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To get your mangosteen seedling fruiting/flowering prior to celebrating its 5th anniversary of being planted out, it doesn't always take special treatment.Mine fruited at 7ft and at almost 5 years in the ground,being 1 foot when planted. It didn't get special treatment like dry season watering and regular fertilzer until after it first fruited.Likewise a grafted durian fruited within 5 years before weather took it down.I think the prolonged heat and humidity of the local monsoon season may give them a boost.I do however have a mangosteen runt which at 5 years is heavily branched but only 4 feet and nowhere near fruiting.
Quote from: Soren on August 10, 2012, 02:36:00 PMSome species are just hard to germinate; but how have the recalcitrant seeds been packed when you got them?Before I was able to find live Mangosteen locally i purchased seeds on 3 different occasions from 3 different Asian sources. these seeds were all well packed, they arrived in moist peat, in zip locked bags and taped. non arrived crushed, some even sprouted on route, but not one grew. In this case I suspect it was the delay, the fastest order took around 18 days. since mangosteen can lose 75% of its viability in just 1 week, its no surprise. in contrast, the Garcinia aristata seeds I bought from a US source, gave me like 100% germination.
Some species are just hard to germinate; but how have the recalcitrant seeds been packed when you got them?
Regarding this link, do they sell seeds to the US, has anyone ordered from here?http://www.colecionandofrutas.org/frutasdomato.htmI was just browsing though all the really rare stuff on that site, and came across this beauty:http://www.colecionandofrutas.org/annocorni.htmANNONA CORNIFOLIANever seen a red Annona before.updated, this looks like the same source, correct?http://www.bananasraras.org/frutasrarasingles/seedenglish.htm
Wow great to know about these sources even just for a stickybeak.I don't buy seeds online but I have heard people recommend Simply Thai.http://www.simply-thai.com/Thai-Market-exotic-thai-fruit-seeds-index.htm
Does anyone know the rules for shipping small quantities (<100) of seeds (not on weeds/invassives list) from US to Puerto Rico? Is a phyto certificate necessary?Thanks,Jeff
Can anyone please send me the email for Jim West? I want to order some seeds but I can't find his email address on the new website, only a physical mailing address.Thanks!
Quote from: RPGreg on August 11, 2013, 11:45:41 PMCan anyone please send me the email for Jim West? I want to order some seeds but I can't find his email address on the new website, only a physical mailing address.Thanks!Word on the net is that Jim West is no longer selling seeds to new customers.
Hey Fruitlovers(Oscar) are you going to the conference meeting on the big island? I'd like to talk to you there.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=4481.0The picture and quantity for persea schiedeana makes this source suspect:http://www.especies-seeds.com/catalog.php/especiesbotanics/dt70244/pd1798769/Persea_schiedeana_-UNUSUAL_Wild_Avocado_Tree_100_seedsHas anybody ordered from them, with the seeds growing true to species? The picture looks to me like a different laurel, perhaps it was mislabled. Oscar, you mentioned that you grew this plant from seed, how large was the pit?