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Title: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: TnTrobbie on August 17, 2018, 09:12:50 PM
I'll be there next week. Hoping there are suggestions.
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Ethan on August 18, 2018, 01:42:58 PM
Jardines Eneida's!

PR-103, Cabo Rojo, 00623, Puerto Rico

Great plants, fruit stand and really nice people!
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Bush2Beach on August 20, 2018, 11:55:19 AM
I've found good Langsat fruit there , around this time of year.
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: murahilin on August 20, 2018, 03:40:05 PM
Jardines Eneida's!

PR-103, Cabo Rojo, 00623, Puerto Rico

Great plants, fruit stand and really nice people!

I second Ethan’s recommendation.

I think Montoso Gardens may be selling plants again. Not sure though.
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: pineislander on August 20, 2018, 05:32:39 PM
If possible you should try and contact before going. So much of the island was devastated plus nurseries could be sold out.
There is a member her who may be able to help.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=3491 (http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=3491)
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: TnTrobbie on August 22, 2018, 09:58:09 AM
Thank you all for the suggestions. In reality I only have one full day in PR, so I may just have to settle for fruits instead.

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/plant_health/fs-bag-inspection-tavelers-notice-puerto-rico.pdf (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/plant_health/fs-bag-inspection-tavelers-notice-puerto-rico.pdf)
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Bush2Beach on August 22, 2018, 12:10:08 PM
If your in San Juan for 1 day, the Mangosteen's and Jakfruit at the botanical garden in San Juan could be fruiting.
If you can make it to Mayaguez for a TARS visit, that is a rare fruit wonderland.
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Ethan on August 23, 2018, 11:44:25 AM
You can bring soiless plants through USDA inspection station at the airport.  :)
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Triloba Tracker on August 23, 2018, 04:05:17 PM
In Old San Juan there is a little fruit/produce market somewhere....forgot the name. I found guanabana there (none available out west).
Maybe Yelp or just Google it.

While the island is small, getting from SJ out west to the places mentioned above (and back) would take a large portion of your day. Not impossible though, I guess.
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Vernmented on August 24, 2018, 07:28:43 AM
You can bring soiless plants through USDA inspection station at the airport.  :)

I am very interested in this process. I only have experience with the small seed lot permit and everything has to be sent in the mail. You can't hand carry anything. Do you need to quarantine the plants in a locked greenhouse or are they ok since they are from PR/USA?
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Bush2Beach on August 24, 2018, 01:16:03 PM
I'm pretty sure they inspect on the way out of PR and then your good to go. There's No Ag declaration on the domestic flight into FL that I've heard of.

You can bring soiless plants through USDA inspection station at the airport.  :)

I am very interested in this process. I only have experience with the small seed lot permit and everything has to be sent in the mail. You can't hand carry anything. Do you need to quarantine the plants in a locked greenhouse or are they ok since they are from PR/USA?
Title: Re: Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
Post by: Ethan on August 24, 2018, 11:17:42 PM
So long as the plants you are bringing back are not prohibited,  the USDA inspects them at the airport, give you a sticker and you are good to go. You can bring back certain fruits too including jack! Unfortunately,  I don't think durian is on the list. :(