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Eddie starts with ...
Hi can anyone suggest to me who sells edible sugar cane seeds any help would be great like websites so forth. Thought ild give it a go yes i do live in Melb but have an encloser for tropical plants
Thx
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22nd March 2011 9:25pm
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adamus says...
Hi Eddie. We grow sugar cane in India, but I'm pretty sure you grow it from cane cuttings, we do in india anyway. Just get two foot long pieces of fresh cut cane, and plant them a foot deep, and keep the water up to them. Obviously South India is a bit warmer than Melb, but I can't see why the growing would be different. Maybe just a little slower, and the sugar content may be a little less. We also plant them in ridges, like elongated mounds.
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22nd March 2011 10:23pm
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Eddie says...
Thx i need to get a hold of some so i can do that or seeds i dont mind if i have start from seed
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adamus says...
Hi Eddie. They were selling Sugar cane in lengths so people could eat it, at the Vic Market last time I was there. it wasn't too expensive, and if you get one plant to grow, you will have hundreds the next season. I've never heard of it being grown from seed, I don't think people do that.
The stall at Vic. Market was just near the Organic Section, where they used to sell live animals many years ago, now it's organic food.
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Eddie says...
Ok thx will look into it i know where the organic section is so will take a look next time iam there Thx
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Jantina says...
Eddie I have sugarcane growing in my unheated glasshouse so you shouldn't have any trouble. It's about 2 and a half metres high. It's fun to be able to say I've got it growing but really it's novelty value only as a sizeable crop would take up far too much space in my glasshouse. You may be able to grow it outside in Melb. I got mine from some nursery up north (maybe GreenHarvest).Got some New Guinea sugarcane too from a kind forum poster and it's booming.
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Eddie says...
Thx Jantina i have dealt with Green Harvest Before so i will give them a try just growing it for novelty as well and a bit of a chew on the cane.
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Nick says...
That awesome Jantina, Im growing stevia at the moment but im sure itd be better growing sugarcane! Can I maybe have a cutting or 2?
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Wayne says...
I'm thinking [being in the middle of the QLD sugar cane industry] as to how and why you good people grow it. We harvest over 12 million tonnes here locally each year and have an extremely strict cane quarantine policy in place, we cannot take a stick of sugar cane from one district to another
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peter says...
im growing it out in the open
over here and its doing ok.
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Eddie says...
Where abouts did you get yours from Peter i tried a website as on an above post but dont sell them.
Or if anyone has any that can send me would be great pay for the postage and goods
Cheers Eddie
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Eddie says...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/WORLDS-TALLEST-SUGAR-CANE-ORGANIC-45-SEEDS-giant-RARE-/160516905909?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255f8d9bb5
I found this on Ebay do you think will be ok
Eddie
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peter says...
hi eddie
i got mine from a rare fruit society meeting.
that ebay link is in the usa so might
not be allowed to import it.
i just tried a search on the icon
site but nothing came up, used the
botanical name of saccharum officinarum.
i can send you some if you want.
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Jantina says...
It's the fun of the challenge Wayne! You just don't know if you are going to get a useful plant unless you have a go.

Eddie that sure sounds good, you get those seeds and try them and I'll send Nick back with a cutting for you and if they come up maybe I can have a seedling but better check with AQIS first, you don't want to pay for something they might bin.

Nick when you get here you can have a cutting of anything that's big enough that you want.
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Nick says...
Thanks again Jantina :)
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Kells says...
Jantina
Do you have any sugarcane to spare?
My partner often mentions his Dad bringing them some as kids and I would love to try and grow some.
We aren't too far from you.
I have been trying to find some for years and it is always in Queensland.
Or has anyone had any luck? I am not game to order from the USA.
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Jantina says...
Hi Kells, I did order mine inline (have to do a search to find out where from) but you can try a piece of mine. Think it would be better to wait until things warm up again though.
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