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Thanks. Good advice. D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Artichoke vs cardoon
« on: October 17, 2021, 07:01:01 AM »
Artichoke are commonly grown for their flowers and I've read that cardoons are grown for their stalks. Are cardoons just artichokes that don't bloom or make inferior flowers? Are artichoke stalks edible like cardoons? Thanks, D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Chiletepin
« on: October 07, 2021, 07:41:10 AM »
Catalpas grow fine around Houston as well, although they might be a different variety.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Chiletepin
« on: October 06, 2021, 07:43:40 AM »
I didn't even consider that there might be "improved" chilipetins. Some call them chilipequins (pekane). Here they start fruiting about May and they stop with frost. They literally grow where a bird poops seeds, so they are everywhere. Our bad freeze last Winter - about -18C killed them to the ground, but they regrew and were fruiting about 3 months later.
I hope you never find a rattler in one of your chilis! D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Chiletepin
« on: October 01, 2021, 08:37:39 AM »
Hi Vincent, You may not get enough heat for them. They grow wild in Southern Texas. Typically under a larger plant or tree, because I think they germinate the best after passing through a bird's gut. They grow here in somewhat alkaline soil and are pretty drought tolerant. If you give them a little fertilizer they grow pretty large. Sometime we find young rattlers hunting in them....although that shouldn't be a problem for you😁. Dan

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Anatto trees
« on: October 01, 2021, 08:24:32 AM »
Hi Derek! I'll take some. We had discussed smooth sumac suckers a while back. I still want some starts. When do you think they will be ready? D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Storing yam bulbils
« on: September 27, 2021, 08:03:27 AM »
Thanks for the info. I only need 3 or 4 months. Some of these bulbils are getting really big. They should have enough energy to store for a relatively long time. Regards, D

Got my seedlings yesterday! Beautiful little guys. Thanks so much Eloicious! D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Storing yam bulbils
« on: September 23, 2021, 07:03:16 AM »
Thanks. Maybe this will be a mild Winter and it won't matter. After last year's freeze we need a mild Winter....Dan

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Storing yam bulbils
« on: September 22, 2021, 09:25:30 AM »
Thanks to several kind forum members, I have some very happy dioscorias growing and making bulbils that I need to think about over Wintering. How do you folks store them? Thanks, Dan

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Cork Oak (Quercus Suber)
« on: September 22, 2021, 07:20:24 AM »
Hello! I'd like to get some! I'll p.m. D

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Rollinia seeds
« on: September 11, 2021, 08:54:33 AM »
Hi Julie, I generally expect viable seed to sink, and these all floated. I soaked them and the put them in soil. They will either sprout or not. I was just curious. D

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Rollinia seeds
« on: September 10, 2021, 06:56:15 AM »
Should Rollinia seeds float? Mine did. I planted them, but don't have much hope for them. D

How will the auction work? I assume online? I'd like to participate. D

Hi Folks, looking for seeds or starts of this plant. Thanks, D

Any news on the tribute garden?

Put me on the list for bamboo. I've been wanting a start of timber bamboo. Lots of projects to do!

Derek's cuttings, plants and seeds have always been top quality for me. We have been trading material for a couple of years and I've always had good success, including kratom cuttings. D

Let me know when the direct link is working. I'll certainly help with this. Andreas was on track to having a prosperous, fulfilling life. What a loss for all of us. D

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Sumac
« on: August 20, 2021, 07:38:23 AM »
Hi All, I want to start some sumac. Smooth, staghorn  any variety I can use for spice, drink flavoring etc. Anybody have seed or small plants I can buy or trade for? Thanks, Dan

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cattley guava
« on: July 23, 2021, 07:44:10 AM »
Mine is fruiting now also. I can send seeds if you still need them in a month or so. D

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Andreas in early June. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and I can say that he was a really good guy with a passion for his plants. He kept his plants healthy enough that he had some things that we don't consider cold hardy at all that came back from their roots after our 12ish degree multi day freeze. I was impressed.
I will miss him. Elouicious....keep me informed re the botanical tribute. I think that is very appropriate. I will be of help with it. D

Then I guess I'll have to try the greens! Thanks, D

Thanks Spencer. That's a lot of good info. Is there any nutrition left after such a long cook time? I tend to think the ones I have are just for tubers. I'll probably just use them that way, but watch for other varieties. D

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