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Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« on: May 06, 2012, 03:17:06 PM »
Hello, Im looking for a dwarf betel nut palm tree. Does anyone know where I can get one? Or does anyone have one they are looking to sell? Thank you for your time!

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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 04:55:08 PM »
This website sells seeds

http://tienda.semillaslaexotica.com/epages/eb2863.sf/es_ES/?ObjectPath=/Shops/eb2863/Categories/Seeds/Palmeraser

I have never bought from them, just came across it
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 07:31:19 PM »

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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 08:14:25 PM »
The English version is glitchy, if you speak spanish it works
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 09:58:17 PM »
Is this strictly ornamental or do you have any use for it?
The only folks I know that use them nuts are OLD Vietnamese women  ;D
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 11:41:41 PM »
All the people from Micronesian islands here also chew betel nut. Be careful trying to buy seeds from other countries as it is prohibited by law into USA.
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 03:26:01 AM »
It is popular here with NG people and several other melanesian groups as well as a few SE Asian groups as well.There seem to be a number of betel nut types from different sources with yellow, red and orange fruit and different colors inside the seed.I have not heard of dwarf types.

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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 07:26:29 AM »
To my knowledge, betel nut is used from India to S. China, Southeast asia, Melanesia and Micronesia but depends on cultural ties. I have seen dwarf trees (online pics) in India and in person in Thailand but it is not widespread. Here on Guam in the western pacific, we have "red" and "white" (actually a bit of pale pink). Hybrids range between multiple shades of dk. maroon to light pink. It gives a slight "high" when chewed with lime n piper leaf. Medicinal n decorative palm. :)

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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 07:30:03 AM »
BUT.....the ones we have here on Guam are not dwarf! Sorry I didn't add that in...
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 11:46:11 AM »
http://www.toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?script_param=Z3JvdXA9ZnJ1aXQ=&FirstItem=25&old=fruit&NumItems=25

I forgot that this place offers them. Although they are currently on back order
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 04:52:52 PM »
Dwarf betel palms is here in Hawaii. I think it's mostly planted by palm collectors as decorative plant, not for chewing.
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 08:05:30 PM »
Stock up on toothbrushes!

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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2012, 03:15:47 PM »
Stock up on toothbrushes!

I was going to ask you why and if they stained the teeth. I googled "betel nut palm teeth" and saw some nasty pictures. :o
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2012, 09:13:51 PM »
There are betel nut chewers here on island and it is well-known to locals who chew that if you wish to avoid red stained teeth, avoid chewing with piper leaf. Piper leaf gives the concoction a dark-red tint, much like blood.

This is where your dentist's nightmare begins, so beware the piper leaf! Your teeth will thank you.  ;)
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2016, 09:07:12 PM »
Steve at Rarepalm trees in Homestead Florida Has them , I just boght Red Wax Sealing Palm , Some Rare Areca Palms the red and Orange shaft ones ..

Cool dude ..
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2016, 09:22:36 AM »
unless someone like you
Cares a whole awful lot
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2016, 07:34:37 PM »
They had a 15 gal DB Palm at the Naples fair ground plant sale $400
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2016, 07:35:58 PM »
trade winds fruit has seeds

Rarely will you get a Dwarf Betel from a few seeds.

http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/areca-catechu-betel-nut-seeds
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Re: Dwarf Betel Nut Palm
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2018, 05:07:34 PM »
Does anyone know if the dwarf betel will fruit nuts or is that only on the standard size ones?

 

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