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melicoccus bijugatus (mamoncillo or Spanish lime)

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Does anyone know where to get hold of a mamoncillo tree? Fruit tree native to N south America.
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recher says...
i'd loved to trial them again. i know there are trees in NQ but no one is propagating.

where's samford?
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fruitist says...
Don't think anyone is selling them in Oz. I have a dozen seedlings in Brisbane.
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Ju says...
Fruitist, I'm Judy I was wondering about the mamoncillo seedlings you said you have, would you concider selling me one? I live over in Kingaroy Qld. which is about 3hrs drive inland from Brisbane. I'm a pensioner so if it's not too expensive I'd love to grow a plant. I lived for many years in Colombia South America and we ate them all the time there, they are similar to the lychee. It shouldn't be too hard to remove the plant from the pot shake some soil off it and bag it in some wet paper and post it that way... I know a nursery who do that. I'd be so happy to atempt to grow a tree here.. , gets exciting trying these things.. Anyway let me know.. Thankyou
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fruitist says...
Hi Judy, all my seedlings have roots escaped from pots in soils for about 4 years. They are dioecious. You need male and female although a single tree can bear a few fruits. Is it possible for you to arrange someone to get the seedlings from my place? I will sell a seedling for $20 just for you. Those fruits you ate in Colombia, how thick is the pulp? Is it as sweet as a Lychee.

Did you drink Borojoa juice too?
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Ju says...
Howdie Fruitist, Well I'm still interested, could you sell me two plants since you say you need two to fruit and its for the fruit that I want to try and grow it.. ?? We are going to Brisbane on friday to stay with my son and his girl over in Carindale, coming back to Kingaroy on Monday. Can you give me your address so we can go over and get the two trees. Maybe my son will help me pay for them smile.. big hope!!
The fruit is almost identical to the Lychee in the quantity of flesh around the pip. Guess if its had a good supply of water and humidity and a good growing soil etc the fruit will be more fleshy. There are quite a few fruits I remember from colombia that we used to eat which I haven't seen around here. A few years ago at the Ecca there was a stall with a lot of the Colombian type fruit they were grown right up in North Queensland I believe. I would love to try and grow a Plantain cooking banana but haven't seen any anywhere. They are yummy too either cooked when very ripe in slices or green in chunks smashed and fried that way they are crunchy. I don't know what the juice you mentioned is maybe I know it by another name.
Anyway look forward to hearing from you.. thanks for answering..
Judy
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fruitist says...
Hi Judy, can you email fruitist888@gmail.com

We will exchange necessary information through gmail. Thnx.
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Ju says...
Hiya fruitist... I emailed you smile...
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gordo says...
Missed the earlier correspondence following my earlier query. Would love to hear how the trees grow in Kingaroy. (Samford is just North-West of Brisbane. Climate similar to Ipswich.)
Thanks for the info on Blue sky bananas, have not eaten platanos for years. I also lived in Colombia Judy, and Venezuela too. Looking to grow yucca root (cassava) and other vegies. Miss those S American flavours.
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Ju says...
Howdie, I've got the 2 mamoncillo trees that I bought from Fruitist in Brisbane. I planted them at the front of my place where the would have less chance of frosting and I put a hessian bag surround on them. They have survived winter but we have had continuos drought here and no amount of watering seems to make a difference so they haven't done a lot.. but least they are still going.. one gets a lot of scale on it too.. I'm hoping they will eventually become strong enough to really take off like many of my other young trees have. Yes my sister has a few yucca(casava) plants she had no trouble growing them over in Peachester Qld. I want to grow them here in Kingaroy so see what happens when she remembers to bring me some.. I still haven't got any Plantain banana plants.. the banana nursery's don't seem to sell the Colombian type which I want.They are the real long ones. I lived 20yrs in Colombia near Bogota. You colombian gordo? I want to grow a curuba(banana passionfruit) which make beautiful smoothies. But it seems they now concider them a weed and I can't find any.
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gordo says...
Hi I think Daleys have some banana passionfruit for sale. See forum https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/banana-passionfruit/
Judy, I was born in Venezuela of European parents and lived in Bogota for 6 years. Will try any platanos/plantains I can buy. Good luck with the mamoncillo. I remember a very productive tree in Caracas, Venezuela. We used to climb up and feast on the mamones. I am sure they can take heat and some dry once established, but I doubt they can withstand frost. Look forward to hearing how you get on with your trees.
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Blade says...
Hi Ju

Sorry for bother you but, I'm from Venezuela and I use to eat Mamoncillos like crazy and is my favorite fruit, I was wondering if you have some fruit to sell from your trees. I live in Brisbane and I can going to Kingaroy just to buy the fruit.
Please let me know if you have some fruits and more important if you are selling.
Cheers
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recher says...
kingaroy will be too cold for melicoccus.

thet LOVE alkaline limestone soil. they thrive at key west with ph 8.2
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Mousi says...
hi iam interested in buying mamoncillos ?? has anyone been able to grow them?? or know were they sell?? i will also travel anywhere
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fruitist says...
Mousi, I have a few Mamoncillo seedlngs for sale, 6 year old, 5 ft tall, growing in pots. I live 10k south of Brisbane. Contact me at

iamfruitist-at-gmail-dot-com
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BJ says...
Hi Fruitist, how many do you have left? If Mousi doesn't follow up, I would be interested in trying a few of these. I've never tasted them, but have heard very encouraging things.
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micarle says...
The fruits look very interesting, do they require the same conditions as lychee?
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BJ says...
From http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/mamoncillo.html

Climate

The mamoncillo is not strictly tropical, for it ascends up to 3,300 ft (1,000 m) above sea-level in South America. It can stand several degrees of frost in Florida. Nevertheless, it is too tender to fruit in California though it has been planted there on various occasions. It is well adapted to areas of low rainfall. That of Key West ranges from 30 to 50 in (75-125 cm) annually. The tree can tolerate long periods of drought.

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fruitist says...
I have 7 Mamons. Yep, they can tolerate long draught period.
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Mousi says...
yeeeesss fruitist i will contact with u as soon i can!! I am really interested. Tank u very much for answer me.
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fruitlover36 says...

Hi, I have been searching all over for this tasty fruit.I live in va.now and they have no idea what they are,is there anybody out there that can sell me some fruit to eat I will pay for them please email me@ nickyjackson1111@yahoo.com Thanks Nicky
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BJ says...
Hi Fruitlover36, I assume your VA is in the States? Try the gardenweb forums - google 'tropical fruit forum' and it will be the first result.
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fruitlover36 says...
Thanks so much for all your help, wish me luck on my search
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Nick says...
Does anyone have any seeds to spare? Im very curious about them and already love a few related fruits (rambutans, longans, lychees). Ive never tried them before but they sound delicious from what Ive heard from my Venezuelan mate.
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trikus says...
Fruitist , one of our new members of Rare Fruits Aus is searching for this tree .
They might not grow to well in our wet tropical conditions , but she is prepared to try . Any chance of some left ?
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Mike says...
I was offerred some seeds recently but also as told they are not good quality from seedlings.Maybe I should not have turned my nose up at them.
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MaryT says...
Mike, never say no before you've checked with us first :) How come you get offered everything?
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Mike says...
You are right Mary.I don't why these seeds are thrust upon me when I'm just going about my normal 'business'.
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MaryT says...
Mike it's because you are so generous; and since you seem to have everything it's not surprising that you get offered the more exotic stuff. :)
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Mike says...
Not really Mary I have been practising being greedy lately and even saying no in the mirror.It have extended my tentacles a little further of late also.
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MissMousi says...
Im still looking for this fruit, I was born in Colombia and I would die to eat again Mamoncillos.. :-(
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Mike says...
Miss Mousi just wait until you go looking for jua asu,lemoncillo,mombin,mungaba,bacupari,sapota or pitangatuba.Sorry that is portuguese not spanish.
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MaryT says...
Mike surely you won't let MissMousi die withouit revealing your source?
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Mike says...
It was Guyana.
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Kym Torres says...
I would love to know if anyone can help me find these? I live in NSW. My husband is from Puerto Rico and we would dearly love to grow these fruits!
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Mike Tr says...
I had a Puerto Rican selection od seeds recently. I gave away the small seedlings.
If I have more in the future I will put a post about it here.
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sternus1 says...
*head in hands*

I've been looking for Spanish lime for so, so long. It probably wouldn't do very well in brisbane anyway, though.
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BJ says...
They should do fine. I had some. Got run over by brother in law on a ride on mower. They were 3ft and healthy in a cold part of town. There is a good sized tree in the botanic gardens, but you need male and female, so it will never fruit.
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sternus1 says...
I'd love a mamoncillo. I take it yours weren't fruiting at 3 feet? I hear a lot of praise for them, and would really like to try some. I can't believe there is one growing in the B gardens, I thought they were as ultra tropical as rambutans.
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MissMousi says...
I can't believe i'm still waiting to eat this amazing fruit. So, there is no one who has the fruit, tree or seed?
Thanks a lot!
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MissMousi says...
By the way... Im "extremely" interested in finding the SOURSOP fruit, known in spanish as GUANABANA.
if anyone has any information about where I can found this fruit I would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot!!
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phil@tyalgum says...
They are often at the Bangalow market - last Saturday of each month.. are you looking for fruit or a tree to grow?
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MissMousi says...
Hi Phil, actually I'm looking for both of them.
:)
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MissMousi says...
Phil...
By the way..
You mean the Bangalow Market in Byronbay? I thought it was the last Sunday of the month?
Cheers.
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phil@tyalgum says...
Ah yes, sorry, it is Sunday. I bought a "Cuban fibreless" variety there for about 18 bucks, there are two fruit tree sellers there and they often have them. The best place to find the fruit is in an Asian market, possiby in Brisbane if there is such a thing. The markets in the Vietnamese areas of Melbourne had them in abundance when they were in season. Forbidden fruits in Mullumbimby stock trees and there is a fellow in Crystal Creek, near Murwillumbah, who has them as well if you'd like details.
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Mike Tr says...
Everything is Cuban fibreless in Australia but there is an abundance if fibre.I obtained morado,Brazilian Lisa and a new type best called arusha.I planted the lisa and arusha and they are about 40cm high now.
Only one farm I know grows them commercially and sends the pulp to Sydney so I think there is not much about.Daily consumption of large amounts or eating seeds (such as in Gaudelaupe) can increase the likelihood of early Parkinson like symptoms.
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trikus says...
Cuban fibreless trees have a very glaucous leaf and rarely bear ..none of the hundreds of other trees I have seen look anything like it .
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Mike Tr says...
There are very few descendants of the whitman fibreless and cuban fibreless seems to be a name bandied around for all the rest.I almost forgot that there are a couple of central american trees on one farm as well.It is clear that we have little genetic diversity.Trikus how have you confirmed the identity of CF?
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BJ says...
Miss Moussi, Tropical Fruit World should have some in their fruit stall. Give them a call to check, but you'd have to be unlucky not get get some this time of year. I just pulled a fruit off my 'Kyogle', but it has a few holes bored into it. I'll let it soften up and see how it turns out.
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sternus1 says...
High consumption of soursop fruit and/or leaves will land you a diagnosis of type A parkinson's disease due to the annonaicin content.

Buy a Rollinia Delicosa instead.

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MissMousi says...
Hi gays, Phil, BJ Thanks for all that info.
I will go next saturday and sunday to Tropical fruit world and bangalow market as well.
Phil I would love if you could give me the details in Crystal C.
Like i said iŽll going next week, I really hope to find this fruit.
Cheers.
Karen

P.D: HOW THE MAMONCILLO IS KNOWN IN AUSTRALIA? ( which name)?? Melicoccus bijugatus, Melicocca bijuga, Spanish Lime, Genip, Quenepa, Mamoncillo, limoncillo???

Thanks
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phil@tyalgum says...
Karen if you're coming to Tropical Fruit World, you should call in and see Ron McMahon at Crystal Creek. He has all his own grafted plants and sells them for 12 - 15 bucks, he'll talk to you for an hour even if you don't buy anything. A good place to stock up. He's near the old church in Crystal Creek, 981 Numinbah Rd. I bought a soursop there as a gift a while back. At Bangalow there is a guy who is up near the back area, around the food stalls who sells fruit trees out of his van, plus a big variety of Forbidden Fruits near the main entrance.
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MissMousi says...
Great Phil! I'm going tomorrow, I hope my search is successful.
Cheers
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Mike Tr says...
They called Spanish lime here and are pretty rare.
This talk about soursops is making me thirsty.
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sternus1 says...
Phil if you come across a pair of mamoncillo I'd really appreciate you grabbing them. Been on my hit list for a long time. I reckon I have a chance of getting them to fruit in pots.
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David says...
Anyone hearing of grafted trees let me know please .
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MissMousi says...
Hi guys
My Mamoncillos search has been unsuccessful :( but right now I have a sort of "ecstasy" eating Guanabana (soursop)

I will share this experience in the soursop forum because this is mamoncillos's,
But I have to thank everyone especially BJ and Phil.

Phil, you were right, Ron McMahon is a lovely person, a "crazy scientist"!!, Has been in 40 countries and mamoncillo is a fruit that has unfortunately escaped him.

I'm really enjoying my "acquisition"

I hope to find
in the near future my "cherished mamoncillos", so I'll have my "fruit dream" come true ;)

P.D: anyway I want to share with a photo, the reason for my joy.
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seppy says...
does anyone.have spanish lime tree seeds
I can.buy to.plant.or.plants i can buy live in adelaide

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10th June 2014 8:44pm
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Mike Tr says...
It is funny how things happen.The spanish lime seeds I planted in pots were from a number of selections and all germinated.There were overcrowded in the pots and I was a bit 'so what' about them and gave them away.
Suddenly after that everyone seemed to be chasing them and my supply line was severed.
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Mike Tr
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11th June 2014 7:32am
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MissMousi says...
Nooooo Mike Tr..... so no mamoncillos anymore?????..... i have been waiting for so so long time :( :( :(
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26th June 2014 8:21pm
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Mike Tr says...
I didn't get any new Spanish lime Miss mousi I was just talking about the old ones I gave away again. Some South American seeds have made it over the green curtain in spite of customs and Daff pocketing a lot.I got a few Talisia recently that are close mamoncillo relatives. I know a couple of people who can send seeds when they are in season but I forgot to ask.I know you and Sternus are in the market so I might have to reserve a few.
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Mike Tr
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26th June 2014 8:34pm
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MissMousi says...
Mike that would be great!!!!
Thanks ;)
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2nd July 2014 12:40am
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Rhino says...
Been watching this thread off and on for over a year now. I have also been searching for mamoncillos ever since I left Venezuela (40 years ago!). I would give just about anything to see them fruiting in my backyard in Brisbane. If anybody has any luck finding them please let me know!
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22nd December 2014 3:05pm
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MIke T1 says...
I had some send a month or 2 ago but daff pocketed them due to incorrect packing material.
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22nd December 2014 3:12pm
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GoneTroppo1 says...
I've seen this forum for quite a while and was at Paddy's markets a few weeks ago and picked up some Spanish limes (Quinepa, Mamoncillo's) from one store there that had a few left. I've planted the seeds from the 10 fruit I had and have 8 that have popped up. Just wondering if anyone has had success with these fruiting in Sydney (Berowra). As we don't get frost and I grow Longans, Lychees, Mango's, Red Flesh Dragon Fruit and a few other different varieties of the more hard to get fruit here. All fruit seems to grow pretty well with my custom mix of 10:10:10 NPK solution and would love some feedback as to what I need to be careful of when growing these Mamoncillo's?

Thanks for any feedback.

Cheers
Paul
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BEROWRA,2081,NSW
15th February 2015 7:59pm
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MIke T1 says...
I just had a parcel of the seeds pocketed by DAFF for being packed in peat even though it wasn't peat.The same sender posted seeds to another forum member here in Melbourne and they went through.
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15th February 2015 9:43pm
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JohnMc1 says...
Yes, same, I've been losing parcels more often lately. They're saying "not packed appropriately".
With the Aussie $ the way it is lately it hurts just that little bit more.
They are offering a choice of returning the package back to the sender for $95, or destroying the seeds for free.
I take it that you only need a small amount of unknown substance on one seed in your pack and they condemn the whole shipment.
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Warnervale NSW
15th February 2015 10:06pm
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Peace&amp;Plants says...
Hey GoneTroppo1/Paul of Berowra,

I have been looking for Quinepa, Mamoncillo's EVERYWHERE!
Where abouts did you find them in Paddys Markets did you find them??
I was just wondering if you would be interested in selling 1-2 plants? I would be very interested in buying!
thanks

Steph

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Artarmon
3rd April 2016 11:17am
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chinchilla says...
I heard if you heat up a nail and drive it threw the trunk of a male Spanish lime tree it could change it to female. The leaves look different also on the male trees webby the female is straight no web round leaf.
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12th April 2016 4:07pm
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Nemi says...
Does anyone have Spanish lime trees for sale?
thank you
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Lillian Rock
30th July 2016 12:44pm
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Loriph says...
Hi Peace&, just wondering how you went with info on this amazing fruit tree, is it possible to grow a Quenepa in Sydney? and if so where can one find seeds or saplings to get started? Thank you for your reply :-)

Lori
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Ryde
31st July 2016 9:38am
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Mike Tr says...
Sydney would be tough for them but maybe in the warmest areas.I have grown a few seedling that I gave away and now I hope my bisex dwarfs from Mexico survive and flourish.
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1st August 2016 1:26pm
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Loriph says...
Thank you for your reply Mike, is it possible to obtain the product in a different form, that would still be medicinal? I ask as my hubby suffers Parkinson's... no dopamine = no sleep! and my son suffers bad Insomnia with a host of other problems as a result of a massive head injury so I am very curious/keen to track some product of this tree if I cannot grow any. Thank you for any replies :-)
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Ryde
1st August 2016 4:15pm
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Grant says...
Hey MikeT, Is it a fair guess that you have grown your bisex dwarf Spanish Limes from seed? Do they really grow true to type from seed?
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Lennox Head
2nd August 2016 2:58pm
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Mike Tr says...
I understand they are pretty true but marcotting would be best especially for the Puerto Rican bisex types.Yes from seeds and I have offloaded several good varieties before.
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4th August 2016 11:01am
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Benyblack says...
I would like to get some Quenepa seeds or plants how can i do this
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1st November 2016 4:51am
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mcmelb1 says...
would love to buy cuttings from two plants or one bisexual to try and root and grow in my greenhouse here in melb. If anyone has cuttings to spare please message me! :)
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SOUTH YARRA,3141,VIC
25th June 2017 1:53am
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Mike Tr says...
My dwarfs are still too small and I cant impose on the people I gave standards to.
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26th June 2017 2:28pm
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