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NateTheGreat

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Wanted: Kadsura
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:15:55 PM »
Looking for seeds of Kadsura coccinea, or similar Kadsuras, shipped to California, USA.

It looks like the Vietnamese name is Quả Na Rừng. Here is an article about it with pictures: http://vietnamnet.vn/vn/kinh-doanh/thi-truong/na-rung-khung-nang-toi-4kg-tien-trieu-qua-406710.html It says there are two types, red and white. I think the white ones have green skin and the red have red skin, but Google Translate isn't perfect. This says 150-1200m elevation, but I've read from Chinese sources it is higher, like 1500-2000 (don't remember exactly). Seems to be native to southern China and northern Vietnam. These articles say it is foraged from deep within the forests, but I've seen pictures of commercial plantings as well. From this article, it sounds like it's not traditionally considered medicinal nor valuable in Vietnam, but the Chinese have recently been buying it from locals for their traditional medicines, leading to scarcity: https://news.zing.vn/vi-sao-qua-na-rung-5-kg-co-gia-500000-dong-post592580.html

From what I've read from Vietnamese sources it grows as a vine before becoming a 15-20m tree. Based on the regions it grows in, I suspect it could grow in areas with mild frost like Northern California, although it may not be able to handle our summers. Only one way to find out.

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 01:22:07 PM »
Prachya (posci35) may help. He had offered it several times before.

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 02:15:53 PM »
They grow in Tropical QLD ok in summer.....just not full sun.

Northern California gets to 32-38 degrees C in summer same as Tropical QLD

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 11:08:17 PM »
Thank you both. Annonaceae, is there somewhere I could read more about these growing in QLD? I know very little about this plant.

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 05:04:55 PM »
Hi, woodlanders.net has Kadsura longipedunculata and Kadsura japonica plants.  They are in South Carolina.

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 02:18:39 PM »
Hi, woodlanders.net has Kadsura longipedunculata and Kadsura japonica plants.  They are in South Carolina.

Thank you Mr. Monkeyfish. Those don't look all that good for eating, but I think I'll order some in the spring still.

I did get my hands on some supposed K. Coccinea seeds, and found a nursery in the USA that sells K. Heteroclita, but it seems like there's a lot of varieties based on the fruit colors I've seen in pictures labeled k. Coccinea, so I'm still interested in seeds or plants from other sources.

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 01:52:54 AM »

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 03:16:28 AM »
I have some seedlings I would be willing to trade you for. If you have anything really cool to trade. I'm in SF, CA. PM me.

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Re: Wanted: Kadsura
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2019, 02:39:37 AM »
Anyone/any member  selling Kadsura seeds

 

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