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www.hapajoesnursery.com Store will be closing for the month of December to focus on local sales and exploration. As many of you are aware, my wife and I are teachers and will be using December to recharge and get ready for the spring season. If you need or want seeds, this is the week to buy them. We added some germinated seeds and allocated some more of some sold out seeds.
Happy holidays. Keep growing!

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I finally have time to take some pictures and put some seedlings up for auction this week. Seeds sales have been wonderfully busy and I still have some nice species for sell with lots of seeds already germinating. The weeks ebay will have some things never before offered that I'm really excited to offer.

The master list is here:
https://www.ebay.com/usr/hapajoesgreenworld?_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2559

Perebea guianenesis

Highly collectable and ornamental fruit from the Peruvian Amazon. Very popular fruit with locals and monkeys! Each carpal when first chewed on tastes like orange juice and then has a cripy acidic floral flesh. This fruit was found deep in the Amazon jungle around Iquitos.

Duguetia spixiana

A virtually unknown Annona relative from the South American rainforests found in the Amazonas region in the Acre state. Bears exotic red tinted fruits with bright red, sweet flavored pulp.

Duguetia stenantha, my favorite fruit, beautiful and ornamental from the Amazon

The goal of most of my expeditions is to find Duguetia and this is the best tasting of them so far. The carpals without seeds are dense candy corn consistency with brown sugar and praline undertones. I could eat these all day. I do not have information on growing these as it is the first time to be grown in the United States. However other Duguetia species are known to have frost tolerance don to 26 F.

PINDAIBA Duguetia lanceolata Frost hardy exotic annona from Brazil
I got to try this fruit on my last trip to Brazil and liked it very much. The fruit is more beautiful in person and pictures do not do in justice. Each seed and flesh is encased in a fibrous hard shell that is easily removed and has some sugar on the inside. The flesh is like a coconut jelly. Not super sweet but comes free from the see easily and chewed for a nice flavor.
Multi-lobed, red colored fruit somewhat resembling the sugar apple. Flesh is red-pink colored, and although scarce,  has a full flavor exceeding that of the sugar apple.The tree can be grown as an ornamental and in large gardens and squares. Duguetia lanceolata has known to withstand low temperatures down to 26 F for brief amount of time. It is one of the cold hardiest Duguetia and a collector must have.

Only one  Plinia cf spiciflora ultra rare and gorgeous, Must have! 1/2 gal deep


Highly collectable and ornamental fruit from the Bahia region in Brazil. Seen all over rare fruit groups this is quite a stunner. Fruit tastes similar to Jaboticaba with small amout of flesh and large seed. I was able to procure two seeds, one for me and one for the winner of this auction.

Annona crassiflora Araticum Apo Annona collector must have!
Araticum apô, "do tupi – soft fruit of bark with protrusions or angled"; also receives the names: Araticu of the forest, yellow araticum of the hill and yellow cork. Origin: It is natural from the dense coastal and very rainy region of the Atlantic forest from the state of Minas Gerais to Rio grande do Sul, Brazil. Characteristics: Tree from 6 to 8 meters high, with whitish gray trunk measuring 30 to 40 cm in diameter. The leaves are simple, largely ovadas (egg shape) with petiolo or short orange stem measuring 0.8 to 1.5 cm long.Tips for cultivation: Plant of humid subtropical climate, more resists temperate climates where there are frosts of up to – 3 degree (26 F), can be cultivated throughout Brazil, at any altitude; adapts well to sandy or clayey and red soils that are deep, with acid pH to neutral and with good amount of dissolved organic matter. It can be planted even on riverbanks where occasional floods occur. The fruit harvest runs from March to April and the fruits can be harvested by cutting the cabinwith scissors when they are almost completely yellowish. This species can be successfully cultivated in stony soils. Uses: Fruit in the months of January to March. The tree can be grown in green areas and the branches are firm and do not break easily. Always include in forest recomposition, because its fruits feed several species of birds and animals, mainly monkeys and quatis. The fruits are very tasty for fresh consumption and the seeds release with some difficulty of the pulp. The fruits can also be pulped and the pulp frozen to make jams, yogurts with curdled milk, mousses, ice cream, juices and gelatins. The fruits have medium-thickness bark and are resistant to management; in addition to being kept for about 8 days after harvested in cool places and for more than 25 days if in refrigerators.

Annona monticola JAQUINHA DO CAMPO endangered species from the Brazil Cerrado
Much appreciated by the local people with a nice floral flavor. Somewhat fibrous like a pineapple with mild flavor. Supposedly has medicinal properties along with the leave and bark. This species needs to be preserved and apart of reforestation projects.














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The last parcel from Brazil has cleared and ready to sprout. Seeds will drop Nov 14 at 5PM PST

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Annona malmeana
Sweet Annona fruit from the Cerrado.

Annona reticulata
From Brazilian YouTube collector Sandro Naciemento and shared. Tastes like raspberry cheesecake. No grainy texture usually associated with reticulata species.

Diospyros sericea is a species of tree in the family Ebenaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. The fruit is a berry with sticky sweet jelly that sticks to the flesh.

Eugenia sellowiana Known as perinha (little pear), uvaia do campo (wild grape), Erect evergreen shrub, branched only at the base, with new brownish branches, 70-90 cm high, usually forming small clumps; found in the savannas of Central Brazil, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Leaves are simple, leathery, glabrous (brown-tomentose when young on the underside), gray-green in color, 3-6 cm long, with a very short petiole. Flowers usually solitary, axillary, white, long-pedunculated, formed in September-October (in the Southern Hemisphere). Fruits globose-flat, dense-tormentose, yellow, with thin skin, very succulent pulp, pleasant sweet-acidic flavor, with 1-3 loose seeds. 


Mangaba is the fruit of the mangabeira tree, a native of Brazilian tropical areas. The tree usually grows to a height of 5-6 meters, but can reach 10 meters. It begins to bear fruit at 3-5 years. The mangabeira is a hardy tree and grows well in sandy soils poor in nutrients. The fruit is oval and berry-shaped, yellow or greenish in color, sometimes with red pigmentation. When ripe it has a yellow skin with reddish marks, and a very aromatic, delicate smell. The flesh is soft, white, slightly viscous and fibrous, with a unique sweet flavor. The native people, who know the fruit well and used it widely, called it mangaba, which means ‘good fruit for eating’. As well as being very popular as a fresh fruit, mangaba is also used for making juices, ice creams, jams, pastries, preserves, distillates, and wines and syrup. When the fruit is ready it falls from the branch and finishes ripening on the ground over a period of 12 – 24 hours. The fruit gathered from the ground is the most highly prized but when ripe, mangaba perish very quickly and must be consumed, which is a problem for commercialization. For this reason fruit is mostly picked from the tree, and the fruit is ready to eat after two to four days. In this case some experience is needed to know exactly when to harvest the fruit. As it is so perishable, mangaba are mainly used for industrial processing into juice, ice cream and jam. Commercial use always involves freezing. The latex of the tree is suitable for making rubber and while it was widely used for the purpose in the past this is no longer the case. Some parts of the tree are used for folk medicine: the skin has astringent properties; the latex is used for bruises, inflammation, diarrhea, tuberculosis, ulcers and herpes. An infusion of the leaves helps menstrual pain. Mangaba only grows in Brazil and is most abundant in the highlands and plains along the coast of the Northeast Region and parts of the restinga. It is also found in the cerrado of the center-west, the north of Minas Gerais state and parts of Amazonia. Apart from its attractive flavor, mangaba is a means of survival for the local population. Supplies are almost totally dependent on harvesting wild fruit, and gathering still plays a significant socioeconomic and cultural role among traditional peoples. From November to April, gathering mangaba is one of the only sources of income for hundreds of families in various states of the northeast.

Campomanesia sp Cerrado roxa
Sweet and limited campomanesia found in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. Excellent plant for container growing. Light Campomanesia and light acidity with complex jelly flavor. Small medium hardness seeds.

Camponesia sp Cerrado laranja
Very sweet and limited campomanesia found in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. Excellent plant for container growing. Light Campomanesia and no acidity. Very sweet tropical flavor and ornament leaves. Bushy small growth . Small seeds.

Campomanesia pubescens
Sweet campomanesia found in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. Excellent plant for container growing. Medium Campomanesia flavor and light acidity.  Bushy small growth . Small seeds.


Tailisia esculenta
Talisia esculenta can grow to a height of 9–20 m, with a trunk up to 45 cm diameter. The leaves are arranged alternately, pinnately compound, with 5–11 leaflets, the leaflets 5–12 cm long and 2–5 cm broad.
The flowers are produced in a panicle 10–15 cm long, the individual flowers small and white. The fruit is round to ellipsoid in shape, 1.5–4 cm in diameter. Beneath the outer peel is the white, translucent, sweet-sour pulp with one or two large, elongated seeds

Eugenia ternatifolia

Plinia aureana "Branca Mel" Jaboticaba
Plinia aureana "Branca Mel" or white honey Jaboticaba is noted as the largest cultivar of Plinia aureana which, combined with its relatively smaller seeds, makes it the most desirable of the aureanas. While most Plinia aureana fruit are in the 2.0 - 2.5 cm range, Branca Mel has reached 3 cm in diameter. The flavor of the fruit has a hint of honey in the taste which is characteristic of most Plinia aureana cultivars. The fruit is smooth (many aureanas are quite costate), globose, and may have minor remnants of the sepal. The leaves can be shorter, wider, and smoother than the typical form of Plinia aureana which often have deeply veined leaves. Branca Mel is known to fruit 3- 4 times a year beginning at 3.5 - 4 years of age making this a precocious jaboticaba. The cultivar is from Minas Gerais state, Brazil.


Psidium bergiana var cerrado vermelho
We found this in the cerrado highlands of Brazil. An red variation of the best tasting psidium bergiana. It tastes like cherries with a psidium flavor finish. Extremely rare.

Plinia sp Grimal
I grow a couple Grimal Jaboticaba and they grow awesome in SoCal.

Pouteria ramiflora
If an avocado and abiu crossed then this is the fruit. Frost hardy and ripe fruit was quite tasty. Abiu tasting flesh right around the seed and a firmer white flesh inside the skin with mild abiu flavor. Small and wonderful to eat out of hand.

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Good afternoon. My first shipment from my travels has arrived and processed, cleaned, inspected and ready to shipped to their new homes. Seeds will be avaible at 7PM PST at www.hapajoesnursery.com
As a reminder that seeds are always somewhat of a gamble and I cannot guarantee germination, however I have inspected all the seeds and done float tests when appropriate and removed any clearly unviable seeds. This is the cheapest option to get these rare trees. I reserve half the seeds to grow and will offer seedlings in the spring with the appropriate price increase  :)


Chyrsophyllum viride ABIÚ-MIRIM
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
The fruits are yellow, in soft pulp with a good flavor and can be enjoyed in-natura or in the form of juices.

Eugenia acutata Cambijava-Laranja
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
 The tree can be cultivated in urban afforestation, in squares and large gardens, and cannot be missed in forest restoration, as its fruits feed bird-fauna. The flowers are beekeeping. The fruits appear at various times of the year and these can be harvested manually when they are yellowish or reddish. The meat and skin, which is very thin, can be enjoyed naturally and its flavor is good and resembles red jambo. The fruits can be processed manually by removing the inedible seed and the fleshy pulp can be frozen in portions or used to make juices, ice creams, jellies or even dehydrated for consumption such as raisins, and can be baked in the middle of cake batters. or sweet breads. It has great commercial potential.


EUGENIA VILLAENOVAE GRUMIXAMA-CA-Á-ÇÚ
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
The fruits taste like cherry, but are astringent (takes the tongue because of the cica caused by the tannin). In order for this tannin to disappear and the fruit to be even tastier, it is advisable to dehydrate them in the sun for 8 to 15 hours (with or without removing the seed beforehand). With the fruits you can make very tasty jellies and cakes. Flowering occurs in July and August and excellent for honeybees or native bees that lack flowers during the winter. It is a rare species and the tree is very ornamental and great for urban afforestation.

EUGENIA SUBAVENIA GUAMIRIM DOCE
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from June to August. The fruits are consumed in natura, in the form of juices, jellies and ice creams. The flowering produces nectar and pollen and the tree should not be missing in landscaping projects and urban afforestation because its fruits attract and feed many species of birds. It is one of the most important species of myrtaceae for birds, mainly because it produces fruit in winter when most species do not.


Eugenia dysenterica Cagaita
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
The fruits are consumed in natura and have a delicious taste, and a favorite of locals. If the fruit is allowed to ferment for a couple days off the tree it can be used as a natural laxative, as the scientific name implies. The pulp can be frozen and used to make delicious juices, jellies and ice creams. The tree is very beautiful when in bloom.

Eugenia cristaenensis
A very rare eugenia found in the Cerrado in Brazil. This bush/shrub only grows to 1-2 feet in height, making it perfect for a container. It produces a orange-red fruit, that is said to taste great and be very sweet.

Plinia sp Nova do Sertao
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from September to November. The fruits are consumed in natura and highly appreciated. It has a different flavor from the common jabuticaba and a delicate, excellent almond taste. The fruits can be used whole to make wine, or pulped and the pulp used in several Brazilian recipes such as jellies, liqueurs and ice cream. The tree can be cultivated as an ornamental and the flowers produce plenty of nectar and pollen for bees and its fruits feed the bird-fauna. It is a species that is in danger of extinction, so every nature lover should plant at least one plant.


Plinia cauliflora sabra do cabinho
A wild Plinia found in nature in the Cerrado Highlands north of Brasilia. Researchers in the area claim is a “cabinho” variation of the common Sabara. It is smaller in size but has a more complex sweet taste that finishes tart.

Plinia oblongata JABUTUCABA POLPA ROSA
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from November to December. The fruits are consumed in natura and are very tasty, reminiscent of the taste of grumixama ( Eugenia brasiliensis ). The fruits can be pulped and used to make juices, jellies, liqueurs, ice creams, wines. The tree can be grown as an ornamental and I recommend that it be planted in plant restoration projects, as its fruits feed bird-fauna in general. The flowers are producers of nectar and pollen for bees.
 

EUGENIA ARENARIA PITANGA-Í
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
 Fruiting from October to November. The plant can be cultivated in landscape projects as an ornamental and cannot be missed in the recovery of restingas, as its fruits feed the bird-fauna. The flowers appear in large numbers in spring, are aromatic and have great honey potential. The fruits ripen in October to November and can be picked by hand when they are completely black. The fruit can be consumed in natura and tastes better than the well-known pitanga. The fruits can be processed manually by rubbing them over a fine sieve and the pulp can be used immediately to make juices, ice creams, jellies, or even frozen for future use.
 
EUGENIA UMBELLIFLORA
Translated from Colecionando Frutas by Helton Josue
Fruiting from July to early September. The fruits are consumed in natura, but they are not appreciated by everyone. The pulp tastes like a slightly astringent green guava. Therefore, the best way to use it is in the form of juices with milk and in sweets like guava and ice cream. The flowers have great honeybee potential for wild bees. The tree can be successfully grown in urban afforestation; being also great for attracting monkeys and some birds. Its shoots and dense, glossy foliage are very ornamental.
 
Pouteria Ramiflora

Xylopia aromatica
Beautiful ornamental Annona. The seeds are ground into an aromatic spice sold in markets.

Duguetia furfuracea

Plinia sp. nov. Peluda do Mucuri (Blue Velvet) Jaboticaba
Plinia sp. nov. Peluda do Mucuri (Blue Velvet) jaboticaba is native to the forest located at the headwaters of the Mucuri River in Minas Gerais, Brail. The fruits have a dark purple color when they reach full ripeness, velvety texture in the skin and sweet tasty fruits. Peluda do Mucuri is significantly distinct from other jaboticabas and will likely be described as its own species by botanists in the future. The plant's small fuzzy fruit indicate that it is perhaps closest related to Plinia sp. Malacacheta Jaboticaba and Plinia sp. Sapuca Jaboticaba.

Salicia crassiflora Bacupari-do-cerrado
Cerrado bacupari or forest “caatinga” bacupari (Salacia crassifolia) is similar to the Asian lychee. It is uncommon and belongs to the Celastraceae botanical family. The tree can grow to a height of 1.50 to 3 m, with rough, grey bark. It usually grows in the tropical savannah in Cerrado and sometimes in forest areas, in specific areas in the Mata Atlântica, and in a few areas of western Bahia. The plant produces small yellow flowers that open between July and September. The fruit has a gelatinous-looking flesh covering small seeds which grow to 3 cm in length.The fruit is usually eaten fresh for its sweet, flavourful flesh. When ripe, the fruit is orange with wrinkles that make it look rustic and even potentially ornamental. Its properties are anti-microbic, anti-fungal and anti-tumour.

Anacardium humile Cajuzinho do Cerrado, Cajuí
The cashew tree is a tropical plant, native to Brazil, and the word "acaiu" from the Tupi language, means "nut that reproduces".Of shrubby nature, it is a melliferous species, flowering from September to October, producing fruit in November, despite a low production capacity of fruits and seeds. The small fruit with intense red color (bright) highlights its presence amid the shades of green, straw savanna during the dry season. The fruits are juicy, acidic and flavorful in taste. They can be eaten fresh, picked directly from the tree. The seeds also serve as food after being toasted as cashew nuts.


Hymenaea sp. Jatai
Superfood that is a creamer less dry version of the Brazilian favorite Jatoba.
Humans typically crack the pods open with a rock or hammer. Although children sometimes forage the fruits and enjoy them raw, most culinary uses of stinking toe involve baking, blending, or cooking its pulp. Jamaicans blend the pulp with water, sugar, and spices to make a refreshing beverage. In Brazil, where the fruit is known as jatobá, bakers use the dried powder of the pulp to make a biscuit-like pastry known as a broinha. Throughout Central and South America, the fruit is also prized for its purported medicinal benefits. It’s rumored to be everything from an aphrodisiac to a remedy for diarrhea.

Annona sp Espinho lisa
Ultra rare unidentified Annona species from the Amazon. Reported to be one of the tastiest Annona similar to biriba.

Annona sp Amazonas suave
Ultra rare unidentified Annona species Reported to have a very sweet flavor with no acidity and wonderful aroma.

Malpighia emarginata Giant Amazonas Acerola
Common names include acerola cherry, Guarani cherry, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry,and wild crepe myrtle. Acerola is native to Paraguay and Brazil in South America, Central America and southern Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, such as India.
The fruit pulp is notable for its exceptional content of vitamin C



Eugenia angustissima, also known as very fine leafed cherry, cerejinha de folhas is a flowering shrub in the family Myrtaceae. The fruit is sweet with no astringency or resinous smell. Simple and sweet and highly ornamental I am growing a whole hedge of them.

Mouriri pusa Puca Preto
The Puçá-preto is known as the Cerrado jaboticaba. In addition to the color and shape, the fruit is also born attached to the trunk. But in addition to black, there is another variety in yellow. Both are native to the Cerrado, with a higher incidence in the north and northeast regions of the country.
The species, of medium size and small crown, has crooked trunks and a very thick bark, which protects it from the frequent fires that occur in the Cerrado. With a beautiful flowering and attractive fruits for animals and people, Puçá is suitable for planting in urban areas. Its leaves are used in folk medicine for the treatment of gastric ulcers.

Brosimum gaudichaudii Mama Cadela Chewing gum of the Cerrado
Mama-cadela is a lactascent shrub, which can reach up to 8 m in height and is very common in the Cerrado (dry bush lands) of the Brazilian Center-East region.
It has many popular names; one of them, ibapinima, comes from the Tupi-Guarani and means “spotted fruit” or myrá-pinima, meaning “spotted wood”, both common features of this species.
It belongs to the Moraceae family, has coriaceous elliptical or oblong leaves, smooth on top and pubescent on the bottom and of varying sizes in one plant. It has cylindrical dark and striped (ESTRIADOS) branches. The flowers are discrete and united in inflorescences, which form between June and August. The fruits are about 2cm in diameter, compound, orangey-yellow, with fibrous but juicy pulp, the flavor of which is sweet and very pleasant. They mature between September and November and have only one seed. Even though they are small and have a sticky pulp, they are very popular, especially among children, and usually sucked, slurped and chewed like gum until only a spent, flavorless residue is left. Pimentel Gomes even states that mama-cadela is a type of “natural chewing gum”. The residue has a consistency and appearance that recalls cotton, a sponge or a tow, which is why other common names include “algodãozinho” (little cotton) and “algodão-doce” (sweet cotton).
It is little known outside of its areas of occurrence and not cultivated much. Its conservation and diffusion of the population is very important for conserving the species, as it is native to an area that is threatened by the advancing borders of agricultural and cattle rearing land. According to official data, the Cerrado has already lost 50% of its vegetated surface.
The skins/shells, roots, leaves and green fruits are mentioned in literature as quite significant in treating a wide variety of ailments, like the flu, colds, gastric ulcers and, most importantly, skin problems like dermatitis, allergies and vitiligo. The skin/shell is sold in herbalist’s shops of the region. It is among the plants cited by 90% of the herbalists involved in an ethnobotanical project taking place in the region of Goiânia. Along with its medicinal uses, the roots are also used to scent tobacco smoked in pipes or cigarro de palha (a type of cigarette wrapped in a dried leaf)

Astrocaryum murumuru
A palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, which bears edible fruits. It has a thick trunk and a shuttlecock-shaped, bushy crown. The nutritious, edible fruits are an important local food source and materials made from the tree, fruit, and seed kernels are commercially significant to the region. Hammocks are made from the tree’s fibres. Murumuru butter is moisturizing (emollient). It is also film-forming and glossy. These qualities make it very protective. It contains vitamins and has a high content of oleic acid. The oil from the seeds is traditionally used to soften and protect hair. Murumuru butter is the white to yellowish fat obtained from the seeds of the murumuru palm.

Germinated Perebea xanthochyma Pama Caucho
Reported to taste like orange candy.

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Hello fellow fruit addicts... I am exploring the Sao Paulo and Brasilia areas and have some taste reports I can share of these of some of these fruits that we are growing but have yet to taste. Bandwidth is limited but have posted pictures to Facebook and instagram.

Pouteria sp. Amazonas and Pouteria sp Acre is the same. I was able to source these seeds from two sources this summer and just recently figured out the full story. They are from the same tree and is a big time winner for canistel and pouteria aficionados.  The originally source is the Amazon near Manaus where a highly respected fruit collector found around 2015 and grown at his farm near São Paulo where is survived brief frosts. One of my sources got me a fruit to taste. If you bought seeds, or plants you got a real winner and taste reports are accurate. Sweet more pumpkin than sweet potato with the lucuma flavor that I can’t describe. The flesh is creamy very much like cheesecake.  Not a sales pitch because I have no more to sell. Just a heads up to those that did… it was worth whatever you paid!

Pouteria ramiflora taste report. I was super excited to try this fruit because it grows at high elevation and can withstand light frost in natura. If an Abiu and Avacado had a baby this is what it would taste like. Not enough flesh for commercial but it is sweet and I enjoyed the flesh right around seeds. The white flesh is also good but around the skin is tannic with the mouth drying effect.  Not nearly as sweet as an Abiu but similar taste.  It is a beautiful bushy tree.

Annona reticulate var Sandro Sp
tastes like raspberry cheesecake with a creamier texture.

Duguetia lanceolata is a winner, not as sweet or complex as stenantha but definitely worth growing especially since it has proven frost Hardiness to 26 F. It is the the most frost hardy species of Duguetia as it is found the furthest south even in Uruguay. Sweet jelly (yes I wish it had more flesh) surrounds a medium size seed. the seed and flesh pops out of the hard and fibrous shell. The colors are amazing and the leaves are ornamental.

Duguetia furfuracea
Interesting tropical flavor or mango ish undertones. Fibrous and sweet. grows in cerrado and drought resistant.

Eugenia angustissima
very sweet. Very ornamental. After tasting this species, I am growing a whole hedge of them. No resin just a simple and sweet fruit. Can definitely be grown in pots!

Campomanesia pubescens: Tart with the profound campo flavor.

Campomanesia sp Orange my favorite. Sweet light campo flavor soft seeds and ornamental.

Campomanesia sp Purple Slight acidity and medium campo flavor. HIGHLY HIGHLY ornamental as well.
Mangaba interesting fibrous fruit that has the passion fruit flavor. Quite enjoyable

Eugenia punicifolia bland
Eugenia biflora bland
Myrcia brasilensis sweet but very little flesh
And a whole bunch of unid Eugenia that have no taste or bitter.




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Need to make some room and fundraising for a an expedition so I added some seedlings to the Etsy store.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1250647523
All prices include shipping

Annona spinescens $75
Duguetia lanceolata $100
Annona monticola $75
Annona sylvatica $55
Campomanesia simulans $55
 
Use the code https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?coupon=TFF10 for a 10 percent off.
Sale and shipping ends on Sunday as I head off for an expedition.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Monoecious Pulasan last release
« on: October 22, 2022, 03:59:33 PM »
I’ve been working with a research scientist to introduce a line of MONOECIOUS pulasan to the market. We are auctioning off the last three full sets this week of red, black and yellow monoecious line and One set of individual seedlings. These are the first to be ready and limited in the first offering.
Master list of Auctions this week can be accessed at https://ebay.com/usr/hapajoesgreenworld

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Hapa Joe's Ebay Auctions Sun Oct 16
« on: September 30, 2022, 12:30:34 PM »
Winter is coming! Time to get those rare fruit seedlings before shipping season ends.
Seeds and seedlings are still available at https://hapajoesnursery.com/ Shipping from California
Master list at: https://www.ebay.com/usr/hapajoesgreenworld

This week I have some limited One time offerings as well as introducing some new genetics.

Large 1/2 Gal Purple Ilama from Guatemala  Annona macrophyllata
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590359196

Campomanesia simulans from the orchard of famed fruitologist Helton Josue.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590254650

Limited French Suriname seedling: Select Ubaia - Eugenia patrisii (Myrtaceae)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590255767

Ultra limited Eugenia arandanos CL seedling from the mountains of Colombia.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590256625

Ultra limited Chrysophyllum cuneifolium "Sapoticaba" (Sapotaceae)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590262445


Ultra limited genetics Myrciaria dubia, camu-camu "Loreta select"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590275035

"Sweet" Annona hypoglauca seedling from the Amazon, Colombia
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590279972

Pouteria gardneri var Lanceolata extremely sweet fruit and rare.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590280646

Only one for Auction Randia Ferox orchard of famed fruitologist Helton Josue.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590284722

Araçá-creme (Psidium ssp. - folha larga e crassa) Creme Gigante from H. Josue
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590294214

PINDAIBA Duguetia lanceolata Frost hardy exotic annona from Brazil
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590301236

Myrciaria sp Joinville, frost hardy, excellent tasting berry. Only one for auction
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590316596

Limited release Set 1 of MONOECIOUS Pulasan Nephelium mutabile Red Black Yellow
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590342969

Limited release Set 2 of MONOECIOUS Pulasan Nephelium mutabile Red Black Yellow
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590350048

Yellow flowered Inga sp Amarillo San Martin Extremely limited
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334590343378


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Good evening fellow fruit addicts. I have been fortunate with some seed germination and thought I have a little sale for those Duguetia enthusiasts who have been waiting for germinated seeds and seedlings.  Some i will put up for sale as I am out of room and getting good germination rates so passing on the savings. Seedlings will need a little more time but some ultra rare ones on the way. Also ungerminated Duguetia seeds are half price!

https://hapajoesnursery.com/collections/germinated-seeds
Germinated seeds
$20 Duguetia stenantha My favorite annona. I am hoping to grow enough for this to become a commercial crop in the USA.
$20 Duguetia spixiana What a cool looking fruit with a sweet tropical flavor.





Also received some more pictures from the explorer who found the Eugnenia langsdorfii... if you are looking for a cool container plant this may be it.








Also I now accept Digital Currency!

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What a great time to be a rare fruit collector! I have been traveling to South America to meet and source rare seeds from the communities from which they come and share how valuable these trees can be to the world. I am back from the latest expedition and now time to do some boring inventory and sales while watching football. Geaux Saints!

My travels have taken me to the Peruvian Amazon to live with families in the flood plains to collect fruit... to the indigenous Tikuna community of Columbia and all over Brazil. Much much more to come.

https://hapajoesnursery.com/collections/tropical-seedlings

Inga vera from Lima
Inga edulis true version from Peru
Inga parterna from Guatemala
Inga nobilis from Iquitos Peru

Garcinia sp Redondo
Garcinia bahiensis
Garcinia de Bico
Garcinia madruno ( my favorite... tastes like lemonheads with little latex)
Garcinia aristata the cuban mangosteen

Annona (Will have some really rare annona and duguetia coming... stay tuned)
Annona montana "San Martin Pina" this var tastes exactly like pineapple. I am growing out at least 2 for my yard (I live in L.A. and spave is super limited... that should tell you how much I like this one!)
Annona Sylvatica
Annona hypoglauca from Peru amazon
Annona Mucosa "Biriba" the Lemona meringue annona
 
Myrciaria (quickly becoming my favorite genus)
Myrciaria sp Red Flame ... new growth looks like a red flame... gorgeous from seedshunter
Myciaria floribunda white trunk
Myrciaria sp Roxa

Eugenia caipora
Eugenia burkartiana
Eugenia aff patrissii

Rare amazon seedlings
Aegphilia integrifolio
Mouriri sp Amazonas
Manilkara decresens
Pradosia ptychandra  species comes from French Guiana. it grows up to 20 meters tall. Fruits are intensively eaten by monkeys therefore It is hard to get whole fruits. even-though this fruit has a little pulp, it is super sweet. all fruits are single seeded.

Pouteria sp Amazonas
Pouteria sp Acre
Pouteria torta
Pouteria ramiflora























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I have been traveling a bunch lately and seedlings (for sale soon) is taking up way too much space so I am trying something new and seeing if there is interest in paying a little more for germinated seeds.

I was able to source a new Eugenia from Colombia Pacific coast.
$75. Eugenia sp "El Choco"




The shrub has a wonderful ornamental growth and beautiful sweet fruit with some resinous to it. I only was able to get a few.

I also have some germinated Illama white and pink from El Paredon, Guatemala. $20
$20 Eugenia Langsdorfii from Brazil and a bunch of
$10 Garcina Intermedia from the Tikuna community in Colombia.

https://hapajoesnursery.com/collections/germinated-seeds


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Happy Labor day! I am back from a mini scouting mission and have some really interesting new species to introduce. I was able to source and acquire a decent number of Duguetia spixiana and offering a Labor day promotion of Buy 2 get 1 one free. It will automatically apply at checkout and will "stack" until they are sold out.

New Seeds
https://hapajoesnursery.com/collections/seeds

Annona dioica

https://hapajoesnursery.com/products/annona-dioica-seed

Annona coriacea


Anonna neolaurifolia


Annona ubatubensis

Annona spinescens


Duguetia furfuracea


Duguetia spixiana


Duguetia aff Lancelotata especiale


Eugenia langsdorfii


Randia calycinia



In addition, I am starting to offer seedlings of species as they are ready to ship so new species will be added weekly.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1250652319























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If you have been following my story then you know that I have been traveling the world to collect rare and endangered species of fruiting trees. I have some seedlings to offer now that they are growing and ready to go to passionate and enthusiastic growers.

Myrcia sp Brasilensis   
Seedling of exotic Myrica sp Brazil. First time introduced to USA found by brazilian fruit hunter specialist and collector. Said to be very tasty but limited flesh. Leaf growth is ornamental.   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535384434   
   
Eugenia caipora seedling... seeds imported from Brazil   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535390367      

Salacia elliptica ....Rare seedling from Brazil
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535392852      

Annona macrophylata Red Illama from Veracruz   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535395743      

Ultra rare Annona leptopetala seedling from Brazil. Highly collectable.   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535385540   
   
First yellow flowered Inga sp Amarillo San Martin Extremely limited less than 5   
"First yellow flowered Inga sp Amarillo San Martin Extremely limited less than 5 seedlings will be offered... if that many! I found this Inga hiking through the San Matin village of indigenous Tikuna community in Colombia, South America. I stopped in my tracks when I saw the flowers and just stared. That couldn't be a yellow flowered inga? I searched for pods and found 3 almost ripe fruit. Very tasty and yellow tinge to the fruit although not quite ripe. I was able to find three pods and very limited seeds. My guide chuckled and she said she wished her husband looked at her the way I looked at this Inga!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535440052   
I've asked all the experts and no one has heard of a yellow flowered inga, very very limited."   


Pouteria sp Amazonas sweeter and better than canistel. Very limited   
Pouteria sp Amazonas. Native species of the Amazon region, found in some points around Manaus. It has tasty pulp, similar in texture to Canistel, but softer and moister, and of superior quality.   
The fruits are abundant in the plant, which produces during some months of the year.   
It is a very resistant plant, grows well in savannah and forest regions, tolerates light frosts.   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535450398      
   

Chupa Chupa Sapote Quararibea cordata Extremely limited Tambopata Select   

I caught the tail end of Chupa Chupa season while in Peru. The two fruits I found in the Iquitos market were average tasting. Then I flew from Iquitos to Puerto Maldonado and went on expedition in Tambopata National reserve and I found a tree with ripe Chupa Sapote and it was the best tasting fruit of my trip. It was super juicy with mango texture and sweet cantaloupe flavor.   
The flavor for chupa chupa is highly variable and so this selection will be highly sought after for its superior genetics.   
   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535448596      

Pouteria lucuma seedling Sweet and moist selection from Lima   
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334535458504   
Pouteria lucuma seedling Sweet and moist selection from Lima. I searched every in Lima for moist Lucuma that you can eat out of hand. This was the best selection found in an Organic farmers market held once a week in MIraflores.   

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Hello fellow fruit growers. My wife and I just came back from our Guatemala expedition and have seeds to offer. The first shipment of Illama seeds are here and added to my webpage.  https://hapajoesnursery.com/

https://hapajoesnursery.com/products/illama-annona-macrophyllata-blanca-from-el-paredon-guatemala


Illama "Blanca" An interesting Central American Annona, with fairly large fruits that roughly resemble cherimoya. The flesh is sweet, quite tasty from the El Paredon region of Guatemala. The white fruit had a custard like flesh that was complex with coconut and sugar apple sweetness.  Small to medium sized tree.

https://hapajoesnursery.com/products/copy-of-annona-macrophyllata-illama-rosa-pink-from-el-paredon-guatemala

Illama Roja Red An interesting Central American Annona, with fairly large fruits that roughly resemble cherimoya. The flesh is sweet, quite tasty from the El Paredon region of Guatemala. The white fruit had a custard like flesh with the white parts very minimal and the red parts tasting like raspberry and strawberry jelly. Small to medium sized tree.

https://hapajoesnursery.com/products/copy-of-annona-macrophyllata-illama-blanca-from-el-paredon-guatemala

Illama "Rosa" pink An interesting Central American Annona, with fairly large fruits that roughly resemble cherimoya. The flesh is sweet, quite tasty from the El Paredon region of Guatemala. The white fruit had a custard like flesh with the white parts chewy and cherimoya like and the pink parts taste like strawberry jelly. Small to medium sized tree.

Coming soon: Mamey Sapote, Mammee Apple (YUM!), and Soncoya



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As you know, I have been traveling around the world trying to secure viable seeds. My travels have taken me to the Peruvian Amazon to live with families in the flood plains to collect fruit... to the indigenous Tikuna community of Colombia and all over Brazil. Much much more to come.
During that time, my loving wife has kept all my little seedlings alive, but its time to reduce her workload. Happy bidding no reserves.

Seeds and seedlings are still available at https://hapajoesnursery.com/ Shipping from California



LAST ONE 1/2 gal deep pot seedling Annona montana from San Martin Colombia
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567577959?hash=item4de5c81967:g:M5wAAOSwIrljKoj9


Bunchosia maritima Peanut butter jelly fruit from Master Fruitologist H. Josue.
What a great time to be a rare fruit collector! I have been traveling the world to meet and source rare seeds from the communities from which they come and share how valuable these trees can be to the world. This time my travels took me to Brazil to the orchard of Master fruitologist Helton Josue. Cousin to the peanut butter fruit this has more of the strawberry jelly flavor. Wonderful tasting fruit.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567505894?hash=item4de5c6ffe6:g:8woAAOSwpFBjKnLg

Manilkara decrescens Maçaranduba Da Praia seedling Very limited
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567566309?hash=item4de5c7ebe5:g:GpYAAOSwXddjKoUB

Ultra rare Annona leptopetala seedling from Brazil. Highly collectable.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567507450?hash=item4de5c705fa:g:iooAAOSw9BNi~Wsm

Yellow flowered inga from the Tikuna community
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567436661?hash=item4de5c5f175:g:DG8AAOSwiX9i~XmK

1/2 gallon tall Ilama pink from Verazruz
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567568504?hash=item4de5c7f478:g:daMAAOSwiRFjKoVo

Pouteria sp Amazonas sweeter and better than canistel. Very limited
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567438847?hash=item4de5c5f9ff:g:8VYAAOSw3xNi~X7p

Seedling of exotic Myrica sp Brazil. First time introduced to USA Last one
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334567570088?hash=item4de5c7faa8:g:xYkAAOSw1HBi~Wij

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https://hapajoesnursery.com/

After many months of expeditions and explorations and soft openings I am ready to open my new store. I was having difficulty finding and sourcing quality viable seeds, so I decided to go find them myself. With the increase in Airline tickets and gas, I will have to take a break from exploring for a while and recoup investment. I spent way too much money looking for my favorite fruit... Duguetia stenatha! However, I was fortunate to secure more seeds to offer. In order to celebrate the grand opening I am offering a special on

Duguetia stenatha (My favorite fruit from Colombia. Tastes like brown sugar and praline with a moist candy corn consistency) Buy 2 get 1 free!


Some items I only have a handful of seeds to offer. Inventory is accurate and once sold out, thats all the seeds that I will have for sale.
New additions
Annona deceptrix
Annona dolapretela
Annona Leptopetala
Annona Neolaurifolia
Annona neoseriacea
Annona nutan
Annona rugulosa
Annona sp Black
Duguetia sp yellow maranjao
Annona tormentosa
Annona ubatubanensis
Bunchosia maritima
Campomanesia simulans
Duguetia stelechanta
Duguetia marcgraviana
Eugenia burkatiana
Eugenia caipora
Eugenia observa
Eugenia punicifolia
Jatoba
Manikara Bella
Manikara subcericea
Myrcia Sp
Passiflora gigante
Passiflora sp
Plinia edulis
Pouteria sp Amazon Canistel
Psidium grandifolium var. albidum
Psidium sartorinum
Psidium sp AUSTRALE
Psidium sp creme gigante
Randia ferox
Pouteria Camito

https://hapajoesnursery.com/

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery

If you have bought seeds from me in the past hit me up for a discount code.

Added
Duguetia stenatha
Duguetia salicifolia
Duguetia lanceolata
Annona cacans
Annona crassiflora
Annona sylvatica
Garcinia macrophylla
Garcinia intermedia (My favorite acidic garcinia, very very little latex so you can eat these all day long without any weird mouth latexy feel like other lemony Garcinia)

Some Seeds from Brazil have arrived and processed. I spent time in Brazil looking for Duguetia and Annonas that will survive in Southern California, my beloved home. All my research led me to one man, Master fruitologist Helton Josue. After arranging a time and promising to bring him seeds from expeditions, we met at his home and orchard. It was quite a trek, after a 4 hour drive from Sao Paulo, and getting lost three times, I found a Brazilian rancher on horseback who took one look at me and said "frutas rara"? and I followed him on a red clay road all the way to the Orchard. Google maps is a liar!
Anyways, I was fortunate enough to learn from him that Duguetia and some Annonas actually have good frost and cold tolerance surviving down to -3 Celsius or 26 F. This is the temperature that his orchard can get down to and therefore has verified these numbers!

I will have much more to offer in the future (some are extremely rare and exclusive so keep an eye out when I open my new store, but I was sooooooo excited to be able to offer these seeds that I am offering them on my Etsy platform. I will be closing my Etsy shop soon and opening my own ecommerce store as I scale up my service to also offering seedlings. I just received my license to sell nursery stock in California :)

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Im back from expedition and working on offering rare tropical seeds. I've updated and reopened my little etsy store

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=profile_header

The wild sourced rare seeds will be auctioned on eBay later this week.

Every seed was cleaned and inspected and currently in hand in the US. Seeds are very fresh, never let to dry out and will have high viability if treated correctly. These won't last long. Happy growing.

All Tropical Fruit Forum members can use the code: TFFLOVE for 10% off.

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Some of the seeds from the Peru expedition is starting to germinate. Before I make them seedlings, I am offering them up to forum members :)

Herrnia mariae $5 per seed
Annona hypoglauca $5 per seed

Added new seeds to shop. Wild sources seeds will be auctioned on eBay.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=profile_header

Joe

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For the past week I traveled to Colombia and spent time different Tikuna families in in the Indigenous Reserva off the Amazon river near Leticia. I went to learn about the culture and agricultural practices and of course explore for rare fruits. I absolutely fell in love with the simple way of life and community culture. I hired local guides and stayed in the community and we explored the jungle together for fruits. The seeds were shared so the communities can use them  to add to the the different community “chagras”.  Chagras are where everyone chips in to maintain and they use to grow food staples. Like a free grocery store! However because of politics and border disputes many chagras and old practices have been lost to time. The extra seeds we gathered I am offering to the public with permission from the Tikuna. Part of the proceeds will go to seed procurement to trade with the Tikuna. I plan to go back very soon to keep my word and bring seeds (Artocarpus jackfruit and other food staples) to the families. Here are some pics of some of the findings. Some Things we have yet to ID!































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My wife said I have to make room before I can go get new seeds. I just came back from Peru and have some things that I really really want to grow so I need to make space. Some are seedlings and have never left the comfort of my greenhouse and some are trees that have made it through the SoCal winter and ae now flushing some beautiful new growth. I am NOT currently offering shipping as I don't have time to package and send but possibly in the future for things that don't sell local.
I am located in El Segundo just south of LAX airport.


Also any seeds from etsy store will get 25% discount if bought in person and some socal freebies.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=profile_header

One gallon tall tree pot. Grown outdoors this winter under 50% shade cloth.
Plinia Aureana "Gigante" $50



$50 7 gallon Banana Dwarf Brazil in full sun outdoors. Very sweet my favorite to grow in Socal



0.5 Gallon Tall Tree pot grown in greenhouse
$25 Plinia coronata de Restinga
$40 Plinia coronata Olho de boi
$25 Plinia aureana
$40 Pouteria caimito Abiu
$25 Chrysophyllum cainito Pink/Green from Hawaii
$50 Annona Salzmanii

Only have 1 left to offer, and its more valuable for me to keep...but I thought I would offer them to Socal growers at much less then what they would go for on Ebay.
$100 Pouteria gardneri
$100 Pouteria gardneri var Lanceolata
SOLD $100 Annona vepretorum
SOLD $100 Plinia edulis "Duke" selection from Frankie's nursery
$100 Pouteria viridis Green Sapote
$100 Rooted Chimera Dragon fruit





3.5 in deep seedling pot, greenhouse grown
$30 Annona diversifolia Ilama white chiapas
$30 Annona diversifolia Ilama Purple/Pink Flesh
$30 Annona diversifolia Ilama Red coatepec
SOLD $30 Inga Laurina Sacky Sac from espirito santo Brazil
SOLD $30 Inga Laurina de Restinga  from espirito santo Brazil
$25 Plinia "Escarlate"




PM if interested





Assorted rooted figs $25 or 5 for $100






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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Peru expedition Youtube
« on: May 04, 2022, 07:57:45 PM »
I'm finally getting a little time and starting to upload some videos of my expedition. I am not all that entertaining; but some fruit nerds might be interested. First upload is the third family I visited and stayed with for two nights. It is the tail end of the rainy season in the Amazon and the front yard is still flooded. School buses are canoes! We used the canoe to search the flooded areas around the house.

Just an intro clip until I can find more time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRtbGzWcr74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRtbGzWcr74

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=profile_header

video of the third family I visited.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRtbGzWcr74

Hi, my name is Joe and I am a fruit addict. So much so that I decided to trek into the Amazon for 2 weeks to find new fruits to try and grow. First, I believe in giving back to the community. I decided I would hire local guides and visit local communities. I bought all the local goods for sell, where my wife now owns every hand made product made by the locals :). We tipped local kids to climb trees and traded bread and flour for fruit that grew near homes in the jungle. None of these fruit are rare, it's the Amazon! , however the season for Amazon fruit is a brief 2 to 3 week period and then they are gone until next year. So although the seeds are not rare, they are very limited and unless you want to go back to the Amazon and collect all the same fruits, then these seeds will not be offered for a while. Getting them back to the United States legally required investment and I am forming a partnership with a local business to hopefully offer seeds much cheaper in the future!
All seeds were harvested within the last three weeks, and each seed was hand cleaned by me.

What goes into the cost of the seeds?  Pricing is determined by difficulty to acquire by location and number of seeds acquired as well as difficulty in cleaning to pass inspection.

As a thank you and kick off I am offering a 10% off discount code. Use TFFLOVE

Thanks for supporting my new little seed and nursery store.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaJoeNursery?ref=profile_header

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Peru and the Amazon Bucket list species
« on: April 10, 2022, 06:04:38 PM »
The time is finally here, and I am heading into the Amazon for two weeks to explore nature and hunt for fruit. I am a science teacher and have been wanting to take this trip since I have become addicted to all things Fruit! My main goal is to find and taste Duguetia and Annona not offered in the US and Lucuma to grow back in the SoCal. What else should I look for? What would be on your bucket list to try?
I have guides for 6 days in Iquitos and the Pacaya-Samira reserve, and then 5 days near Lake Sandoval in Tambopata reserve.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yang mei growth and bud swelling
« on: February 14, 2022, 11:08:24 AM »
Yang mei bare root order from this year is already pushing growth with lots of buds swelling. This last shipment is really looking good to getting this amazing tree and fruit growing in the US.






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