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Ilama seeds
« on: July 16, 2023, 08:16:03 PM »
I have seeds of this unknown variety Ilama in S. Florida $30 for 10
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2023, 10:44:20 PM »
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2023, 11:44:58 PM »
How is the taste?

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2023, 01:06:17 AM »
How is the taste?

It was picked too soon so it had a under ripe annona taste to it but after ripening some more it got a bit sweeter and I'd say it has a floral berry cream like taste very mild hint of pitanga flavor. Waiting for more as this was the first year the trees produced.

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2023, 06:25:12 PM »
+$5 shipping anywhere in most of the continental U.S.

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2023, 12:24:34 PM »
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2023, 07:24:27 PM »
Received some awesome fresh ilama seeds; I feel there will be a decent germination rate in this batch. Great seller, thanks!!
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2023, 09:28:09 PM »
Echoing Tropical Sunshine’s comment. Great looking seeds!

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2023, 10:46:15 PM »
Received some awesome fresh ilama seeds; I feel there will be a decent germination rate in this batch. Great seller, thanks!!
Echoing Tropical Sunshine’s comment. Great looking seeds!
Thank you for the feedback!

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2023, 02:58:58 PM »

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2023, 06:07:43 PM »
10 seeds available

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2023, 09:59:09 AM »
Hey, thanks for the link to the short Youtube video!

Perhaps once the seedlings appear, I can show them the video, saying something like, “There goes your mother plant, ain’t she a thing of beauty”!😉😛😂
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2023, 02:01:50 PM »
Hey, thanks for the link to the short Youtube video!

Perhaps once the seedlings appear, I can show them the video, saying something like, “There goes your mother plant, ain’t she a thing of beauty”!😉😛😂

Sounds great. Good luck with them. I'm going to start mine very soo n

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2023, 02:47:44 AM »
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2023, 03:22:18 PM »
Do not plant the seed right away. They will not come up . Keep them in dry place for at least 8 months. It will help with germination.
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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2023, 05:10:37 PM »
Yea second what TREES is saying, if planted right away will most likely rot. I read somewhere embryo isn’t fully mature and needs 6-8 months after harvest.

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2023, 07:35:03 PM »
Boo! Wish I would have known.
Dug some up and set to dry. Always learning!
Thank you both!

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2023, 05:32:43 PM »
More available. The seeds of the parent plants are from Guatemala


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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2023, 10:11:50 PM »
soak in ga3 first.  look this method up online.  you can plant right away if using this method.

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2023, 11:06:11 PM »
VOLANT, I don’t think GA soaking would speed maturing of the embryo, which is the issue with Ilama seeds when freshly harvested. GA is used on Ilama to deal with the really thick shell which prevents germination. I believe I saw Har, expert on Annona, explain on FB annona group how critical the waiting period is and GA wouldn’t help bypass this.

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2023, 02:09:35 AM »
VOLANT, I don’t think GA soaking would speed maturing of the embryo, which is the issue with Ilama seeds when freshly harvested. GA is used on Ilama to deal with the really thick shell which prevents germination. I believe I saw Har, expert on Annona, explain on FB annona group how critical the waiting period is and GA wouldn’t help bypass this.

Was lucky enough to listen to Har at rare fruit council meeting the other week where he stressed the importance of waiting at least 6-9 months iirc before planting the seeds. Good luck to all!

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2023, 02:18:31 AM »
To update on the taste of the more recent mature fruit... it's excellent! My new favorite Annona. Each fruit from slightly different but overall have a sweet raspberry cheescake flavor and the more ripe the sweeter, and less "green" taste. My son describes it as like a berry flavored guanaba. While seed borers have wreaked havoc on everything around here, most of the Ilamas were unaffected.

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Re: Ilama seeds
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2023, 11:23:36 PM »
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