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According to their site they do not ship to California.
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I had some questions for him about Apocynaceae lianas - he was our local expert  :(

I also miss CoPlantNut. I think the old off-topic forum left a bad taste in his mouth here (it did for me as well).  Half the threads there were just fights.

Don't think I've seen Jcaldiera either... he brought me coconuts from Fiji to plant once  :(

Someone suggested he makes those posts after couple shots of whiskey. Maybe some truth there because he was sober and very decent guy in person. Sorry Jack  ::) 8) 8) 8)

There was monster cyclone that went through Fiji in 2016, in fact it was said to be strongest storm ever in Southern Hemisphere. I doubt JC escaped with just light scratches towards his collection, but he wasn't posting before the storm anyway.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New fruit
« Last post by DurianLover on Today at 06:54:03 PM »
Durian variety called "cucumber"  ;D
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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: googootz in So. Flo
« Last post by pineislander on Today at 06:52:26 PM »
Yes, it is Bottle Gourd,  Lagenaria siceraria. Grew great for me during winter/early spring. Lpves water, fertile sun, and something to climb up on. Grew well for me in the Caribbean, well known to asian people. Had a bit of trouble with powdery mildew but it kept going. Pick young and small for tender fruit, remove oversized fruit or the plant will try to ripen them with a decrease in production. When vine declines the gourds harden to a shell which can be used for bottles, cups, etc, crafts, musical instruments, birdhouses. There are many shapes of lagenaria siceraria, from round to very long and everything in between. Search bottle gourd youtube and google.
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The dioscorea is adapted to growing up. It is tropical so northern growers can't expect as much. If well grown in tropical conditions they can make some aerial bulbils which greatly enhances the rate of multiplication. To get bulbils you might try leaving some tubers in-ground for the best earliest start. I was able to buy tubers to start at the larger Asian/Caribbean food markets for very reasnable prices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIByH-lpzU
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Mango scions
« Last post by murahilin on Today at 06:12:48 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Coconut Jack fruit seeds.. .
« Last post by murahilin on Today at 06:11:58 PM »
How large are the fruit on average?
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Yep. Divorce takes a heavy toll on collections, Noel and Harry being notable examples of this.

All it takes is one major financial error, divorce, or career relocation.  Years of collecting and growing can disappear frighteningly quick :(

I've been trying to get Harry to post a yard update at his new house, with no luck. I had lunch with him this week though. He's not a fan of soup dumplings.
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Yep. Divorce takes a heavy toll on collections, Noel and Harry being notable examples of this.

All it takes is one major financial error, divorce, or career relocation.  Years of collecting and growing can disappear frighteningly quick :(
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