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aracauna added

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coco coir as seed starter?!
« on: February 13, 2024, 08:29:25 PM »
I use straight washed coco coir in sealed containers until seeds germinate and move them into a potting medium post germination.
agreed. short term solution until you have space/time to grow out.

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The APHIS Seed Import Permit I have is pretty clear that hand carry is not allowed.  I have posed the question to APHIS if there is a different type of permit that would permit hand carry.  As others have noted, the air shipment transit points can be in really cold places, so winter shipping is riskier.  It would be great if I could hand carry back to Hawaii with my permit, surrender the seeds to CBP so that they could give them to APHIS for inspection.  That way, minimal time in transit.  Alas, doesn't seem to be doable.

there may be a way, but i have to work it out.  there's someone else beyond the local station level that issues these permits. my friend got one that allows him to hand carry back stuff.  but application of rules is so spotty, it may not work.

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i have had S. American stuff sent from Brazil-> France-> Belgium-> JFK-LA-> HNL and still ok. But SE asia stuff.  they dont' seem to like it as much.

Sorry for a side topic but how did you receive stuff from Brazil? Was it sneaky packages or legit? I havenít bothered trying to sell and ship anything because I assume the process was too crazy to be worth it.

i do not know how it got to me to be honest.  but it was from sellami.

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"also, need to keep in mind the logistics.
this is prime SE Asia seed hunting time.  However, at least in the Hawaii perspective, these Indo/SE Asia packages go through Japan/Korea/China during the WINTER.  I have paid for DHL and seen germinated seeds DOA.  All it takes is sitting in an unheated holding facility for too long to freeze stuff."

Yknow, that really is a huge concern.  I had SE Asia seeds go thru freakin Cincinnati in January;  I have fingers crossed that they weren't damaged.  I dunno what is the answer.  I guess I could go over myself with my seed permit, although I am not entirely sure that US Customs would permit that.

from what i gather, unless you work it out specifically (idk if you actually can get it done), you can't carry it with you even with the permit. the current permit is based on you having it mailed not hand carried.

i have had S. American stuff sent from Brazil-> France-> Belgium-> JFK-LA-> HNL and still ok. But SE asia stuff.  they dont' seem to like it as much.

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My experiences with buying seeds has been a mixed bag, but the one seller who has earned my trust is Maryoto.  His seeds germinate at greater percentages than seeds I have acquired from other vendors, including some who are very well-established.  I do think that acquiring often-recalcitrant tropical seeds is a fairly risky endeavor simply because of distance and logistics.  Particularly for me, since I only buy SE Asian-species seeds.  For American buyers, the process requires someone who is educated in and can navigate the U.S. small seed lot import permit.  Maryoto has proven himself to be that person repeatedly.

also, need to keep in mind the logistics. 
this is prime SE Asia seed hunting time.  However, at least in the Hawaii perspective, these Indo/SE Asia packages go through Japan/Korea/China during the WINTER.  I have paid for DHL and seen germinated seeds DOA.  All it takes is sitting in an unheated holding facility for too long to freeze stuff. 

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yellow rambutan added

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i may have something that may be of interest. i have to go look for it.  I think I have Z4s but they're SMALL.

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durian added

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new artocarpus species released.

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added cupuassu and luc's/mexican mangosteen

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Bulk rainforest plum
« on: January 27, 2024, 03:31:46 PM »
Still need to count but probably 100+ seeds

$.75 per seed

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Just got some stuff from Lance. Top tier stuff.
Definitely get ya some!

Appreciate the kind words.

And Sri gading added!

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governor's plum added.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Bulk Ross sapote seeds-SOLD
« on: January 20, 2024, 03:20:33 PM »
Havenít counted but have maybe 80-120 Ross sapote seeds. 
Sell them all @$.75 per seed. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Ilama+Marang+ ross sapote,
« on: January 20, 2024, 04:39:43 AM »
white ilama added

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Just got some seeds from palologrower today, they arrived looking great with some germination already. 

Despite the freezing temps and snow here, I have had good luck with even the most sensitive stuff delivered in winter as long as I grab the package straight from the postman.  I guess the USPS warehouse and vehicles are warm enough to keep things from freezing, dunno if UPS or FedEx are the same.

glad to hear.  i always fear stuff in a cart in the back back of a post office and just sits there for HOURS.  Unfortunately, I had communication with another buyer and they had seeds to be sent to them in Texas got to the local regional post office in their area and then routed to Chicago for 2 weeks.  Weird.

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yellow rambutan added

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ross sapote added

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Lance (palologrower) has had multiple Theobroma species this year, including gileri. Fairly priced and quick shipping.

unfortunately, gileri was a mistake.  mislabel from my friend.  long story short, they got mixed up.  ended up being jacao cacao...round leaf cold tolerant variety of T. cacao.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Marang+ Willughbeia anguistifolia
« on: January 10, 2024, 12:43:41 AM »
Hi palologrower, I dont trust shipping seeds right now to WA (we're supposed to get 3inches of snow this weekend) but if you manage to grow one of the seeds out, I would happily buy one off you once the weather warms up.

If I can remember!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Marang+ Willughbeia anguistifolia
« on: January 09, 2024, 07:32:41 PM »
willughbeia anguitifolia added.

did you get to taste the fruit lance?

Same question! More info on this plant and fruit please.

unfortunately no.  these are just my extra seeds along with the keledang and pedalai i got.

but i have had keledang.  LOVE it. 

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The HTFG Oahu Chapter repository has some Florida varieties I brought in over the years. Noe, who owns the farm actually is a citrus farmer in principle.  So there aren't tons of space for mangoes.  However, she is doing Tatura trellis for the mangoes.  I think I want to say I hyper focused on the Burmese/Thai varieties for whatever reason.

I also know a guy on Oahu named Melvin, retired guy making the move to Hamakua side.  His house in Aina Haina had 100+ mango varieties where he was getting scions from the Florida guys. He was supposed to plant those out Onomea or Pepeekeo side.

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