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Sugar cane starters
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:27:14 PM »
San Diego Yellow sugar cane and asian black sugar can starter plants.  This is Simons top 2 sugar cane varieties out of a large collection of types he had growing at his house.  These are the varieties we are mass planting on our farm and these are the leftovers after planting here.

Its 8$ for one,  or 4 pieces for 20$

Shipping is 9$ in CA, 13$ for rest of country. 

NO SHIPPING TO INDIA.




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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 09:22:32 PM »
Hereís a picture of what the mature Asian Black looks like.






Hereís a picture of the San Diego Yellow





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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 10:27:36 PM »
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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 03:24:59 PM »
Out of the yellow.  Sorry I had less of those.  Will have more in the future.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 06:50:40 PM »
Iíll bring more of the Yellows later this week. For anyone growing sugarcane, you may want to check out this thread on sugarcane juicers.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=827.msg335545#msg335545
Sugarcane juice is so delicious, itís amazing it comes from nature. Hereís what a glass of juice looks like:


Sugarcane gets sweeter with cold weather, itís best in Winter. These two varieties Iím growing have Brix around 22-23%. It is too sweet to drink straight so you have to dilute it with ice or water.

I cut the sweetness by adding Calamansi or Kumquats and also diluting it 50% with ice. Citrus such as Calamansi, Kumquat, Lime or lemon help the juice retain color and freshness because the citric acid acts as an antioxidant and prevents or slows the oxidation process and slows down the juice from turning brown.

I like mix whatever is in season with my Sugarcane juice. This time of year, my pomegranates are ripening so I mix my freshly juiced pomegranates with the sugarcane juice.

For those that donít have a sugarcane juicer, I highly recommend the Asian Black sugarcane because it is absolutely beautiful and the flesh is so soft, itís easy to chew with your teeth. When doing research on sugarcane, I read that many people plant the Black Sugarcane in their front yard for good luck or to ward off evil spirits.

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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 02:11:14 AM »
Iím so used to seeing no shipping to CA that itís kind of refreshing to see some other place be on the list. Why India though?

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 12:27:55 PM »
Iím so used to seeing no shipping to CA that itís kind of refreshing to see some other place be on the list. Why India though?

Because they waste my time asking a million questions and never buy anything.  Nothing against anyone personally.  Just a few people ruined it for the other billion people in India.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 06:28:07 PM »
Hereís a thread with pictures of different varieties of sugarcane.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=9607.25

One of the great advantages of San Diego Yellow sugarcane is the great color of the juice, even if you donít peel the cane. I did use lemon or lime juice to prevent it from oxidizing but look st the beautiful yellow color.

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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 07:19:14 PM »
I used some of simons juice to make margaritas that came out excellent.  Home grown key lime, sugar cane juice, splash of water, and a shot of reposado.

You could also add passionfruit juice or other acidic fruit/citrus with it or add to a smoothie...  I cant wait to get these established here. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 01:58:46 PM »
Getting more pieces tomorrow from Simon and filling orders.  There were a ton of people who ordered.  Thank you everyone. If anyone wants more today is the last day to let me know.  We are going to harvest and ship tomorrow and saturday and close the sale.
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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2018, 12:44:50 PM »
The sugar cane juice from Simonís plants are absolutely amazing. Just wish I had the space to grow some.

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2018, 01:24:13 PM »
The sugar cane juice from Simonís plants are absolutely amazing. Just wish I had the space to grow some.

There should be so much you guys can come get car loads of it for free in a couple years.

I shipped everyones orders this morning.  Emails with tracking are in your paypal email address boxes. 
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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 12:23:47 AM »
Theres a few more starters if anuone else wants any asian black sticks.



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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2018, 12:12:16 AM »
Ready to plant after 1 week with bottom heat mat. The Asian Black seems less vigorous to start than the SD Yellow.
I just renewed the water and will wait 1 more week before planting though. Starting with more roots is better with our current outside temperature.

   
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2018, 10:51:19 AM »
Ive also got my starters on a heat mat in my garage.  Ive been changing the water daily.  Will post a photo later today.  Hopefully everyone else is having good luck with their cuttings.
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Re: Sugar cane starters
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2018, 02:07:10 PM »
I picked up more yellow canes from simon the other day.  So theres both types available if people want any.

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