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A forum to exchange scions between Cloudforest members. Requests and offers for all scions, including tropical scions can be posted here.

Wanted:Red Tamarillo seeds & Sunchokes

Postby RodneyS » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:49 am

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I was researching tamarillos (tree tomatoes) & sunchoke, and became quite interested in growing them. Does anyone have any to spare?

Re: Wanted:Red Tamarillo seeds & Sunchokes

Postby Dan in S. TX » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:07 am

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See p.m.

Re: Wanted:Red Tamarillo seeds & Sunchokes

Postby So_Cal_Mike » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:17 am

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I originally got my tamarillo seeds from tamarillos I bought at the grocery store (Ralphs), plenty of seeds and I got almost 100% germination.

One thing you should do that I neglected to do is make sure you stake them, they have a tendency to fall over when they get large and damage the roots.

Also they root easily from cuttings, which I discovered by accidentally breaking off the end of a branch, which I just stuck in another pot and it rooted.

-Mike
Sunset Zone: 21 • USDA Zone: 10a • AHS Heat Zone: 6-7


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