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Rhopalostylis sapida v. Chatham Island


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#1 Darold Petty

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:00 PM

This palm is 19 years old, has grown very strongly, and is incredibly fertile. The trunk is 42 inches tall below the crownshaft and is 9 inches in diameter. I propagated a recent seed crop and have 40 or 50 extras. I will divide and mail the extras to the first 3 people who PM their California address to me! Good growing to all!

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#2 Tassie_Troy1971

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:34 PM

This palm is 19 years old, has grown very strongly, and is incredibly fertile. The trunk is 42 inches tall below the crownshaft and is 9 inches in diameter. I propagated a recent seed crop and have 40 or 50 extras. I will divide and mail the extras to the first 3 people who PM their California address to me! Good growing to all!

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Hi Darold

I have 25 chatham Island Rhopalostylis that i germinated from PogoBob. What an awesome and robust palm for the cooler climate - if mine turn out like this one they will make quite a statement in the garden !
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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south

Cool Maritime climate with no extremes of temperature.
Dry sunny summer ,winter and spring rain

Rec low 27 f (1972) rec high 102 f (1975)
Average winter high 55f 13c
Average Winter low 42f 6 c
Average winter lowest temperature 32f 0c

#3 Darold Petty

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

Hello Troy; I think from previous photos that PogoBob's R. sapida Chatham is larger and more heavy-bodied than mine! It's great to hear you have his seedlings.
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#4 Darold Petty

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

Game over, the seeds will be mailed soon. MattyB, Hollywood Palms, and Hadogenes are the three fast responders. Plus, I'm sending a few extras to others. Were you reading Palmtalk during business hours, MattyB ? naughty guy! :D
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#5 joe_OC

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:57 AM

Beautiful palms! I have about 20 seedlings of these that I got as seeds from Malcom Thomas from New Zealand. They have grown fast for me. Will be planting them in the ground soon.
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USDA Zone 10a/10b
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#6 MattyB

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:39 AM

Thanks Darold! I don't work. I just sit on palmtalk 24/7.
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#7 Hollywood Palms

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:56 AM

Thanks Darold! I'll give your babies a great home.

David
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Southwest facing canyon | Altitude 600 - 775 feet | Decomposing granite
USDA Zone 10b | AHS 6 | Sunset Zone 23 | Köppen Csb | No frost or freezes
Average Low 49 F°/9.4 C° | Average High 79 F°/28.8 C° | Average Rainfall 20"/50.8 cm


#8 MattyB

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:25 PM

I just received the little Rhopies. "Just germinated seeds"? Dude, these things are seedlings already! Thanks for your gernerosity Darold!
-Matt
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Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)
9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

#9 Hadogenes

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

Seedlings is the right description! Thank you!

Now to see how they'll fare in our borderline climate in Temecula.

Thanks,

Mike

Game over, the seeds will be mailed soon. MattyB, Hollywood Palms, and Hadogenes are the three fast responders. Plus, I'm sending a few extras to others. Were you reading Palmtalk during business hours, MattyB ? naughty guy! :D


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#10 Hollywood Palms

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:26 AM

Thanks so much! These seedings will enjoy their new Hollywood home.

Mucho Mahalo,

David
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Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA USA

Southwest facing canyon | Altitude 600 - 775 feet | Decomposing granite
USDA Zone 10b | AHS 6 | Sunset Zone 23 | Köppen Csb | No frost or freezes
Average Low 49 F°/9.4 C° | Average High 79 F°/28.8 C° | Average Rainfall 20"/50.8 cm


#11 UnderAPalmNapping

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

Many Thanks Darold!,
Can't believe how fast they arrived...nice healthy roots,
and finally warming here so hopefully away they go.
That was very generous of you! My first non-natives I get to grow..

Thanks,Max
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#12 Scott in San Diego

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

This palm is 19 years old, has grown very strongly, and is incredibly fertile. The trunk is 42 inches tall below the crownshaft and is 9 inches in diameter. I propagated a recent seed crop and have 40 or 50 extras. I will divide and mail the extras to the first 3 people who PM their California address to me! Good growing to all!

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Hello, do you have anymore seeds left?
-Scott ( San Diego)
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Scott Jaykell
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Zone 10b, location 10 miles inland from the ocean




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