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« on: June 15, 2012, 02:58:28 PM »
List of seeds available for trade, updated 7/7/12.

Cashew                 Anacardium occidentale
Sugar Apple           Annona squamosa
Wild Coffee Bean   Bauhinia petersiana    *NEW*
Num Num               Carrisa bispinosa
Jackal-berry          Diospyros mespiliformis
Puzzle Bush           Ehretia rigida
Small-Leaved Coca Tree   Erythroxylum delagoense     *NEW*
Cape Ebony           Euclea pseudebenus
Chinese Waterberry   Flueggea virosa
Kokum                  Garcinia indica
White Raisin Tree   Grewia bicolor
Climbing Raisin Bush   Grewia caffra    *NEW*
Brandybush           Grewia flava
Giant Raisin Bush   Grewia hexamita
White Crossberry Tree   Grewia tenax
Rhino Coffee          Kraussia floribunda
Natal Medlar         Lagynias lasiantha
Forest Milkberry      Manilkara discolor
African Lily             Massonia depressa
Moringa                Moringa oleifera (pkm-I)
Phantom Tree          Moringa ovalifolia
Curry Tree             Murraya koenigii
Tortoise Berry          Nylandtia scoparia
Tortoise Berry           Nylandtia spinosa
Black Ironwood Tree   Olea capensis
Jacket Plum            Pappea capensis
Amla                     Phyllanthus emblica
Waxberry               Pollichia campestris
African Bush Grape   Rhoicissus tomentosa
Karoo Boer Bean   Schotia afra
Drunken Parrot Tree   Schotia brachypetala
Marula                  Sclerocarya birrea
Coffee Bean Strychnos   Strychnos henningsii     *NEW*
Black Monkey Orange    Strychnos madagascarensis
Spiny Monkey Orange    Strychnos spinosa        *NEW*
African Blueberry   Vaccinium Exul
Ashwaganda          Withania somnifera
Jujube                   Ziziphus zizyphus

Current Wants:
Kwai Muk
Known papaya cultivars
Fresh coffee seeds
Rambutan
Pulasan
Genip
Roselle

Always look forward to trades.  Most of these are also available on ebay under username ambers_edibles.  Don't buy seeds on ebay though since we much prefer to trade or work better arrangements for fellow forumites.

Regards,
Carraig
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 04:05:05 AM by carraig »

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Re: Lots of seeds
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 02:33:16 PM »
Hi Carraig, welcome to this forum it is always good to see more familar cultivators from the yahoo site...
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Re: Lots of seeds
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 04:07:07 PM »
Thanks Soren!  I always enjoy doing trades with you!  This is a great forum.

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Re: Amber's Edibles Seeds
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 04:05:40 AM »
Updated with new varieties.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 10:03:31 AM »
Carraig; for your information Strychnos spinosa is one of the highly recommended species but hard to locate here in Uganda!
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 10:12:35 AM by Soren »
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 10:39:34 AM »
According to http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ncnu02/v5-378.html, S. spinosa was the hardiest in test plantations and while variable in fruit quality, the good trees were highly regarded.

I'll get them sent out ASAP.

-C

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 10:53:23 AM »
Yes, not much cultivation has taken place on Strychnos spp., but they are always left standing when new land is prepared for agriculture. So much potential for native commercial fruits haven't been explored yet from the African species!
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2012, 01:29:13 AM »
carraig, I think i can get some jagua seeds ( Genipa americana ) these are sold all over here, i love the juice made from them.

Soren,  I wonder if you have access to Citropsis articulata seeds ( Omuboro ), years back tradewind had them and I tried ordering them but they ran out, and have never put them back up for sale.  I am guessing its because maybe its a citrus relative and they have restrictions, or maybe their source for seeds just doesn't have them available.

The plant is endangered because of over harvesting of its roots. reminds me of the Garcina aristata from Cuba, which is having the same fate but at least with G. aristata there are trees growing in collectors back yards.

After seeing that carraig sells on ebay and you two have already traded in the past, I think it would be great if you could do something like this, maybe save a tree from extinction.  plus i could buy some seeds hehe :)



http://www.smh.com.au/news/health/viagra-tree-almost-extinct/2007/12/31/1198949733704.html

carraig, I think i can get some jagua seeds ( Genipa americana ) these are sold all over here, i love the juice made from them.

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Re: Amber's Edibles Seeds
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2012, 03:29:00 AM »
Tropicdude, have you tasted G. aristata (Cuban mangosteen)? How are the fruits? I have one plant flowering, but so far putting out only male flowers.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 07:10:23 AM »
Tropicdude - Citropsis articulata is extremely rare in Uganda and I have never encountered it, nor is it described in the literature of edible Ugandan species (btw: another citrus relative Ugandan powder flask is either).
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 09:56:33 AM »
Here's a nice pic of  Massala/Moboque-Strychnos spinosa 8)

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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 12:41:26 PM »
Tropicdude, have you tasted G. aristata (Cuban mangosteen)? How are the fruits? I have one plant flowering, but so far putting out only male flowers.




I have not tasted them,  the ones I have were planted from seed, they were very easy to start and had almost 100% germination.

I could not find any cultivation information on them, so i scattered them in little pots all over the place, I did lose a few, but still have around 6.  I learned the hard way not to let them get dry.

they also have an extremely long tap root, I think one I transplanted had a root 10 times longer than the plant itself.

They are slow growers, but not as slow as G.mangostana,  they look different, the leaves are smaller, with a single spine on the tip of the leaf.

Oscar , you posted way back in the forum that you have a tree that's like 14 years old, looks like in for a long wait.

In Cuba,  natural remedies are the first to be prescribed by doctors, imported pharmaceuticals are only used as last resort and only sold for use in the very young, and very old. oddly enough, life expectancy in Cuba, is almost identical to that in the US.

G. aristata is used to treat bronchial problems, the problem is, the roots are what have this medicinal property and because the trees grow so slow, you can see this will spell the end of this tree there eventually, unless they start growing them for this purpose.
Some conservation steps being taken: http://www.telepinar.icrt.cu/ving/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6191:the-manaju-in-the-conservation-process&catid=74:science&Itemid=127

http://www.ecured.cu/index.php/Manaj%C3%BA
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 12:53:37 PM »
Here's a nice pic of  Massala/Moboque-Strychnos spinosa 8)




Nice picture, looks tasty.

I went looking for information on this tree, after looking at the picture, and in the list of traditional  medicinal uses I came across this

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and against madness a mixture of young leaves and faeces of a lion is put on
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LOL,  All i can say is that if someone was to see me putting Lion scat and leaves on my shaven head, I would of course be considered a contender for the loony farm.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 12:57:36 PM »
Tropicdude; there is a blurred line between sanity and insanity here in Africa, it took me years to get use to - some never do.!
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Re: Amber's Edibles Seeds
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2012, 01:08:43 PM »
Tropicdude, have you tasted G. aristata (Cuban mangosteen)? How are the fruits? I have one plant flowering, but so far putting out only male flowers.

I have tried them on several occasions.  They tend to be somewhat on the sour side of the sweet/sour balance of many Garcinias, but it is a good sour in my opinion.  :)   Harvesting the fruit is always "fun", and the fruit do seem to have a tendency to split slightly here in South Florida (maybe I am getting to them too late, or it rains a lot/little while they are maturing). 

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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 01:46:38 AM »
Tropicdude, have you tasted G. aristata (Cuban mangosteen)? How are the fruits? I have one plant flowering, but so far putting out only male flowers.




I have not tasted them,  the ones I have were planted from seed, they were very easy to start and had almost 100% germination.

I could not find any cultivation information on them, so i scattered them in little pots all over the place, I did lose a few, but still have around 6.  I learned the hard way not to let them get dry.

they also have an extremely long tap root, I think one I transplanted had a root 10 times longer than the plant itself.

They are slow growers, but not as slow as G.mangostana,  they look different, the leaves are smaller, with a single spine on the tip of the leaf.

Oscar , you posted way back in the forum that you have a tree that's like 14 years old, looks like in for a long wait.

In Cuba,  natural remedies are the first to be prescribed by doctors, imported pharmaceuticals are only used as last resort and only sold for use in the very young, and very old. oddly enough, life expectancy in Cuba, is almost identical to that in the US.

G. aristata is used to treat bronchial problems, the problem is, the roots are what have this medicinal property and because the trees grow so slow, you can see this will spell the end of this tree there eventually, unless they start growing them for this purpose.
Some conservation steps being taken: http://www.telepinar.icrt.cu/ving/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6191:the-manaju-in-the-conservation-process&catid=74:science&Itemid=127

http://www.ecured.cu/index.php/Manaj%C3%BA


Thanks for the info Tropicdude. Yes my plant of G. aristata has been extremely slow growing, much slower than mangosteen. The aristata plant is also very thorny. Hope the fruit tastes good! Didn't know about medicinal usues in Cuba...very interesting.
Oscar

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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 05:22:04 PM »
Here's a nice pic of  Massala/Moboque-Strychnos spinosa 8)




I have a hard time keeping them alive , they get defoliated all the time by ants , leaves must be a delicacy to them.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2012, 07:28:42 AM »
This is Carlos from Brazil... lets trade seeds... please contact me off board,how many Genipa seeds you want 100? 500? 1000W?LOL

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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 09:48:53 AM »
Carlos V - good to see you on this forum my friend  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2012, 11:55:06 AM »
Hi Soren

Many thanks, yes I will very active from now!!

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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2012, 12:44:56 PM »
Welcome Carlos!

Glad you found this place.

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2012, 02:42:18 PM »
Carraig,  I never connected the dots, seems I have ordered from you on ebay.  just recently made an order for waxberry, natal medlar, and PKM-1 moringa. 

the PKM-1 seeds I had previously ordered from an Indian source, were duds that never germinated. 

Waxberry i ordered thinking they were Myrica rubra, but no problem,  i can still use these, they have some nice medicinal properties, for clearing sinus congestion when used as a steam inhalant.

and also the Natal Medlar.

I will probably get a Monkey orange from you later.
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2012, 02:53:08 PM »
I got great germination from Monkey Orange seeds. Thanks Carraig
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