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Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« on: October 11, 2022, 12:04:24 PM »
Hi all, I'm 90% sure I bought these seeds on the forum in 2020, but the squirrels really did a number on my labels in 2021 and I'm missing any information about what these could be. They might be some kind of Sapotaceae...I just can't tell--the way the branches split is pretty unusual for Pouteria. And the young green stems have odd bumps. Does anyone have any ideas?








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Re: Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2022, 12:38:27 PM »
Really hard to say. Sapodilla? I don't grow it, so a low-confidence guess.

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Re: Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2022, 12:41:11 PM »
Yeah, I feel like that's the right family but the leaves and branching pattern don't look like anything I'm finding. Definitely closer to Manilkara than to Pouteria based on the leaves. Thanks.

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Re: Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2022, 12:50:48 PM »
Manilkara kauki?

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Re: Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2022, 12:59:59 PM »
Also definitely a possibility. Thanks. I need to go through all my emails and look for Manilkara seed purchases now!

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Re: Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2022, 03:16:14 PM »
[snip] the squirrels really did a number on my labels in 2021

Just a side note, directpeat...

If you are growing out-of-doors (as most of us are) try using yellow vinyl labels.

The birds and squirrels tend to leave them alone thinking that a yellow label is a
dying leaf –and who wants to put a dying leaf that is likely to mold into your nest.

Using yellow labels on my orchid and fern collection which I grow outside in my
yard has worked well for me for many years, now.  I lose next to no labels.

OK — HTH

Paul M.
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Re: Plant ID--seeds I bought on here two years ago?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2022, 05:18:05 PM »
That's a great idea--I'll give it a shot next year. Thanks.