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Kadsura coccinea
« on: August 02, 2021, 12:05:57 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with this plant/genus? I found some seeds for sale, and it looks pretty similar to duguetia, but maybe grows in less tropical regions? Unfortunately there's not much info available on this species from what I've seen.

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 12:58:14 PM »
I bought some seedlings from Nattyfrootz on here and they are in the ground here in SoCal 9b and they are growing pretty well. I have some in dappled shade and others in full sun and they are both doing about the same.

Apparently they are good down to zone 7b, so I am excited to have a plant I don't need to worry about too much re: winter.

From what I hear, the fruit isn't all that much to write home about but it's very aesthetic and so that's why I'm excited to grow them. So far they are easy.

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 01:03:14 PM »
I might have to try them given the cold tolerance, as my annona garden is currently all potted due to my location, so it'll be to have something tropical-ish that doesn't have to come indoors.

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2021, 10:03:57 PM »
There was a thread last year where a few of us growers talked about Kadsura coccinea: https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=37298.0;all. I think there are more people starting to grow it now versus a few years ago. The availability of seeds has aided that immensely.

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 10:06:57 PM »
Thanks for doing the hard work for me W.!

I knew there was an old thread

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2021, 05:04:28 AM »
I got all my kadsura from here
https://www.wildlandsplants.com/shop/p/kadsura-coccinea

They are growing well in LA but needs some sun protection when itís really hot 90+.
I have mine in pots

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2021, 09:30:56 AM »
Do you have paw paw? Down to zone 5 and very tropical taste:)

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2021, 09:54:52 AM »
Do you have paw paw? Down to zone 5 and very tropical taste:)
Just put six trees in the back yard, hoping to get fruit within 3-5 years.

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2021, 09:59:07 AM »
Great, good luck! I cannot grow them here in 10b, too hot for them...

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 10:12:06 AM »
That's the trade off for being able to grow sugar apple in your yard year round. No paw paw :(

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Re: Kadsura coccinea
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 01:09:43 PM »
Great, good luck! I cannot grow them here in 10b, too hot for them...

Here in 9b, they suffer in the hot sun. I think they probably need chill hours to fruit, so, at least I'll get that... But certainly these plants are not built for 100f.

 

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