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Mike starts with ...
People on this forum have been most generous in sharing their plants with me.John Mc,Brendan,Jujube and now Peter from Adelaide have been especially sharing.I will have to make the balance up to John Mc and handsomely repay Peter.
I was delighted to receive the big box of DF plants from Adelaide today.All are in perfect health.As I'm off work most of next week I'll ask you here Peter,what is VC,is P pink fleshed,is F1 H.u x H.P and do you know the source of the red? Besides white sapote seeds there must a few other things I can send.My 7 dragon fruit types are small but supposedly excellent and I can share those also when they get some growth.
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MaryT says...
You have been most generous, Mike, and I am also grateful to Julie for the Seville Orange seeds. I have raised those seeds and sent seedlings off to the wider world. I will do the same when the plants I received from you thrive and multiply. It's the best way I know to spread goodwill.
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peter says...
yea its all good fun, glad it arrived today and didnt spend the weekend
in the post.
vc is the vietnam red/pink skin white flesh.
p. is pink flesh.
all are from redfox

i didnt know what the fi hybrid was but
about 3/4 way down that link you sent
me it describes the f1 hybrid as a x
between a red female and a yellow male
fruit also has spines.
im not looking for much at the moment
except for the white sapote and cheramoya seeds and matbe some fig scion wood of named varieties that i
dont already have.
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Mike says...
Thank you I appreciate that and will endeavour to get the WS seeds,but good figs and cheramoya.The only aquatics I have are 2 sorts of kang kung,Limnophila chinensis var.aromatica,water celery,water chestnuts and taro.Perhaps I could tempt you with mammey sapote,ultra dwarf hog plum,Carica monoica (from John Mc) ,miracle fruit,yellow gramichama or a variety of vegies and herbs.Most others I have could struggle in Adelaide.
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peter says...
hi mike,
forgot to ask what are the 7 types
of d/f that you have.
that link also shows a large yellow
with white flesh and mo spines.
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Mike says...
Peter I am only just starting with DG not all are named varieties but this is what I'm calling them ; columbian supreme birdwood,ken's red(desert king?),Peter's commercial red, Mareeba red,Jujubes sweet/sour white,common white,original commercial coastal red and possibly Mikes hybrid.I will soon secure kamerunga yellow and with luck 5 named hybrids but I can't talk about them here.I have to stop or my yard will look like a pole dancing hall.
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BJ says...
The red fox pinks are precocious and prolific. Mine are in small pots leaning against a fence and are sprawling about 3 feet - I've got around ten fruits on two plants, which is close to 100% self pollination. Now I just have to build my DF structure.
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David says...
I have some soursop seeds to share from a particulary well pollinated fruit weighed about 2.2kg. Any takers
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Mike says...
BJ do the pinks taste as good as the reds? I have eaten some really good reds lately and then chased that particular type and got a plant.The one from jujube was my first(this time around).
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BJ says...
I've got one thats nearly ripe, so I'll soon be able to let you know if they are good. Seem a bit smaller than the other red/reds but could also be the way i've got them growing.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

the one from me has red/pink skin, white flesh given to me from a friend. Fruits look like the Vienamese one but much sweeter and chuppier.

The friend grows in sandy soil and very limy soil in coastal Perth, it may contribute to the sweetness of the fruits.
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chillilover says...
Hi David can you send one my way please. My mum loves soursop. She makes a special drink out of it. She'll me happy to know i am growing some for her. I'll be happy to pay postage. Email lablover at optusnet dot com dot au.

Cheers
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Mike says...
Well howdy jujube I remember your description of that type andprepared the spot as you suggested.At 1.4m it is my largest.I only have a couple of amber seeds left(I heard bruno has grafted ones now) so should I plant them for you? You saw things in the dry season but now everything has popped up,is sprouting,there are fruit and the beans have gone beyond beserk.I have being giving away kg's of snake beans.There is also sprouted hog plums for you,golden tumeric and a maprang with your name on it.I'm fishing on Monday so all is well at the moment.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Mike,

Glad that your dragon vine is doing well. Yes please, would love to have some amber jackfruit trees in my yard. I can't wait to receive some goodies from you when I see you next.
Good luck to the fishing. I hope you bring home heaps of fish.
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MaryT says...
I still have one of Speedy's capers seedlings; he sent me some prepared seeds; so kind of him but I have not been successful with it. It's lingering by a thread. So sorry my forgetful head neglected to mention him before!
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MaryT says...
Also Nick let me use his voucher and would not allow me to repay him. Such kind souls on this site. I am grateful.
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amanda says...
I have had some great little seed presents from Brendan and Wayne :) I have Speedy's capers too! And seed all the way from the US from Tom :)

I think it's great that we are spreading the genetics around and taking independent ownership of our seed supplies ;-)

(thanks to anyone I may have forgotten too...it's been a few years now and hard to remember?:)
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Nick says...
Hi Mike, could I please have a miracle fruit and yellow grumichama? Hopefully I have something that you'd like- I have rosella, okra, holy basil, bitter gourd, winged bean, papaya and pea eggplant seeds as well salak, mangosteen, achacha, tamarind and langsat seedlings (when they eventually germinate). That Carica monoica sounds very interesting, whats it like? :)
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Mike says...
Nick that should be alright, are you after seeds or small seedlings? I got the peruvian cooking paw paw seeds from from John MC and they have germinated but I know only what can be easily googled about this species.
I have the species that you mention already.Your salak wouldn't happen to be a Salacca zalacca aboina var. gula pasir from the eastern bali highlands or a Salacca wallichiana var.sala sumalee by any chance? I was fishing to see what I could offer peter from adelaide.If you have figs,white sapote seeds or cherimoya seeds at your fingertips it would be good.
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Nick says...
I dont mind, whichever you dont mind giving away. Im not sure about the salak, it was just fruit from a supermarket in KL but I do have figs (fruit and also cuttings in winter) :)
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Mike says...
Nick, I have a little australian post fatigue at the moment but I'll get onto it in the next week or so.I was asking about the figs for peter because he want to a lot of trouble to send dragon fruit plants to me.Are there particular plants you are after besides what you have mentioned?
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Nick says...
Thats fine Mike, thanks for your generosity! :)
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Mike says...
Nick if you give me your email address I'll contact you next week and get your PO address.I had better think about what I have that would survive in the garden state.
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Nick says...
My email is niksmaster2008@hotmail.com
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BJ says...
The pink dragon fruit is superb! Much better than the others. Only down side is that mine are much smaller than the others, but probably because they are fruiting in a 175?mm pot. Should be larger in the ground when I get around to making their structure. Also seem to have fewer seeds. Took photos on my iPhone, so they are crap, but I'll see if I can upload something tonight...
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Mike says...
Iam delighted to hear that BJ and my pink will now jump the cue and get a prime spot.I have a chance to get several more varieties in the near future.Mine are all small now but I will share when they grow.Speaking of sharing I sent 4 parcels away this week in overnight 500g express bags.Cairns to Briz less than 24 hours,Cairns to Melbourne 3 days and counting,Cairns to north of Sydney 3 days and counting,Cairns to Sydney nearly 2 days and counting.Hope they make it guys and the unpredictability is a real pain.
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David says...
Hi BJ, If you would like to take the journey Bunnies at Mt Gravatt Weka rd, currently have 9 Paxton proflifics at $19.95(custard apple) normaly $44.95.
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BJ says...
Here are the pics. As mentioned, taken on my iPhone, so they are not much good, but give an indication of the fluro pinky-purple color and size, which is around that of a decent size sapodilla. Should be larger in ground as these are still in small pots. They should make the best candidate for those wanting to grow df in pots as they are precocious, prolific and good.
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Mike says...
BJ They look good alright a bit smaller than a cosmic charlie or dark star but kinda half way between those two varieties.Does it taste a bit grape like and a bit sweeter than a red?
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BJ says...
Yep, that pretty much sums them up. A bit grape flavored and much sweeter than the others I've had.
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peter says...
hi bj,
where did you originally get your pinks from.
mine are a couple of years old and quite largeb but no sign of flowers yet.
how much water do you give them and
what type of fertilzer do you use.
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BJ says...
I picked my plants up from red fox. They sit in pots against a wire fence and have been left totally to themselves. No water or ferts given for past year. Previously organic extra. They are only a few feet sprawling and I've had about 10 flowers on the two plants and all set by themselves. They are in mostly shade under young feijoa, behind a loquat. From what I saw, I think many of red fox's pink pitaya were seed grown, so there is probably a fair bit of variability in the plants.
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Mike says...
For those who are growing the UD hog plum here is the fruit (85g) and the 6g seed.They are far tastier and sweeter than the standard dwarf or off the large tree type.
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Mike says...
The fruit is sweet and mango like with some tang and pineapple flavours.Poorer types have larger seeds,sourness or less pleasant and even bland flavours.
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ivepeters says...
hi Mike

Sorry to be a bother, but would you have a couple of UD hog plum seeds not accounted for.
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MaryT says...
My UD hog plum will be tested for toughness tonight. I'm expecting 8 but other parts of Sydney will be 1C
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Mike says...
ivepeters I have promised the seeds out of he few going ripe to people already.In a few weeks other bunches should go ripe and I'll get some out of those for you.Just remind me in a couple of weeks as I have a short memory.
Mary good luck with that tough weather.There was an insane 13 to 24c range in Cairns today and people dressed like mawson roaming around like stunned mullet saying bullship.The news said there were big frost on the Atherton tablelands with temps to -3c.
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ivepeters says...
Mike

Thanks
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ivepeters says...
Mike, would you have eaten any ripe UD hog plums.
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Mike says...
ivepeters, got an e-mail or postal address for me?
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Mike says...
OK I have it.Just hang in there and keep an eye on the letter box in the next couple of weeks.
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ivepeters says...
Thanks again.
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Mike says...
No worries.I find if I hang around the letter box and stare at it,good stuff just appears in there.A few bills came last week so there's a few villians as well.
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Linton says...
What means UD Hog Plum?

It sounds great. Can you please tell me where I can get one. Thanx!
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John Mc says...
Another name for them is Amberella. They can be full size trees, dwarf and super (ultra) dwarf. I have a dwarf, about 1.5m high @ three years and a recently acquired ultra dwarf from my good buddy Mike, I don't know anything about the ultra's characteristics, mine's not even one year old. They would be good for pot culture in marginal areas.
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Linton says...
Thanks for the info.

Actually I just ordered some seeds of Dwarf Ambarella - Spondias Cytherea. There seems to be several different species of Hog Plum, but the standard type is much too vigorous and grows too big.

My Vietnamese friends are highly sought after this fruit, they love it so much so I'm hoping to grow some for them. But I didn't know there was an ultra dwarf type as well which I would prefer to grow in the climate here if I can find it.

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Mike says...
Linton don't be lured by those american congeneric imposters Spondias purpurea which also go by varietal names red,yellow and purple mombins.They do get erroneously called hog plums as well.
Spondias cytherea is the old name for Spondias dulcis.Dwarfs have fruit a little smaller and leass sweet than UD's or giants.
In the war and shifting power base between vegetables and fruit ambarellas played their part.Popular music has played a role in this tussle.When Al Jolson sang Mamey fruit won the day but John Lennon turned things around with Give Peas a Chance.Luckily Rhiannon sang 'Ambarella' and turned the tide to fruit once more.It is quite a conspiracy.
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Linton says...
Ultra Dwarf - UD Hog Plum Wanted!
Hay this is getting so complicated as the one listed for sale in Daleys shop is stated as Spondias cytherea - but it's the normal large type.

But I think it gets too big so all I'm looking for, based on your information, is a seed of the Ultra Dwarf UD Hog Plum, whichever Spondias type it is.
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Linton says...
How do they make a dwarf tree?
I'm curious as to how the growers develop dwarf fruit trees from species that are normally large.

As with the flowering gums that come in a dwarf "baby" variety which grows to about 3 metres, there's also a "mini" version which is about half the size again which must be equivalent to the ultra dwarf. I suspect it is made by repeating the same process on an already dwarf tree.

And why is it that some species can be made into dwarf types and others can't? It seems like the method involves grafting from the large tree but what stops it from growing just as big again?

Lastly, do the seeds of the dwarf tree also grow into dwarf trees or do they need to be grafted each time?

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BJ says...
There are different types of plants that are labelled as 'dwarf'. Some are genetic dwarves. Through breeding and selection sometimes a small growing dwarf tree is discovered. Many of these grow true from seed and are quite stable, while others require vegetative propogation, preferably onto a stable dwarf rootstock. Other 'dwarf' plants are just small growing species. Daleys makes the distinction between these in their 'dwarf' trees section, but offers them on the same page as true dwarves. The otehr way to get a dwarf is to graft a normal plant onto a smaller growing rottstock, which will reduce the vigour of the tree, creating a 'dwarf', or a tree that can be managed at a smaller size - I believe this is what they do with the flowering gums. Other rootstocks modify top growth, without effecting vigour much (like flying dragon in citrus). The seeds of a dwarf tree will only grow true if they are from a stable dwarf line. I believe the UD hog plum is one of these. A seed from a grafted dwarf wouldnt usually give you a dwarf tree, unless they are already a dwarf variety grafted for another reason, like clay resistant rootstock.
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Linton says...
Great information - it's good to know that the UD Hog Plum can be grown from seed which might make it a little easier for me to find one.
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Lucinda says...
Hi Mike,

Do you have any seed or plant of ultra dwarf hog plum for sale? I would like to buy seed or plant. Thank you.
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Mike says...
Ivepeters the parcel will go tomorrow.Lucinda I will have some more when the next lot get ripe in a week or two.I never sell plants or seeds.What is your address?
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Lucinda says...
Hi Mike,

Can you please contact me at this email address field_grass@yahoo.com? Thank you very much.
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Mike says...
Lucinda,the e-mail address you provided is coming up as undeliverable.Is it really..... field_grass@yahoo.com?
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Lucinda says...
Hi Mike,

Yes, it is field_grass@yahoo.com. Yahoo sometimes has problems. Please try it again. Thank you.
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Mike says...
Ivepeters it is on the way.Lucinda I'll try again tomorrow.
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VF says...
Mike,I hate asking, but is there any chance of a spare seed or two of your UD Hog Plum? I can be contacted at vfand3@gmail.com either way. Cheers.
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ivepeters says...
Mike

Package arrived, more than I expected.
Thank-you
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VF says...
Thanks Mike - got your email.
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Linton says...
WANTED - UD Hog Plum or seeds.

I think that the UD Hog Plum - Spondias, is not being grown commercially as it doesn't seem to be available anywhere. Still trying to find one or some seeds for planting.
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Juneli says...
Would anybody have any seeds of the Gulf Rose Plum to sell? I know it is a commercial variety grown here in Australia and is a blood plum. My other Gulf Plums are flowering prolifically here this winter and I've read that the Gulf Rose is a delicious tasting plum.
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Mike says...
VF,the parcel is packed and ready to roll.There are a few herbs and seeds of species that have a chance o survival there.
The eagle has landed by the way and thanks,I will give them a try.
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VF says...
Cheers Mike! (Glad you got yours too.)
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Mike says...
VF,ETA Monday, hang in there.
Lucinda, nice card I appreciate that.
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Lucinda says...
Mike, you're welcome.

The peperomia plants you gave me are dead. I put them in a pot and left the pot in the garden when the weather in Sydney is still quite cold. I'm very sad that I can't take good care of them. The pepper vine leaves turn black and drop. Do you think they will come back in spring?
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Mike says...
Lucinda it is better to get those touchy ones in Summer.If you give the pepper a good burial, even with an indoor potplant it could pull through.If there were some tiny seed heads on the peperomia throw them with a moist shadey potplant as well.Remind me in summer and we'll do it all again.Once established they can handle cold way better.
I hope there will be a few survivors.
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Lucinda says...
Thanks, Mike. I still keep 2 cuttings of the pepper vine in a cup of water near the kitchen's window. The leaves are still green. I'll wait until the weather is warmer, then put them in a pot. Hope they will grow for me. Luckily I keep the UD hog plum inside. Some leaves drop but they still look happy.
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VF says...
Wow Mike, parcel arrived today - thankyou so much! Not long home, and have excitedly been going through package like a child at Christmas. Thanks for the selection, there's many things there I've been meaning to get,(and more), so I'm thrilled. Now, time to get my herb book out, and start identifying though I think I can guess a few. (They all seem ok and will be potted up first thing in morning). BTW, is the varigated maize used in a special way (sorry for my ignorance)?
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Mike says...
VF I can't remember what I tossed in for ambarella ballast.I think variegated coleus,vietnamese mint,lemon basil,peperomia,sweet leaf seeds, maybe celon spinach seeds,jujube knows the real name of green tumeric and maybe red shiso or perennial coriander.They will most likely be some of those.
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VF says...
Thanks Mike, I did receive most of the above, but one still baffles me - possibly Rice Paddy plant? (The real name of green tumeric would be great if possible.)
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Mike says...
Limnophila chinensis var. aromatica and Curcuma aeruginosa,VF.
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trikus says...
Mike do you have Curcuma xanthorrhiza ? Also called Temulawak or Java Turmeric .
Pictured here a cut rhizhome of it , nearly blue colour does not show up well .Similar growth habit to C australasica but with red stripe on leaf .. not flowered mine yet .

Getting a little collection going here of these . C. rubescens has very colourful red stems and is just pretty in the garden , much like C roscoena .

Got a few of the decorative Thai flowering ones also .
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Mike says...
Trikus yes I have that species but it looks different from yours.Mine has no leaf stripes,does not look like that when cut and the rhizomes are huge.It does look like a giant form of C.australasica and even has flowers that look similar but way larger.It has died back now and will send up flowers when the wet season begins.
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Scott says...
The Temulawak I have looks like yours trikus....
bluish rhizome when cut,red striped leaf.
White to light pink flower...beautiful!
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Mike says...
The flower on mine looks just like this.The leaves on mine can be well over 1m long and are just like a giant cape york lily.
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Scott says...
Nice...I wonder if there are different varieties out there?
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Mike says...
Trikus on reflection I think those tubers look like Curcuma aeruginosa rather than C.xanthorrhiza.Jujube would know.The red on the leaf is a bit like laos arrowroot but differently distributed.
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Scott says...
I'd be keen to know too....mine looks almost identical to trikus's. Blue has faded a bit to greenish after a while.
I'll show Lucy next time I see her.
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Scott says...
Here's a pic of the rhizome....
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Mike says...
xanthorrhiza is the big one that is white when cut.I was just floundering in the dark to get it.Lucy gave me the name of the green/blue centred one.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Curcuma aeruginosa: I got the name from the Vienamese website then double check with this blog

http://cinafong-myobsessionmycompulsion.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/kunyit-hitammay-force-be-with-you.html

Beautiful colour inside but VERY bitter
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Speedy says...
I have Thai friends who have told me about a "Khamin Dam" (lit. Black turmeric) that is highly valued as a medicinal plant.
I've seen C.aeruginosa in Indonesia.
probably same species, distributed from natural habitat many centuries ago.
I've not grown or used it , but would like to.

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Scott says...
I can dig up some of mine for you Speedy.
Don't know if it's what you are looking for....but you are welcome to it.

I'll take more notice of the flower next time!
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trikus says...
Very similar looking spp. will have to double check with some experts .. Mike smaller tuber still has colour in your pic .. seems main difference is the aeruginosa retains red stripe on leaf into maturity .. from memory mine did not . Minute floral details only way ...
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Mike says...
trikus the small kind just looks like green/blue fleshed tumeric and is C.aeruginosa but I don't have the plant growing.The larger one is quite different with large spherical rhizomes that are very white is C.xanthorhhiza and I was just showing the difference in the corms.C.xanthorhiza can be taller than a person and doesn't look closely related to C.aeruginosa.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
I have just cut up a piece of Curcuma aeruginosa Mike kindly gave to me. The smell of tumeric and the colour is as followed:
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Mike says...
Thanks lucy,the sacrifices we make in the name of science.The big one I have I think you have growing also if they survived.They are popular in java and thailand.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
My big one is growing well Mike! Thanks for sharing.
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gabs says...
I'm in Adelaide and looking for anyone willing to share/swap plants. At the moment, I don't have much, as I'm starting from scratch.

cheers,
gabs
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Scotchmist says...
Does anyone have any UD Hog plum seeds or trees for sale? Thank you.
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Anthony says...
Hi BJ, saw the pics of your dragon fruit from Feb 2012 and was just wondering if you know the variety name of that particular fruit. Thanks, Anthony.
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Anthony says...
Hi Mike, saw your reference to a couple of US varieties of Dragonfruit and was curious to know if you had these varieties growing at all. I have several varieties(cuttings at the moment) but am always after others if they are about. Any info would be great. Thanks Anthony.
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BJ says...
Hi Anthony. The purple DF I have didn't come with a name. From images and descriptions its close to Dark Star, but not quite the same. Small, grape like and prolific.
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Anthony says...
Hi BJ. Thanks for that. Purchased a couple of varieties from Red Fox recently and 1 called Aztec Gem apparently looks a bit like those in your pics but will have to wait and see. Any chance you would part with a cutting. I'm always on the lookout for a proven variety. Thanks again.
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Mike says...
Athony as BJ points out there are a number of 'parallel' varieties already here.I know of one person with some americans.I don't have any planted and if some came to me I probably wouldn't plant them because I'd have to pull up my existing ones to make room.There may be a certain level of inevitability that the best types will come in time.
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Anthony says...
Thanks for that Mike. These forums are interesting reading and as I make my way through them I see so many things I want to grow. At the moment I'm trying to replace a lot of self sterile white d'fruit with different varieties of self pollinating ones, so had to ask. Thanks again.
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Edward says...
Hello Mike

I wonder if you have any ultra dwarf hog plum seeds available. I had a chance to eat the ambarella fruit when on a visit to Vietnam, but the trees were definitely too large for a standard garden in Sydney. So the ultra dwarf sounds like a much more practical proposition.
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Mike says...
Edward, the tree only has small green fruit and they are many months off being ripe.Ask again in Oct/Nov.
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VF says...
NickT, just got home and found your parcel. Many thanks! Very much appreciated.
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fruit365ayear says...
Hi all I am looking for some ultra dwarf ambarella seeds willing to pay or swap I would buy from Daley but don't have the space for the non dwarfed tree email me if you can help me hammondvanhoren@yahoo.com :)
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starling says...
BJ,

Those look the goods, I'd be interested in trading something for some cuttings. Let me know what you're chasing.
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Russ3 says...
hey Mike do you do a little local trading at all? cheers
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Mike Tr says...
Russ not as much these days. What are you after?
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Russ3 says...
I'm at a crossroad in my life at the moment. I've been in a serious accident a few years back, now since I can't work it's left me ripping my hair out with nothing to do, I asked my partner if I could get a mango tree to go with my pineapple and then that was it, the start of my fruit tree fetish. I never thought I'd ever get sucked into my garden but it takes my mind off the constant throbbing when I'm plotting around with my babies out there. I just like seeing what's out there and always interested in adding a few more rare beauty's. I don't know to much about the different fruits all around the world so if I kind of rely on the experiences of others for suggestions. I noticed your in Cairns and thought if you trade and sell I'm interested in seeing what's available. I apologize if I sound intrusive. Russ
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Mike Tr says...
Not intrusive Russ.

We can do better than mangoes and pineapples and I don't sell anything.I just happen to have a few rarities and glamorous species right now. I am in Bayview not far. You will need to give me your email address.
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Russ3 says...
russellclark@y7mail.com I'm just off Henley's hill
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Mike Tr says...
Russ I have sent you an email.
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Mike Tr says...
Russ I sent it again and put the y in this time.
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