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Title: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 26, 2013, 12:58:15 PM
Im agronomist & mercenary parkranger for the AWDF (african wildlife defence force), ceo of Nutrecul agroforestry and landowner (50.000ha)

I'm in the horticulture sector since 2000. and now thinking of setting up a new type of botanical garden. A 'Tropical fruit garden'.

I'm wondering if there is an interest for to work with me for to collect all tropical fruitplants and trees from arround the globe and plant on a 1000ha field?

We have seen EDENPROJECT in the UK and many botanical gardens , but none of them specialised in jungle food trees.

Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Radoslav on November 26, 2013, 01:02:26 PM
You mean 1000ha field in Congo?
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 26, 2013, 01:04:52 PM
You mean 1000ha field in Congo?

yes i want to design a garden of 1000ha on congo
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 26, 2013, 01:17:04 PM
This is a small garden in my village 225ha

but i would like to have it 4x bigger

http://www.kisantu.net/ (http://www.kisantu.net/)

Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: HIfarm on November 26, 2013, 01:48:36 PM
It sounds like there should already be a wealth of fruiting plant material that Roy Danforth was instrumental in planting in Loko and Kanana.  That would probably be the best source to get nice fresh seeds for your project.  I am sure that members on the forum would also be open to helping you in your venture, especially if there was any opportunity for seed exchange.

John
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 26, 2013, 02:29:38 PM
You mean in Congo-Brazzaville? i'm from the Congo-Kinshasa. You have more information on that person?
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: luc on November 26, 2013, 07:00:46 PM
You mean in Congo-Brazzaville? i'm from the Congo-Kinshasa. You have more information on that person?


Jean , Danforth and Noren are not in the Congo anymore . They kinda disappeared from the face of the earth as far as I know . They published  a cute little book called : Congo Native Fruits , covering 25 of the best and a short description of an other 25 . Picture attached.
(http://s11.postimg.cc/wzumei5zz/DSCN2380.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/wzumei5zz/)
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 26, 2013, 07:12:33 PM
You mean in Congo-Brazzaville? i'm from the Congo-Kinshasa. You have more information on that person?


Jean , Danforth and Noren are not in the Congo anymore . They kinda disappeared from the face of the earth as far as I know . They published  a cute little book called : Congo Native Fruits , covering 25 of the best and a short description of an other 25 . Picture attached.
([url]http://s11.postimg.cc/wzumei5zz/DSCN2380.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/wzumei5zz/[/url])


Where can i find that book?
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: fruitlovers on November 26, 2013, 09:35:13 PM
You mean in Congo-Brazzaville? i'm from the Congo-Kinshasa. You have more information on that person?


Jean , Danforth and Noren are not in the Congo anymore . They kinda disappeared from the face of the earth as far as I know . They published  a cute little book called : Congo Native Fruits , covering 25 of the best and a short description of an other 25 . Picture attached.
([url]http://s11.postimg.cc/wzumei5zz/DSCN2380.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/wzumei5zz/[/url])


They didn't disappear off the face of the earth. I just got a seed order from one of them, so i know at least one is alive! Just not in the Congo.
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: fruitlovers on November 26, 2013, 09:39:30 PM
You mean in Congo-Brazzaville? i'm from the Congo-Kinshasa. You have more information on that person?


Jean , Danforth and Noren are not in the Congo anymore . They kinda disappeared from the face of the earth as far as I know . They published  a cute little book called : Congo Native Fruits , covering 25 of the best and a short description of an other 25 . Picture attached.
([url]http://s11.postimg.cc/wzumei5zz/DSCN2380.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/wzumei5zz/[/url])


Where can i find that book?


You can buy the book here: http://www.echobooks.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=316 (http://www.echobooks.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=316)   Jean, you never answered whether the pages with fruit photos you posted is from a book and whether it is available anywhere?
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Soren on November 27, 2013, 03:50:24 AM
Im agronomist & mercenary parkranger for the AWDF (african wildlife defence force), ceo of Nutrecul agroforestry and landowner (50.000ha)

I'm in the horticulture sector since 2000. and now thinking of setting up a new type of botanical garden. A 'Tropical fruit garden'.

I'm wondering if there is an interest for to work with me for to collect all tropical fruitplants and trees from arround the globe and plant on a 1000ha field?

We have seen EDENPROJECT in the UK and many botanical gardens , but none of them specialised in jungle food trees.

Pretty big chunk of land - it gotta be a lot cheaper in DRC than here in Uganda?
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: KarenRei on November 27, 2013, 05:15:45 AM
What sort of import regulations are there in congo (aka, can you take live plants, or only seeds)? Is this a nonprofit or for-profit venture? I bet you could get interest by offering to send seeds of local species, most collectors are rather deficient in African species (at least I sure am! The only two of my ~80 that I have that are native to Africa are miracle fruit and tamarind, aka, nothing particularly exotic!). You might want to consider making a "Wanted" and "Available" list.  Or if what you want is "everything", then perhaps a "Already have" list instead of a "Wanted" list  ;)


Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 27, 2013, 02:51:35 PM
You mean in Congo-Brazzaville? i'm from the Congo-Kinshasa. You have more information on that person?


Jean , Danforth and Noren are not in the Congo anymore . They kinda disappeared from the face of the earth as far as I know . They published  a cute little book called : Congo Native Fruits , covering 25 of the best and a short description of an other 25 . Picture attached.
([url]http://s11.postimg.cc/wzumei5zz/DSCN2380.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.cc/image/wzumei5zz/[/url])


Where can i find that book?


You can buy the book here: [url]http://www.echobooks.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=316[/url] ([url]http://www.echobooks.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=316[/url])   Jean, you never answered whether the pages with fruit photos you posted is from a book and whether it is available anywhere?


i'm a parkranger those are photos from my last expedition
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 27, 2013, 02:53:51 PM
Im agronomist & mercenary parkranger for the AWDF (african wildlife defence force), ceo of Nutrecul agroforestry and landowner (50.000ha)

I'm in the horticulture sector since 2000. and now thinking of setting up a new type of botanical garden. A 'Tropical fruit garden'.

I'm wondering if there is an interest for to work with me for to collect all tropical fruitplants and trees from arround the globe and plant on a 1000ha field?

We have seen EDENPROJECT in the UK and many botanical gardens , but none of them specialised in jungle food trees.

Pretty big chunk of land - it gotta be a lot cheaper in DRC than here in Uganda?

2million HA in goverment concession + 50.000ha i purchased for 500$/ha ;) + 1000ha from family
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Nutrecul Agroforestry on November 27, 2013, 02:55:29 PM
What sort of import regulations are there in congo (aka, can you take live plants, or only seeds)? Is this a nonprofit or for-profit venture? I bet you could get interest by offering to send seeds of local species, most collectors are rather deficient in African species (at least I sure am! The only two of my ~80 that I have that are native to Africa are miracle fruit and tamarind, aka, nothing particularly exotic!). You might want to consider making a "Wanted" and "Available" list.  Or if what you want is "everything", then perhaps a "Already have" list instead of a "Wanted" list  ;)

the botanical fruit garden i want t set up is just for privat use (collection). congo is corrupt so no import rules ;)
Title: Re: International Tropical Fruit Garden
Post by: Maryoto on December 20, 2013, 02:41:09 AM
1000ha field...
That's very extensive gardens.