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Thanks for the shout out!

Small lapse in fruit at the moment. More forming now but will be 2-3 weeks before more seeds are ready.

Fresh harvested seeds from my turkey berry or otherwise known as pea eggplant. Asking $4 for 200 seeds as a minimum order to be worth packing up. Plus shipping via USPS first class package with tracking and to avoid roller machines.

Thanks! DG

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Diospyros decandra (Gold apple)
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:36:15 AM »
Is there any cold hardiness to this species? Knowing many in the family are somewhat cold hardy. I'm in a zone 8 ish environment where other persimmons easily grow. Wondering if this type can handle here?

How much are you selling the seeds for? Might be interested in a handful. Good tree for hardwood posts etc. Also would want to graft che to a few someday.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Chinquapin
« on: October 22, 2020, 07:33:49 AM »
It'd be cool to get some seeds of the variety over on the west coast. The single seed my friend saved from the squirrels had a very spiny outter seed pod. The leaves of the tree look just like a hybrid Chestnut. I once had two American Chestnut trees and the leaves were very different. Unfortunately the chickens ruined those plants...

Cool I'll send a PM here shortly.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Chinquapin
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:32:04 PM »
Right on. I'm further south. A friend has a tree but the squirrels got all the nuts but one. Perhaps down here some trees might have nuts still. Want not to wait until next year if I can help it.

Bumping back to top. Many seed packs available.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Chinquapin
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:40:51 AM »
Does anybody have seeds or seedlings of this plant? Willing to pay or trade. Posted same request in the tropical section too but figure it might be better in this sub forum.

Thanks! DG

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Chinquapin
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:38:44 AM »
Does anybody have seeds or seedlings of this plant? Willing to pay or trade.

Thanks! DG

I believe your likely the same guy I know at the STS forum under the same name. Therefore you likely know of the guys I speak of in the above post. Well respected members over there. Won't specifically name them as they are good guys and personal friends but I do have my criticism of their prices. It's cool to make something off these things but they too are gifts of God or nature whatever one believes. I feel they should be given out freely mostly but for some time, effort, and care a wee bit of profit is all good enough if otherwise your intentions to share these gifts is right. However extremely high prices seem unfair when you produce them for next to nothing and charge what you do just because you can and some will buy because they want these things so badly. Anyways that's my two cents on the issue but everyone has their own way of seeing things. In their defense I would say they have the right intentions in mind and through the forum do give away lots of stuff freely. Maybe that's how they feel justified about the pricing if someone comes to them from outside the forum.

Guess what would be considered the standard would likely be the cielo strain. Many of which being passed around are clones descended from a plant that grew at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. When a new person took over there at some point he had the staff remove all legal grey area or outright illegal species removed. Ironically my buddy was head grounds keeper there for a long time though he isn't now. He's about as much a hippy as one can get too. Sure it was painful for him to rip out what he(and I) consider sacrament. They had coca plants, caapi, iboga, amongst others. He did salvage what he could and brought material home to propagate and pass around. Now he's way out in northern CA where he manages a large farm and legal grow operation. Miss him, he is a great well learned dude. Someone for me to talk "crazy" plant stuff with.

Fresh round of seeds available again. Several packs of five.

The only issue I've had with the plants isn't at all the sellers fault. However it seems my local mice or rats have taken a liking to eating these guys. Got so bad I bought Tom cat brand poison to save the plants. I'm a organic purist too so for me to break down and buy literal poison is super rare but I like these plants. Guess it's a testament to their nutritional value and or medicinal value. Tried several natural "poisons" to stop them but nothing worked and they had gotten too smart to get caught in traditional snap traps.

Anyone harvest any of these this season? Quicker they get going the faster I'll get fruit!

Just giving this member the credit he deserves. Got plants and seeds from him last year and was very satisfied with them. Great dude don't hesitate to buy!

Yes as far as I know most any cacti will work on these. This plant is most used to graft peyote or other notoriously slow species onto to massively increase growth rate.

Grew the original plant from seed sourced from Brazil. It was what the seeds were supposed to be anyways. I do have cielo too and they are very similar looking. Maybe the cielo has more lanced leaves or whatever. Either way it's a clone but a clone of an otherwise unique seed grown plant.

As far as the pricing I just feel it's fair to charge a decent bit for a rare plant but I don't care to gouge people to death since cloning my plant and a small pot with soil is minimal cost to me. I have friends selling entheogens that charge $80 for a comparable plant I'd sell for no more than $20. Great guys but feel that's highly unfair to their buyers especially since I know their plant production had basically little overhead cost at all. They do it because it's technically worth that much and can get away with it.

Recipes / Re: Star fruit jam/jelly recipe
« on: October 07, 2020, 02:12:09 PM »
The  margins of the fruit edges are definitely yellow once fully ripe on the tree. I would assume store bought under ripe picked ones are fine for the recipe too though. Often times not every fruit we process is actually tree ripened.

I'm sure some of the oxalic acid is broken down in cooking as with other high oxalic acid foods. Beyond just the initial cooking they then go through a water bath canning as well so the jelly once fully done is very cooked.

I've probably eaten 5-10 whole fresh fruit in a sitting without any I'll effects. I've researched the whole oxalate health issues thing and personally don't believe it's much a big deal unless perhaps you have underlying conditions. A normal healthy person I don't think is greatly affected by moderate to low amounts of oxalates. You probably wouldn't want to eat copious amounts of high oxalate material either way you slice it but keeping that in mind and moderating your intake would subvert any major issues. Find it funny when people are so worried about eating a raw spinach salad once and awhile but they chug down a mountain dew which in my opinion is pure metabolic poison. Be afraid of that slightly toxic natural substance(that a healthy body can totally deal with in considerable amount) but take in  preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and chemicals, etc, etc without a question.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Fresh star fruit seeds
« on: October 07, 2020, 01:57:21 PM »
Seeds are taken for now. Will post here again eventually when more are available.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Fresh star fruit seeds
« on: October 06, 2020, 07:22:22 AM »
There's 15-25 or so seeds left that are available. Many are sprouting. Planted a good bit for myself and that's all that's left for now. Would like to send off the rest to one individual if possible. Offering them for $3.50 plus shipping USPS first class package. Hit me up!

Seeds and sprouted seeds available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Glycosmis pentaphilla seeds for sale
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:29:48 AM »
Thanks for the feedback!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Glycosmis pentaphilla seeds for sale
« on: September 30, 2020, 09:19:09 AM »
Lots of seeds available right now and some are sprouted.

On a side note also have sprouting Chickasaw plum seeds, stratified ready to plant American persimmon seeds, and fresh unstratified American persimmon seeds harvested this month. Hit me up!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Glycosmis pentaphilla seeds for sale
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:53:44 AM »
Seeds available. Some sprouted ones too.

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