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I’m thrilled to announce a giveaway of Caryota mitis seeds!

Free to anyone who sends a PM with name and mailing address, worldwide.

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Mostapha

P.M. sent

Any Caryota appreciated.

She is a beauty.

Thanks Mark

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ZenMan 1

Great bargains ahead, free Caryota mitis seeds, I'm in.  I'm interested Dave. Here's mail address!Address.jpg

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DoomsDave

This is the Caryota of No Regrets; max height is about 10 feet (3.3 m) and while the individual stems go to seed and die, new stems grow to replace them.

Nice as an informal hedge outdoors or as graceful pot plants inside.

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jimmyt

Too cool.   Love the look.   I have to remember to wear gloves when handling the seed.  I won't make that mistake again......   Yikes

PM, to you DoomsDave

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DoomsDave
29 minutes ago, jimmyt said:

Too cool.   Love the look.   I have to remember to wear gloves when handling the seed.  I won't make that mistake again......   Yikes

PM, to you DoomsDave

I wouldn't worry too much about the seeds here; I've cleaned them.

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Mostapha

I find the best thing for that is a rock tumbler, providing there isn't hundreds that need to be cleaned. Great for smaller seeds. If already cleaned, much appreciated. 

I kind of was hoping you had changed your mind on the C. Urens seeds. I remember you had mentioned before about it coming down soon and was going into seed, but also due to its growth speed and size you wouldn't be dispersing them out. Never hurts to ask.  Mark

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15 minutes ago, Mostapha said:

I find the best thing for that is a rock tumbler, providing there isn't hundreds that need to be cleaned. Great for smaller seeds. If already cleaned, much appreciated. 

I kind of was hoping you had changed your mind on the C. Urens seeds. I remember you had mentioned before about it coming down soon and was going into seed, but also due to its growth speed and size you wouldn't be dispersing them out. Never hurts to ask.  Mark

I awaken, screaming in the night, at too many thoughts of those @#$%^!& C. urens.

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DoomsDave

Cleaning the seeds is an exercise that’s for sure.

That's a single seed in my hand, and below that, is a bucket full of seeds after being threshed for the tenth time by a wire wheel, after being attacked with a potato masher, and pummeled (per @Mostapha's suggestion) with sharp-edged gravel in an improvised mixer.

Nice, fruity aroma, but careful, they're supposed to be irritating. I washed my hands after, no rash. Think I got a bit in my eye, though. Eye drops helped.

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Palmensammler

Hi Dave,

what a mess:yay:

I would take some but I'm afraid they will not reach me as 50% of your seeds. The Brahea seeds never came to my place, looks like they got lost or something similar.

Eckhard

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DoomsDave
On 5/31/2018, 8:59:17, Palmensammler said:

Hi Dave,

what a mess:yay:

I would take some but I'm afraid they will not reach me as 50% of your seeds. The Brahea seeds never came to my place, looks like they got lost or something similar.

Eckhard

As we say in this country, try try again . . . . (Please re-send your address)

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beliz1985
On 31/05/2018, 10:59:17, Palmensammler said:

Hi Dave,

what a mess:yay:

I would take some but I'm afraid they will not reach me as 50% of your seeds. The Brahea seeds never came to my place, looks like they got lost or something similar.

Eckhard

Postal system is good and fast in DE. They must have been confiscated by customs.

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Palmensammler

Maybe the system is fast in Germany and sometimes the customs confiscate a parcel but I heard and suffered myself only for plants without certificate. Seeds normally pass the customs inspection without problems I don't know what happens if seeds are not cleaned.

 

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Funkthulhu

PM Sent, Dave!  Here fishy fishy fishy!

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ZenMan 1

Hay Dave, Sent a message way back on May 27th and haven't heard from you yet. Have any seeds left?

Great bargains ahead, free Caryota mitis seeds, I'm in.  I'm interested Dave. Here's mail address!Address.jpg

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canelgat

Hi Dave, 

Do you still have some seeds? I would try again with Caryotas, my first attemp was 10 years ago and none of them survived.

Thank you very much.

 

I volunteer to resend the seeds to Germany in case Palmensammler do not receive them, there may be less problems if the shipment is from an EU country

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Palmensammler

Hi Canelgat,

you live in a very nice area of Spain, I visited it twice as we have a friend living in Denia.

Don't you have problems with shipments from non-EU countries? There are so many wonderful seedlings available in the US but our customs would destroy them immediately if they come without certificate.

Seeds are normally not a problem, rewceived lots of Yucca and Palm seeds from worldwide. Unfortunately it happened with Dave's seeds a few time last year.

Eckhard

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John in Andalucia

From my own experience Eckhard, Spain is quite relaxed in terms of importing plant material from overseas. I used to receive 5 kg USPS boxes of seedlings from Hawaii on a monthly basis without a phyto, and without any problems at all. That was 10 years ago.

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canelgat

I bought you some palms, when you lived here in Andalucía...

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DoomsDave

Envelopes going out

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DoomsDave

The seeds are pretty much cleaned except for a little scrap here and there.

What’s weird is the size variation.

Some are peppercorn size others about four times as large.

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DoomsDave

All of the ones I checked sink like stones. I once bought some variegated mitis seed from an online source and they were small, too, and they sprouted. So, I'm sending everyone a mixed bag.

Soak all of them, plant all of them, let me know: (a) how long to grow; and (b) if the seed size makes any difference. Maybe more than one embryo?

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Mostapha

The small seeds may hold a big surprise. All you need to do is look at the seeds of palms such as the Washingtonias, a small seed being the beginning of a great giant. Good things come in small packages.

I always have great luck with your seeds, Dave, and they are always appreciated. You have broadened my palm collection, as well as the collection of a few of my personal friends. We all  are very thankful to you, and others from "palmtalk" for seeds as well as the wonderful shared knowledge. I'll give any palm seeds my best shot.

Mark

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canelgat

totally agree

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canelgat
On 11/6/2018 18:47:30, Palmensammler said:

Hola Canelgat,

vives en una zona muy agradable de España, la visité dos veces ya que tenemos un amigo que vive en Denia.

¿No tienes problemas con los envíos desde países no pertenecientes a la UE? Hay tantas plántulas maravillosas disponibles en los EE. UU. Pero nuestras costumbres las destruirían de inmediato si vienen sin certificado.

Las semillas normalmente no son un problema, se reencontraron muchas semillas de Yucca y Palm de todo el mundo. Desafortunadamente sucedió con las semillas de Dave algunas veces el año pasado.

Eckhard

Thank you Eckhard, Denia is more beautifull than Alicante, but my work is not there. Anyway I like Alicante, I came here 24 years ago and seems I gonna stay forever.

As Jonh says is easy yo receive some seedlings from overseas, there is always a little risk, but normally I get the plants without problems.

In the other hand,  I have been out of Palms world for six years and haven't try again till then, only with seeds.

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Palmensammler

Hi Canelgat,

nice tro read my answer in spanish. I'd love to speak more languages. But Denia is more turistic what I don't like so much. I'd like to stay with residents even during holidays.

I'm afraid that due to the RPW and other desease the customs are more sensitive and critical now.

If you like we can sometimes do a trial. Have a friend in the US who can send seedlings from palm hybrids and another for yucca rhizomes. We can instruct them to put no senders address on it to avoid traceabilty. We can then share the goods as well.

Eckhard

 

 

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ZenMan 1

Good Day Dave,

Checked the pages on the forum today and saw the batch of envelopes on there way out. So I went down to get the mail and received the little ones today. Many thanks to you for giving the seeds to happy homes and I am happy too. Send them into a pool of warm water for a few days. Thanks again O'mighty Seed Wizard!

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jimmyt

Thanks Dave,

     I received the Caryota seeds today. I went down to my local post office and wrested them away from postal perps. Now it is time to soak the seeds so germinating may begin.

jimmyt

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Mostapha

Seeds arrived today. Much appreciated. Sure they won't take long to pop.

Thanks again, Dave

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Funkthulhu

Package Arrived!  (after a week of "WTF" from the USPS) 

Soaking now!

THANKS DAVE!!!

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Reynevan

Seeds arrived last friday and are already in pot :) Thank you :)

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Cikas

Seeds arrived yesterday. Thank you! 

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canelgat

Seeds arrived yesterday, I have found four floating so I will let them soaking for a week.

Thank you very much Dave

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southpacific73

Just got my seeds today. Thanks Dave :D

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Palmensammler

Mine arrived today. Crazy that the Braeas did not.

Thanks again Dave.

Eckhard

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ParkerK

Houston we have lift off! I’ve got a few of them germinating already. Many mahalos @DoomsDave!

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DoomsDave
2 hours ago, ParkerK said:

Houston we have lift off! I’ve got a few of them germinating already. Many mahalos @DoomsDave!

You're doing better than me!

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Funkthulhu

These are starting to pop for me, I need to transplant to individual pots soon.

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DoomsDave
On 8/9/2018, 6:50:21, Funkthulhu said:

These are starting to pop for me, I need to transplant to individual pots soon.

Can you tell if it's just the largest seeds or all of them? They varied in size so much.

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Funkthulhu

So far it is only the big ones, no smalls even look active at this point.

 

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