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My Carpentaria is producing a bounty of red fruit and seeds. Is there any interest in these seeds or should I send them to the compost pile?

 

Carpentaria acuminata w seeds 01 08-18-20.JPG

Carpentaria acuminata trunk 01 08-18-20.JPG

Carpentaria acuminata seeds 02 8-18-20.JPG

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greysrigging

^^ Haha.... here in Darwin we solve this problem with a chainsaw, front end loader and a tip truck....lol !
They are the bane of my gardening life ! And, keep me awake of a night....."how ?", you might ask ......
Well the fruit bats, bush rats and the Torres Strait Pigeons feed on the seeds, and all night, there are seeds being dropped on the roof of my house.....and I mean lots and lots of seeds from lots and lots of Carpy palms ( sigh ).  Cursed things ! haha.

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PalmatierMeg
1 hour ago, greysrigging said:

^^ Haha.... here in Darwin we solve this problem with a chainsaw, front end loader and a tip truck....lol !
They are the bane of my gardening life ! And, keep me awake of a night....."how ?", you might ask ......
Well the fruit bats, bush rats and the Torres Strait Pigeons feed on the seeds, and all night, there are seeds being dropped on the roof of my house.....and I mean lots and lots of seeds from lots and lots of Carpy palms ( sigh ).  Cursed things ! haha.

I knew I was broaching a sensitive subject. Would it help if I told you I have just the one Carpy and it was gifted to me while I was still a newbie?

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4 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

I knew I was broaching a sensitive subject. Would it help if I told you I have just the one Carpy and it was gifted to me while I was still a newbie?

OK, you are forgiven....lol !
I guess Florida growers are lucky that you most likely don't have native seed distributors to help with the spread of Carpies into the natural environment. Oh, and be careful handling the seeds, the flesh has those caustic properties that can irritate the  skin......
Here in Darwin, fruit bats eating the seeds poop out a caustic, toxic substance that literally strips paint back to bare metal....ie the metal clad walls of the house and car duco....

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redant

I just cut down a nice trio, just could not take the seeds anymore and they go so tall cutting the flowers was just a huge task. Not that I don't have others, these where just to close to the house. I really love the palm, just hate how much it seeds.

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Really full garden

I really love my Carpentarias! I think they are one of the most tropical looking palms that really thrive in my beach garden.

I do a massive culling every three or four years to keep a grouping of five.

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Fusca
8 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

My Carpentaria is producing a bounty of red fruit and seeds.

Beautiful palm Meg!  Are those fruit about the same diameter as Archontophoenix?  From the pic they look just like Adonidia fruits but I'm guessing that they're smaller.  I would have definitely been interested in seeds except that I just picked up a couple of seedlings.

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11 hours ago, Fusca said:

Beautiful palm Meg!  Are those fruit about the same diameter as Archontophoenix?  From the pic they look just like Adonidia fruits but I'm guessing that they're smaller.  I would have definitely been interested in seeds except that I just picked up a couple of seedlings.

Much smaller. They resemble fruit of my A. tuckeri next to it but it has finished fruiting for the season.

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14 hours ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

im interested as usual @PalmatierMeg =) 

I will get back to you.

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1 hour ago, PalmatierMeg said:

I will get back to you.

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