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Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« on: January 07, 2023, 09:48:14 AM »
We are happy to announce that our first shipments will be made in February. As always, we are currently working on completing the necessary international paperwork to send a variety of rare species to our partner in the USA, who will then distribute them to the rest of the world. We ask for your patience as we finalize these arrangements. You can reserve seeds starting today, but please note that stock is limited. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of botanical history – reserve your seeds now! Please see: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ba0iLzeia6R2Wry1IZd8RABU25il08_JTFhH158nTmA/edit#gid=0

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Introducing the Argentinean guabiju fruit – a tasty and nutritious addition to any diet! This medium-sized tree grows up to 10 meters tall but it can be kept as a shrub and does not grow fast, with a relatively open canopy and hairy, branching stems. Its oval, oblong leaves are a bright green color on the outside and lighter on the underside, and measure 4-7 cm long. The trunk is semi-smooth and the bark is rough and light brown, with easily removable scales. The inner bark is white and emits a subtle aroma when cut. The small, white flowers of the guabiju tree are fragrant and appear from September to October at Argentina.

But the real star of the show is the fruit itself – small, round, and dark purple when ripe, with a sweet, edible flesh. Guabiju fruit is harvested from November to January, and can be eaten with or without the skin. In addition to its delicious taste, guabiju is also known for its medicinal properties – the leaves can be brewed into a tea with diuretic, digestive, and anti-diarrheal effects, and the bark can be used as a gargle for sore throats and other throat irritations.

Not just a tasty treat, the guabiju tree is also valued for its ornamental qualities – it is often planted in parks and gardens and can be trimmed into a decorative hedge. Its leaves can even be used to repel flies – when crushed, they release a resin that keeps these pests at bay.

* It is a rich source of vitamin C.
* It has medicinal properties and has been used by indigenous peoples and those living in rural areas for centuries.
* It has a unique flavor that evokes memories of the countryside and grandmother's house.
* It is an ornamental plant and can be used as a decorative hedge.
* The leaves can be used to repel flies when crushed and release a resin.
* A tea made from the leaves can have diuretic, digestive, and anti-diarrheal effects.
* The bark can be used as a gargle to treat throat conditions.

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2023, 11:46:05 AM »
Thanks for introducing these for many years now Marcos.
A very tasty and easy to grow tree for Central Coast and Northern California area.
Fruiting here September to December.
Highly recommend to those in Mediterranean climates with cool nights.
We struggle to keep so many rarities alive or grow well out of zone.
This one is easy and productive and much better tasting than a lot of more bird food plants people struggle to grow.
*potential commercial viability alert for those that have land and like $*

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2023, 06:48:11 PM »
Thank you for your kind words about the Guabiju, we're glad to hear that it has been such a success for you in the Central Coast and Northern California area. It's always rewarding to see a plant thrive and produce tasty fruit, and it's great to hear that the Guabiju has been able to do both for you. We completely agree that it is an easy and productive plant to grow, especially in Mediterranean climates with cool nights. In fact, we have received similar feedback from many of our customers, who have had great success with the Guabiju in a variety of climates and conditions. We're also glad to hear that you think it has potential for commercial viability – we believe that the Guabiju has a lot of untapped potential and could be a great option for those with land who are looking to make a profit. Thank you again for your support and we hope you continue to enjoy the Guabiju for many more seasons to come.

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2023, 11:15:07 AM »
My two guabiju seedlings have survived deep freeze temperatures two winters in a row here in Seattle, though they grow very slowly in our cool climate. So another thing to mention is how cold hardy they are. Last winter they only slightly defoliated at minus 9°C and this year they didn't even lose their leaves at minus 8.3°C. And these are small seedlings, so presumably will be even more hardy as they get bigger.

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2023, 11:42:38 AM »
Wow, that's really impressive that your two guabiju seedlings have been able to survive such low temperatures for two winters in a row in Seattle. It's great to know that they are so cold hardy. You're right that it's definitely something worth mentioning to others, as many people may be interested in plants that can withstand such low temperatures. It's also interesting to note that the larger plants are probably even more hardy, as you mentioned.

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2023, 01:04:16 PM »
Anyone having success with these in Florida?

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2023, 02:03:45 PM »
My seedlings are now btwn 10 & 12 feet tall in large pots and have been stepped up regularly. They are very resilient in Central Florida, but still have yet to produce their first flowers.

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Re: Fresh guabiju seeds, reservations for Feb/23
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2023, 08:13:05 AM »
My seedlings are now btwn 10 & 12 feet tall in large pots and have been stepped up regularly. They are very resilient in Central Florida, but still have yet to produce their first flowers.

You are very near of the flowering stage!

 

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