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Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant Seeds available

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A few months ago I posted a topic about my bodacious Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant I originally purchased from well-regarded Plant Delights Nursery in NC, so I know it is the real thing. See link below to view that topic:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/58162-sabal-minor-emerald-isle-giant-wseeds-any-interest/

 

At the time I posted that topic the palm was loaded with green seeds and I asked if anyone would be interested in them later. I got quite a few responses so I let the seeds ripen and now have quite a few harvested and ready for new homes.

Normally, I sell seeds only within the continental US but I had responses from several European PTers so I will make an exception. But - if you live in Europe (or Australia) be aware that US postage for even a small 1 oz. package of seeds is astronomical, more than the cost of the seeds themselves. Also understand that I must fill out a US Customs form online with the US Gov't declaring the contents of any pkg and I cannot/will not lie. Finally, know the customs of your own country: some countries are easygoing about palm seeds from FL, others will seize seeds, destroy them, even hold them for ransom. If your customs seizes your seeds, I can't replace them or refund your money. 

All that said, please see summary below:

Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant Seeds: 50 for $10.00

Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant Seeds: 100 for $15.00

Shipping in padded envelope: $4.00 in continental US (Sabal seeds illegal in HI)

International shipping in padded envelope: $15.00 for up to 100 seeds with US Customs declaration

Please PM me if you are interested. Thanks and regards

See photos below of seeds and mother palm.

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Jeff zone 8 N.C.

I live just 3 miles from Emerald Isle and these grow all over, here, in certain habitats. Those habitats being in salt marsh, along fresh water creeks and rivers, in swamps,  and even in higher dry woodland. Some of those habitats have hundreds growing in masses covering large areas. They are  capable  of growing in almost all conditions but prefer well drained soil with plenty of water available and soil on the rich side. They grow in deep sand and even mud in the wild. They like sun or shade but are found mostly in shade. A mix of both is ideal. In shade the leaf petiole will stretch  a little making the overall height taller.. They grow fast if given typical palm cultivation and will eventually put on a short FAT trunk, although that will take a while. In 1985 they saw our 150 year low of 0F one night followed by +2F the next night with the day in between at +16F. There were also other days that got very low in temp around that time.  Last winter we got well over 130 Hours straight without  temps going above 32F. This is unheard of here, though, as 99% of all our winter days at least get above freezing.with most in the 40's at the least. More typical lows here are 15F to 20F as winter lows. I have never seen any cold damage. They are one tough palm. Get em while you can.

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2 hours ago, Jeff zone 8 N.C. said:

I live just 3 miles from Emerald Isle and these grow all over, here, in certain habitats. Those habitats being in salt marsh, along fresh water creeks and rivers, in swamps,  and even in higher dry woodland. Some of those habitats have hundreds growing in masses covering large areas. They are  capable  of growing in almost all conditions but prefer well drained soil with plenty of water available and soil on the rich side. They grow in deep sand and even mud in the wild. They like sun or shade but are found mostly in shade. A mix of both is ideal. In shade the leaf petiole will stretch  a little making the overall height taller.. They grow fast if given typical palm cultivation and will eventually put on a short FAT trunk, although that will take a while. In 1985 they saw our 150 year low of 0F one night followed by +2F the next night with the day in between at +16F. There were also other days that got very low in temp around that time.  Last winter we got well over 130 Hours straight without  temps going above 32F. This is unheard of here, though, as 99% of all our winter days at least get above freezing.with most in the 40's at the least. More typical lows here are 15F to 20F as winter lows. I have never seen any cold damage. They are one tough palm. Get em while you can.

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Thanks for the heads up on their natural habitat.  I have a bed set aside strictly for cold hardy varieties of sabal minor.  It's going to be interesting to see what comes out of that bed seed-wise.

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kinzyjr

Already, the babies are starting.  22 so far.  Money well spent!  Thank you Meg!

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PalmatierMeg

Seeds are SOLD!

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Meangreen94z

Any seeds for this year?

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PalmatierMeg
8 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

Any seeds for this year?

None. They aborted and I don't know why. Maybe more late this year.

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Darold Petty

Meg, that is a really nice palm !

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RJ

fantastic color. Wonder if they all form that nice blue/green?

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PalmatierMeg

This variety is notable for the intense blue-green of its coloration. How intense varies with atmospheric conditions. The day I took those photos was cloudy, rainy, almost foggy, which really made the blue pop out. On sunny days the color tends toward the green spectrum but still with hints of blue.

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zimm

This is truly fabulous and I would love to buy seeds if ever available again.  Well done!  Congratulations!

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