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Nutmeg

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MazN starts with ...
Hi,
Is it possible to grow Nutmeg in Perth? If so, where could I source one from?
Cheers
Maz
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Maz

Nutmeg is native to the spice islands (Banda) in Indonesia where the average temperature is between 25c-28c and the average rainfall is high (1734mm) per year. It is hot and humid. So that's the ambient weather conditions that myristica fragrans is accustomed to. But to a keen and diligent gardener it's not impossible to grow nutmeg in your area. Just keep up with copious watering and shelter the young tree from the hot scorching afternoon sun.

All Rare Herbs Nursery is selling them through reservation this coming spring but, not for W.A. unfortunately for you.

Happy Gardening :-)
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Trikus says...
NO very tropical.
Almost impossible to source AND
you should have checked all the previous posts on this subject !
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Maz

I'm afraid Trikus is right. Myristica fragrans is ultra tropical like Tahitian chestnut, pulasan etc. It might not survive Perth's harsh climate. But if you think you have a slim chance you can still try to prove us wrong. Your success might help other people to do the same but first you have to source one, that in itself is already a huge challenge.

Again, happy gardening :-)
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Mike Tr says...
Equatorial but ok to 19 latitude in maritime climates.
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Pademelon1 says...
Your only chance of growing it in Perth would be in a green house, and since nutmeg has such a short seed viability, I would say it is near impossible to source it.
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denise1 says...
The seeds are sometimes stocked in season from Fruitlovers in Hawaii. You should order them with international express postage though it costs a bit extra though worth it for short lived seeds. They could be in season again in a few months from now.I would only try it if you had a heated greenhouse.
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Albert31 says...
Hi Fruitylicious1,

Do you have a Nutmeg plant or seed that you can sell me (Brisbane, Australia)

Thank you for your answer
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Maz

Nutmeg whole (organic) is now available at All Rare Herbs, plants will be available this coming October but, you have to register to be included in the waiting list.

Sorry I don't have myristica fragrans in my plants collection.

Happy gardening :-)
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