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I am hesitant to give JT more positive feedback, as don't want him to get inundated with requests to the point he can no longer help me =)

Having said that, top notch collector and person to work with! So happy with my trees, they are good sized and handling the bright April sun light champs. You rock JT!

That is the nicest yet very selfish compliment! Ha ha ha. 

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JT is a top class seed/plant seller.  If you want to buy trees, seems like he's been putting out some nice good sized ones lately!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds for sale
« on: April 19, 2024, 02:47:48 PM »
How good is the Atherton Oak from your experience in terms of growing it

i don't have experience from it. my friend grew it.  he said it took 10 years?  something like that.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Seeds for sale
« on: April 18, 2024, 03:45:00 PM »
Pili Nut $3/seed (will need a little time to clean seed from the outer fruit/casing
Achacha $2/seed
Mocambo $1.50/seed
Atherton Oak (Athertonia diverifolia).  This one makes a nut that has similar taste to macadamia nuts.  $8/seed

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Santol variety Pui Fai is very large with a lot of flesh and deliciously sweet .When harvesting those i can't stop eating them.they can be the size of large grapefruit.  :  )

I like Puifa.  But compared to Bangkok, they have more issues with fruit flies it seems. 


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may have a small seedling.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / criollo cacao and chempedak seeds
« on: March 28, 2024, 05:18:51 PM »
Chempedak $1.50/seed
Criollo $.75 per seed.

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Great seller,

Order with confidence

Richard is a great seller!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Amazon Tree Grape
« on: March 06, 2024, 03:57:30 PM »
This one diecious?

unfortunately, it is dioecious. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Amazon Tree Grape
« on: March 06, 2024, 03:57:05 PM »
How does it taste?
crisp taste, slight sweet taste, almost like a minty flavor?  i'm not that good at describing flavors.  but no it does not taste like papaya or banana. ha ha.  jk.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Amazon Tree Grape
« on: March 05, 2024, 01:53:54 PM »
Amazon Tree Grape Seeds:
$5ea 1-4 seeds, $4ea 5-9 seeds, $3.50 10+ seeds.

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Pili nut

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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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