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I have grown quite a few Uvaria chamae and they have over wintered and gone on to season 2.  I could probably spare a 1 gallon if you are interested in one

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruiting - Campomanesia guazumifolia
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:29:28 PM »
Very cool! Is the adamantium from Ben's tree? I think I may have heard that what he has isn't actually xanthocarpa? Maybe I'm wrong.

Sounds really awesome, thanks for posting this!  I'm looking forward to my Campomanesia collection coming into fruiting.  I have a bunch of Campomanesia hirsuta in 5gs if you are ever interested in trading or want one.  They seem pretty vigorous and frost hardy.

 I have just planted about 5 C. hirsuta, 2 C. laurifolia, and 1 C. guazumifolia.  I have back ups in pots because I'm afraid I'm going to kill them too, haha.


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Probably best not to sell Wampee due to the restrictions in place in San Diego County because of the recent HLB outbreak.

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Howdy everyone!

Big ol sale going on so that I can fund some irrigation development at my property and expand my plantings!
All orders over 200$ qualify for a free Rollinia shirt, Long sleeve or short sleeve!

Thank you!

Newly completed Lucuma/Pitangatuba/Ice Cream Bean/ Campomanesia block


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa seedlings are blooming
« on: August 28, 2021, 12:00:21 PM »
I've grown them in community pots before and haven't had that result.  I'd imagine it's some genetic thing.  Could be some new super precocious Feijoa variety, what are you gonna name em?! haha

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What is the sp cerrado you have Brian? Is that one of your own collections?

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I also have a bunch of rare Psidiums, some are on my website, www.wildlandsplants.com

I also have some species from Brazil that I would be interested in selling or trading that arent on my website

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: WHAT IS GOING ON????
« on: August 27, 2021, 11:13:58 PM »
Awesome!

Definitely make sure to keep an eye on that one!

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I have a few available on my website now and will soon have:

Eugenia zuccarini, Eugenia moroviana and some others a little later.

https://www.wildlandsplants.com/shop

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I'm nate from wildlands! Unfortunately I don't think theres many nurseries like that in the Bay Area. Your best bet would be to make a trip down to socal.  Most of those are kind of marginal and most nurseries wouldnt risk them up here. 

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It would be interesting to test that and see what the plants are with some testing! (or time if we remember when they start flowering, haha.) Glad to hear they are doing good and glad that nobodies has died yet (that I know of).  I haven't had any plants die since the shipment so they have been pretty stable which is really great.

I have had them all in FoxFarm Ocean Forest and making sure that they stay wet enough where the lower and top do not dry out too much. I had been watering them sparingly at first and that's when I was losing a lot of plants, moisture seems to be important for the young plants, although, not too much to waterlog the plant.  I'm wondering what the best course of action is for planting them out (last year I stepped into 3's from Marta's and they did very well).  I might try to put some in the ground on irrigation. 

I was deciding whether or not to keep some plants for myself but I have a bunch of irrigation to put in so I need the money to expand my plantings... haha.  I might have a couple that will stick around and will probably get them tested if they survive transplant into whatever I do next.

I have some big Myrica californica and Ceanothus thrysiflorus (has Frankia spp.) on my property, so should probably be able to cultivate the bacteria and incorporate it into my plantings

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Howdy everyone,

I've got a small bunch of Yangmei available again in my store.

www.wildlandsplants.com

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I've eaten them and they are pretty delicious!  I think these are seeds from China? I'm not entirely sure.  I have seeds of named varieties that I'll be germinating this winter.  I also have male and female plants I'll hopefully be selling grafted plants of by mid 2022.  I also have one surviving Biqi from the order, so hopefully will be able to make that available soon enough.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone! Just updated the website with lots of new cool stuff; Yangmei, Babaco Papaya, Wooly Leaf Sapote, Ziricote, Eugenia pseudopsidium, Myrtillocactus geometrizans and I think that was it! haha

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: selling Psidium Longipetiolatum
« on: August 12, 2021, 10:32:46 PM »
Good luck on your auction. I hope you have better luck selling Psidium longipetiolatums on eBay than I did. They sold but not for an amount commensurate with their rarity, in my opinion.

Yeah I feel like the Psidiums are really not valued very highly.  Most people don't seem to take too much interest in them.  I think Psidiums are some of the coolest due to their huge diversity!

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While it's a high price, there is really nowhere else one can get Green Sapote seeds.  Also, due to the fact that it is from a fruiting tree in California it is likely that the seedlings will be physiologically more cold tolerant.  Maybe super power Green Sapotes? Would love to trial some but I have too many Guatemala greens at the moment, haha.

How was the fruit?  Totally rad seeing someone fruit it in California.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land purchasing and search discussion
« on: August 06, 2021, 10:28:53 AM »
Do you guys have to have holding tanks for water? By code in SC county, (maybe california?) we need 10,000 gallons of water in tanks. The well has to produce above 3gpm.  I'll probably be adding more water storage tanks as my well pump is about 120' below where my holding tanks are.  I pump up and let gravity help me water down. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 05, 2021, 06:08:47 PM »
I'll be bringing stone fruit, melons, papaya, and maybe blueberries.

Are you bringing blueberries just because you think you need to show proof of Vaccinium?

hahaha

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land purchasing and search discussion
« on: August 05, 2021, 09:40:19 AM »
yep; instagram is natelovesplants

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land purchasing and search discussion
« on: August 05, 2021, 01:20:06 AM »
28 here also, I just wanna grow fruits! (and ganja) haha

My property is in Corralitos, but there is a really nice range of land throughout the SC mountains that has major potential for growing subtropicals.  North County has the redwoods and some really epic locations, but also a lot of cold ones. South County (watsonville, corralitos) has the rolling Oak woodlands and really really reliable water tables. 

If your ever out this way definitely stop by!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land purchasing and search discussion
« on: August 05, 2021, 12:42:17 AM »
I bought 13 acres in Santa Cruz, California last year and am incredibly stoked! I have done some restoration work in Hawaii and have a decent understanding of what growing in a tropical climate is like, which is largely why I have purchased land in California.

Reasons I bought land in Northern California:
I have a really good well (with old AG pump, 500 gpm) that is in a pretty reliable water table. Salt water intrusion will likely be a problem in the future, but I probably have time.
The market is completely untapped.
Importation restrictions from Florida or Hawaii leave untapped markets bare, or with subpar fruit.
There is no tropical/ few subtropical pests or diseases to fight here (hooray for winter).
Management of weeds is easy (dry summers, less weeds).

I was working part time managing the propagation and teaching an internship about grassland ecology and restoration but have gone full time into my own endeavors as of recently.  I was working 7 days a week and am now really grateful to have at least a day off! haha. Utimately never could have afforded the land with my pay. My family purchased the land so pretty grateful and privileged in that way.

I am about a year or so out from getting my first production crop of Babaco papaya and will have Avocados coming online next year as well as various other grafted and non grafted subtropicals: Eugenias mainly.

I plan to implement different aspects into my farm and nursery as I progress and hope to apply for grants for some research projects I'd like to take on. Some projects are: Cultivation of CA native wildflowers for nursery stock/landscaping, studying physiological cold tolerance of these subtropical/tropical species, making subtropicals ubiquitous in peoples landscapes,  maybe a landscaping business, education/tourism? I think that diversifying will certainly be important in making this a feasible enterprise. 



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I've sent emails that have never made it to the intended recipient.  Technology isn't always perfect.

I've only had great transactions and great customer service with Richard

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why is Mangifera casturi not a mango?
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:32:55 PM »
I would assume because it is a different species:

Mangifera indica, Mango
Mangifera casturi, Casturi

Just as

Artocarpus heterophyllus, Jack fruit
Artocarpus integer, Cempedak

Both closely related fruits but not the same thing. Different genetic differences,  etc.

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Coca will grow and overwinter in California...outdoors even! At least it has in midcal (i'm not growing it)

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