Will seeds survive shipping in winter?

frearjack(London- Zone 8)November 25, 2012

Hi,

I am thinking of buying some adenium obesum seeds from Asia, as they are much cheaper than buying at home here in the UK. However. I am concerned they may not survive the long journey, as temperatures could turn to freezing in the near future. I hear that some tropical seeds can survive short bursts of freezing temperatures, but cannot find out what ones. Should I buy from Asia or pay more than double here at home?

Any help will be appreciated!

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rcharles_gw

Hi
I have had seed sent to me here (Canada) in the winter and they where fine. I keep my extra seeds in the fridge (inside ziploc and sealed container) and planted up in spring and they germinate very well.
I would order from Asia.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 9:30AM
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frearjack(London- Zone 8)

That's great news, thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 9:53AM
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rcharles_gw

Seeds from Ko, Adeniumcenter and Rinoa, all with excellent germination and seed quality very good. I am sure there are others also.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 11:22AM
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frank42(tropical)

just got some seeds from Ko, ordered 10 he sent me 15, 14 germinated. mr Ko or Rinoa i would go with.
Frank

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 6:33PM
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frearjack(London- Zone 8)

I think I'll go with Ko. I can't find Rinoa and Adeniumcenter doesn't ship to the UK. It's a shame, as they seem to have a wide variety.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:08AM
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rcharles_gw

Hi frearjack,
I didn't realize that with adeniumcenter?
Rinoa has some seeds on eBay. tw-adeniums
Ko, is great and very reputable, would be a good choice.
Rick

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 9:28AM
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juneyp(UK 8a)

Hi frearjack,
I have just received a pack of seeds from AMB Trading via Amazon.co.uk and they look fine (arrived undamaged from Poland) but I guess successful germination will be the proof. This is my first attempt at growing Adenium and I have chosen Obesum Honey and Sunday. I haven't found many suppliers in UK.
Juneyp

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:21AM
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54641210d

Can someone give me the link to Ko and Rinoa's ebay stores? I can't seem to find them at all, even under "tw-adeniums"

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 12:46AM
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rcharles_gw

Should be able to find them on eBay, if you type in on left column where it states specify seller.
adenium_ko is there and rinoa under tw_adeniums. Rinoa will send a PDF of what she has and has some nice seeds and plants on eBay right now.
rinoa.ch@gmail.com
Hope this helps,
Rick

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 8:13PM
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trip_kc

I also bought some seeds from Mr Ko in Dec12 but did not sow them due to cold weather
can anybody advise me when to sow these in northern India?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 11:04AM
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