are so hard to track down
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BJ ,When you say decent mangoes,im curious what varieties do you have, good ones are so hard to track down
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Mike says...
It was Peter S. from Feluga and he has the best orchards around and is a friend of Bruno.I forgot the name of this jackfruit but it and amber command the highest prices.One marang is his commercial one and the other is a different style from another farm.They are luscious and I'll be sick if I keep eating.David I already have a few seeds to send next week anyway so I'll do it then.BJ did everything survive? I may be getting a big selection of seeds soon so stay tuned.I wonder if John Mc can still plant seeds this late in the season?
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Mike this sounds great,will post some bags up to you tomorrow, to at least cover some of the expense, my advice stop eating, hope your not diabetic.Describe the taste compared with Amber.
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Mike says...
It has larger 'bulbs'(65g av.without seed) than amber with even thicker,crisper, orange flesh and is a feather less sweet but it still has a classic jackfruit taste.The fruit is huge with little latex and a very high flesh yield.You'd spit out the common named varieties in horror after trying this.The marangs are something else compared to most you encounter,with larger bulbs and a cleaner more agreeable fruit salad taste.There is no hint of unusual savoury flavours and the aftertaste is pleasant.
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Mike it still irks me that some retail nurseries are still pumping out the crapier cultivars and passing them of as something as good as sliced bread. Seriously, do you honestly think youll sleep tonight on such a full tummy
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David says...
Got to go for a while chores to do be back in hour or so.David
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David says...
I guess the problem up your way Mike is that trees grow so big so quickly, refering to the artocarpus species,where as down here the problem is climate,Brissie must be on the cusp of the southern limit for growing these species
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Mike says...
David I think once they are established they would be alright,even in nth NSW.Marang and breadfruit might be getting close to their limits but I don't know if people grow them there.Durian,mangosteen and lansiums would be tougher I think.
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David says...
There is a chap John Picone i think that has Marang growing and he is in Nth NSW,also cocao, not sure on the last 3 you said ,The weather is definately turning into the Autumn patterns here the overnight temp dropped down to 19 last night, still lots of moisture round so the humidity is still ok. Your right and spot on mike about establishment. THe biggest problem here is not june or july but August when low humidity and wind chill factor are at there worst
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John Mc says...
Sure can Mike, my poly (hot) house is getting a little crowded though. Painfully slow progress is being made on the new larger one.
Your Z4's are powering along beautifully, but if I want to keep the growth up I'm going to have to move them back into the polyhouse soon. My 2yo seedling is now over 2.4m high, very lanky, needs support. Would it be OK to prune it back now? or wait till next spring?
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John Mc when in doubt chop it is my motto.I would trim the abiu now.At 2 years here they are past the lanky stage.I'll get some seeds off to you next week.
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MaryT says...
Mike I received your email; have a nice break and please don't worry about packing another parcel or you'll be having recurring nightmares about it :) You are too good and generous.
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Mike says...
Mary, I received your parcel today and thank you once again.I chutney,express bags and plenty of reading.Your plants and seeds can be ready to go at any time and the mangosteens,we'll find out about tomorrow.The plants will be good ones next time.
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Nick says...
Hey Mike, how are the legumes I sent coming along? Mine absolutely exploded out of the ground after 5 days of rain! I finally got around to planting the jicama seeds on sunday and they'd already germinated by wednesday :)
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Mike says...
Nick I haven't planted any yet because it is still too hot and wet.When I swap to the winter crops in 5 weeks with tomatoes,radish,shallots,pak choi,bok,mustard,lettuce etc then all of those will go in.Those jicama are chinese so should be more cold hardy than most.That was a pretty miserable parcel I sent you before and my intention is to send a better selection soon if it is not too cold.
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David says...
Mike , some goodies in the mail sent to you today as promised.
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Thanks David
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Nick says...
I sure wouldn't call the last parcel pretty miserable, there was some stuff in there I never thought I'd have my hands on! We've been having some great autumn weather lately and the plants have been loving it :)
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Hey Mike please know that we value every little thing you sent - the most insignificant volunteer from your garden when nurtured becomes a cherished addition to ours.
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Mike says...
Mary it looks like the celery will pull through.Your parcel is in the post and so is John Mc's.David and BJ's will go on Monday.BJ all will be there except burmese grape and rambai which suddenly are nowhere to be found.
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Thanks Mike. I'll wait until next season to try for Baccaurea.
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Thanks Mike
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Mike says...
David the bags arrived thank you,they will be used and now I am loaded with bags.If I can't squeeze everything into one then it will be easy just to toss it into another.BJ the season is not over for them yet and those I saw were poor quality which I presume was due to the varieties.the.I'd rather not send anything that is not a top quality type.
Soon I will be practising propagation so the spares will be looking for good homes.
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David says...
Sounds promising Mike, never heard of Burmese grapes
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Mike says...
David, rambais and BG's are the two best in the genus with BG's being a little sweeter and bigger in improved varieties.They are also better suited to subtropics as they extend into NE Thailand.Some I got for BJ got eaten by 'accident' and I haven't found good ones again.
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David says...
Sounds like the problem we used to have with a dog we used to have, he manged to destroy a grafted Manilla red Santol,marcotted Mammea americana,those were the two favs in the garden, that was 4 years ago,since then havnt been able to replace either as most of the really professional propagaters have since stopped doing it or have retired ,Mike Fabian where are you now ,springs to mind. Mike are Tampois available or not, also Tawn, have just seen on the nine network news a little boy killed in the very street you live Mike,My thoughts are with the parents.
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Mike says...
Yes David it was a very sad incident about 200m downslope on my street.Police were there evaluating the scene for much of the day.
Tampois are around but they just aren't good enough to get people interested.I don't know what tawn is, but many varieties of tuan (fiji longan) can be found.I can't remember what I sent you and what I haven't.Did I send any Sam Ru Du or Santol seeds and I'm not sure if you want herbs,gingers or vegies other than the fruit seeds discussed?
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BJ says...
I had a nice taun growing for a few years. It got planted at my father's farm, then got run over by his son-in-law on the ride-on mower :(

Mike, if you are practicing propogation and will have extra trees on your hands, I'd be happy to take the load off ;) I can give some good homes and find excellent homes for others where they will be prized and treated better than babies.
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Mike says...
BJ,I have done a little marcotting and grafting before and if I get extra of those that could do alright down there,I'll send some.It could take a litle while.
Some tuan are really good with lots of flesh but the trees are big.
They were small portions in that last bag and I hope there was enough of the black sugar to strike.I found a perennial coriander in the yard.Do you want kang kung and rice paddy herb?
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David says...
You are right forgive the spelling its taun,and no did not receive Sam Ru Du or Santol, as for herbs and the like, we mainly grow the usual culinary stuff. Mike any fruit seeds unusual and rare would be appreciated, when it finally dries out here am going to try my hand at marcotting the green sapote.
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Nick says...
what kind of fruit seeds do you have at the moment Mike?
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Mike says...
Nick I have more herbs and vegies as I have offloaded most fruit seeds.At my fingertips right now I have miracle fruit,jaboticaba,ackee,marang,jackfruit,rollinia,red sugar apple,common sugar apple,dwarf hog plum,kaffir,santol,sapodilla,chempadek, brazil guava,giant white guava and maybe abiu.I had other species last week but they're gone now.Only a few of those would survive in Melbourne.
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Mike says...
David and BJ parcels are in the post.BJ I think I didn't label a bag with brazil lettuce,rice paddy herb and culantro.
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David says...
Thanks Mike,look forward to that.Thanks again. David
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Mike says...
I suspect all 4 parcels will arrive tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning at the latest.
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MaryT says...
Thanks Mike I'll let you know as soon as it arrives.
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David says...
Ditto , honestly i feel like a kid waiting for a penny lollipop.
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Mike says...
David I got a huge black gold/honey gold? jackfruit this evening from a kuranda friend.I am a bit over them at the moment especially ones that are not top shelf.Mike Fabian must be around still as he visited the Salleras farm a few weeks ago.Adam his replacement has also left limberlost and the nursery has diminished.
Today I chopped down an ellendale mandarin and a sharwil avo but left enough for them to act as dragon fruit posts.Between downpours and other chores I also trimmed a few trees.
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David says...
Thats the trouble mike when you taste top shelf ,the rest are alsoruns, pity about Limberlost, on recollection i think i have been buying from them on and off since 1995 i think,Mike used to be so helpful on the phone when id ring up to order.
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This weekend is going to be showery so planning to plant one or two Ambers which are now between 6 and 8 ins tall, and 1 or 2 Chempadek, 1 of type 1 and 1 of type 2, Had a mammey sapote seedling show its head last weekend, so will keep an eye on it also
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Mike says...
With the seeds,don't keep jackfruit and marang seeds too wet as they prefer to germinate in a drier mix.Rollinia,ackee and the others are not as prone to rotting and are not as fussy.
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David says...
Thanks for the tips Mike, have been rereading up on Ackee, to be sure.
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Mike says...
There are only a few ackee seeds and some have sprouted so it might take some care with my dodgy packing.I spread them around and only had a limited number of the very good type and ditched the poorer types.It seems good quality types are quite rare.
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David says...
Bye the way Mike the Mayon chid has sproated a new set of leaves, so your packaging is not that dodgy. Off to bed big day tomorrow.Thanks again for your efforts Mike.
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David says...
Hi Mike, The seeds arrived at7.10am this morning was just going of to work when the postie showed up, so it was a quick rush to bury the seeds in seed mix, must say you have outdone yourself this time ,all arrived ok. Discovered 2 of the sam du ru ,seeds were rotten, 1 ok so fingers crossed.Cant beleive how small marang seeds are compared with jackfruit. Thanks again Mike. p.s Thanks also for the bonuses. David
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Mike says...
David, no worries, it is funny how everything happens at once. If you had weighed the parcel you would see it was 499.8g and nothing else could be included.Was it the older sam ru du that was good? Good marangs usually have smaller seeds and you can eat cooked ones like peanuts.I'll send the name of the jackfruit variety when I get reminded of it next week.
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David says...
Where did you learn your technique for packing everything was in great condition and yes it was the older and the smaller one hope the other germinates ok. Mike are the fruit bowen shape or the elongated asian shape.
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Mike says...
I thought it was packed roughly because I just scratched around looking for anything to pack with.Sam ru du are not like bowen but the classic asian shape like ok rong or like a less pointy and less flattened nam dok mai.I can send more if they are something you are interested in.
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David says...
Am i right in thinking they flower more than once in any given season.Saw a photo of Mike Fabian couple of weeks ago standing in front of a big Matisia tree, holding a fruit in hand, dont know when it was taken.
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Mike says...
Sam ru du means 3 seasons in thai and they are very sweet.Typically they are a village tree that has 2 to 4 flushes of fruit a year and sometimes are continuously fruiting.It is one of the most prized varieties in SE Asia.
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BJ says...
Min e arrived today too. Thanks Mike!
The Guava is a surprise. Tastes like pineapple candy. Will definitely find a spot in my yard!
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David says...
Will be interesting to see how it fruits and flowers down here.Your offer to send more is very generous ,but Mike take it easy and rest for a while, doing all this packaging ,for others as well as myself takes time to do. Keep your eye open though. Thanks David
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Mike says...
I'll take it easy for a while then while keeping my eyes peeled.BJ the guava is the mystery guava from a thread last year and the tree is everbearing and prolific.It is no ordinary P.guineense and I should strike some cuttings.It is way better than a yellow cherry guava in my opinion.The shiso cutting was not struck first so will be a challenge.I ran out of space for other greens.
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BJ says...
From the one fruit i have sampled, it kills the yellow cherry guava stone dead, no question. Cant wait for it to get up and going to see if fruit quality is consistent. Thanks again for all the other goodies. I've got a great range of marangs and mangoes up and now more on the way. A few of the rambutan seed have come up already. And I've got so much cane I could change my name to Tully! Now to get them all set up for winter.
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Mike says...
BJ the only reference to the guava was someone who called it a pineapple guava, and another person said it is not a brazil guava being too sweet,with soft skin and soft seeds.If the seeds don't come up I'll make sure I have cuttings because it should be 'out there'.You should have piece of green and black village sugar the rest is duruka.The marang with just a few seeds 'not salleras commercial' is something special.
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MaryT says...
Mike I pigged out on mangosteens; thank you so much. What can I send you in return? I'll have a look at the "Gourmet Market" this weekend... yes, please have a rest though I imagine the rain must be giving you cabin fever.
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Mike says...
Mary it could be better if you have a rest from sending parcels as well as you have sent plenty already.The forecasts are for continuing rain but it is only sprinkling this morning.The temps have been a brisk 24-29 and the rain feels cooler so winter must be on the way.
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MaryT says...
The days are getting shorter and the sun is lower here already :( but it is nice to have a change of seasons. It is a time to consolidate. My citrus have fruit on them, still green but soon there'll be marmalade.
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John Mc says...
How nice were those Mangosteens? I've saved all the seed, just gotta give them a go. I might have half a chance of growing them when my poly tunnel gets built.

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Mike says...
I have a few irons in the fire with getting some seeds of fruits not available in Australia.Wan (supersweet) maprang,sweet candy tamarind and laplae durians are seeds I have been chasing. Someone has them in hand from a cooler part of Thailand (mins to 2 celcius) and will send them to me with the icon printouts.After chopping trees down this week I have a few spaces that need to be filled.
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Sound good. Good luck Mike. I hope you got what you want.
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Mike says...
Thanks jujube and thanks for the card.Nat has been there almost a week and has instructions and a list.
The rain here has been quite persistent.Soon as the wet season winds down I will pull up my summer vegies and vines and put in the winter ones.Are you still driving north on the 25th?
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Thanks Mike. It has been raining here heavily too. I packed your things and ready to go. I am thinking of driving North on 24th and stay back overnight and leave the next day for the festival. I am watching the weather and will let you know closer to the day.
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No worries Jujube.
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Mike I forgot you're not at work and sent you an email. Just wanted to let you know that I'm sending a book.
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Mike says...
Mary, hold yourself back as you have sent too much already.Are most of the plants surviving?
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Thanks Mike; most of the plants are doing well, even the papaya is still hanging in there. There's a forest growing outside my door!
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Wow it is all looking good Mary and nearly all of those should handle the weather there.Is pic 4 a miracle fruit or gramichama? I don't have too many other worthwhile herbs and vegies but seem to stumble across good new ones on a regular basis.
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Wow it is all looking good Mary and nearly all of those should handle the weather there.Is pic 4 a miracle fruit or gramichama? I don't have too many other worthwhile herbs and vegies but seem to stumble across good new ones on a regular basis.
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MaryT says...
Mike pic 4 is a miracle fruit; I have two of them. Yes it's getting greener out there all the time; I love checking their progress every day. Look how big this Thai mint has grown? I have to repot it again soon.
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Mike says...
They don't need much soil so if you trim the top and use that pot will last a while yet.The grasshoppers do most of the trimming for me.
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Thanks for the tip, Mike. Yes, I should start harvesting to see how well it responds.
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Mike says...
That type of mint is tough and vigorous and even grows in cracks between bricks.At rustys' yesterday the mangosteens were scungy and expensive,but dragonfruit,rambutan,longans,mabolo and many others were cheap and good quality.I bought some sam ru du mangoes that were around 500g and perfect for $3/kg and a giant 1kg matisia that tasted good and only had 1 fully formed seed.
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MaryT says...
Hey Mike what you described only happens in Cairns; I don't see any Thai mint growing in the cracks around here :) The summer is over in Sydney and it's raining. The temperatures' dropped overnight. You can still get a few mangoes, though not as cheap and I suspect not half as nice.
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Mary,I woke to continuing rain and a heavy fog/low cloud that has retreated upslope now.Even my ducks are sick of it.Day temps have cooled here also with the wet weather but it still is not falling below 24 at night and the humidity is high.And there goes another downpour,it is perfect for growing fungi on all surfaces including walls,fabric,plant roots and trees.
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David says...
Hi ,same in Brissie right now 80% humidity and 27 degrees, Mary same here also for mangoes only Keitt.
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Mike says...
David,now that I am a bagman I could hang on to the sam ru du seeds (or germinate them) until I get a few other seeds or plants to join them on a trip to Brisbane in a couple of weeks.Is it best to cut them open and only plant the good ones? Do you still have vacancies for new plants and seeds?
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Yes ,yes and yes, noticed you mentioned matisia a while back was it good. Germinate sounds good,temps here are now down to as low as 18 some nights ,might have to put the marang onto the small heat mat ive had for years. Is the Brissie trip business or pleasure.Might be able to meet up .
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Mike says...
It was actually the plants I was talking about going on the trip.All my trips this year will be to remote places in the northern half of Queensland,unless I go to SE Asia in December.
I only have one seeds of the giant fruited (1kg) matisia but I'll check out a few varieties in case the smaller types taste good.Bad ones are stringy,watery and taste of cooked pumpkin but good ones are like rockmelon with a hint of mango.I haven't been chasing seeds very hard but they keep 'falling into my lap' through friends and the markets.I could be getting a batch of seeds from NE Thailand soon and there could be some rarities amongst them.
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MaryT says...
Speaking of Keitt, David I did buy a 750 gm monster for $3 a couple of weeks ago. Sweet and juicy but I do miss the 'real' mango flavours of SE Asia. They're now selling something else at the supermarket. Ah Mike lucky you; sadly my exploration days are over.
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Mike says...
Mary I still have a couple of 3kg express bags hanging around making nuisances of themselves.While I'm likely to be busy late next week, I may be able to round up a few asian mangoes the following week.Mary,sorry to hear that health challenges are getting in the way of travelling.
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Mary i really enjoy the kwan mango, all fiished now, the perfume,of the flesh is overpowering sometimes. At 750 grams thats pretty big
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MaryT says...
Mike if I have to stay put I can think of worse places than Sydney; anyway I'm in remission (hurray), it's just fatigue (from treatment and other complications) and decrepitude of old age which happens to everyone. :)
I am philosophical. You know you won't ever run out of express bags if you keep sending them out. They always come back. :) In fact I know one that's coming your way. lol
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Mike sounds like the matisia tatse like the mammey sapote no connection is there.
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Mike says...
Every time I go into the garden a cloudburst chases me back inside.Matisia have juicier, slightly fibrous flesh more like that of a mango than the 'paste' of a mammey.They are likely to appeal to more people than mammeys.
Mary a lady I know is in a very similar position.From now on I had better use up the bags I already have.
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Mary I do understand where your coming from, i work in an industry with people like yourself, have clients ranging in age from 16 to 96, so as you can see i see people with all sorts of problems in there lives, wouldnt change it for quids, along the journey have met some truely outstanding people.
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MaryT says...
Thanks guys; growing edibles has been one of the most positive things - not just for eating, but watching things grow is unbelievably uplifting.
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BJ says...
I love watching the Mabolo emerge from its seed cap. Fascinating little thing! Lots of guavas are starting to come online around here and none are anywhere near the one you sent down Mike! Thanks again for sending everything down Mike. The Asian greens are appreciated and will get great use.
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MaryT says...
You are so lucky, BJ! I have only had the yellow cherry here but my strawberry guava is flowering. Is the nice 'pineapple guava' a feijoa?
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Mary, Mike's 'pineapple' guava is not a feijoa, but a yellow guava that tastes like pineapple candy. If the seedlings turn out like the parent i'll be very lucky indeed! I've had a non-stop supply of yellow cherry guava all spring-summer, but they are just not very good. Wife likes grazing on them, so the tree stays for a little longer... My Purple is producing for the first time, but am not hoping for much - i mostly like the pink flowers and purple leaves, if the fruit is eatable, then its a bonus. I put my strawberry guava in the mulch pile today.
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BJ no worries and there can be more in the future if you have room.I hope you get a good survival and germination rate.
I don't bother with my yellow cherry guava as the seeds are too hard and the taste is so inferior to that guava.In the mystery guava thread its difference from the regular P.guineense (not a feijoa) made it hard to identify,especially as it fruits continuously.If the cuttings strike I'll send you one because it needs to 'get out there'.
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Pity you did BJ, i can recall 25 years ago when living in Auckland NZ, after being transfered there for 5 yrs, met this lady who was a cousin in the family she owned a property south of Auckland , little place called Pukekohe,mainly grows potatoes ,leeks ,onions etc, she owned a beach property and on it were 3 very old strawberry guava trees. From the fruit of these trees was produced the most exquisit,light pink guava jelly,delicate in flavour and colour, and crystal clear. That memory really delights me every time i think of it ,she sadly has long since passed away but the memory lingers on, i can smell and taste it even now.
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MaryT says...
Hey yellow cherry guava tastes pretty good when they're all you have!! I don't even notice the seeds though they're there. Is the strawberry really so bad, BJ? I've waited so long for it to even flower.
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BJ says...
the fruit is quite okay, just not up there with the Mexican cream, China Pear or Mike's 'Pineapple Candy' guava. It bears far less than the yellow cherry, even though it flowered lots more. I have to be selective on my very small block.
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Mike says...
My neighbour has a big red cherry guava that is festooned with fruit right now.They are almost as large and tasty as the yellow cherry guava but the kids there don't eat many preferring to raid my brazil guava near the boundary.Brendan showed a picture of brazil guavas but his had white flesh,bigger seeds and hard skin but were still the same species.
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Mike, i cant come to call yours a Brazil Guava. I am used to hard skinned, seedy, barely edible ones - not tasty ones like yours.

My father had a red cherry guava 7ft tall and at least 15 wide. millions of fruit. Only eaten in winter due to fruit fly. Much more valued in winter when less fruit was around. Got chopped down to make room for less fruit fly prone planting.

Just had a light yellow guava from a tree down the street that drops loads on the road. White flesh, 4x size of yellow cherry, smaller than most pink tropical. quite subtle, nice, but very seedy. Would make a good juice.
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Mike says...
BJ Brazil guavas are the most widespread and genetically diverse guava species with varieties cultivated in the Carribean and Peru.I figure this pineapple one is a good cultivar rather than the wild type that seems to be the typical one here.The foliage and young fruit look the same.Could your yellow guava be a mexican cream? My first crop of those is just about to get ripe.
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BJ says...
I think the local one is a seedling/relative of Mexican Cream. It looks similar, and taste is similar but more subtle and seeds are hard and more numerous. Still, not too bad to pull a few free fruit off when I jog past. :) Gotta beat the fruit flies and bats to them though!
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MaryT says...
I love to 'glean' as well BJ; I know where I can get pink pepper corn, lemon myrtle leaves, Monstera deliciosa, all sorts of edible blossoms and herbs from the roadside as I go by :) In fact it was a massive Rosemary bush that was pulled out by the Church around the corner that forced me to take some of its cuttings and grow my own.
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Mike says...
I too have always been an urban forager getting boxes of mangoes from parks as well as santols,tamerinds,sometimes bamboo shoots and a few odds and ends. I also get loads of fish in my castnet from local intertidal creeks and muscrabs in pots as well.
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David says...
Same ,local loquats ,mangoes, custard apples, pawpaw
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MaryT says...
Gee guys I think I live in the wrong neighbourhood - though my neighbours who rely on me for their supply of herbs don't think so. :)
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David says...
Your providing a valuable community need , keeps people in touch with where real food comes from, good on you Mary
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Sometimes the starfruit tree in the back yard overbears, the neighbourhood benefits, likewise the next door neighbour has dwarf peach and nectarine and citrus, so at the right time of the year its swopsies.
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Mike says...
David I would like to swap but I just give it away.My friends and family seem to have this psychic vibe and always turn up when produce is ready for harvest and for that matter when I arrive home from fishing.
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Mike that sounds like it goes beyond psychic.
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MaryT says...
Hahaha; you'll find us at your doorstep too if we live within cooee, Mike. Free fruit and fish; who wouldn't come running? I met my friend/neighbour at the supermarket and she said "I need a bunch of mint but I'm not buying it 'cause I know you have plenty". I said, "do I?" - it seems others are watching my plants closer than I do. :)
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I'll be very thankful if someone can give me cuttings of Black Genoa fig. I would love to start growing this variety soon.

MaryT, I remember you offered me your fig cuttings after winter but I'm getting bit impatient, so checking if someone else can offer it now so that I can start growing it now.
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db, I'd wait until winter. That's when everyone gets out their pruners and offers up all the prunings as cuttings. At the fruit club there are usually 4 or 5 different types on the give away table at that time. Also, you wont get much growth before they shut down for winter anyhow and are no better off starting now.
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Oh ok, no worries BJ. I'll wait until winter is over then. Sorry but i dont know what fruit club u r talking abt, can u plz send me link? Thanks
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David says...
Mary there is an avenue of Tamarind trees in Mt Gravatt, southside Brissie, that the council planted some time agoill bet one of the workers was asian to influence there choice. During fruiting the trees are ransacked of there fruit, by those in the know.
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That's so cool, David; I love subversive gorilla plantings. lol If only there are more examples like that.
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There is Mary the same is repeated several places in Bribane that i know of, Tamarind seems to have been the tree of choice 15 to 20 yrs ago
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MaryT says...
Well, someone had great foresight. Now the public reaps the reward. Wish we have some tamarind trees. They're gigantic though, aren't they?
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David says...
Max height here is about 6mt, im sure they get bigger though, pretty when in flower.
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Mike says...
David the common/wild type gets as big as a mango tree in warm climates but the improved cultivars are usually less than 10m.Those with large pods and thick flesh don't seem to be around up here.I hope to get seeds of the sweet tamarind which has sweet dessert fruit, very soon.
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Mike all that rain must be doing your head in ,saw the road at Redlynch under water on the nine news tonight, looks like more to come up your way,hows the web feet going
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Mike says...
David the odd thing is that Kamerunga near Redlynch only had 15mm last night (but more in the catchment) compared to my 240mm.I am just wining because many of the tasks and chores I had hoped to complete on my week off were washed out.I would have been delighted with anything less than 500mm for the week but i'm sure it won't continue..There has been a run of years with higher than average rain and it is darn inconvenient.
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BJ says...
DB, this is the club http://stfc.org.au/about

Yes, there are lots of streets with tamarind. I can think of 5 with dozens each, one with near 100 (West End). Unfortunately, they are set upon by borers before i remember to check them.

David, you must be lucky to find good street mangoes. I know of plenty of park mangoes, but they are all pretty turpsy. Good for composting and getting the black soldier fly larvae working though.
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Mike says...
Most of the park mangoes are bowens here.I have a choice of around 20 trees in my local area and very few other people seem to get them.The street tamarinds just get ignored as do the S.jambos.
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BJ, you just might be right ,the mangoes are pretty good where i go but came across a lady who lives in West end,her father owned the property she now lives on and the original mango tree came from the Sarina area in the 1930s,as a seed brought back from a family holiday, the old lady describes the fruit as a bullock heart,which i had heard of before but never come across. Must say had the best bowen type flavour ive ever tasted,also hardly any fibre
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Nick says...
I get a seasonal bounty of figs, loquats, prickly pears, red strawberry guavas, feijoas, mulberries, lilly pillys and the occasional pigface fruit or leaf- not as good as your selections but still good for grazing while walking the dog :) Mike, I have some seedlings from a sweet tamarind I found in Thailand if youre keen?
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BJ, also you mentioned West End along Dornoch Tce there is a row of Tamarinds maybe 10 or 12 planted some 20 yrs maybe more ago.
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Mike , not far from where i live ther is a row of 4 custard apple trees planted, the are itsself was settled in the late 1880s i think i used to see one of the original family decendants back some 8 yrs ago he was in his late 80s then ,told me all the news of his parents who planted some of the original fruit trees in the area. The custard apples are a mixture of Af pride and pinks mammoth with some seedling trees also, good fruit if your there at the right time all the locals know of these trees.
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David says...
Nick that sound great
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Mike says...
David the history of custard apples in qld is long and very interesting when you read the old records(1880 to 1920ish) of fruit folk around Briz.They say where they were planted and what they were like.Weather and bats conspired against me and most of my unripe gefners are on the ground.I have a soft spot for pinks and the lessard sugar apples I had overseas.
Nick the sweet tamarind I'm talking about is from Chantarak in Isarn (NE) province and has huge pods,candy sweet luscious flesh and few seeds and the kids eat them like lollies.Did your one have any sourness at all?
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The family name is Stiller i think from memmory.There is a road named after them. I think of german decent.
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Mike can you explain to me why will only certain things grow in certain climates , is it all genetic and preprogrammed or is it,just adaptability of species to climate, eg mangosteen strickly tropical, hard to grow here.
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Nick says...
Every plants sap contains water, I think its the certain substances ie sugars in certain plants that raise or lower the freezing point of the sap, making a plant hardy or tender :)
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Cell wall thickness and other factors may also contribute possibly..
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David that is a triple bunger composite question that a physiologist,ecologist,geneticist and people in a dozen different fields could throw their 2 bobs worth in.Adaptability often refers individuals within a species rather than the species as a whole.Some plants specialise their physiologies and behaviour to get an edge over generalists in particular conditions.Genetic and phenotypic 'plasticity' varies alot between species and many climate specialists have little plasticity.Plants are genetically programmed to respond to particular temperature and daylength cues,seek particular pollinators etc.Cactus or arctic lupins would be outside their tolerances at my place and a guava or tomato could go ok through 40 degrees of latitude.Mangosteens are wet humid specialists with fungal resistance,stomata configuration and cuticle set up for that climate.And this could get long so I'll leave it there.
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David says...
Sounds like"what happens to classical Dorican Tablature when through the use of physcologcal phenomenon is reduced to a physical state" alla Monty Python.
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Was all that double talk me? All plants have a climatic envelope that they can operate in and they develop features to suit.They can be bred to increase cold tolerance and there will be physical traits that change over generations to allow it.I know that no plant on the planet would enjoy the deluge I have had in the last hour.
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A big thanks for all the info Mike, somehow i feel as though some long lost thought has just made room and given way to a greater understanding as to how this planet works and operates.
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It was a pretty clumsy explanation but most tropicals can go alright in the subtropics but most specialist equatorials have less trolerance of cold and low huimidity.Even in the tropics some equatorials struggle through the dry season.The californian and israeli dragonfuit like cosmic charlie and desert king were bred from central american stock in the last 20 years and now prefer a mediterranean climate.
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Hi all

Would anyone in Perth have some berry cuttings (raspberry/youngberry/silvanberry - any tasty berry really) that I can have? As i'm only new at gardening, i don't have anything interesting to swap. I've only got some mango seedlings but they don't look in the best of health. :( I also have some tiny surinam cherry (yes, i'm one of the few that likes them. :)seedlings.

or is this thread more for Eastside residents? if so, would some kind soul direct me to the Westside thread? i can't seem to find it... :D

thanks.
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Gday kim, I can send you some raspberry plants or possibly a thornless blackberry (if its ok to send them to WA)? What are surinam cherries like? :)
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Let me say, they are an acquired taste. They can be acidic, have a strong resinous flavour reminicent of petrol or turps lol, well, not really, but you'll know what I mean when you taste one. They're just starting to ripen up now and have to be left on the tree till they almost fall off to be at their most edible state. I don't mind one or two per day, but that's it.
The tree looks pretty at this time of year with dark green leaves and the fruit at different stages of ripening. You'll see all colours on the tree at the one time from green to yellow, orange, red dark red purple to almost black before it's ready to eat.
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Nick I would also say there is a tomato flavour going on but I would describe the resinous aftertaste differently from John MC.Rather than a hydrocarbon taste I would call it a metallic taint,and all that not necessarily in a bad way.It is not a flavour to immediately excite your palate but you get used to it and appreciate its complexity if you consume them over an extended period.
John, Lucy is coming over today and it is an opportunity to offload a range of plants that are not destined for my yard.
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Mary T,if you are still out there after that distasteful and unjustified serve from John, the parcel arrived so thank you.I have been through most of the put and the preserves and chutneys will be gladly consumed.
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Hi Nick

Thanks so much for the kind offer, sadly i don't think you can send plants to WA at all. :( Hopefully someone local can give me some cuttings. :D

Surinam cherries are quite nice tasting to me, but like John Mc said, they are an acquired taste. I loved them at first bite, but everyone else in my family thinks they're "gross". hihihi

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Mike says...
Jujube, thanks very much for your prezzies.I didn't realise how much was there until I went through it.
Just in case ID's were not on some specimens the names you may be looking for are Carica monoica,governors plum,canna arrowroot,red sugar apple,malaysian ginger,Curcuma xanthorhiza,atemoya x sugar apple, and aussie red paw paw.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

Many thanks for your nice words. You deserve every bit of those.

Thank you very much for the very yummy fruits to eat, many valuable plants and fruits to bring home and a huge nice fish too. Soon, I am going to deep fry the fish fillets and serve on a bed of grated green hog plums and top up with sweet and sour sauce.

You are very generous as always. Next time, I think I will bring a truck ;-) because this time, I had to re-arrange the plants to fit all in the car boot.

The plants are now home in great conditions. I will re-pot them tomorrow.

We were at the Feast of Sense market today, huge display but not much fruits for sale except a bit of rambutants and pomelos, free tasting of abiu, persimmons, rambutants, papaya, langsat/duku, bread fruits, bananas. As I said your fruit tasting has more varieties. We hang around for one hour then left. There are lots of tropical fruit trees including red Boneo durian 2 year old seedlings ranging from $50 to $70 from a lady in Japoonvale that I have been to her farm once. I forgot to take photo of the labels.
Anyway, I took some photos of the display table

Do you know the name of the yellow fruit in the middle of pic 2?
2 green fruits in the pic 3?
the bunch of dark fruit near the top left corner?
BTW, some Thai salaks are there. I did ask to buy some they said for display only.

Anway I had a good trip and learned a lot from you and the market.
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Jujube it was a pleasure to see you and Ian as always and hope some plants were of value to you.The fish is a small mouth nannygai (Lutjanus malabaricus) and we ate one yesterday as I was cooking all afternoon.
The pictures show a rather modest assortment of fruit and that pale ribbed one central in pic 2 defies my ability to identify it.The snakefruit in pic 3 is Salacca wallichiana but unforunately it is the rakum form rather than the delectable sumalee or noen wong.
Take care and I'm glad you made it home fine.
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Let me take that back about what I said of my Pitanga fruit. Today they were very very nice, huge and juicy, with very little astringency, I was very surprised, it must be the large amount of rainfall that sweetend them up. I had 6 of them no trouble at all. They're not ready if you have to pull them off the tree, they have to almost fall off.
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BJ says...
Jujube, the green thing is Kola Nut. I wonder what the purple eggplant looking ones between the akee and achachairu are?
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trikus says...
Purple oblong fruit is Safu Dacryodes edulis , ribbed yellow/red fruit is Garcinia cambogia .. and large orange fruit was Matisia , Quararibea cordata .

Sorry could not sell anything , otherwise the table would have been empty before midday . If you were really keen , you should have waited till 3.00 for auction of fruits .
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Thanks Trikus. The Safou sounds interesting. Had heard about the butterfruit before but hadnt paid much attention. Do you know if anyone is selling seeds or seedlings of it and G. cambogia?
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Mike says...
CF fruit tasting in Cairns and trees taken from Cairns to Townville were the main activities.Townville is not in Victoria but 350km south of Cairns, so I'm surprised you have never heard of it 'dude'.Citrus trees and fruit can be freely moved between these north queensland cities.Moving trees or even fruit between 2 NQ locations will have no influence on Victorian FF.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Thanks Mike, BJ and Trikus.

We wanted to hang around until the end with the hope of buying some Thai salaks and interesting fruits but were told that they would bring fruits home, no sale because they were going to have more display to go to.

I personally think that there should be more fruit stalls with varieties of tropical fruits for sale because you test one fruit and you decide that you like it very much then you can't find it
except going back to get more samples.
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wOULD BE GREAT TO BE ABLE TO BUY RARE FRUITS , BUT,UM, WELL THEY ARE RARE .
And cyclones stuff up bearing for ages .. this poor display was thanks to Yasi even after a year . Last year many items were needed for another display the next day , this year it was not the case . No idea where any of the ones you are interested would be available .., and they most certainly would not grow in Melbourne long term . I listed the Salaca on ebay a few months ago , not a bid after 30 days .. so gave them away to local mates .
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trikus, is the green wrinkly one nam nam (Cynometra)? I see that the bali salak is a gondok variety.The matissia seem to have quite thick flesh.
I think people don't know salak very well, especially thai salak and that's why they don't buy them.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Thanks Trikus for the explanation. I understand now.
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trikus says...
green wrinkly thing would be Lakoocha
other Salaca is sumutrana a very rare sp. Alan Carle bought down .. seeds I got from last years display have sprouted well .
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Mike says...
trikus,I thought sumatrana was a variety of Salacca zalacca.Do they taste good? Well there you go.I know there are moves afoot to break up S.wallichiana.I plan to soon have S.z.amboina gula pasir and more S.wallichiana sala.I will be sharing unusual or good stuff with Trina more in the future should you wish to get a few seeds or plants at times.
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great thanks Mike
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Mike says...
trikus, I enjoy growing things but give most away.A couple of weeks ago I passed a batch to Peter.If next time I'll say pass some seeds or plants on to trikus.Will they know who I am talking about? Maybe just say you were talking to Mike T in Cairns.My stocks are a bit low right now but not for long.
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Thanks a lot Mike , I am treasurer of local Rare Fruits Australia and Trina is sec. she shares things with me often .. Peter S knows me , and should now know my forum alterego .
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John Mc says...
Mike, do you know what these seedlings are? by any chance?
I'm hoping it was seed you sent but unfortunately I didn't label them.
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Nick says...
I finally got a box to post your plants in John, apart from the snake fruit and tamarind seedlings, is there anything else youre looking for?
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John Mc says...
No that's great Nick, thank you very much, you've picked probably the only two fruits I don't have. I'm hoping I can get my large polytunnel built before my little one gets overcrowded.
Your Cocona arrived OK?
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Mike says...
John the seedlings don't ring immediate bells but I didn't grow all the seeds I sent but though I knew what the seedlings of all looked like.They are a bit like ackee but too heavy set and too old.I can't remember all the seeds sent to do a mental elimination to see if they came from me.Do you have an idea of how long you have had them them John?I bet BJ is a whizz at identifying seedlings.
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The cocona arrived very healthy and it's now in my greenhouse, I'm gonna keep it in there until spring when it's large enough to plant outside.
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Mike I'm another one who didn't label something and now I can't id it - can you ?(I know you sent it).
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BJ says...
Mary, those are Papaya. Thier first leaves are rounded, then they start to turn more papaya leaf shaped as they get older.

John, I have a hunch what yours is, but will have to check mine later to check that Im not way off.

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MaryT says...
Thanks, BJ; yes, Mike sent me some super bisexuals and I have three seedlings up! Yay And a little bird (or maybe it was a big buffalo) told me that John's seedling may be a santol.
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Dory says...
I have some pepino cuttings and will have some atherton raspberry in a few months (I think they are supposed to be planted in winter).
I believe I can safely send to QLD, NSW and VIC. Happy to swap for some other edibles, good for subtropical Brisbane.
Please email redoliveberry@gmail.com if interested.
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Nick says...
I'd love an atheron raspberry! Is there anything in particular you're searching for? :)
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Mike says...
Nick, I've eaten those raspberries along rainforest tracks all my life from Paluma to Windsor Tableland.They are not something people would normally grow for the fruit.In fact when they form mixed thorny thickets with R.mollucensis it is the latter that is picked first in spite of hair through the berry.
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I'd love to try growing tamarind. I do like billberries, but don't think they will do any good in Brisbane. Has anybody tried growing them in subtropics?
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Mike, do you hava any of the R.mollucensis by any chance? I never tried them. My child seems to like the atherton better than heritage raspberry, which he refused :-)
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Mike says...
Dory, no I don't think anyone would grow them on purpose as they are a giant thorny bramble that colonises disturbed areas of lowland to mid-altiude rainforest.The atherton raspberries are mostly roadside along rainforest tracks.Maybe the cultivated atherton raspberries are better than the wild ones.
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Nick says...
Would you like a Rubus parvifolius cutting when mine are a bit older?
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Dory says...
Yes Nick, I would try it. I suppose we need to wait for winter before digging up raspberries? Or does this only apply to the european ones?
I noticed earlier you were after a jaboticaba. Did you get one? I have a tree which has not fruited yet, but a cutting might work?
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Nick says...
If you were to take tip cuttings of raspberries (if they work??) now would be good otherwise I reckon winter would be a good time for dividing up the plants. I've only been able to find a $50 dollar rip-off jaboticaba at lavo market so a cutting would be great, there's only one way to find out! :)
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Hi Nick

Check out the pics of jaboticaba fruits below - apparently grown from a cutting!!

http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/forum/58740.html

I also have some new jabos so can spare some cuttings once they are a bit more established...
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Dory says...
Nick, need your postal address please, my email address in previous post.
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I've just sent you an email Dory :)
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Mike says...
I went to Rusty's market today and there was less variety of fruit and veg than usual.Small keitt mangoes were $1.50 to 1.99kg,brooks around $2.50kg and sam ru du/chocadam $5-kg,mangosteen $5 to $10kg and durian $10 to $15kg.Durians were not the best types and I refuse to pay over $50- for a piece of fruit.I got a few burmese grapes (mafai) BJ and maybe I should plant the seeds which have short viability.Oh yeah rambutans ($4ish/kg) and longans ($3.50ish/kg) are nearly finished.
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Dory, I could get you a few canes from a neighbour. I had mine growing in a pot, but scale and wooly aphid drove me nuts. I ended up throwing out R. molucanus, parvifolious, rosifolious and another prostrate Taiwanese raspberry. I still have a few runners of the prostrate native one with the purple flowers.
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BJ says...
Yes Mike, stick those seeds in some soil! I'd love a few seedlings. The weather here will be hitting sub 15c soon, so not the best for new seedlings from the tropics :(
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Ok BJ I'll do it tonight.They are very sweet white skinned ones.I'll plant some governors plums at the same time.
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Mike there are none of those fruits you saw at the market in our shops here anymore. Such a long wait before we see them again. Sigh. Though we'll see some of them imported during the Northern hemisphere summer.
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I concur BJ,saw the longrange weather forecast today ,overnight mins next week getting down to poss 13c. Got the warming mat out to continue hatching the marangs not many come through yet and would you believe it only 2 days on the mat and 1 little head thru. So certainly more heat needed to germinate
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BJ says...
Thanks Mike, that's fantastic!
David, the short term forecast doesnt look great, with a quick drop in temps, but long range it looks good for we zone pushers. Supposedly much warmer than average min temps through the winter should see most things get through the cold season well.
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Burmese grapes are now planted.I put a few seeds in a couple of day after I mailed some away.The few ackee I planted are 12cm and leafy,marangs are only just coming up,the two remaining red sugar apples are 10cm and no rollinias have come up.After the last 100mm to Monday morning it cleared,got sunny and the humidity dropped here also.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Mike is right, I bought a durian last Sunday at Rusty market and half of the segments were crunchy so it was a waste of money. I learn something every day.
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MaryT says...
Umm they gave me a new id number and asked me for my edibles; I don't think I have the energy to start all over again.
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David says...
Hope you had a good week mike, chuckled at the Shackleton reference.
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Mary I just put my old ID number in as my password and it worked.It could take a while if you had to list all your old and new plants.It pays to be lazy in the first place like me.
David 3 sam ru dus are coming up and I'll plant 3 new ones for jujube.I ate one sam ru du with a brooks and a keitt.It is the opposite of wine where you drink the bad one last.You would spit out the brooks in horror if it followed the sam ru du.
People get carried away with 'cool' weather.A lady came in to work rugged up saying it was only 21c at her place and she looked like Edmund Hillary on the south face.
Jujube never get a durian that doesn't have a good aroma and hollow sound when you tap it.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Mike, Thank you very much for planting the sam ru du seeds and also advice on durian, much appreciated. I will remember next time.
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Dory says...
BJ, thank you, what would you like in exchange?
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Does anyone have some cape goosberries?
I tried growing them from seeds once, they started nicely (in pots) and then something ate them.
Before they were eaten the leaves were light green with tiny white spots, is that normal?
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Mike says...
Oh yeah jujube that reminds me.I was in ecomart on my way home getting potting mix and leafed through a book, 'Tropical Cuisine Clare's Kitchen'. The shop owner said the local author would like to chat to me about local herbs and fruit and how to use them.Now that is a book you should have had published and everywhere.She sure would have benefitted from your input,maybe Mary's and a thai person as well.I have her e-mail address but won't contact her.
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the hints and encouragement. I am very much appreciated.
My English teacher emailed me last week said exactly the same thing and I have just started to change the format of the book which I was almost there and hopefully I will be able to publish the cook book soon.
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David says...
Thanks Mike, am moving the seeds to a slightly warmer spot, hopefully they will germinate faster.
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MaryT says...
Mike this thread is getting so long that I'd missed reading your post re the parcel while I was off the site for a few days. I've caught up on this thread but there may be others that I'd missed. Good to know you have received it.
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Mike says...
Today I was strolling by a big Asian shop in town at lunchtime and found myself in there looking at their new seeds assortment.Peacock brand seeds with chinese greens written in English and the rest in Chinese and maybe korean caught my eye.I don't need more seeds but I bought a packet of a good bok choi variety,a gaint tatsoi/misome green and a strange brocoli/spinach climbing green thing with big seeds.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Peacock seeds, any info on the Australian distributor on the pkt Mike?? I saw them years ago in Vic, but not recently.
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j.e.,no there is nothing like that and it appears that the shop imported them directly.They are big red and white packets in several styles with more seeds in than other chinese types and more diagrams and calendars on the back.
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MaryT says...
Sound exciting, Mike. You get all the good stuff in Cairns. Wish I was there to read the Chinese seed packets.
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Mike says...
Mary the writing is in very complex squiggles,christmas trees,stars and dashes and could be korean for all I know.I can plant what I want and send the packets with leftover seeds to you if you have room.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
It's not too hard to work out if it's Chinese, Japanese or Korean writing. Not much else looks like Korean, Chinese has a lot more complicated characters than Japanese, which usually has less strokes per character
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BJ says...
Sounds like ancient Egyptian
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Mike says...
JF I am now leaning towards japanese.BJ are you still after Asian greens including the seeds of them?
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MaryT says...
I have to do another cull before I have room for more plants, Mike, though seedlings don't take up much room. Trouble is, they GROW. :)
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Mike says...
Like the call of the siren the asian shop seeds once again lured me at lunchtime.I only got a wrinkly pak choi,climbing watercress looking thing and something called broad leafed leek but looks more like a fat garlic chive.The shop owner said they are japanese with one seed company specialising in chinese greens and another type that also had vietnamese writing imported via galaxy imports in cabramatta.
Mary, cull with an iron fist and when in doubt chop it out.I am having a hackathon and making room for the new.
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MaryT says...
Mike I would think you can set up a seed shop yourself - what are you doing? But 'fat garlic chive sounds good :) Things don't jump up and be hacked around here; it's harder to give them the chop but I'll try.
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BJ says...
Mike, yes we are always after good asian greens. I too have to be fairly brutal in a very small yard - tomatoes and 'gym sock' papaya are among my biggest weeds. I can see I'll have to keep on top of the crunchy eggplant you sent too Mike, as they germinate at 100% and grow quickly - do they ever get fruit flies in them?
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Nick says...
Hi Mike, what kind of fruit seeds do yu have at the moment? :)
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Mike says...
Nick I'm loaded with vegie seeds but a little light on fruit tree seeds at the moment.I have luang durian,duku-langsat,rollinia mucosa,sam ru du mango,governors plum,extra strong kaffir,ultra dwarf hog plum, 2 types red bisex paw paw and 1 E4 abiu seed.Just sprouted are ackee,3 types marang and red sugar apple.Under my jaboticaba and miracle fruit trees there are 100's of seeds but I don't know if they are good.
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Nick says...
I might wait until spring for any tropical seeds actually, the sun has dipped plenty to the north and the a nearby jacaranda shades the usually sunny side of the greenhouse for most of the morning (at least until the jacaranda loses its leaves...). That'll give me a good few months to find something decent to send you!
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Mike says...
Jujube,do the words 'He dai.Pham chattot.Thau hoach cao.' mean anything without all the dashes above the letters? de trong is the seed brand.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

Hẹ di means long chive
Phẩm chất tốt means good quality
Thu hoạch cao means highly productive
dễ trồng means easy to grow

Sound good.
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Mike says...
Lucy you should have been a professional seed packet language translator.The picture is of chives but the english on the front says chinese broad leek.So 'Cai trang lun' means chinese pak choi.
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jakfruitetiquette says...
Mike,what is the origin of the extra strong kaffir? How big are the fruit?
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Mike says...
jf I just got many types from markets,off trees of friends and all over really and selected an exceptional one for a seedling.Maybe it is my imagination as well but fruit seem larger,juicier and stronger.Jujube tried a couple when they were nearly done and no big ones were left but maybe she can comment on if she thought they were different from the standard.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
I love Kaffir lime from Mike so much because those are very juicy, beautiful fragrant and absolutely adorable so I planted some seeds straight away because I want to grow this fruit badly. the shop bought fruit hardly has any juice I found.

BTW Mike Cải Trắng ln means dwarf pak choi
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amanda says...
Bunnings has a great selection of asian greens...in the larger punnets. I have developed and addiction to Gai Lan and the Japanese spinach.. :)

(I collect n save the seed from them...so only need to buy them once)
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MaryT says...
Amanda I grew some beautiful gai lan once but they attracted so many white moths/butterflies that I gave up in the end. Then the moths disappeared (how do they KNOW?)
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Mike says...
BJ that crunchy eggplants don't get fruitfly and are good for soups,stir fries and are a standard ingredient in asian cooking.The plants are highly productive and live for several years.
Amanda I also keep the seeds from the vegies I like and don't need to keep getting extra.The summer vegies like snake beans,gourds,sweet potato this year and are few other are over.Every winter my standard vegies are tatsoi/misome,pak choi,bok choi,snow peas,radish,tomatoes,shallots,spring onions,corn,cucumber and lettuce.I also get about 10 new types each season to see how they go.
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MaryT says...
Hi Mike, you gave me an eggplant once (a small yellow one) and I planted the seeds but nothing. We (Chinese) don't use eggplant as often as the Thai. I love it but tend to like it softer than crunchy. Fantastic selection you have there!
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Mary I have 3 fairly similar thai/viet/malaysian types and that one was the same type that BJ had a high germination rate with.I don't like the soft,large and European eggplant types.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
I love Asian eggplants quartered then marinate with a bit of salt and crushed garlic, chili, glad wrap for half of a day and eat as side dish. YUMMY.
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MaryT says...
Yes! Jujube - I love it pickled too though my friends think it strange that we pickle without vinegar yet it tastes like it has vinegar in it. I think the liquid drawn by the salt sours into vinegar on resting. Cucumber is good like that too. Thanks for reminding me of that, Jujube. Must make some today!!
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David says...
Just went and checked the seeds Mike, all but 1 of the ackee came up same for the Marang, no sign of the rollinia yet, although red sugar apple thru, no sign either yet of Santol. Chemradeks and Amber Jackfruit are plowing along. Off to Tassie this coming Saturday 14th back in 2 weeks , 27th.
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Mike says...
Sounds good David.My marang,red sugar apple and ackee have been up for a while and the rollinia are just emerging but no santols have come up.I found another very nice rollinia m. so I have extra seeds now.
I hope you and the gang have a good frolic in Tassie and soak up some of that lovely cool weather.
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David says...
Hang on to that rollinia seed Mike, ive aranged for someone to come in and water the seeds while away ,dont want the little babies to die on me. Cool weather ,its what my wife is looking forward to, me im feeling the pinch now, here in brissie.Better half has a brother in Tassie an academic(read proffesor), nice bloke though.Ive noticed the Brooks mangoes are slowly softening, might have to pick before we go, noticed also the paper bags surrounding the mangoes have been slashed by something with claws, not sure what, mabolos now 3/4 size, look good hanging on the tree, no other fruit coming on a slow time of the year down here, carambolas nearly finished also, fruit fly have had a wonderful time on them this year ,tree is to tall will lop back when i get back.
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MaryT says...
Mike, your Ultra Dwarf Hog Plum is definitely "good for pot". It's thundering outside but I think this little fellow will survive the storm.
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Mike says...
It is a bit of a rarity and can flower/fruit at only 30cm tall and within their 1st year.I have a few more seedling popping up and the mother tree fruits and flowers continually.
I am low on fruit in the garden with the last of the avos,first mandarins,odd paw paw,a few bananas and occasional guava,sapodilla and abiu being about it.
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It is a bit of a rarity and can flower/fruit at only 30cm tall and within their 1st year.I have a few more seedling popping up and the mother tree fruits and flowers continually.
I am low on fruit in the garden with the last of the avos,first mandarins,odd paw paw,a few bananas and occasional guava,sapodilla and abiu being about it.
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MaryT says...
I am very fond of this tree, thanks, Mike. What does the fruit taste like? Do you have its Latin name?
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John Mc says...
Yes Mike sent me one as well and doing great. I've have the (not ultra)dwarf Ambarella for around two years now and has fruited for the second Year. I'm yet to try the fruit because the first years fruiting didn't hold on over winter. Might be one for the poly tunnel.
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Mike says...
It is Spondias dulcis and is also called ambarella.They get about 25m tall in the regular variety and are closely related to mangoes.The taste of ripe fruit is a bit like a resinous mango and quite reasonable in quality.In SE Asia they are eaten green in a variety of ways.The ultras differ from most dwarfs being a little shorter,more heavily branched and fruiting over a prolonged period rather than in a short season.They do alright in mid california so should be ok in NSW.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Mike. It is an attractive tree; looking like a bonsai at the moment, being so small yet tree like already. It's pouring outside with thunder and lightning.
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VF says...
How tall do the dwarf and ultra-dwarf varieties get respectively? I have been contemplating getting an Ambarella, but the size has been off-putting. Is there a difference between the fruit size and quality? Are the dwarves deciduous too? (Sorry for all the Q's)
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Mike says...
VF in the tropics the regular ones would be 25m,dwarfs around 3m and ultras a feather over 2m.These sizes diminish in drier and cooler climates especially for the standard type.The dwarfs are not deciduous in Cairns but I don't know if they are elsewhere.
Mary the seedlings vary a bit and I gave most away.One flowered at 10cm and only a few months old and one was a mass of fine branches.
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I guess siblings all have their own looks, Mike. They must have a great gene pool. How interesting. When do they get to their full height?
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John Mc says...
My dwarf is around 1.5m, is multi branched with fruit at different stages of development. The largest fruit at this stage is around marble size, other branches have fruit the size of peas while other branches are still flowering. It's in a 25lit bonzai bag.
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Mary my one is maybe 6 years old almost 2m high and 2.5m wide with maybe 150 fruit on.It seems to be just getting thicker,wider and more branched now.The source was a shifty character who claimed to have the only ultra tree in the country.I acquired 2 fruit.The ripe fruit are around 45g to 90g and taste the same as the standard.I saw fruits at rusty's that must have been from a standard that were about 150g but 75g would be the usual sized fruit on a standard.
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MaryT says...
2.5m wide is a bit of a worry here, Mike. Hope mine's not as 'fat'; anyway it will be smaller being in a pot.
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Mike says...
Mine is in full tropical sun,has the finest fertliser and mulch and is living the high life.It will never get that size at your place and is likely to be way smaller.Did I send only one? I have send something to phil,jantina and BJ soon so if you want another after that I have a couple looking for a home.
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MaryT says...
Yes, it's just the one. I'm sure you'll have takers but I'm happy to raise another. I sent you a couple of emails last week probably after you left work re other plants but nothing special.
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Dory says...
Mike, can I have one of your ambarella too please?

Does anyone know of a fruit tree called an elaeagnus multiflora
(japanese gumi)?
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BJ says...
Yes. Supposed to be nice. JAC is selling them on eBay now. I have the Taiwanese one (oldhamii) growing well in my yard. lots of flowers, no fruit. If nothing sets by end of this season It will be donated to other gardeners or mulched.

I've seen a few nice Ceylon olives (cerratus) around and the So-shang (latifolia) is supposedly larger and better tasting than the rest.
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John Mc says...
I have Elaeagnus ebbingei. It puts out plenty of flowers but never any fruit.
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Violet Cactus says...
I have that plant too, John Mc. Mine never fruits either.
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John Mc says...
It was covered in flowers only a couple of weeks ago, not a single fruit. Are they dioecious?
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Speedy says...
John Mc, that looks a bit like E.pungens , one of the parent species of E.ebbingei , the other being E.macrophylla.

It should fruit if there is another clone in the vicinity.
the most common E.ebbingei cvs. available are 'Limelight' (yellow splash in middle of the leaf) and 'Gilt Edge' (yellow edge of leaf).

My E.ebbingei limelight has spouted a few branches that have green leaves.

Last year I bought a E.macrophylla that had fruit on it (after closer inspection when I got home).

The nursery also had E.ebbingei (no fruit) and E.multiflora (loaded with flowers of which many/most set fruit after i got it home).

BJ, don't chop it out yet.
I'd like some cuttings of it if thats ok...and any of the other species you mentioned. :-)

Dory, I got my Elaeagnus multiflora from Hartley Vale Nursery (between Blackheath and Lithgow)
I'll be over there again on the weekend, so I'll check to see if he has any left.
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John Mc says...
Thanks Speedy, it wouldn't surprise me. Would E. ebbingei "limelight" be a suitable pollinator? I have access to a sizable plant if I need it.
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Mike says...
Dory,my inspection revealed there is one healthy UD ambarella left that is not spoken for yet.I could probably send it in the next couple of weeks.I could scratch around the garden so it doesn't have to travel alone.Are you after anything else?
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Speedy says...
re. Elaeagnus spp....
John Mc,
Limelight may do the trick.
one way to find out for sure I guess is to plant one near your existing plant.
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John Mc says...
I've got no idea what they taste like so I'm going by BJ's hearsay. I'll go and pick up the "limelight" this arvo. It's a nice mature plant and has probably already flowered. I'll let you know if it works.
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Dory says...
Mike, thank you. I am after anything edible that grows and produces in Brisbane. I still have a little space left in the garden. What would you like?
I still have some strawberries and pepinos. I can of course just pay for the plants.
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Mike says...
Dory the only thing I need is your address or e-mail ady.I lucky dip of small herbs,vegies and the hog plum (ambarella) sounds like the wayt to go.I'll send it early next week all going well.
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Mike says...
Phil,Jantina parcels are in the mail and ETA is Wednesday.Phil I had planned to also have taros,xanthosoma,amber jackfruit,jicama pods,various herb cuttings but they couldn't be squeezed under the limit.You may need ICU ready to roll for the pepper.Jantina I ate all the yellow fleshed sweet potato so those ones are white and purple skinned with purple flesh.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Thanks again Mike - I owe you man.. if ever you need something, which sounds unlikely
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Mike says...
No worries Phil, I hope there are a few things of interest.One of these days I might send a few plants and seeds that had to sit this trip out.
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Dory says...
Hi Mike, my email address: redoliveberry@gmail.com
I will give you all the details via email. I still don't know what you would like?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Mike your well packed parcel arrived today and like, wow - I've never seen so many species tumble out of a package before. Luckily I have two days off midweek to get everything in the ground or potted up. You're a diamond mate, and I'm very grateful. Your garden must be quite a sight, thanks so much. Phil.
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Mike says...
Phil my pleasure and that was fast.I was more focussed on the seedlings and seeds that sat the trip out because the parcel was 499g.I hope I labelled stuff well enough and there is no confusion about identities.The pepper might need attention first.
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Dory says...
I will be dividing some lotus plants in the near future. Lotus tubers anyone? Flowers are pink.
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WWJ says...
Hi Dory,

Is the lotus edible? I would love some tubers, please.
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Dory says...
All parts of the lotus plant are edible. Seeds are roasted and eaten as nuts, tubers are used in stir-fries and asian curries. Leaves are used to wrap things up in.
WWJ, please email me with your address, my email in an earlier post.
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Ellen says...
too bad i am so far away from you Dory, other wise I might begs for some of that lotus tubers, LOL

don't forget, the neck of the lotus leaves and flowers can be use for pickled salad, and the lotus flowers itself can also be use as a tea (very soothing for easy sleep
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Ellen says...
too bad i am so far away from you Dory, other wise I might begs for some of that lotus tubers, LOL

don't forget, the neck of the lotus leaves and flowers can be use for pickled salad, and the lotus flowers itself can also be use as a tea (very soothing for easy sleep
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Ellen says...
too bad i am so far away from you Dory, other wise I might begs for some of that lotus tubers, LOL

don't forget, the neck of the lotus leaves and flowers can be use for pickled salad, and the lotus flowers itself can also be use as a tea (very soothing for easy sleep
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MaryT says...
Dory that's kind of you to offer lotus tubers; they're delicious. In fact I adore every part of that plant. Wish I have a pond. Would it grow in a pot?
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Dory says...
My lotuses grow in large pots. I've had them in these pots for 4 years - grown from seeds. I decided to move my lotus to a different pot - large bowl shaped one, and place it on the deck.
They look much better than this in summer, now they are going into dormancy. In winter there are no leaves at all. They need a lot of sun and warmth.
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Dory says...
Ellen, I can send plant stuff to NSW, Vic and Qld, these states don't have quarantine restrictions. Would you swap for a yacon tuber?
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Speedy says...
August/September is usually the best tome to propagate lotus rhizomes, just as theyre about to come out fo dormancy, so it can grow away from (faster than) any rot that may get to it due to damage/ open cuts.
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MaryT says...
Dory your lotus look lovely in their pots. I do remember seeing them in pots in Bali as well. Sydney maybe a bit too cool for them and I worry about mosquitoes ...
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mary T,

Melbourne is much colder and mine flowers every year.

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MaryT says...
Thanks, Jujube; that's good to know. Do you get a harvest?
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Yes, every two years you have to tip the whole thing out and remove at least 1/4 otherwise the roots will get rotten because the shots go around the circle and climbing on top of each other and the bottom bits get rotten. To control mozzie I have some tiny mozzie fish in the pond.
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MaryT says...
Yikes I think I'll pass :) Jujube - sound like a messy job - how do you locate the fish when you need to tip it out? I like the sound of mozzie fish though - may investigate further. Mike gave me some paddy field herb (I LOVE it) and some water celery so maybe I should have a 'pond'.
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Mike says...
Mary I use mosquito fish and guppies from a local creek and they are very closely related.Maybe a little pond,pineapple guava in a pot and a few chinese vegies could be nice finishing touches on your 'spread'.Sydney is fine for lotus but the edible tuber and 'peanut' seed head varieties are bigger than the dwarf flowering types.A very generous forum member passed good seeds to me and I could toss some in the next bag that comes your way.It will be good plants and seeds next time.
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Mike says...
Dory if your out there it is almost ready to roll with just live plants to be packed, ETA Tuesday/Wdnesday.Have plant ICU ready so there are no casualties.
BJ if you're listening in,the burmese grapes,rollinia mucosa,sam ru du and matisia are sprouting.
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MaryT says...
Thanks you so much, Mike; I look forward to it. Do the fish need to be fed and cared for?
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Mike says...
Just give me a week or two to try to get the guavas going, and I'll hurry them along.My fish don't get fed but in a small tub maybe they do.They help fertlise water plants and keep the algae off.
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MaryT says...
No hurry, Mike. You know I have plenty to play with. :) It's nice that things are slowing down here.
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Mike says...
It is 22/23 to 29/30 and mostly sunny here for a while so it is better for plants.It might be too hot for the little vegies that are popping up.Were ther a few plants like the Carica monoica that didn't survive?
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mary T,

Actually you don't have to tip the pond out. I fill the pond up with water and using the net to chase the fish and get them all to a bucket then using a shape knife I cut 1/4 just like cutting a cake and using hands to remove that block for eating then remove dead leaves and stem and fill up with water and adding the fish.
Mozzie fish most of the time appear near the surface water.
You can grow water chestnut, rice paddy herb and water celery in the same bucket with some fish, I dont feed my fish. They help themselves with water insect ie larva from mozzies.
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John Mc says...
I grow my water chestnuts in a 500mm black plastic garden pot. You can get them without the holes. It's too late to take a pic now. One or two nuts planted in spring will end up filling the pot by Autumn.
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MaryT says...
Water chestnuts sounds great, John Mc. So do you put soil in the pond and plant them in it or do you sit a pot inside the pond?
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Hi Mary T,
I just fill up the pond with soil without using pots.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Jujube. Looks like I'll be haunting the tip for a suitable receptacle...
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John Mc says...
MaryT, I have had your Dragon fruit packed in a box for over a week sitting in the car, but everytime while driving around at work I remember I don't have your address to send them off to you. I'll throw them out and replace them with fresher ones.
Would you mind sending me your address again so I can put it in my diary with my other contacts? I'll get them away on Monday. I don't know if the Chinese water chestnuts would be right to send at this point, they haven't died down yet. I'll have a closer look anyway.
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MaryT says...
Thanks John Mc - P O box 863 Neutral Bay 2089 - I would appreciate some planting advice, thank you.
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Mike says...
It must be karma but when I send a package not long afterwards good seeds and plants always seem to fall into my lap unexpectedly.I think to myself I should have had these yesterday or last week and I could have sent some off.
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Dory says...
I did some more research on the lotus plants, and - you are right - I should wait until they are dormant before I tip them out. I will send them to all who want them around August. I have some little fish in the pots, no idea what they are. I brought some home from a nearby lagoon, so I think they are native. Little brown ones. They live and multiply happily .
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Mike says...
Hey Dory, has the eagle landed?
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Dory says...
Mike, it landed with a lot of goodies on board! Thank you so much :-) All planted today in pots and in the ground.
I hope I identified all the plants correctly, there are some I have not heard of before. I still feel bad about not sending anything in exchange though...
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Mike says...
Don't worry Dory just be generous with others on the forum.I did stuff a few plants that could be confused in together. The WI arrowroot does have arrows on the roots,cardemom has a spicy aroma when you scratch it,krachai is the ginger with reddish at the base.All the seeds are from plants that should be alright for Brisbane.Oh yeah the waterlilies are miniature asian ones with brilliant flowers.
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David says...
Mike thought id let you know since coming back from hols the seeds have shot away nicely must be all the rain weve had, got a nice supprise in a bunch of jackfruit seeds you sent a santol has popped up to my delight.Thanks again, good to be home, just picked the last Brooks mango.
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Mike T says...
David seedlings are thriving and all the burmese grapes are coming up and even some matisia.I planted quite a few rambais today.The Brooks mangoes are still in the markets here.
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David says...
Hi Mike , im open to offers, the sam ru du mangoes seem to come in pairs which one do i keep, 2 shoots have appeared. Good to talk again.
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David it is good to know that you survived your Tasmanian odyssey.I also have returned to the scene of the crime.I have some volunteers for a southern trip and some plants must go to briz,sydney and an hour north and you won't be forgotten.As I said before your trek I have some seeds and seedlings that are looking for a home.They will go in the next fortnight I just have to overcome some inertia.
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David says...
Thanks Mike ,been having trouble getting back onto the forum,hope this works. David
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Hurray thanks Correy
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amanda says...
Mike, I realise you have professional access to stuff...but - it's actually quite mind blowing what u have there?! I always loved the Cairns Botanic garden...I guess u donate things to them too?

I am always so impressed by the dedication of a few people in FNQ. It may be the last sanctuary for many tropical fruits from Indonesia and nearby...

Do you send much to the NT? It's very rare to see NT folk on this forum? :-(
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Mike T says...
No amanda my profession is in biodiversity,development assessment,mining and remote area stuff with only a slight interaction with agriculture(land management and best practice).I have known people and the manager of the bot gardens and even had to negotiate heritage issues with them.They don't know that one of my hobbies is fruit and veg.My father is in Darwin and I have an idea of the various the fruits grown and where and what developments are taking place.I only send stuff to people on this forum.
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amanda says...
Well - that's a good thing Mike :) I am a believer in spreading the genes, for sure. Folks who want to keep Aust the same as 1000yrs ago - that's great but - not only is it too late..but I sure as heck don't want to eat bush food my whole life...?! Yukk.
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Yuliya says...
Hi guys, would anyone share or sell Atherton Raspberry in Brisbane? I can't offer much cuttings/seedlings at the moment, I have just started gardening, but happy to share basil, capsicum, cos lettuce, tomato seeds. Also planning to plant some passionfruit seeds in a greenhouse; they would be ready in spring to plant in a ground.
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Nick T says...
Gday Yuliya, a very kind forum member sent me a cane not longer ago, you're welcome to a sucker when it starts to spread :) If you're interested I also have some Rubus parvifolius plants?
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BJ says...
Yuliya, I will try to talk to my neighbor tomorrow, who has a large patch. I also have the purple flowered rose leaved prostrate type suckering about if you are interested in that.
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Yuliya says...
Thanks Nick,
Oh yeah, i read about Rubus parvifolius and was wondering if you can get around very sparsely production of fruit?
I'm going to grow raspberries in a wide and long planter, so would like to maximise the use of a space. In the other hand if it can tolerate full shade i have a great spot for it!
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BJ, that would be great!

"purple flowered rose leaved prostrate type suckering" what is it? sounds interesting...and kind of... weedy)
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BJ says...
Yuliya, Yes, it can be weedy if left to run. But every raspberry is the same. The propper raspberry is a nightmare if planted in ground.
They (native raspberries of all types) tend to be set upon by powdery mildew/wooly aphids when in the shade.

I'll ask her tomorrow if I can dig up a chunk of the plant for you.
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Mike says...
A parcel for Mary and David next week and that is it for the season.BJ the eagle will land tomorrow I'd say.I ran out of steam packing so it is not an exceptional assemblage.
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Nick T says...
BJ is the fruit on that type much different to the usual atherton raspberry?
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BJ says...
mike, it has already landed. Thanks! i'm off to pot them up.
Nick, not much different in terms of fruit. The one called atherton is the best tasting and most prolific. The main feature of this one is the pink/purple flower and prostrate habit, which is actually very nice if you have a slope or bank for it to grow on as it grows mostly by above ground runners, rather than mostly through the roots, so seems a little easier to control. not much good for pots though!
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David says...
Thanks Mike, look forward to it, and a big thanks for all your hard work. Cheers David
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Dory says...
Yuliya, I have atherton raspberry and I am in Brisbane. Happy to share.
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Mike says...
Hey Dory I hope you didn't have plants pass away from travel shock.Most vegie seeds can be planted in winter there.
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Yuliya says...
Hi Dory, thank you! You're in Brighton, aren't you? I'm at Nudgee, almost neighbors.

Everyone is so nice here. Let me get my garden established and growing and I'll be the one sharing, not begging)

BTW, bought acerola cherry 2 weeks ago and it already DOUBLED! in size. I've never seen anything growing so fast.
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Dory says...
Mike, the hogs plum seedlings don't look too good. Everything else looks happy.
I fear the seedlings might not survive, but I'll look after them and see.
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Brendan says...
Hi Mike, just wondering if you have seeds (or cuttings) of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Egyptian Walking Onions? Thanks.

For those not familiar with the Egyptian Walking Onion, the plants start off as a bulb, which grows a stalk with a head on top (keep it clean fellas), which has 4 to 6 small onions.
Another seed head then grows on top of this, causing the plants to become top heavy, fall over and resprout, hence 'walking' across your garden :-)
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MaryT says...
Brendan that is very funny; the poor thing would just 'walk' off the edge of my pots :)

I have a cinnamon tree in a pot and can probably afford to harvest some cuttings if Mike can't oblige; in any case he deserves a rest. You would have to tell me the length of the cutting you need and if you need new or older bits.

Ps : here's a pic - as you can see something likes to nibble on it; I have not caught the culprit and anyway it doesn't seem to mind.
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MaryT says...
Mike, a belated answer to you question re casualties (I just picked it up): wish I could say none but yeah, some things have vanished but don't worry, many are doing well so they're the ones meant to be here, and seeds are still sprouting (eg I have several Hawaiian papayas, a number of sweet leaf bushes, many Gourmet chillies, turmeric etc.). Only regret is that the lemon grass didn't make it and the pepper vine was probably meant for hotter climes.
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Mike says...
I have lots more lemon grass and pepper looking for a good home and hoping for a trip to the city.It is worth trying a few times with nice plants.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Mike. I will persevere; just wish I am more knowledgeable. I have no idea why some plants arrive looking half dead then survive and others looking fabulous at first and go down hill from there. Sigh.
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Mike says...
I just guess with my plants and if they pass away too bad I'll stick something else in.It is the law of the jungle.
John Mc I'm sure australia post have their finest delivery specialists working around the clock to ensure the parcewl arrives swiftly and intact.Let me know if there is anything obvious missing as I seem to have a short memory lately.
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John Mc says...
Hey Brendan, I went searching for them they look interesting. I might have found them at Diggers
http://www.diggers.com.au/shop/product/BTRO/TREE%20ONIONS.aspx

The perennial leek self propagates as well. It throws bulbetts off around the base of the mother plant, you end up with a heap of leek in a couple of years.
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Mike says...
Brendan I have neither.The Egyptian onions look fascinating.If they got jealous of the shallots and garlic they might walk out on me.
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Brendan says...
Hi Mike, that's ok, in no hurry and John Mc has found some :-)
MaryT, looks like grasshoppers have been having a good feed? I don't really know if cinnamon will grow from a cutting? Someone might know. I'm certainly willing to give it a go :-)

My email: bitquickeratbigponddotcom

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If your tree is too small to take a cutting, I'm in no hurry :-) Cuttings are usually best from 1 year-old wood.
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MaryT says...
Brendan I read online that cinnamon can be best grown from seeds and cuttings are difficult to strike. However, if you want to take up the challenge I am happy to send you some wood though I'm not sure I can tell how old the wood is :). I'll do it after the weekend so it won't sit in the PO for longer than necessary. Will let you know when it's on its way.

P.s. Here's the link to an article I read about growing cinnamon - the apple cake recipe is very good though I substitute the apple sauce with some apples I cooked in lemon juice. Also I used macadamia nut oil instead of butter so no 'creaming' necessary. Just mix everything together and bake. http://desert-tropicals.com/Articles/Sheri_Ann_Richerson/cinnamon.html
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Brendan says...
Hi MaryT, with avocados, 1 year old wood is 'usually' about 12 inches or more, down from the tip.

The cutting(s) only needs to be about 6 inches long, thanks :-)
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MaryT says...
OK Brendan; I'll do my best. BTW the leaves are good to put on the bottom of cake batter for flavour.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

I received your rambai seeds just now. You are too generous, I only asked for 3 seeds. I am very much appreciated.

Many thanks

Lucy.
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Mike says...
Lucy,I am glad they arrived.I have more today.
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Mike says...
Lucy I am fooling around with a new camera tonight.If this poxy picture turns out the rambais are not the hero in the shot.
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Irene Qld says...
Hi Mike,

The rambais look tiny compare to those big fruits but that is expectable. Yours is better than mine when I first got my camera. I did not know how to get it up and the photo was blur with unrecognized objects.
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David says...
Hi Mike , is that the weight on the scales or the time ,boy they grow em big up your way. Ha Ha
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Mike says...
David it is pounds not kilos and I wanted to run it past some yanks and BJ also.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Mike Those rambais are quite big in comparison to bumese grapes I bought a couple of months ago. They look yummy too. I just planted my rambai seeds, hopefully they will germinate soon.
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Mike says...
Lucy the burmese grapes that I planted the seeds from were around 15g each but the scungy ones robert had were scratching to be 10g.Rambais in the picture were over 20g and ranged from about 15g to 30g from runts to whoppers.
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MaryT says...
Mike I look forward to trying some of those fruit when I go to Vietnam and Cambodia. I don't suppose much of it would grow in Sydney other than the pawpaw and passionfruit (though I've never had any luck with passionfruit).
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Mike says...
That mottley crew is chicken feed and just what was at hand to help me tame my defiant camera.You see the real deal over there.It could take a couple of days before I progress from the bowl of fruit style snaps to boldly pushing back the photography frontiers.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

I usually buy Burmese grapes from the Hmong guy Richard from the row near the sugarcane juice stall. I have not seen him in the last few times may be they sold the business. I now buy from the girl the same row as Robert but at the end. Never bought any from Robert.
Anyway your rambais looks much bigger and nicer from all the ones I bought so far.
BTW, you will be master in your new camera very soon because I have seen your spectacular photos on the net
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Mike says...
Lucy,I have not seen them down that way.I got them from a Thai lady called 'sook'.I told her I am allergic to bad mafai and can only eat the good ones.She gets them from around Mossman.
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Hi Mike,
I am glad you are allergic to bad mafai because I get all the benefit from receiving your trees and seeds.

Talking around Mossman. The sugar cane juice guy told me that he used to lease a farm in that area and had a bael tree in his farm. he came back once after the contract finished and that tree was gone. He told me there are some bael around his farm. I have never tried them but was told the flesh can be mixed with water,ice, sugar will make a beautiful drink. There is an area in VN famous for that drink.
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Mike says...
I said bad ones Lucy so she'd only get me good ones.I don't know of any bael trees around.Mary may soon be tanking up on that drink.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Oops! The most important word: bad was missing.
Fix the problem Mike.
Mary T: When you go to VN ask for Nước tri quch the location is Tr Vinh and also they have jelly coconut nut where inside all jelly instead of of juicy clear water.
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MaryT says...
Thanks for the tip, Jujube. I've cut and pasted those names on my list for VN. Doubt if I can pronounce them correctly.

I have to be careful with sugared drinks as I'm diabetic. Very boring.
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Xiem says...
MaryT if you haven't been to Vn and Cambodia before (you probably have) and if you are not traveling with a group (you probably are) I can give you the number of a couple of locals in Hanoi and Phnom Penh who you could call if you get into any trouble. Sometimes it helps to know a local, especially in Cambodia where the police/officials are more likely to rob you than help you.
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MaryT says...
That's very kind of you, Xiem. No I have never visited VN and Cambodia before but yes I will be with a tour group. Thanks for the warning about Cambodia. We have a full day in Phnom Penh on our own so I would appreciate some tips.
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Xiem says...
MaryT I hope you have a great time. I can't suggest much to you because I guess the tour guide will take you to the main tourist attractions in PP like the S21 torture centre and the killing fields. On your free day you would be wise to move around early or late in the day thereby avoiding the worst of the heat and humidity. Between 11 and 2 is siesta time for many. I have some bush lemons planted at a monastery outside PP - you could go and inspect them if you like. Ha, ha! Actually its not a bad idea to see how people live in and around the monasteries (wats), but again you would need to do that in the morning before the monks have their meal and retreat.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Xiem. Siesta is a good idea; I just woke up from one. :) still traumatised from falling off a chair while changing a light bulb and being stabbed by the shattered light fitting. Lucky to be alive.

Are you from Cambodia? Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing some local colours. We'll be exploring Angkor Wat for two days.
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snottiegobble says...
Hi Mary, hate to interrupt, But would like to ask you what kind of light bulb shattered? Its just that these new enviro friendly power saving fluoros give out nasties when broken,( think its mercury ) so maybe get your wound looked at! Would hate for you to have a spoilt holiday over it! NO MORE HEROICS ON CHAIRS, OK?
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MaryT says...
Thanks for your concern SG - it was not the light bulb but the oyster glass fitting that stabbed me. Nasty accident; I know I shouldn't use a chair. Holiday is not till August so I think I'll be ok by then. I'm ok now actually, just feeling stupid but lucky.
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Mike T says...
Mary sorry to hear about your fall and cut, I hope it will be alright before the trip.Don't be tempted to have another stab at it, falls from grace are worse second time around.
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MaryT says...
I'm in a state of grace, Mike :) And what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
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Mike T says...
You mean NSW Mary? I hope you come back stronger.I would not continue with that maneuver in your strength training routine all the same.I hope your potting hand is not damaged because you could need it soon.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mary T,

Hope you are ok now after the fall and cut. Please do take care.
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MaryT says...
Thanks Jujube. Everyone's been very kind.

Mike, I'm psyched up for the remedial therapy (for the plants in the mail, that is) :) I reckon I can pot with one hand tied behind my back .

It's the super moon tonight; it's like a search light.
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Mike T says...
Ok Mary I haven't even packed any seeds yet but I noticed the stack of bags thick enough to choke a rhino is down to the last 2.So it is 2 to send and then its hibernation for the winter.I would hate to be a contributing factor should bacteria laden potting mix come in contact with an open wound.
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MaryT says...
You have been busy Mike; you've earned your rest. I didn't hurt my hands; a piece of the glass fitting sliced into my heel when it shattered (I dropped it as I fell). It was just a figure of speech when I said "one hand tied behind my back". :) Good night.
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Mike T says...
sleep tight
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MaryT says...
Brendan I have prepared the cinnamon cuttings for you this morning and it will be posted as soon as the p.o. wakes up - it's only a couple of minutes' walk away. Be prepared.
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Brendan says...
Ok, thanks MaryT :-) I didn't think you had my address :-)
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Hi Mary sorry to hear of your mishap, easy to do isnt it.
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MaryT says...
Yes David. Accidents are waiting to happen. All the time that I was climbing on the chair I thought to myself I should have used a ladder but my friends have it. It would have helped if I was a couple of inches taller too. Considering the number of times I do have to step on something to get something, it's a miracle that I have just now fallen off something :)
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David says...

Mike forgot to mention to that i met BJ at the last fruit meeting a couple of weeks ago ,lovely man to talk to and knowlegable to,
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Mike says...
He is probably listening in so I had better ham it up.Mt dealings have also left me with the impression that he is charming and very knowledgeable also.Personally I am more the loudmouth type who doesn't know very much so has to make it all up.
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David says...
Mike your just to modest, im pretty sure that within that cranium of yours lurks an encyclopeaidia just waiting to jump out.
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Mike says...
I am more likely to get one to the side of the head hurled at high speed.
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Mike says...
David and Mary all packed and ready for mailing early am ETA Thursday.ICU might need to be on standby and David you might want to warm up google.I didn't want to insult you and label all the easy ones individually.
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MaryT says...
Thursday may be a bit optimistic Mike. More like Friday I reckon? Thanks for everything Mike. I look forward to the last Mike parcel before you retire. Please let me know if I can bring/send anything back for you in August.
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Mike says...
Thanks Mary I'll be submitting my list with labelled clipbags and icon printouts.You might have to hack through the undergrowth to reach the right villages to get the seeds.I'm in the red to one person, peter from Adelaide who kindly sent a big parcel of dragonfruit cuttings.I don't have a great deal suited to adelaide but I must send one last parcel soon.
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MaryT says...
OK Mike; just send me a mud map and a machete :)
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David says...
Warmed and now on regulo 4(for those who have gas). Triage is on standby, and the nurses are ready, have assembled all the necessary instruments,oxygen,masks,gown and gloves.I have faith in the mail gods, thursday is good.All preped and good to go. Have spent the best part of the day in the garden ,even went to the dump. Thanks for your mighty efforts Mike, dont retire just sit back and relax, enjoy that beautiful warm sun. David.
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Mike says...
18 to 30 today so winter is nearly here and I make a mental note to do more frolicking in the sunshine.
It happens every time but when I seal packages I then remember extras that should be in there.I won't do keyhole surgery on the parcel or Mary's also.When you see the plants and tubers their identities and how to use them will no doubt come to you in a blinding flash of clarity.
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Mike says...
Oh yeah before you ask the question David and Mary the answer is Peperomia pellucida.
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MaryT says...
Thank you so much, Mike - that's good medicine. I hope it will grow for me.
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David says...
The soft comfey bed sirens are calling me,early start tommorrow, night all .
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Jantina says...
Mike and Brendan, did I read you correctly, neither of you have perennial leeks but would like some? if so I have them growing aplenty and would gladly send you some, please let me know (and anyone else who would like some).
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Mike says...
Jantina thanks for the offer but I am too warm for leeks they curl up and die.I hope you had some survivors from the lot that flew south for the winter.
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Brendan says...
Hi Jantina, yeah like Mike, probably too warm here for leeks.
What I was after was Egyptian Walking Onions :-) (seeds)
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Scott says...
Hi Mike,
would you have any spare Peperomia pellucida I could purchase/trade from you?

:)
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Mike says...
Scott I am loaded with it and don't grow it on purpose.Lucy speaks highly of you.How urgent is it? Maybe next time I get stuff to Lucy I'll rip a few out and chuck them in her stuff so you can pick them up.When is your trip north, maybe it has already happened.To be honest it has been a pest, like kota kola( that I forgot to put in Mary's parcel) and I have been trying to eliminate it.
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Scott says...
Not urgent at all.
Sounds good. I'm pretty sure Lucy won't mind.
Had to postpone the northern trip due to other things.
Hmmm, pest...maybe I have to watch where I put it!
I have some other pepper spp., just trying to add to the collection.
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Mike says...
I have the betel piper and pull out the native pipers when the pop up and pepper of course.Peperomia is succent small plants with peppery tasting foliage.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike and Scott,

I won't mind to pick the Peperomia pellucida up from Mike and give it to you Scott, not a problem. I will be in Cairns in July so about 2 months from now.

I will give you a yell when I have your plant.

Mike! If you have one or two spare pepper corn vines Black pepper (Piper nigrum) could you save me some please.

You gave me small vine and it did not make it.

Many thanks gentlemen.
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Scott says...
Hi Lucy,
thank you very much. :)
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Mike says...
Lucy the pepper in rampant and I'm always hacking it back.You should have said 'give me loads of runners'.Don't be polite with me you are welcome to a wheelbarrow load of it.You know I just forgot about peperomia,kota kola and even perrenial coriander before because they are plants that have been fighting with me.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

Thank you very much for your generosity, I am very much appreciated. I feel embarrass asking for more because you have given me some and the vine did not make it.

I did have some peperomia brought back from Cairns a while ago but it did not survive the cold weather.

Gotu Kota is a very useful arthritis herb but using too much could cause kidney stone for some people due to high content of oxalate, a couple of leaves in salad is ideal.

Perrenial coriander is my ideal herb and I use leaves as garnish in almost every dish so I would use all the leaves up of two plants if I am not careful.
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Mike says...
I found another coriander hiding in the garden and the common type is springing up everywhere.The pepper is going bezerk and if something passes away get it again until it decides to live.That is it gotu kota and it is everywhere like the peperomia but I would not want people throwing stones.I have a little 'parcel fatigue' at the moment but soon I'll be back to normal.
Just ask or even demand because being shy mean I stay lazy and you don't get the plant.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

Good to hear that you have more coriander for me because I want to built up big patch for my cooking. It takes too long for the plant to multiply and the seeds to grow and also the canetoads sleep on my garden bed so all the young plants got squashed and disappear.

Next time I will ask. Many thanks for allowing me to do so.
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Mike says...
I finally have it under control and now it's wanted.I'm glad I don't have toads but I see about one a year.
After getting too much rain for a long time a shower would be good now to freshen thjings up.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,
According to the forecast for my area the chance to have a shower is only 30% and we have had only one rain since 23th of March. Your area is much more wetter than mine.
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Mike says...
What nothing for april?I saw 60% for here for the next 3 days but they always get it wrong for here so thy're consistent.It would be a great job doing forecasting, you could mess up every day big time and spring back to work fresh and carefree.
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David says...
Mike a question , since you are close to the hills behind you ,do you get the cooling effect of cold air draining down from them making you slightly cooler than the city area.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
We had one rain in April and it was only 16.8 mm that is why we call our area is dry tropic instead of wet tropic like yours. I hope to have some rain soon because grass has started to dry up.
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Mike says...
David yes a little cooler and wetter (maybe 500 to 600mm more) than the city.The hills behind me get to about 600m and the Lamb Range behind that to about 1350m.Not much of the cool tablelands air comes down unlike in some places.
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MaryT says...
Mike I used to think harshly about weather forecasts until I had to man a weather station once - a lot of it is guesswork. I think what happens is they have people sending in their guesswork all over the place and they take an average and make an educated guess. After that experience I don't blame anyone for getting it wrong anymore. I know my interpretation of wind speed, cloud formations, visibility etc. were pretty dodgy. :)
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John Mc says...
On the weather, would it be any surprise to anyone to know I have a wireless solar powered weather station set up in a strategic spot in the garden? It sends/records everything to a base station inside the house where I periodically upload all the data to a laptop where I can go over trends in the weather via graphs and other tools. Min temps overnight in winter are my main interest.
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Dory says...
Mike, one of the hogs plum seedlings is recovering - it has a new tiny leaf growing on the top! Looks like all the plants survived. I planted some seeds last weekend in the veggie patch too. Thanks again!
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MaryT says...
Ah John Mc; so that's one of your secrets to success. You have the science sewn up. None of my 'plant it and hope for the best' business. :)
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amanda says...
Nice one John Mc! I am a weather tragic too :) We have only had 14.5mm of rain all year so far...only just changed the split system over from "Air con" to "Heat" this morning...it's looking like a very short winter again..
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Your wireless solar powered weather station sounds interesting John!
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David says...
Mike the eagle landed this morn, you have outdone yourself this time ,excellent selection. Thanks very much. Cheers David.
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Mike says...
Glad it arrived and I took a guess at what you wanted.There was loose talk in some circles of a Friday touch down.I asked australia post to get their finest delivers on the case to restore waning faith.ICU is in overdrive I bet and identities are all chrystal clear.
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David says...
Triage if cancelled, no need due to the elaborate and intensive care taken by the supplier. Thanks good choice Mike. You know what they say Mike loose lips sink ships , im happy.Faith is now restored in Aust post
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snottiegobble says...
No it aint! It took a whole week for a package to come from SA to next door WA! No public hols, no strikes, no earthquakes, no terrorists, but a week is ridiculous!
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David says...
Mike im assuming the seeds with the skull and crosses on it should have a public heath warning ,theyre hot right.
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Mike says...
David they are just very hot.
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MaryT says...
David and Mike, you guys are in the same state; maybe crossing the state line is a bigger deal. Will be breaking down the door of the p.o. tomorrow morning to see if they have anything for me.
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David says...
The Burmese grape seedlings remind me of watercress, dont know why . Mike when they grow up since they are dioecious how many do i plant together ,same with the Rambai.
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David says...
Mary hardly figured you as a break and enter kind of person. Maybe on the other hand your just the right kind of person to shake them up a bit.
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MaryT says...
Just kidding, David. :) I'm law abiding. Anyway their doors are always opened to me - I don't turn up before 9 a.m. I have to say I can't believe your parcel arrived so quickly. I sent one to Brendan on Monday and it hasn't landed yet.
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Mike says...
David plant 3 and 75% chance of getting male and female.Mary herbs,greens and vegies for you only nothing that turns into a fruit tree.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, Mike. Sounds great. My place is already full of plants from you; whatever comes they'll find company from home. :)
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Mike says...
I tossed in some leftover seeds in packets that might spill out easily.They can help you practise vietnamese,have a crack at japanese,and fondly look at chinese writing.I wonder if the boks and paks concept will remain intact.
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Good morning Mike. I see you are testing my seed raising skills. I will do my best.
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David says...
thanks Mike ,morning Mary
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MaryT says...
Morning David. Have you bedded down your guests?
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David says...
Yes ,i heard through the night they were cold, and wanted to go back home,a little reassurance and all is well.Glad to see yours have arrived
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MaryT says...
Not at all, David. It's too early to tell if the contingent has arrived from the north. Perhaps they are already on the march homewards; it was cold enough last night though a few degrees warmer than we've had.
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MaryT says...
Thank you so much Mike for the wondrous package full of goodies. The lotus made my heart skip a beat, I swear. Most of the seed packets have Japanese on them but I can read all the Kanji (they are Chinese characters after all). The only ? is the green citrus - one of your mandarins? OK; I must now line them up for a mug shot before planting them pronto - I've wasted enough time looking through them like a kid on Christmas day.
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Mike says...
Mary I hope all identities are clear there were a few of interest.The citrus will be revealed if you cut it or scratch and smell the skin as your eyes will deceive you.It aint no mandarin.
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MaryT says...
Mike I'm glad to read that the lotus seeds will keep for a couple of hundred years LOL as I had to go out around mid day. All fresh plants were planted before I left, though they all looked droopy when I got home around 4; it's been a hot day and will be again tomorrow but 14 overnight.

I even planted some chilli seeds as one of them split open - is it a hot one? Smells great.

Of the live plants, I knew the Red Shizo and Pepper on sight. The "Coleus" I guess would be the hairy leaves that smells like a scented geranium?
I THINK the small plants are pepperomia? so that leaves the other plant the Okinawa Spinach.

I don't want to cut the citrus open until I know that it's ripe as I want to save the seeds. From the smell I am guessing lime?

Strangely I have the worst cold or maybe it's hay fever but my head is stuffed up so will go. Thanks again Mike, IOU - I have a string of debts on this forum - time to run away, I think :)
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Mike says...
Mary sorry to hear about your cold and I noticed lots of afflicted people in my workplace.Your ID's are correct and the lime is a kaffir.We have a clean slate now Mary so don't feel the need to do anything that will bring imbalance to the current harmony of the universe.
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John Mc says...
Mary, I had a long spool typed out for you but somehow got wiped off my puter. In essence I was indulging in giving you advice about germinating Lotus seeds from personal experience. Please disregard if you have it under control.
My Lotus seeds were a tropical red flowering variety. My first mistake was to germinate them at this time of year, They germinated quickly and well but I had a huge job keeping them warm enough till spring, needless to say they didn't make it, too cold. If I did it again, I'd wait till it warms up after winter.
If you want them to germinate quickly rub them on something abrasive till you see a small patch of white under the hard brown shell and they will germinate in one to three weeks. I germinated mine in warm water in something like a used plastic peanut butter jar and kept changing the water every couple of days. Good luck it's all good fun.
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Brendan says...
Hi MaryT, your package arrived yesterday, thank you! :-)
If you've been receiving 'stuff' from Mike, I probably can't give you anything new? Let me know hey.
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MaryT says...
Thanks, John Mc; it's good to know that someone else has done it successfully. I will wait till the weather returns to a normal summer though we are having unusually warm days (29 today).

Brendan, good luck with the cutting though I know that the chance is slim. I will also give it a try and if successful send you a rooted piece if yours fail.

No need to send anything, Brendan as you know how generous Mike has been to me. No doubt you are doing your share of giving too.
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VF says...
Brendan, don't know if you ever did track down those Egyptian Walking Onions - I came across them today while searching for Chilean Guava. Address is www.froghollownursey.com.au/newfoodgarden.html
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VF says...
Not sure why, but above address for Walking Onions not linking - can just search the nursery though on net. Sorry.
PS They are in Tassie.
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David says...
Seeds and seedlings are doing well (big thanks to you),muchly slowed down now due to the cold snap ,will have to move the Marangs top a warmer spot i think.
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John Mc says...
VF, I've been looking for Chilean Guava, Ugni Molinae as well. Found some small plants here in 100mm pots @ $8.95ea
http://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/products.php?product=Chilean-Guava-%252d-Plant%2C-100mm-Pot

I might keep looking and see if I can find something a little larger.

I found some larger plants in 200mm pots here for $25ea, but they want a minimum order of $200 + GST + freight:

http://www.yaminarareplants.com.au/contents/edibleAndHerbal.htm wants a minimum order of $200 +GST + freight.
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VF says...
Thanks John Mc, I actually got sick of looking and ended up by buying from Diggers Club yesterday (before your post). I bought an Ugni Montana (mountain guava)as well- couldn't help myself.(They're taller growing with similar berries, but fruit on longer stalks.) I paid $5.95 each, but they are small (tree tube). Postage was $8.50 plus $4.00 for Qld quarantine. I think the 'Cornucopia seeds' plants may be better value but too late for me now.
Yamina has nice plants, but the price would be a bit outrageous. If you would like to see what I bought, the link is http://www.diggers.com.au/search/ugni.aspx . Good luck in your search.
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Nick T says...
I'm thinking of buying one from diggers soon too VF, only because theyre the only place that sells kiwiberry "Issai" and spanish licorice. They better get their act together this time!
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Yuliya says...
VF, I bought my chilean Guava from them a few months ago, very small plant indeed and it was also held in quaranteen for over a week, that made total time from placing an order to plants arrival 1.5 months. Just keep this in mind... I was cought this way, as plants arrived a day before my 3 weeks holiday.
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John Mc says...
Lets compare product size, quality and delivery times. I just placed an order with Cornucopia. 2 plants in 100mm pots including delivery $29.40. Will let you know when they arrive and what size.
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VF says...
Nick, th Kiwiberry "Issai" sounds promising - a self-pollinating mini Kiwi-fruit, that seems to be a compact bush. That's another to put on wish list.

Thanks for the heads up Yuliya, I won't be stalking the Postie for a while then. 1 1/2 months is a long time though- I think I'm very spoiled with Daleys, usually being 2-3 days only.

Okay John Mc, will do! I think you're already ahead of me at this stage, but I'll keep you posted. Appreciate the update - good for future reference.
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Yuliya says...
Diggers say Issai is good for sub-tropics when you look at the zones, but it is still a kiwi...
Anyone had luck with it in a warmer climate?
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VF says...
Regular Kiwis (the fruit that is) are commercially grown on Tamborine Mt.(Gold Coast hinterland). There are Kiwis around with different chill requirements, some more suitable for warmer areas. I would hope that Diggers is providing correct info. re "Issai". A cooler micro-climate would be beneficial though in Brisbane.
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Nick T says...
You're right on the money VF, I'm giving mine a trellis along a east-facing brick wall so hopefully the morning sun alone won't be too much, it's definitely not a plant for afternoon summer sun, unless of course you lived somewhere with a significantly cooler climate.
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John Mc says...
Re my post further up on 18th, plants arrived on my doorstep 5 days after placing order. 4" pots smallish but that's good service.
Just found some Ugni's in 6" pots at a local nursery for $11.95, bought another 4, what the hell.
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VF says...
Don't you just hate that???? I'm still waiting...
Glad you got yours okay though.
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MaryT says...
Delivery 5 days after ordering is pretty good; on a par with Daleys, John Mc. Good luck with Diggers, VF, you'll need it.
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VF says...
Thanks Mary T!

Nick, let us know how the 'Issai' goes - I'm not in a rush to get it just yet (too many other plants to put out first), but it sounds good, and very "kids lunchbox" friendly - perfect little mouthfuls. I probably wouldn't other-wise grow it, as I can pick-up regular Kiwi's 10 for $2.00 from local road-side stalls. (My kids hate dealing with the skin - that's my job!)
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David says...
Hi Mike ,FYI, Rambais pushing through the seed mix also Matisia, have tried my hand at Mangosteen (again) no luck yet, fingers crossed.
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Mike says...
David I am glad to hear you having some action in the plant department.I hope the casualty list has been modest to date and doesn't mount too much during winter.The older the tropicals get the better they will handle cool weather.
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David says...
Mike i looked at the picture you submitted with the mangosteens pushing through ,now with one set of leaves, what possilby am i doing wrong.
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Mike says...
David here they are 2 minutes ago.At least 2 were being retained for lucy.
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BJ says...
David, I think the easiest solution is to tilt the Earth a few degrees so we end up around 20o lat :)

The other solution is the plant and pray method.
my latest try has been one of the 1.2m mangosteens from the nice man at Rustys, which is currently charging headlong into its second winter and looking good so far.
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BJ says...
Mike, thanks again for the Rambai seeds. I forgot how much effort it is to get the seeds out of the fruit. its so much easier to eat the whole thing.
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Mike says...
BJ you saw the preparation board behing the plants in the garage.
That man is robert and lucy buys plants off him as well.He sometimes gets good fruit by accident.His gig is a cluster of backyard he does the rounds of with betel nut and leaf,yams,taro etc being his main thing for melanesian and asian people.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Many thanks Mike! Yes, I buy stuff from Robert too. Occasionally I get a few surprises but most of the time just the normal stuff for cooking. Two year ago I saw him selling a 5 year old mangosteen tree, knee high for 15 bucks.
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BJ says...
Here is the bowl from cape trib. WI Lime, Breadfruit (frozen), Abiu, Matisia, Davidson's plum, Red Dragon Fruit, Longan, atemoya, soursop, rollinia. its worth the 2.5hr trip up from Cairns if you have a chance. They have lots of Mangosteen trees, so during a good summer it would be extra worth it, though those roads would be a worry when properly wet.
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BJ says...
Here is the bowl from cape trib. WI Lime, Breadfruit (frozen), Abiu, Matisia, Davidson's plum, Red Dragon Fruit, Longan, atemoya, soursop, rollinia. its worth the 2.5hr trip up from Cairns if you have a chance. They have lots of Mangosteen trees, so during a good summer it would be extra worth it, though those roads would be a worry when properly wet.
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BJ says...
Here is the bowl from cape trib. WI Lime, Breadfruit (frozen), Abiu, Matisia, Davidson's plum, Red Dragon Fruit, Longan, atemoya, soursop, rollinia. its worth the 2.5hr trip up from Cairns if you have a chance. They have lots of Mangosteen trees, so during a good summer it would be extra worth it, though those roads would be a worry when properly wet.
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VF says...
That looks absolutely mouthwatering BJ! Looks like you had a rewarding trip...

John Mc my plants arrived today - good condition and good size for tube-stock (thought they may be smaller), will need potting up this week.(One 20cm,one 25cm). Slight difference between U. molinae & U. montana is leaf size - montana slightly smaller and narrower. Lest see how they grow - by the sounds of it, winter should suit them fine.
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jojo says...
is anybody still offering anything?
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jojo says...
is anybody still offering anything?
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Db says...
I would love to get Dwarf Red Mulberry cuttings from someone if they are easy to strike...
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Nick T says...
I can send you some next week! The tree still hasn't lost it's leaves but I'll just take them off. If you're interested, send me an email at niksmaster2008@hotmail.com :)
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Db says...
Thank you so much Nick T, I'll shortly send you email :)
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Db says...
Nick T, I've sent you email, have u checked it?
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peter1000 says...
many thanks amanda, seeds arrived
yesterday
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amanda says...
That's good peter1000 :) I hardly ever see the plants for sale here - and I can't understand why not...
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Db says...
I'm looking for 'Preston Prolific' fig cuttings. Can anyone offer it pleeeease?
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rowan says...
I saw some on Ebay yesterday
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Db says...
I won't trust ebay for fig cuttings, it can be any variety even if it says PP.. Recently I bought white Adriatic fig from Bunnings and it turned out black genoa... I'm after cuttings from forum members here to be sure about the variety that I'm after - Prestons prolific ..
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peter 1000 says...
hi db
ive just sent off some cuttings today.
for someone else.
post your email and ill get in touch.
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Db says...
Hi Peter, waiting for your email, cheers.
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peter 1000 says...
??
i sent it last knight.
will do it again now.
delete your email post.
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Db says...
Peter, not sure whats happening, but no appearance of any email yet (I checked junk folder as well).. Can you send email at my this other id? -
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peter 1000 says...
ok ill try again.
was the other address
redi ffmail
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Db says...
Peter, rediffmail id that I gave you yesterday hasn't received your emails, so I gave you my gmail id above, so send email at gmail id above.. Or just let me know ur email, i'll write you.. Cheers..
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peter 1000 says...
iv already sent to new address.
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Db says...
No email yet Peter :( Thanks for letting me know ur email id, I just sent you email, I hope u get it.. Cheers..
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peter 1000 says...
got yours

did you get my reply?
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Db says...
Yep, u can delete ur email id above..
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peter 1000 says...
ok just sent a test email to a third address.
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Db says...
Peter, I told you only 2 email ids so far, not 3.. Anyway, can you reply to my email with the fig cuttings details? Cheers..
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peter 1000 says...
when i point to one of your emails to me
a third address comes up.
when i emailed to it you replied that you had got it.

ill try again now.
send a new one to mine as well.
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lachied says...
hye guys does anyone have any pomegrante or fig seedlings or cuttings, am willing to pay for postage easiest way to contact is through touchbase@bigpond.com
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Also any grape or blueberry cuttings would be highly appreacitave of it ;)
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Glory says...
Hi Lachied, i Can give you very tasty black grapes cuttings and very tasty Fig cuttings. But i am in Melbourne.
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Lachied says...
Id be more than happy to pay for postAge would you hbe pomegRante by ne chance ? If u find out how much it cost to send to 4030 brisbane ill be able to send you the money ;)
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Nick T says...
Gday Lachied, if you'd like I can send you some pomegranate, grape and fig cuttings? I can send you some blueberry cuttings too (Nelly Kelly) but it's probably best to wait until spring or summer when there will be plenty of new growth. If you're interested just drop me an email at niksmaster2008@hotmail.com :) Does anyone know where I can get some tubers of yacon, oca, mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) and ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus)?
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Db says...
I'm looking for Pink Hawaiian Supreme Guava cuttings... I'll be happy to pay for postage... Cheers...
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Db says...
I'm still looking for Pink Hawaiian Supreme Guava cuttings, anyone? Are they easy to grow from cuttings? I know guavas cuttings are hard to strike but I though this variety might be bit easy to strike from cuttings, I might be wrong though..
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VF says...
Hey Db, I have a seedling Hawaaiian Guava that you could have cutting from - not sure what quality of fruit is like as plant is only young (bought earlier this year), but if you can't get a proven plant you're welcome. (May have to be in a few months tho' after a little more growing.)
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Db says...
Hi VF, thanks for offering cuttings of your seedling, really appreciate it considering yours is very young and still you are offering it... Currently I'm also growing one seedling Hawaaiian Guava (from Daley's) in pot but its not growing well as some leaves are getting dried out and getting dropped and its not growing fast as my other guava variety (Mexican cream). Being seedling it might take long time to fruit so I was thinking to replace it with cutting grown one.. I was actually looking for cuttings of well fruited tree so that fruit quality is known.. Cheers..
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Dory says...
Hi everyone, the lotus plant has finally been tipped out of the pot and divided - what a messy job that was!
The tubers are not as fat as I expected, but plenty of growing tips, and generally looks healthy.
Some useful tips for those who want to grow lotus in pots: divide every year, don't wait 3 years as I did. Select a bowl shaped pot. A pot with an opening smaller than the rest of it makes it very hard to take the contents out without breaking the roots. The plant wraps it's roots around the pot. Don't plant in a pot that is too big and heavy for you to handle - it has to be tipped out :-)
I have enough tubers to send to three or four people, and I believe I am allowed to post to QLD, NSW and VIC.

Oh, and the bloody thing stains your skin black! Use glowes :-)

Please email redoliveberry@gmail.com if interested.
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Jenny says...
Nick T, I have some yacon tubers if you're still interested? And if you are able to spare some dwarf red mulberry cuttings that would be great! My ordinary black one does so well I'd like to try the dwarf red. email me at jscods at hotmail dot com. Thanks!
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Nick T says...
I'd love one Jenny, thanks! Send me an email at niksmaster2008@hotmail.com with your address and I'll send the cuttings first thing on monday :)
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Jenny says...
I sent an email to you Nick
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VF says...
Db, sorry I can't help you more, but I've noticed Daley's now has Hawaiian Supreme cutting grown in production. BTW, my Mexican Cream is also my best performer - seems to be loving the mild winter we've had so far - followed by China Pear. Hawaiian seems slowest.
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Db says...
VF, Mine Mexican Cream is also growing very well, currently in pot. I was planning to get China Pear as well but not sure about how fruit compares to Mexican cream or Hawaiian.. Have you tasted china pear?
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VF says...
No unfortunately, but hoping for that 'exceptional flavour' as per plant tag! Got to be better than Thai White though - used to grow this at a previous property and feed them to my horse as they were really bland (maybe it was just a dud tree.)
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denise1 says...
When poor quality guavas are all there is, they are often quite passable when cooked up with some sugar and a clove or two.
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VF says...
Hoping for better this time around Denise, but thanks for tip.
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fairydinkum says...
Does anyone know where I can find goumi and amelanchier plants? I can't buy amelanchier on Yamina rare plants any more suggestions?
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Linton says...
Amelanchier - June Berry

Many nurseries are selling these. Conifer Gardens in the Dandenongs near Melbourne have them - I can have a look next time I'm over that way.

Cascades Nursery at Batlow near Tumut may have some. Also The Spires Nursery at Tilba Tilba have them listed. Here is the link for them:

http://www.tilba.com.au/thespiresnursery_stocklist.html
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fairydinkum says...
Thanks, Linton.
I wrote to Conifer Gardens yesterday - they got only 1 tree 2 metres high for $175 plus shipping to Canberra $150. I'm not ready for this. Others probably won't send plants, only pick up
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fairydinkum says...
Also I can't see amelanchier in stock in Spires Nursery
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Linton says...
Amelanchier

Hi Fairydinkum. Go to the link above for Spires nursery and you will find Amelanchier in the section under Tubed Trees.

60 mm pot for $4.50 so they should be able to post them. If not, you may have to go there to pick them up.

chow!
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fairydinkum says...
Thank you sooo much, I'm so stupid, been looking on the stock list so many times and never noticed it in tubed trees :( 60 mm pot should be tiny
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Linton says...
Amelanchier Grower

Hi Fairydinkum
Another place that currently has Amelanchiers is Dicksonia Rare Plants at Mount Macedon. They seem to be much cheaper than Confier Gardens.

3 feet high in 8 inch pot are $28.50
4-5 feet high in 10 inch pot are about $40.

They don't do mail order or send plants however I'm thinking of getting some for myself which means I will go over there to pick them up. So I might be able to post one to you if you're interested.
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fairydinkum says...
Thanks Linton, yes i'm VERY interested!
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veevee says...
Hi, does anyone have bamboo plants or Bamboo seeds to swap for? I have elderberry, green fig, finger lime & red blood lime rooted cuttings I can swap for :)
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Birdy_booo says...
What type of bamboo are you looking for?
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Linton says...
Amelanchier - Juneberry Trees

Hi Fairydinkum
Could you please send me your postal address for sending the Juneberrys now.
Please send it to my email address:
lintonius at hotmail.com
cheers
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fairydinkum says...
Done :) Thank you
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Linton says...
Amelanchier - Juneberry


Hi Fairydinkum, there's been a change of plans. I didn't go to Mount Macedon as I began to think it would be impractical to try to post a 3 foot multi-branched tree in an 8 inch pot. It would require a very large box indeed, not to mention the exhorbitant postage cost for oversize parcels (around $80 from memory).

So what I've sent you, and also what I got for myself, are some small barerooted pieces which could be sent for a fraction of the cost. I hope you won't be disappointed with the small size of them but the nursery assured me that they are extremely fast growing.

By the end of this summer they could have grown into a 3 foot tree by then anyway.

You should receive them by the end of the week so let me know what you think of them, and if you still want the larger one I can get it, but it might be an idea to investigate the transport costs first.
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fairydinkum says...
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, thank you, Linton! you are the best person ever!I've got plants today, it's perfect size, I don't need it any bigger. How I can repay you? let me know, please, please!
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Linton says...
Amelanchiers - You're Welcome!!!!

Hi Fairydinkum
No need to send any money, it was so little, just glad you liked them. And after all, this topic is named Seeds and Plants Swap. So hopefully you might have some seeds or cuttings of something that you can send me later on. Cheers!
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veevee says...
I'm after any kind of bamboo that can tolerate cold (melbourne weather).
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VF says...
I have some Canistel seeds of round variety from TFW if anyone wants them (fresh). Also have a few older Sapodilla seeds.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
VF if you don't get any other takers I'd be happy to try them - I noticed a huge tree of a beaked variety of Canistel in the rectory of the Catholic church in Murwillumbah yesterday, hanging over the fence - would like to try grafting it if I can upskill. Growing next to it is a smooth Seville orange, plus a black sapote with small, egg sized/shaped fruit, they must all be 50+ years old each before we had improved varieties available.
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VF says...
Hi Phil, no problem. Interestingly, the seed shape of the Canistel varied with the moistness of the fruit. The longer, narrower seeds (look similar to Abiu)came from more dry, less tasty fruit. The almost round seeds came from sweeter, tastier more moist fruit. The most round of the seeds came from very moist fruit which had a taste reminding me of 'juicy fruit' chewing gum, but I think the fruit was the most round too with the smallest of a little peak on its' base (??maybe hybrid with Ross Sap.??). Hope you get to try the fruit on the tree you found. Must have been an adventurous fruit lover going back all those years - can't imagine the trees would have been easy to source back then. Good to keep genetic diversity going with old varieties anyway, so good luck with grafting. Do you still have my email address? (I'll need your postal address.) BTW, I can send a few Black Sap. seeds your way too if you want.
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Mike T says...
Canistel seeds vary between varieties with rounder ones often having more than one and squat seeds.I don't think moistness or flavour relates to seed shape or even fruit shape.
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VF says...
Phil, your seeds are sent.
Mike, I'm sure you're right - my observations only applied to the round Canistel at TFW that I bought. I finally got my hands on a Lyndall and I'm looking forwards to the fruit.
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BJ says...
Is anyone after cuttings of Elaeagnus oldhamii? I'm going to mulch mine in a few weeks as it needs cross pollination and I'm not prepared to plant another E.sp. in my yard (unless I find a latifolia). email me on didge (underscore) 2001 (at) hotamil (dot) com if you would like to try the cuttings. It is prolific in flowering and with pollination, it should be a heavy fruiter.
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John Mc says...
BJ,
Your E. Oldhamii might be just what I'm after to cross pollinate my E. Ebbingei and E Ebbingei -x- Limelight. You can have some cuttings of these two if you want to try for fruit before you pull it out?
E. Ebbingei -x- limelight is just a variegated version of E.Ebbingei.
I haven't propagated this species before, is there any special requirements?
I'll contact you via your addy mentioned above in any case.
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Nick T says...
Does anyone by any chance have some sugarcane cuttings to spare? :)
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John Mc says...
Mine might be mature enough to take a cutting Nick, I'll have a look when I get home tomorrow arvo. I have a red one as well.
Are those Butia's going OK?
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Nick T says...
Thankyou very much John! The butias are coming along fine, I did have a problem with hydrophobic potting mix but they should be OK now.
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Db says...
I would love to get Wax Jambu (red or white) cuttings from someone, I'll pay for postage... I was planning to buy one when I visited Daley's nursery today but Wax Jambu is not yet ready.. So looking for cuttings... Cheers..
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Db says...
Still looking for Wax Jambu cuttings, anyone? Are they easy to grow from cuttings?
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VF says...
Sorry Db, but mine is shredded from strong winds recently - Forbidden Fruits does sell them too, you might want to check it out.
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Db says...
No worries VF, sorry for your tree loss, how big was it? I'm yet to taste this fruit, is tree worth growing?
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BJ says...
Db, check out Northey Street gardens. Their tree should be fruiting soon. There are really big prolific trees on Samford Road next to the Mitchellton Shops if you are in the area. Northey street also has seedling wampees, canistel, black sap, good sized jabs and heaps of other stuff that you can stroll around and take a look at.
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Db says...
Thanks BJ, I'll visit them on some Sunday.. Do they sell grafted fruit plants as well or just seedlings?
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BJ says...
They often stock Daley's and Forbidden Fruits plants, but fruit tree seedlings and lesser known vegetable/herb seedlings seem to be their bread and butter.
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VF says...
Db, they taste mostly like a sweetish lillpilly (to me) with very crisp and watery texture, and a fair bit of flesh - not really a pig-out type of fruit, but nice enough snack especially if it's a hot day and you're working in the garden. Kids seem to really like them. I've only eaten red, but the white is supposedly sweeter. Attractive plant and fruits, but if space in your yard is at a premium there are better fruits to grow IMHO.
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Linton says...
Hi Db
There are some nurseries near my place selling Wax Jambu plants. I can check them for you in case you're interested. Also the local Bunnings had something like them the other day. Cheers.
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Db says...
Hi Linton, really appreciate your help but don't worry, shipping will make it costly.. I'll check local nurseries and Bunnings to see if I can find it otherwise I'll just skip it..
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John Mc says...
I have some giant Bankok Luffa (seeds) for anyone with a bit of climbing space to give away. The seed originally come with compliments from our good friend Mike. I grew two plants last year and now have seed to give away. Only 2/10 germinated this year but that was early in the season. It has male and female flowers so one plant is enough to get fruit. The end luffa product is great.
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VF says...
I'm sure I saw on another thread somewhere relatively recently that some White Sapote seeds were wanted. If still interested, let me know. Seeds from unknown variety (from local market), yellow fruit, no bitterness.....maybe I'm dreaming :)
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Mike says...
VF it was peter 1000 from Adelaide and I was going to help but have not come up with the goods.They were to be used as rootstock.
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VF says...
Thanks Mike. Peter1000, let me know if you still want White Sapote seeds..........
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Linton says...
Looking for Dorrigo Pepper seeds.

It's Tasmannia stipitata or Northern Pepperbush. (Not Tasmannia lanceolata).

Anyone has? Thanks.
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TMary says...
I remember sending some Dorrigo Pepper cuttings to someone once; I wonder how they went? I'll ask my friends Linton; sometimes they run into them.
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Linton says...
Dorrigo Pepper.

Thanks Mary, I hope you can find some.

This is a picture of the Dorrigo pepper beans I am looking for. Cheers!
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Springvale, Vic
16th August 2014 6:11pm
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MaryT1 says...
Linton I spoke to my friends in Bellingen this morning; they were the ones who sent the cuttings to whoever it was for me. They promised to look out for them again. However, my friend said she has a feeling it's getting a bit late for the fruit.

If you know someone in/near Dorrigo ask them; apparently they're 'everywhere'. :)
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Sydney
17th August 2014 11:21am
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Linton says...
Hi Mary.

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately I don't know anyone in Dorrigo. I have seen Dorrigo Pepper plants for sale at Gardenworld down here but I really need just the seeds.

Have tried growing the other Tasmanian variety before but I had a plant for many years and it never produced any flowers or fruit. Will keep looking.
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17th August 2014 5:57pm
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MaryT1 says...
In any case, Linton - I remember now that my friends gave me some berries once and they are nothing like those in your picture.
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Sydney
17th August 2014 6:31pm
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Linton says...
Looking for more Zig Zag Vines.

Since I found this plant to be very cold tolerant and totally suitable for Victoria, (like the Fingersops), having grown it out in the open for the past winter and it's not fazed at all and no attention required!

So now I would like to get some more but can't find any supplier who has them so far. It's Melodorum leichhardtii and there's no need to worry about fruit fly infestation here either.

Please let me know of any nurseries up north who may be able to post them. Thanks.
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18th August 2014 6:45pm
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allybanana says...
I have to swap; ice cream bean seedling, shepards red pomogranite, etrog seedlings (Jewish citron) joster berry and Isabella black grape with roots. I am looking for scions of Fino or bays or southern night cherimoya and hakumo or dai dai maru persimon.
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EDEN, NSW
18th August 2014 9:12pm
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BenW says...
@ Linton

What is the advantage of the dorigo pepper over the related, locally adapted and readily available Tasmannia lanceolata?

Has anyone grown Capparis mitchellii (or tasted a wild one)?
http://anpsa.org.au/c-mit.html
http://anpsa.org.au/APOL2009/mar09-s2.html

The range is down to Northern Victoria, so it might grown in a well drained spot I hope :)
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Kinglake West,3757,VIC
19th August 2014 2:06pm
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Linton says...
Hi Ben

the advantage of Dorrigo Pepper, I'm assuming because of where it comes from, is it should be more heat tolerant.

The Tasmanian one I tried before did not do well here over summer. Now a friend would like to try growing it in the tropics. I don't think he would have a hope with Tasmanian Mountain Pepper, but there might be a chance with the Dorrigo variety in warmer climates. Cheers!

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20th August 2014 10:08am
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gimme says...
i want some Syzygium aromaticum - clove trees and all spice too. will swap a small cinnamon plant, alison red seedlings or chin hwang mango
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TINGALPA,4173,QLD
24th August 2014 2:38pm
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Mike says...
Gimme... I haven't got a trade but would like to buy Chin Hwang Mango.... E/mail me...mike.rule@firstfolio.com.au
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Bundamba
24th August 2014 8:52pm
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gimme says...
Ok mate sent you an email
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24th August 2014 9:59pm
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Mike says...
gimme got your e/mail but having trouble sending the reply... Parents house would be great.. Please let me know best day & time during the week...
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Bundamba
25th August 2014 8:34am
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jakfruit etiquette says...
BenW, re- Cappiris mitchellii, its an odd combination of fejoia+passionfruit as I remember, which sounds better than it tastes, which is OK. Fruit can be big, fairly seedy, often with larvae inside.
Big flowers+buds. Some more species in Nth Qld also.

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vic
25th August 2014 8:36pm
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BenW says...
It sounds great (except for the larvae) so it's a shame that it doesn't quite work. I've read other similar descriptions that sound delicious but the overall assessment is just ok.

It does sound like a bit of selection could turn it into a goer but since my climate would be marginal it's probably not worth my time ☺
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25th August 2014 10:26pm
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Linton says...
Looking for plants or seeds of the following native Queensland species:

Lemon Aspen - Acronychia acidula

Zig Zag Vine - Melodorum leichhardtii

They're hard to find down here and none of the nurseries here have them. So I'm looking for a supplier further north who might be able to send them. Thanks.
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4th September 2014 1:59pm
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1Liz says...
Hi All,
I am a Newb to edible gardening. I live in South west Melbourne and am trying to get a plant of Elaeagnus Multiflora aka Sweet Scarlet Goumi. (This plant is both a nitrogen fixer and have edible berries) The seeds take a long time to germinate and with 2kids, a cat & a dog, I will most likely forget anything was planted & mulch them by accident. I am hoping for something with roots as I am a Newb & want it to have the best chance of survival. I only have my time to offer in return so if I can pick up or post something in return I will gladly do so. Fingers crossed as this is my last attempt to find/acquire these plants.
Thanks :)
Oh and my email is jehreg @ hotmail.com (no spaces :-))
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Wyndham Vale
2nd December 2014 9:45pm
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Kazino says...
Hello, just wondering if you have any bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus) seeds available? Thanks! Kaz
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Meringandan West
23rd November 2015 2:00pm
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Peter91 says...
Does anyone have any rare Guava seeds or plants? I'd be happy to pay any costs.

Examples would be ones like Indian Red, Malaysian Red, Ruby Supreme etc.

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North Plympton
23rd November 2015 9:34pm
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tbcha1 says...
Does anyone have any Desert King fig cuttings for sale? thanks
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BAYSWATER,3153,VIC
13th May 2017 7:01pm
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BlackThumbed says...
Hello, does anyone have any stone fruit cuttings like flat peach, blood / yellow plum or apricot that they can sell/give me? I'm trying to create a grafted tree. Thanks.
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MALVERN EAST,3145,VIC
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