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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
« on: January 18, 2021, 07:16:56 AM »
Looking for a handful of scions of any types of apples that might do well here in the FL panhandle. Varieties such as Joy, Anna, golden dorsett, etc. Figure any varieties that have 500 hours or less of chill requirements might do OK here. Please let me know what you got! Probably would need to get the scions in February to attempt grafting before the trees fully wake.

Thanks! DG

Last year sometime I had collaborated with a member here and got some of these seeds from the UK. I did get a few sprouts but I had damping off and caterpillar issues and lost all the seedlings. I'd really like to get ahold of these again. Wondering how the other member did with their seeds? Can't remember who they were though. If you see this let me know. I'd totally buy a plant off you!


Have bunches of sugarcanes a friend gave me. Way too many to plant it all. Said ot was red Malaysian but it's also called FL or LA red. More than happy to trade or send some for postage covered if anyone wants some cuttings.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Grand list of wants for the garden
« on: December 04, 2020, 12:19:22 PM »
This may not really be the best section to post such a thread into but I figure it's the most active spot on the forum to get eyes on it.

I'm feeling the need to gather up what I can before anything happens that might inhibit the ability to obtain things. On a side note is anyone else feeling the urgency that something to the effect of a shtf scenario is not far around the corner?

Anyways looking to buy or trade for the following
zone 8-9 hardy species or varieties unless it's an annual species or whatever:

Peaches, nectarines, plums(wild types, grafted trees, mostly true to type varieties seedlings, etc)
Duckweed both large and small types
Cold hardy Myrtle family plants with edible fruit
Mitchella repens
Salad burnet
Common milkweed
Pansy flower
White sage
Egyptian spinach
Tomatillo(purple kind if possible)
Melothria pendula
Water caltrop
Good King Henry
Various plantain herb species
Rattlesnake plantain
Grape Mahonia aka Oregon grape
Chinese toon leaf
Pomegranate varieties
Basswood aka liden tree
Oca and other Andean tuber crops
Tuberous nasturtium
Queen Anne's lace or wild carrot
Rose of Sharon
All-in-one almond
Improved oaks for quality edible acorns
Quality opuntia fruiting varieties
Native pawpaw and/or good varieties
Cold hardy edible fruiting palms
The most cold hardy avocado types
Quality loquats
Anise hyssop
Lemon thyme
Lemon catnip
Lemon verbena
Sweet Cicely
American Chestnut
Cold hardy citrus
Che fruit
Japanese raisin tree
Apples/pears/Asian pears for this area(8b-ish)
White mulberry and other large fruiting sweet varities
Any quality nut trees not mentioned above(butternut, hickory, etc)
Perennial brassicas
Physalis peruviana seeds
Perennial and or wild edible alliums
Perennial, uncommon, culinary, annual, medicinal herbs
Heirloom, perennial, annual, landrace, open pollinated, non GMO veggies
Hybrid stone fruits such as aprium or plumcot
Hardy fruiting passifloras
Quality persimmon varieties
Roses for edible Rose hips production
Cherries for this zone(want good quality types but also wild types)
Berries of all types including brambles, blueberries and relatives, gooseberry, solanum species, Juneberry, honeyberry, currants, highbush cranberry, aronia, elder, etc - basically any kind you think might grow well here)
Dioscorea edible species
Hardy tuber crops
Sweet potato varieties
Taro/malanga varieties
Sizable Pine nut types that might grow here
Vigorous squash or melon varieties(like Seminole pumpkin or vine peach)
Tea tree
Pollinator attractors(such as chaste tree, bottlebrush, etc)
Biomass and nutrition accumulaters
Exotic unusual hardy edible species of any classifications
True damiana
Black goji
Prolific native fruits of any sort with decent to good fruit quality
Plants that make strong dark natural dyes especially if the coloring is also food safe
Amaranth varieties
Jobs tears
Non GMO grain corn varieties
Prolific peppers hot or not hot
Heat tolerant slow bolt lettuce varieties
Veggies that can be grown in the zone 8ish area that are hardy enough to not be effected by direct frosts
Water celery
Fish mint
Other aquatic edibles veggie or herb
Edible fiddlehead ferns that may grow here
True Wasabi
Edible varieties of often used for ornamental purposes such as day lily, begonias, pepperomia, dalhia, tiger lily, hostas, etc
Cold hardy guava family members
Cold hardy edible fruiting banana varieties
Hardy kiwi types
Muscadine or other disease resistant grape varieties
Southern sugar maple (Acer barbatum var. floridanum)
Colonized edible/medicinal mushroom plugs
Might possibly buy dried edible/medicinal homegrown or wildcrafted herbs, fruits, tobacco(pesticides free), mushrooms etc make offers
Bitter variety calea zacatechichi
Other useful permaculture based plant species
Composting worms(really need to get this going)

This is by no means a complete list. This was all I could think of off the top of my head in a few mins. Make offers and also ask what I may have for trade. Will buy too as trades aren't totally necessary. What do you have that's cool, rare, edible, medicinal, useful, etc? Definitely make suggestions if you thought of something not listed here.

Thanks for your help! DG

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Longan and cherimoya seeds
« on: November 08, 2020, 04:55:00 PM »
Have a good handful of seeds of both cherimoya and longan fruit trees. Around 20 of each. Not sure I want to attempt to sprout them so close to winter with limited space to protect them. Feels wrong to toss good seeds so figured I'd offer them up for free if anyone will pay their shipping. If you wanna offer something as trade that's fine too but otherwise they are free to take for only shipping cost. If proposing trade I'm looking for zone 8 hardy species from fruits to perennial veggies/herbs.

Thanks! DG

Available species right now:

Longevity spinach live plants or cuttings
Okinawa Spinach cuttings
Brazilian spinach plants or cuttings
Katuk plants or cuttings
Cuban oregano plants
African potato mint plants or cuttings
Bacopa plants
Seedling Jack fruit trees
African blue basil plants
True arrowroot tubers
Canna edulis rhizomes

Price of plants plus shipping. Inquire via PM.

Thanks! DG

Fresh harvested seeds from my turkey berry or otherwise known as pea eggplant. Asking $4 for 200 seeds as a minimum order to be worth packing up. Plus shipping via USPS first class package with tracking and to avoid roller machines.

Thanks! DG

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Chinquapin
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:40:51 AM »
Does anybody have seeds or seedlings of this plant? Willing to pay or trade. Posted same request in the tropical section too but figure it might be better in this sub forum.

Thanks! DG

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Chinquapin
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:38:44 AM »
Does anybody have seeds or seedlings of this plant? Willing to pay or trade.

Thanks! DG

Few live rooted "Ciclo" Banisteriopsis caapi vines available.

Live rooted plants in 4" pots $15 each plus shipping.


Cool ornamental succulent or great graft stock for other slower growing cactus. Many people graft Trichocereus cactus etc to these to massively speed growth.

Live well established plants in 4" pots $6 each plus shipping.


Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Southern sugar maple A. barbatum
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:25:57 AM »
Anyone have this tree growing? Would love some seeds or seedlings. Figure getting enough sap in the FL panhandle is not likely but it'd be totally awesome to grow some of these out and see what happens.


Recipes / Star fruit jam/jelly recipe
« on: August 21, 2020, 06:14:11 PM »
Made it easier than writing it all out lol. Tools pics from my wife's hand written recipe. If it isn't clear let me know.

Anyone out there have this available? Got some seeds last year but I think they got too hot in my mailbox. Seeds looked good but after stratification planted them and didn't get any sprouts. Would like another go at these guys.


Seedling Jack fruit trees for sale or trade. $8 each plus shipping if not trading. Looking for zone 8 fruits and veggies/herbs mostly for trades but make offers.

PM for details. Thanks!

Have bunches of already stratified American persimmon seeds and freshly ripen Chickasaw plum seeds not yet stratified for sale/trade.

5 persimmon seeds $2.50 minimum of 10 seeds per order unless ordered with plum seeds too
5 Chickasaw plum seeds $2 minimum of 10 seeds or purchase with persimmon too.
Plus shipping unless trading

Ships USPS first class package usually less than $5 to anywhere in USA.

PM for details

100 papalo seeds for $4 plus shipping. Ships via USPS first class package usually under $5 domestic but can ship internationally too.

This plant tastes a lot like cilantro and grows well in summer. Strong flavored!

Inquire via PM. Thanks!

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Apple and pear scions for FL panhandle
« on: February 02, 2020, 09:17:40 AM »
I have two branches on an apple tree I want to attempt grafting onto here shortly before active growth begins in spring. Definitely want varieties that will do well here in the FL panhandle zone 8b-ish. I have a grafted Anna so good there provided it keeps living on. Wouldn't mind getting golden dorsett or joy to graft to the ready rootstock I have. Very, very open to other varieties for here too just make offers. Want to put a different type on each branch. Hoping for success with both obviously.

I also have a large unproductive pear tree. It was on the property before I lived there and have no idea what type it might be. Got like two pears last year off it...they are good and not grainy or anything. It probably needs a pollinator. Many areas could be grafted on it as it's rather large. Looking to put good types for the area on that tree too. Maybe varieties like keffier or pineapple would be good but please suggest others.

Also have tons of Chickasaw plum I can graft on. Any good improved types for here are welcome. I do know peach and nectarine can be grafted on that as well. Please make offers of varities for here. The Chickasaw plum in the yard is not bad at all and in fact is of good quality and fair size on its own if anyone wants to trade for suckers etc. Also have wild flat woods plum seedlings available for sale/trade too. Also lots of pre-stratified American persimmon seeds too.

Thanks! DG

Selling the smaller tubers at 5 for $1. Minimum order of $3 or 15 tubers plus shipping. Ships USPS first class package usually for under $5 cost to most places domestic. Will send international which will likely be up to $15. Will calculate shipping for each individual depending on their location. Always up to trade as well.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Possible litchi tomato?
« on: January 06, 2020, 01:55:24 PM »
Found this plant growing wild behind the building I work at. After trying to ID it I think it could be litchi tomato. Does this plant look like that to y'all?

Hello all!

I like wierd exotic stuff that is out of the ordinary. After doing lots of research I've stumbled upon many odd ball species but it seems you can always find more with enough diligence. I'm here to ask the community of knowledgeable fruit people what wierd zone 8 hardy fruits have you come to know? Trying to gather a list of all things that may grow well here in the Florida panhandle where some years may hit 15F. Want stuff that can handle here without winter help or very limited help. Open to anything really from perennial herbs, veggies, useful non fruit baring edible/medicinal trees/bushes, to fruit baring species. Obviously I'm a fruit guy too so that's the main interest but all is welcome here if it's useful and will grow well. In other relevant info the soil I have is thick and clay like. Not great drainage but manageable. Willing to adjust planting sites for species that need good drainage though. I do have areas of my land that can remain soggy and hold water for days at the least too so any plants that can handle flooding on occasion but then drying out potentially for periods too are much needed. Let me please hear your wealth of suggestions!

Thanks! DG

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Duncan white grapefruit
« on: December 26, 2019, 08:26:25 AM »
Florida members if you'd like some seeds from the heirloom white grapefruit known as "Duncan" For a white type they are very good and sweeter than other whites I've tried. Very similar flavor to a red grapefruit. Grows true from seeds and fruits in about 5 years if happy. Many local seed grown trees here in a good friends yard that have several generations of trees that are all nearly the same fruit quality. Cold hardy to zone 8! I have fresh seeds available for trade or sale. 10 seeds for $2.50 with minimum order of 20 seeds plus shipping.


If anyone is interested in spiritual healing plants I have many available through the year. All listed here are legal so long as you only grow them for novelty or species preservation.

Available now:

Psychotria nexus leaf cuttings
Psychotria viridis leaf cuttings
P. alba/carthagenensis leaf cuttings
Banisteriopsis caapi unrooted cuttings several types
B. muricata unrooted cuttings
Trichocereus cactus seedlings many types
Kratom tree cuttings two types

Cuttings may or may not be tip cuttings which doesn't seem to effect rooting efficacy. Inquire via PM.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Key lime seeds
« on: October 29, 2019, 08:45:02 AM »
Gonna have tons of key lime seeds. A buddy came up from Sarasota with tons of them for us. Nice good sized fruits for a key lime. Checking to see if there's interest in the seeds. Let me know!


Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for yuzu
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:29:46 PM »
Anyone have yuzu seeds, seedlings, air layers etc available for sale/trade in FL? Would like to grow these!


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