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Hmm, thanks. You method does not sound too different from mine. I'm guessing that my seedlings were killed by fungus gnats before I even noticed they had germinated.
Austromyrtus dulcis sounds very interesting. Where did you get those seeds?

How did you germinate the seeds? Out of three packets of seeds I only got one seed to germinate.

I live where this species is endemic. If you put a note on your calendar for August and send me a message I can collect fruits or seeds for you. There is a very large specimen tree just down the street from me. I collected fruit last summer and they were delicious.

A question to those of you who recommend bringing the plants inside if it will approach or go over 100F--is this necessary even if they are in shade all afternoon?

Thanks! I've been keeping these alive since November and don't want them to croak the first time it hits 98F in the next month...

I got nice U. molinae and U. selkirkii from Sacred Succulents last year.

I would like 12 seeds, please.

I also got several bare-root ones, no idea whether they will survive. If they do then I will have extra.

Peckerwood has 1 gal trees for $15. They probably have 10 more in the nursery.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw inquiry
« on: November 14, 2018, 02:27:03 PM »
I'm in Austin and have had decent luck getting pawpaws to grow from seed. They do not like the alkaline soil here in Travis County though. I have to use soil acidifier on the seedlings because the tap water is so alkaline--they'd definitely prefer rain water. I have planted young trees out in Bastrop county (sandy, acidic soil) and they seem to do well in the ground. As others have remarked, these trees need a lot of shade their first few years in this climate. I would recommend dark shade cloth. I had many plants bleach and die the first year as soon as it hit 100 degrees when they were in too much sun--the ones behind shade cloth were fine.

I just ordered different seed from pawpaw growers and random folks on eBay--there is a lot of genetic diversity and some pretty big differences in how they react to this climate. I had some plants lose their leaves for fall the first week of September and others that still have their leaves this morning after a short 29 degree chill overnight.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Pulasan fruits (sold)
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:42:58 AM »
I got mine as well--very good, thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to get Safou?
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:29:37 AM »
Four seeds from Tradewindsfruit 9 weeks after planting.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to get Safou?
« on: September 19, 2018, 11:05:26 AM »
I got seeds at Trade Winds Fruit about two months ago. They all germinated and look very good.

Cool--how much do you want for Mammea americana seeds?

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