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Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:52:24 PM »
I found a large patch of Bromelia Pinguin growing next to my property. Selling the seeds from the fruits. They taste like pineapple, but I found them actually more enjoyable because there was little to no acidity. Surprisingly online it says they are very acid, but that wasn't my experience. I am assuming there is variation.

25 seeds $15 shipped.

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 12:59:59 PM »
Pm sent

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 09:07:31 PM »
Awesome seller! Very trustworthy.
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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 01:51:01 PM »
Still have some

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 11:39:53 PM »
interested

pics?

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 11:53:01 PM »
interested

pics?
I dont have any fruits left

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 09:43:28 PM »
Maybe 75 seeds left, at least enough for 2-3 more orders.

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 01:22:49 PM »
found more fruits

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2020, 03:24:48 AM »
any pictures of the fruit?
With 3 acres of prime real estate for growing tropicals... why not create my own garden of eden?? Work in progress

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2020, 10:21:25 AM »
any pictures of the fruit?
you can find many photos online

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 06:50:16 AM »
What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2020, 08:12:43 AM »
What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.
I'm not sure I just plant them

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2020, 11:46:08 AM »
What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.
I'm not sure I just plant them
How long did it take you to see something move?

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2020, 12:14:20 PM »
What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.
I'm not sure I just plant them
How long did it take you to see something move?
I dont remember exactly but it took a long time. I was suprised when I saw them even sprout into small pineapple like plants, I assumed the seeds weren't viable. Probably longer than 2 months.

I'm gonna start probably selling the crowns soon that spread from the main plant.

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2020, 12:15:13 PM »
What's the trick to germinate them?
I've read it takes few days but mine are not moving yet, it's almost 2 months.
I'm not sure I just plant them
How long did it take you to see something move?
I'd just keep waiting, they take a while but I always got 100% germination

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2020, 08:35:04 PM »
still have some

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 02:16:30 PM »
found some more dried fruits with seeds, found 10+ plants flowering so will have mass quantities in a few months.. still have maybe 50 seeds

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2020, 09:37:03 PM »
still have some, the previously flowering plants are now unripe green fruits and will have even more seeds in a couple weeks.

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2020, 03:02:35 PM »
66 seeds left of current batch until I harvest more fruit soon

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2020, 09:01:07 PM »
Does your plant look like mine? I have difficulty distinguishing between B. balansae and B. pinguin, and I'd like to see what other people are calling by those names.




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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2020, 09:10:46 PM »
Does your plant look like mine? I have difficulty distinguishing between B. balansae and B. pinguin, and I'd like to see what other people are calling by those names.



i can't really tell at the stage, since these aren't my plants I haven't seen them at that stage. Take more photos once the flowers and fruit are more developed. If it's bromeia balansae I'm very interested in seeds

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2020, 09:11:54 PM »
Does your plant look like mine? I have difficulty distinguishing between B. balansae and B. pinguin, and I'd like to see what other people are calling by those names.



id be inclined to say its not bromelia pinguin

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2020, 05:37:36 PM »
I was leaning more towards B. balanse as well. These are very easy to propogate by offset (pup) so that I've never bothered to save any seeds. I guess it might be tricky getting a plant to you in the mail. I'll watch for seed this year. They usually bloom in late summer in Texas.

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2020, 05:47:21 PM »
I was leaning more towards B. balanse as well. These are very easy to propogate by offset (pup) so that I've never bothered to save any seeds. I guess it might be tricky getting a plant to you in the mail. I'll watch for seed this year. They usually bloom in late summer in Texas.
id be interested in offsets too if you'd be willing to sell those

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Re: Selling Wild Pineapple - Bromelia Pinguin seeds
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2020, 07:05:05 PM »
I just walked down the hill and picked some dry fruits off last year's inflorescence. I got 12 seeds from the dried fruits. The seeds are tough little round spheres. My guess is that they're viable.
I also have a medium-sized offset that I could send, but they'd be a medium sized box (24in square) and I'm not sure whether they'd get intercepted in the mail to PR.
You could start with the seeds and ask me for a pup if they don't germinate...up to you.

 

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