Author Topic: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?  (Read 1470 times)

toadshade

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Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« on: August 21, 2022, 09:40:11 AM »
Just wanted to see if anyone has a place I could try to get viable Green or Black Cardamom seeds.  So far most of the links here are 3-5 years old and most will not ship to the US anyway.  Any place I have seen on line seems to get really bad reviews.  I have not had any luck germinating seeds that I get in the store which makes me think they are old, sterilized or heated. 

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 05:16:03 PM »
I've had good luck with Trade Winds Fruit. Never tried their cardamom seeds, but it looks like they have a couple black varieties in stock.

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2022, 08:56:14 AM »
I'll give them a shot thanks.

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2023, 12:56:34 PM »
Cardamom plants are in the Zingiberaceae family and can be more easily propagated through rhizomes.
Any reason you are trying from seed?

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 10:28:00 PM »
They're trying from seed because real cardamom rhizomes are nearly impossible to find in the US. I'm working on getting the real plants -- I'll have some baby ones for sale in about 5 weeks, and in about 6 months I'll have more mature plants. (Importing those from Kerala, India)

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2023, 12:01:36 PM »
Wizard, got any photos of your plants?
I always see Alpinia nutans sold as real cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), would be nice to get the real thing.

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2023, 05:42:20 AM »
They're trying from seed because real cardamom rhizomes are nearly impossible to find in the US. I'm working on getting the real plants -- I'll have some baby ones for sale in about 5 weeks, and in about 6 months I'll have more mature plants. (Importing those from Kerala, India)
Ooh I'll be watching for your ad.

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2023, 09:31:09 PM »
I have the baby plants available right now. I made a formal post, but you can DM me if you'd like too.







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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2023, 08:58:24 AM »
Craig in Sebring, FL should have real cardamom rhizomes available. His business name is "Just Ginger". I'm sure you could find contact info online. Also possible that Andy Firk of "Bamboo Garden Groves" may have it as well. Worth asking at least.
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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2023, 03:16:32 PM »
Unfortunately, Craig passed away. Andy appears to still be here and not in Wales, but getting ahold of him has been tough for me. In any case, I have the real deal, so I'm not looking any longer. :)

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Re: Where to find Cardamom Seeds?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2023, 12:26:46 PM »
Do you know what happened to Craig? He was a personal friend of mine but hadn't seen him in person for a few years. When I moved to the panhandle around 6 years ago I quit seeing him regularly. Only once since we moved. Damn that really sucks to hear.
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