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Wanted:Muntingia Calabura (Jamaican Cherry) seeds

Postby RodneyS » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:14 pm

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Does anyone have seeds to spare?

Re: Wanted:Muntingia Calabura (Jamaican Cherry) seeds

Postby barathr » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:10 pm

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Have you successfully started them from seed before?

I ask because I've started them from seed before, but the seedlings suffered the same fate as what others have written -- since the seeds are so tiny (like dust), the seedlings are tiny, and they end up dying after a few weeks or a month. I had no problem with germination, but had a hard time keeping them alive.

You might get a plant of it from Exotica.

That said, if you want seeds I've gotten them both on ebay and from trade winds.

Re: Wanted:Muntingia Calabura (Jamaican Cherry) seeds

Postby Brian » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:51 pm

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Did the tradewind seeds germinate? I didn't get any to sprout, but thought maybe they were just not viable long term? I have varying luck depending on what type of seed.

Re: Wanted:Muntingia Calabura (Jamaican Cherry) seeds

Postby barathr » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:07 am

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None of the tradewinds ones sprouted, now that I think of it.

The ones I got off ebay sprouted. The person was in Florida, and they actually just sent me one tiny fruit and it was half rotten and full of seeds when I got it, and they sprouted nicely. The trouble was keeping them alive...

I think this was the seller, but not 100% sure:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/swfloridastore? ... 7675.l2559

Re: Wanted:Muntingia Calabura (Jamaican Cherry) seeds

Postby barathr » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:10 am

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I should mention I have one small plant, and while it has been beaten by the winds on the rooftop garden, it's finally growing again and I might be able to provide cuttings in a few months if it starts growing well.


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