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Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:54:04 PM »
I was given some seeds of this açaí relative and told the fruit holds similar potential.  The tree itself is very attractive, for those who enjoy palms.

My question is related to the USDA/APHIS "Not Approved Pending Pest Risk Analysis" (NAPPRA) designation.  The most recent PPQ (6-2013) states that all material except seeds is regulated, but the far right column states the plant was put on NAPPRA final list effective 5/20/2013.

Anyone familiar with this list and these rules?  Are the seeds still acceptable to import without quarantine?

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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 10:42:05 PM »
I'm going to answer my own question, based on the publication I just read:

Quote from: NAPPRA Final Rule
We are clarifying that seed of taxa of plants for planting whose importation is not authorized pending pest risk analysis is not eligible to be imported without a phytosanitary certificate under the small lots of seed program in 319.37-4(d).

If I have misread this, please correct me.

I'm bummed - was hoping to try to grow this one... Guess I'll have to wait.

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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 11:20:05 PM »
I think a few nurseries in CA sell seedlings of this species.

I know they are available in FL.
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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 11:23:50 PM »
not sure if this website is updated but they have them in 5gal for $29 ea.

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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 11:36:58 PM »
Thanks Adam... That sounds like the ideal solution right about now!

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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 01:32:16 AM »
Euterpe edulis is very similar to Euterpe oleracea (acai). Edulis grows wild in southern Brazil. I saw it by the roadsides in Santa Catarina. Oleracea grows wild in the Amazon. Grows in puddles along the roads. So edulis would be a lot more likely to succeed in California.
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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 01:44:41 AM »
My Zone is also Zone 10b in South Florida. For a brief moment there, I thought you were going mention a palm variety that would produce fruit, like dates, in our Zone 10b.
I really wish we had a Palm(s) that produced fruit (dates) in our Zone 10b, like the palms that produce dates in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa.
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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 01:56:27 AM »
My Zone is also Zone 10b in South Florida. For a brief moment there, I thought you were going mention a palm variety that would produce fruit, like dates, in our Zone 10b.
I really wish we had a Palm(s) that produced fruit (dates) in our Zone 10b, like the palms that produce dates in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa.

If you ever go to San Diego you will right away notice that 10b there is very different than 10b in south Florida.
If Florida ever gets parched and turns into Sahara desert then you will be able to grow great dates.  ;)
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Re: Euterpe edulis "Jussara Palm" / PPQ NAPPRA list
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 11:20:03 PM »
For anyone interested, USDA APHIS wrote me back to let me know that seeds of Euterpe edulis can be imported under a small lot of seeds permit without postentry quarantine - the PPQ description stating seeds are exempt does apply to the NAPPRA listing in this case.

 

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