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Folks shouldn’t take it personal when we (USA members) refuse to send seeds or scions overseas. We know from experience of the delays and the seizures. Too much of a hassle for something we have no control

True JF for quite a few countries now , forget Africa in general ( don't take this personal my African friends ) , I don't even wanna mention Brazil .....Portugal is also becoming a problem . And to the USA unless you're lucky or have the USDA permit .

Most of us Africans have been dealing with this for years in S.A particularly things get lost all the time unless couriered.
Iv always seen any purchase I make as only a 50% chance of receiving and not to blame seller for that. If you order with that mindset its not as heartbreaking when it never arrives!

Thanks I will try grafting!
Glad you are spreading these beauties around they really are attractive and I cant wait to try the fruit :)

These guys grow pretty fast and are some of the most beautiful cacti seedlings I've ever had! Mine have beautiful red new spines:) think I got seeds from you a year or two ago

Any idea how big these would need to be to flower?
I'm impatient so maybe I need to try graft onto something ha ha.

How does this fruit taste?

As an international I wouldnt mind either way but thought I would add my 2c.

Do you really think having sub-forums would stop internationals posting for sale stuff in the American sub forum?

Even now you get tropical offers in temperate, trades in main forum, citrus in main forum, temperate in main forum. Many people dont really read ha ha.

Another thought is that this Buy,Sell,Trade-forum isn't all that busy already. Wouldn't it be dead if separated? For some reason it seems that postings build on one another and the more stuff that gets posted the more stuff will keep getting posted if you see my meaning. Look at the Veg buy,sell,trade sub-forum (dead dead dead) would be better to have a sub-forum for all edible plant sales IMO.

Maybe if they do that have a sub-forum for all edibles(Citrus, tropical, temperate veg and herb) but then have a American and unamerican version?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Lardizabalaceae
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:44:10 AM »
Thanks for the info and resurrecting this thread Karen!

I forgot a bit about my quest ha ha.

Any one know of good seed sources?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa flowering (greenhouse)
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:12:28 PM »
Our feijoa flowers no problem even in an area that never goes below 0C they don't need anything near to what cherries etc need as those struggle in the same area.
Not sure how much cold exactly they need but I'm sure it's less than many temperates

Was just wondering about this recently is there something like the opposite of a greenhouse?
There's a few fruits such as cloud berry that I wonder if there are ways to grow in places that get 30C+ summers?

Obviously it would be a pain just like tropical in areas that get frost but that's part of the fun right:)

Can neighbours (South Africa) get a postage discount? ;)

Man I have been to Zim before, have relations there and never ever found this fruit or even the plant :( any idea where in Zim these are found?

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Your secret soil ingredients
« on: January 25, 2018, 02:26:46 AM »
Im Not sure about amending sugar sand but for really crappy clay I found annuals that grow fast and have a lot of biomass then just chop it up and rework into the soil after a few seasons the ground is fertile and beautiful :) No amendment has been as good for me as this process!

My wife hates the messy look but I don't remove weeds leaf litter etc from my beds just dig it in or let it rest as mulch I even chuck my old fruit peels etc into my beds and my plants grow very very well without compost. If you have trees in the bed just make sure all the litter doesn't touch the trunk. Some people may be against this and have more sterile beds but I love this method:)

Even old cardboard boxxes I rip up and throw into the beds

Centella asiatica mats and spreads nice and tight and is also attractive with its fleshy rounded bright green leaves.
Also it is hardly a staple but it is edible with great tonic benifits.

I think it like moist areas but i have seen it very happy in semi moist forested areas and the ones under my tap only do slightly better than those along the skirting of my house

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Agave americana - Pulque
« on: January 21, 2018, 04:02:25 PM »
Some awesome info thank you John!

Can you grow them from seed?

I cant find a plant to buy anywhere in my whole country :(

Even emailed a large farm that grows them commercially for the nuts and no replies :'(

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Agave americana - Pulque
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:45:54 AM »
Anyone ever try making this?
and if so please share details of the process(I googled and it explains but not a step by step just in general)

The plant is naturalised here and is pretty common.

This lightly alcoholic beverage is apparantly an aquired taste but healthy and a potent probiotic :)

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Tongkat Ali
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:38:58 AM »
Im interested in people experiences with its effects?
WIll it make me stronger in the gym and more energy?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Inga sp. Seeds
« on: January 10, 2018, 01:35:18 AM »
I would also like to get please anyone :)
Shipped to South Africa

Thank you so much for the post!!
Very interesting and Im glad to find out that one of the so called African potatoes are tasty! Now I just eed to get myself one :)
Waiting for your report on air Yam :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cecropia fruit plant
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:20:05 AM »
What is the best tasting species?
I saw a video where they claim it is nice and reminds of gummy worms but they didnt specify species.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cecropia fruit plant
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:43:17 AM »
Are the seeds easy to transport over post or are they recalcitrant?
Im very interested in this plant know any sources of seeds if they transport ok?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:58:05 AM »
I wish people could give seed sellers a break! There are so few of them and a one man business in demand simply cant respond to all request and I think logically larger orders will take priority.
Once you have paid and ordered then maybe you can complain but before I think its just that your order doesnt take priority. If he is too busy to respond to you then obviosly the way the business is being run is working very well  ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamme Africana Vs Mamme Americana
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:42:06 AM »
I have heard africana is not great but have no first hand experience with it

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Kratom tree cuttings
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
Thanks D-G :)
Do you know any good seed sources?

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Tylosema esculentum
« on: October 08, 2017, 01:15:20 AM »
A friend managed to germinate some Tylosema esculentum. Edible bean/nut and root. Anyone heard of it?

"The seeds have a protein content around 30% (approaching that of the soya bean) and an oil content around 40% (approaching that of the peanut)[301
The immature seeds and stems may be eaten cooked as a vegetable or in soups[299
A coffee-like beverage can be made from the seeds[317

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[301
]. Similar to almond oil in consistency and taste[299
, 301
]. Golden-yellow, with a nutty odour and a pleasant, although slightly bitter flavour[299

Tuber - cooked. The sweet-tasting tuber can be baked, boiled or roasted[301
, 317
]. Young tubers have a sweet and pleasant taste and the texture has been described as similar to that of artichoke[299
]. Tubers older than 2 years become fibrous and bitter and are usually not eaten, but they are an important emergency source of water for humans and animals"

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Polianthes tuberosa
« on: October 08, 2017, 01:11:31 AM »
Anyone ever try Polianthes tuberosa?
It's pretty and apparently smells really nice with edible flowers. I saw I can get this as they are sold by ornamental bulb catalogues.

Of all the Eugenia I grow and that's quite a few , my personal favorites are E. involucrata and E. pyriformis the sweet variety .

Like Casio mentioned the Rio Grande can vary a lot in size of fruit , leaves , taste . Some of them are great producers others a zillion of flowers and poor fruit- set . I have the impression some came from a colder area .

The E. calycina is not bad at all but doesn't come close to my best Rio .

Some people may not agree , but I am very happy with my E. florida .....

Now , there are others acid and sweet ones that are absolutely worth growing . In the acid : E. stipitata ssp sororia is my favorite , fast fruiting , great producer ( several times a year ) , large fruit and very indicated for keeping in a planter . Not for eating out of hand but a delight in a milkshake with some sugar added . E. victoriana aka Sundrop is a waste of time and space .

Is it poor taste that makes sundrop a waste Luc or other factors?

Just skin and seeds Stuart.....
Oh ok thanks Luc!
Too many fruits Iv tried have been like that and they always look pretty good until you try ha ha :'(

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