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Hello from NC

Postby midwest » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:08 pm

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Location: Greensboro, NC
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Hi, I'm John from central NC.

I've referenced this site a lot and finally decided to join. Great resource here!
My interest in exotics was more or less born out of my culinary background.
Started off with a kaffir lime tree about 3 years ago to use the leaves.
I didn't know much about plants back then but i just kept growing exotic culinary herbs in containers and as it turns out, I'm not half bad at it.
Since then I've acquired a few grafted Avocados (Hass and Oro Negro) and
most recently Calamondin and a key lime is on the way.

I'm hoping to hang out here and learn from you guys. Hopefully I can learn a thing
or two about making the best of my climate situation here and take the dive into my first ever grafting projects.

John

Re: Hello from NC

Postby RodneyS » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:29 pm

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Welcome, John!

Prepare to acquire tons of info from fellow cloudforesters.

Calamondin, which Filipinos call calamansi, are quite good as a garnish. Tough to juice, though, because of their diminutive size

Re: Hello from NC

Postby midwest » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:14 pm

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Yes, Rodney, I look forward to it.

I called it Calmondin because I wasn't sure that everyone would know it by Calamansi.
I have been fortunate enough to take a few trips and spend a bit of time in South East Asia, Where I've been lucky to enough to eat some of the worlds most delicious fruits and interesting preparations of said fruits. Avocado and Cacao 'shakes' Durian icecream and Mangosteen juice mixed drinks!! I miss that lifestyle!

Perhaps moving to Cali someday would be a happy medium.
But for now, i'm gonna just try bringing just a bit of that here at home.
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