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Old 08-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A good day to buy plants :)

I just had to share my good fortune in acquire some very unusual plants.....at least for me. Up here in Canada there are not many people into "exotic" tropical fruit trees because:
1) they are very hard to come by
2) they usually get too big to handle

As luck would have it, I came across a gentleman very similar to myself; just has to try and grow these plants. Unfortunately for him (and fortunately for me) he is being forced to get rid of the plants he has spent years growing from seed because he lives in an apartment.......I could not believe what he had in this little room that would normally be his living room. And to my even greater luck, most of what he was growing is edible.......I think I'm in heaven

My "haul" included
* Blackberry Jam Plants x3
* Star Fruit
* Ice Cream Bean
* Egg Fruit
* Calabash
* Tropical Almond
* Brazilian Cherry
* Carob
* Tree Tomato
* Rose Apple
And all for only $60!


And believe it or not but he was growing them in tiny 4 - 6 inch clay pots! (I spent the afternoon repotting)

I know some of these will get really big, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.........
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: A good day to buy plants :)

Congrats!! Sad for him indeed but great find! I only wish to meet another fellow tropical-in-a-nontropical grower. Good luck with those! The Carambola/Starfruit looks pretty well sized. Did he know what species of Ice-Cream bean he had?
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Congrats!! Sad for him indeed but great find! I only wish to meet another fellow tropical-in-a-nontropical grower. Good luck with those! The Carambola/Starfruit looks pretty well sized. Did he know what species of Ice-Cream bean he had?
I still have to decifer the writing on his tags (pencil on stained plastic and wooden sticks) and mark them properly for my records but I think that is a "tomorrow" task. As for size, some of the plants are over 3ft tall.....and I could not believe they were actually growing in such small pots.
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