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Exciting plants not usually available even at your fanciest garden nurseries! At least in the Bay Area anyway!

Local Pick Up Only.
All plants 2-4 feet tall.

SOLD! -  Sharwil Avocado 5gal - $50 - hard to find on the mainland - famous Hawaiian variety used for sushi. Top rated!

SOLD! -  Nowels Avocado 5gal - $50 - rated “excellent” by Julie Frink, the curator of the avocado collection at UC Irvine’s South Coast Research Station.

Berberis darwinii - hard to find! 3gal - $30 - tangy blue berries revered for vitamins & medicinal qualities. Gorgeous spiny leaves and bright orange flower clusters. First noted by Darwin himself. Definitely a conversation starter.

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry 3gal - $30 - sweet black oval shaped fruit. Continuous fruit all summer long. Easy to maintain at a smaller size. Can be kept in a large container.

Ayacucho Peruvian Inca Berry (next to impossible to find) - 10gal - $50 - IMO the best tasting ground cherry relative and produces sweet tropical punch flavored fruit nearly year round. This plant gets enormous and would love an arbor to grow over. Tracked down by famous fruit explorer Joseph Simcox.

Red Lake Currant 5gal - $30 - long panicles of small red bittersweet berries - Campari and soda anyone?

Strawberry Guava 5gal - $50 - 6 years old. Red marble sized berries with great guava flavor - easy!

Natal plum 5gal - $50 - less than a foot tall. Very slow growing - More than 8 years old. Fruiting size. Red egg shaped fruit an inch or two long taste like cranberries. Gorgeous glossy green leaves some spines and showy white fragrant flowers.

Fuchsia boliviana ‘Alba’- rare! - 3gal - $30 - green juicy sweet berries taste like kiwi. Showers of white and red pendant flowers that are 3 inches long.

Psorolea pinnata AKA grape kool-aid bush - 2gal - $30 - ornamental shrub with pine like foliage and purple grape scented flowers.

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All trees have been scheduled for pick up, if any do not get taken, I will update post.
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I made too many grafts and now I’m giving away the extras!!

If you have cool subtropical fruit trees or unusual edibles that you’d like to trade even better!

These are hard to find heirloom cider trees that you won’t see at your local nursery. These are probably not going to be tasty eating apples. These are specifically for making cider, these apples and pears are renowned for adding character to cider. Qualities they might add are sharpness, brightness, bitterness, acidity, dryness, and aroma.
These are the fruit the pros use to make cider and perry.

Please have a genuine interest in cider making if you take home some of these trees.
Limit three per person.

All in 5 gallon sized containers on dwarfing root stock.

These trees are a couple of years old and are still on the small side which is great for planting!

Plant 3 in a hole and keep them even smaller!

Local pick up only.

Here’s what’s available:

Perry/Cider Pears:
Brandy - Cider/Perry
Gelbmostler - Cider/Perry
Gin - Cider/Perry
Hendre Huffcap - Cider/Perry
Butt - Cider/Perry

Cider Apples:
Collaos - Spanish Cider apple
Piel de Sapa - Spanish Cider apple

I only have one each of these so get them while they are hot!
One week only!




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Red Yacón Crowns - ENDED
« on: January 23, 2022, 09:55:20 PM »
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I am selling Red Smallanthus sonchifolius - yacón crowns/divisions.
$10 for a piece or pieces roughly measuring 4”x4” plus USPS $16.10 priority mail shipping.


Yacón is a sunflower relative from the Andes from Columbia to Northern Argentina. It is grown as a perennial in subtropical to tropical climates and as an annual in temperate climates.

The crowns themselves are red and white and look like sunchokes and are used as the propagative material. The part you eat is actually a starchy white fleshed storage tuber that grows below the crowns. They are eaten raw and the flavor reminds one of watermelon and the texture is somewhere between firm melon and tender jicama.

The Spanish term yacón, derived from the Quéchua word “Yaku” which means “watery”, is the most used worldwide. Interestingly, Yacón roots’ water content usually exceeds 70% of the fresh weight. So juicy!

They are sweet enough that they are being used to make a healthy sugar substitute in the form of a beautiful emerald green syrup. We freeze them to help thicken & sweeten up smoothies. You can also dehydrate or juice them.

Yacón’s best features are not only that it is a beautiful ornamental plant with large triangular shaped leaves it is also a prebiotic, high in fiber and high in fructooligosacharides and may be effective in treating colon cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

See this article for scientific research on Yacón:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4963912/

Please PM if interested.





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It’s fall! Time to start planting to take advantage of the winter and spring rains!

I made too many grafts and now I’m selling the extras. My excess is your success! These trees were selected to grow well in the Bay Area. European and southern pears, even Cider pears and Apples!

All in 5 gallon sized containers on dwarfing root stock.

These trees are a couple of years old and are still on the small side which is great for planting!

Plant 3 in a hole and keep them even smaller!

PM me for current selection available.

Local pick up in San Francisco.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Having a plant sale!! —ENDED—
« on: September 21, 2021, 12:04:49 PM »
It’s fall! Time to start planting to take advantage of the winter and spring rains!

Plant sale! One day only!

Some subtropicals: Dwarf Tamarillo, Banana Passion fruit, pepino dulce one 15 gallon and a bunch of smalls. Ayacucho & Shönbrunner Gold Peruvian/Inca Berry, Blue Lily Pilly, Vernon & Cuccio white Sapote seedlings, Booth cherimoya seedlings. Five gallon sized grafted avocados, Mexicola, Nowells, Sharwil, Holiday, and one 25 gallon Little Cado aka Wertz aka Dwarf Cado. Mention the fruit forum and I’ll bring out some cooler stuff for you to choose from.

Lots of grafted Low Chill Heirloom Pears and some grafted Low Chill Heirloom Apples.

A few varieties of one gallon sized Fig trees.

Many unusual garden plants and succulents as well!

No holds and no shipping. Local pick up Saturday only.

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It’s fall! Time to start planting to take advantage of the winter and spring rains!

Plant sale! One day only.

Saturday September 25th, 2021

Some subtropicals: Dwarf Tamarillo, Banana Passion fruit, pepino dulce one 15 gallon and a bunch of smalls. Ayacucho & Shönbrunner Gold Peruvian/Inca Berry, Blue Lily Pilly, Vernon & Cuccio white Sapote seedlings, Booth cherimoya seedlings. Five gallon sized grafted avocados, Mexicola, Nowells, Sharwil, Holiday, and one 25 gallon Little Cado aka Wertz aka Dwarf Cado. Mention the fruit forum and I’ll bring out some cooler stuff for you to choose from.

Lots of grafted Low Chill Heirloom Pears and some grafted Low Chill Heirloom Apples.

A few varieties of one gallon sized Fig trees.

Many unusual garden plants and succulents as well!

No holds and no shipping. Local pick up Saturday only.

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Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants

Fast growing yet not invasive. Drought tolerant once established but enjoy regular water to look their best and produce beautiful flowers and fruit. Foliage emits a spicy fruity scent when crushed.

This tree can reach up to 21 feet in a home garden, but can be kept at shrub or hedge height with adequate pruning. They are also great in a container or as a bonsai. They make a perfect screen, windbreak, or shade tree. They like Full sun to part shade but I have given them full shade with no problems.

The blue 1/2" to 1" fruits  taste like a refreshing apple, lightly sweet with hints of lavender and ginger. They are one of the most cold tolerant of the Syzigium family. Hardy to zone 9a. They are related to Rose Apple, Java Plum, Malay apple, and Java Apple and have a similar crispness and flavor. Blue Lilly Pilly berries may be eaten straight off the tree or used to make jams, sauces, syrups, confections and wine.



These plants are seed grown and come in
4” pots roughly 8-12” tall
$10 each plus shipping.


Pm me your requests

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Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants

Fast growing yet not invasive. Drought tolerant once established but enjoy regular water to look their best and produce beautiful flowers and fruit. Foliage emits a spicy fruity scent when crushed.

This tree can reach up to 21 feet in a home garden, but can be kept at shrub or hedge height with adequate pruning. They are also great in a container or as a bonsai. They make a perfect screen, windbreak, or shade tree. They like Full sun to part shade but I have given them full shade with no problems.

The blue 1/2" to 1" fruits  taste like a refreshing apple, lightly sweet with hints of lavender and ginger. They are one of the most cold tolerant of the Syzigium family. Hardy to zone 9a. They are related to Rose Apple, Java Plum, Malay apple, and Java Apple and have a similar crispness and flavor. Blue Lilly Pilly berries may be eaten straight off the tree or used to make jams, sauces, syrups, confections and wine.



These plants are seed grown and come in
4” pots roughly 8-12” tall
$10 each plus shipping.


Pm me your requests




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Anyone have seeds of this plant? Or will have in not too distant future?

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