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I had a bad experience with them a few years ago trough eBay.
Wrong seeds, wrong quantities, bad packaging, and very rude to answer questions to clarify things...

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Were they sent from Brazil and what date?

Yes, they were sent from Brasil, by the end of November or beginning of December, and I got them in late February.
Seeds I purchased took 9 weeks to get through Brazil and to Florida. They were
well packaged in coir.

If mine were packed with coir, or any other media, I'm sure they should be alive when they arrived, but there were nothing but the seeds inside the plastic bag, as you can see from the pictures.

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A little report on my experience with this seller:

I've bought some Eugenia beaurepairiana seeds from Mr. Dada, and after almost 2 months I got the package with the seeds.
As soon as I opened the envelope, I put off my happy face for finally get my hands on this species, as the packing method was very weird, being a mix of cardboard wraped on endless tape. When I finally get rid of all the tape, I've found the seeds inside a small plastic bag, without any kind of media, or moisture to keep them alive, and already showing signs of mold on the seed skin. As the seeds were incredibly lightweight I puted them in water, and none of them sank, so I decided to broke the skin to inspect the state of the embrio inside, and it was completely rotten, showing a lot of mold.

I contacted Mr. Dada explaining my situation, and asking for a refund, and for a week or so I got no answer at all, yesterday I sent him a new message, and he said that he sent seeds for other people as well and nobody complainted; sugesting that I should have no reason to complaint, or that I should be happy with what I got. I sent him another message, asking for refund, or otherwise I would publish it here, as I got no answer, I think Mr. Dada it's not interested in refunding my money, so everybody must know how this seller deals with his clients, and how he cares about what he sends out for other forum members.

Bellow you can see some images that show, what I got from him:




















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: compatible grafting
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:28:51 PM »
Loquats can be grafted to Cydonia Sp. Pyrus Sp. And Crataegus Sp. so maybe it might work the other way...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bignay: flowering and fruiting
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:43:45 PM »
I know of a few trees of this species, and all of them are isolated, and fruit very well on their own, so I don't think they need more than one to fruit!
About how long the flowering last, I'm not sure, but I now that both flowering and fruiting are not uniform, and you can have sometimes flowers, small fruits, and almost ripe fruits at the same time, wich means you can never harvest all the fruit at once, sometimes even in the same raceme.
About shelf life I have no idea as I always eat them directly from the tree, and never tried to save some to see how long do they last.
Hello my friend! Did you eat any fruit yet? They are etable?  ::)

Yes, they are eatable, but not the best fruit I ever eat in my life! If properly ripe, they are a bit sweet, lightly crisp, and a bit adstringent.

About the flower smell, I've never notice a bad smell coming from it, but I also never put my nose close to it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bignay: flowering and fruiting
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:15:22 PM »
I know of a few trees of this species, and all of them are isolated, and fruit very well on their own, so I don't think they need more than one to fruit!
About how long the flowering last, I'm not sure, but I now that both flowering and fruiting are not uniform, and you can have sometimes flowers, small fruits, and almost ripe fruits at the same time, wich means you can never harvest all the fruit at once, sometimes even in the same raceme.
About shelf life I have no idea as I always eat them directly from the tree, and never tried to save some to see how long do they last.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:33:04 AM »
I bought 02 seedlings (Uvaia sweet type & M. pungens) from Grapebush and have 01 extra seedling for free. All seedlings arrived in a good condition and well packaged. Very happy with my purchase!

Thank you very much Dung, for your positive feedback.
Best of lucks for your plants.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:29:16 PM »
Eugenia Uniflora seeds added (dark red/purplish fruit type).
Eugenia Uniflora big red fruit - Sold.
Dovyallis Caffra - sold.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:15:27 PM »
2 types of Eugenia uniflora added (plants).
Pachira glabra (plants).
And Solanum sisymbriifolium (seeds).

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Seems like Treculia africana.
It doesn't have fleshy arils like artocaprus, and only the seeds are edible.
About the size, Helton in Brasil reported to harvest one in 2014 arround 24kg.   http://www.colecionandofrutas.org/treculiaafricana.htm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: January 08, 2018, 06:11:53 PM »
Araucaria bidwillii added.
Stocks were updated, and the image of the Dovyallis cafra was updated to the actual plant for sale.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madruno or intermedia
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:32:27 PM »
I would say G. madruno as well, as the leaves seem to wide and thick for being intermedia, and also the new growth is too dark.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:31:00 AM »
There was an african member of this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/478816332506583/    Selling seeds of this species, about 2 weeks ago.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 27, 2017, 09:07:02 PM »
New stock update.
Few species were sold out, and others only have few plants left.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 22, 2017, 06:01:07 PM »
Updated.

Sold out plants and seeds, were removed from the listing.

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Sent you a PM yesterday, did you get it?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 16, 2017, 06:04:56 PM »
Hi everybody!

I asked him for a eugenia sp.
I received two
in excellent condition
thank you


Thank you very much Vittorio, for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you as costumer! Hope to deal with you soon.

Cheers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:44:43 PM »
Stocks and prices reviewd.

Will change the image of the Dovyalis caffra to the actual plant for sale.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 12, 2017, 07:36:43 PM »
Syzygium mallaccense seeds added to the list.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: On a unknown fruit pursuit! 😄
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:17:31 PM »
It is not a real palm!
It is a type of Cycad, maybe from the genus Encephalartos, judging by the shape of the entire fruit, and specially by the individual fruitlets.

Anyway it might be a very rare one, and you can make good money with the seeds, and/or seedlings, as there are a lot of cycad collectors that don't mind to pay good money for these rarities.

Best of luck with these.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:04:25 PM »
I also purchased seeds from NÚlio in Portugal and all seeds arrived perfectly, well packaged and germinating.

Thanks so much Nelio your the best.

Thank you very much Troy, for your feedback and kind words.
You are also a very good costumer, and it was a pleasure to do business with you.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:10:07 AM »
I just received two myrciantes pungens plants that had travelled all the way to Denmark in a short time. Plants are in a good condition, and I am happy to add these to my collection of tropical fruiting plants.

All the best
Sune Nielsen (Mr)
Denmark

Thank you very much, for your positive feedback Sune.
Hope these will grow nicely for you!

Cheers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings and seeds for sale
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:31:25 PM »
The rest of the images were added, and also Solanum robustum seeds, and Cynamomum zeylanicum cuttings were added to the sales list.

Some species have only one or two plants left.

In the comming days I might add one or 2 new species to this list.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Unusual fruiting of Papaya
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:36:45 PM »
I've seen plenty like that arround here.
It's a male plant with some female flowers at the end of the stalks.
Most hermaphrodite papayas have female flowers, and on or two males by it's side, but from time to time, there's the oposite, male flower stalks with a few female at the end.
All the papayas I ate from trees like that one were of very good quality.

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