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Will they make it to the US, and do you accept Paypal?

I am open to another opinion, if anyone can show me where I am wrong, but I believe that several, different Boswellias fall under the name, sacra, implying that they are used for Frankincense.

I am expecting a plant, identified as carterii.

I am interested in actually growing and collecting the Biblical plants, one of which is galbanum.

In part, some of the difficulty in finding seeds comes from it being wildcrafted, rather than farmed, formally.

Stuart, your list is impressive. You own or have access to all of these seeds?

I understand that Galbanum grows in regions of Russia and the Mid East, where it is sometimes sold as a condiment.

Someone told me that, in his country, 100 seeds could cost 1USD. Then, he just went away, without completing the trade.

I am growing Myrrh and have Frankincense, on the way, to barter.  I can cover expenses plus shipping, and a little something, for your trouble, if you're able to locate this evasive seed. Thanks very much.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Coconuts Wanted
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:53:52 PM »
I live in southern California. I see a sprouted coconut on Ebay for $40, shipping included. I know it's somewhat heavy, but I understand that these are cheap and plentiful, depending on your region. If someone wants to make a competitive offer, I will give the sale to you, instead.

I see many interesting varieties, but am mainly interested in the standard meats and water. Thanks for reading.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Kratom
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:50:14 PM »
I'm interested in cheap, viable clones, for a charitable cause.

He gets it right.

Sometimes, puts in extra.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Largest leaved tropical fruit trees
« on: March 03, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »
I have seen tender Brugmansias, Colocasia, and Tamarillos succeed, in similar conditions, when there is a windblock. For instance, when a patio is surrounded by walls on four sides, with an open roof, or between a fence and a wall.

I don't have a logical explanation. because I have seen some ice, around, and icewater. But, something about that cold wind is especially damaging.

Also, keep it off hot walls and glass, and mulch to keep the ground from cooking it.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Want Brazillian Rosewood seeds
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:27:52 PM »
I'm interested, if they are found.

Was that Borassus?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:24:49 PM »
I'm seeing eggshell, in the soil, for years, which leads me to believe they are mostly inert.

They would conceivably be broken down, in a highly-acidic soil, or mechanically, as when a compost pile is turned-through. Cacti and other rock-loving plants have bacteria, which will allow them to break down stone, and, in theory, the eggshells. 

I find that these processes occur faster, where there is lots of life and input of energy (manual labor.) For instance, I have a mortar and pestle, that is just used for plants.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: I'm Looking for Pau rosa
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:50:46 PM »
In what months does this plant set seed?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: I'm Looking for Pau rosa
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:06:42 PM »
 8) Please pm, if someone is able to harvest the seeds, ethically. I assume that I can't use all of them.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / I'm Looking for Pau rosa
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:29:32 AM »
Small quantity of seeds or plants of Aniba rosaeodora, in viable condition.

Thanks for reading.

Seller is honest, thorough, and occasionally generous. Bookmarked.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: tejocote
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:23:07 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: tejocote
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:20:41 PM »
People have (mistakenly) thought it was a kind of plum. I have heard all different, interesting kinds of descriptions of the smell (even like bubble gum.) I was curious about it being a kind of Hawthorn.

But, when I finally tasted some, I thought it was like a small apple.

I was able to plant some seeds, during "ponche" season, so will probably have a few, young trees, in the Spring.

I see that the thread was started on September 28, 2014, but would be interested in conserving this rare plant.

I would like to start a collection of different-colored muscadines, from seed, and can at least cover shipping expenses.

I realize that collectors have very-specific interests, here, but am open to barter, if I have something in your wishlist.

(I was reading about Marula, and this post came up, in the search engine. I see that it's old.)

Mine are germinating under temperatures, which were uncommon, for us. The thermometer on the always-shady, North side of the house read 114F and led to a freak hail storm. (August, 2")

5g pot, filled with 50% loam and 50% leaf mold, well draining, consistently moist, no pre-treatment or cold stratification.

In my quirky, not-always-scientific point of view, mushrooms and sprouts seem to pop up, naturally, under low-pressure systems. It may be impractical to recreate this, experimentally, but the warmth can be provided somewhat more simply.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Обмен семенами
« on: June 22, 2015, 03:11:28 PM »
Hi, pitbull-rus.

Are you familiar with this one?

I understand that it is sometimes grown in southern Russia.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Cannonball Trees
« on: June 13, 2015, 10:39:08 PM »
I would be interested in a few fresh seed, or a fruit, if it can be sent easily.

(I occasionally get something viable from a retailer, but it is almost never fresh.)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frozen Durian, Are they any good?
« on: June 10, 2015, 01:54:54 PM »
My face is pinkish and thick. I run hot, and the temperature reaches 100F and higher, here. I am skeptical as to whether this would literally kill someone, drinking moderately and in good health, but there's a pretty good chance that this would ruin my evening.

I think it's interesting to speculate. I would bet there are dozens of possible, aggravating factors, but what more do you really need to know, besides rich food and alcohol.

I like durianwriter's practicality. If anyone disagrees, let him try it -- especially, in front of an audience or in controlled conditions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Simulating Animal Digestion
« on: June 10, 2015, 01:42:44 PM »
Such fast germinating possibly only if you slightly cracked Argan nut in the vise.

The fruit is quick to ferment (and should probably be left on the shell, for purposes of germination.)

The shell opens, very easily, on it's own. No effort is required.

The kernel is clean, small, plainly visible, not especially prone to decomposition, nor to growing.

The oil is listed, frequently, in soaps and cosmetics, in American stores.

Arid, blighted, and undeveloped communities, worldwide, have imported seeds, in hopes of providing jobs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Simulating Animal Digestion
« on: June 10, 2015, 01:34:39 PM »
I went from no results to fast results.

I am clear as to when I am using secondhand information, or my methods are informal.

I respect that that there are serious collectors, here, who have made considerable investments. In my case, one old batch of seeds was looking hopeless. One new batch cost $2.

This is just experimentation.

But, fwiw, documentation would be valuable, in the case of cash crops. Tinkering can literally result in a patentable process or nameable variety -- with your name on it.

So, I would like to encourage people, to be inventive, if they have the initiative.  :)

Also, you see that I have an interest in Brazil (Para) nut, Shea, Mongongo, and Argan. You see my purposes, and the scope of my efforts. If you would like to barter or make a small sale, I would like to network with you.

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