Jaboticaba Seeds

LurcherJuly 15, 2012

This may not be strictly the right place to ask, but they are fruit trees, so,

I am trying to get hold of a small number of Jaboticaba, myrciaria cauliflora, seeds, but so far without any luck.

I'm told they are popular with growers of Bonsai, and are suitable for tubs in the greenhouse.

Can anyone help me out, Please ?

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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

I did a quick search of the trades available from GardenWeb members and I found two that have the plant:

http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/eyeckr/

http://members.gardenweb.com/members/exch/gardenjewel/

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 3:57PM
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Lurcher

Thanks, tried to click on those, but they don't work as links. How do I get to see them ?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 4:56PM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

Copy and paste them into your browser or do a search yourself:

Here is a link that might be useful: GardenWeb Member Exchange Pages

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 5:03PM
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Lurcher

O.K., thanks. I figured it out, after I had posted my last. I'm new to this forum thing, so still finding my way around.
Thank you for doing a search for me, much appreciated.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 5:19PM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

You're welcome, and good luck. It sure looks interesting!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 5:47PM
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creekweb(6,7)

Jabitocaba can take a very very long time to fruit from seed making this one species best bought as an established plant. I have a 6 x 5 foot bush growing well in a large pot for the past 5 years but still no blossoms.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:25PM
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Lurcher

That is interesting, Creekweb, I am told they take 10 years to fruit. That is not a problem. As i want to grow a Bonsai, a 6 foot tall plant would not do.
We never see the fruit for sale here in the UK, so I cannot try saving seed, and I doubt if it would ever produce fruit over here, even in a greenhouse.
I just wanted to grow one for the novelty.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 4:28AM
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