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Baccaurea motleyana


A mid-sized tree native to Southeast Asia that is popularly cultivated here for its cherry-sized fruits that vary from pink to yellow or brown in color. The sweet or slightly acidic fruit pulp can be eaten raw or made into jam or an alcoholic beverage.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are average to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
carefully washed them with fresh drinking water and them soaked them individually water for 12-24 hours. i then placed them in the medium sized pots (pro-mix)f two have started to push out of the soilthe seed should start pushing through the soil in 3-5 weeksFRESH HEALTHY LIVE SEED is crucial for successwhen largertransplant into larger pots or better yet have the planting spot amended and aged and ready for planting (semi- shade for several years)
Submitted on 28/03/2010 by one of our visitors

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Plants from this species ...

Grown in Tirupati-AP in India.
Baccaurea Palms exhibit a variety of preferences for growing conditions owing to their wide distribution and growth habit. Since generally most of the palms grow in the tropics, a tropical climate is best suited for healthy growth of palms. They are sturdy and grow well in sunlight, only some species prefer shade or semi-shade conditions. Palms are tolerant to a wide variety of environments, but a few can tolerate extreme cold. Palms prefer soil from sandy to loamy depending on their habit, and seldom require large quantities of water. They can grow well in arid & semi-arid regions. They are well adapted to the tropical soils and require a minimum care to establish and maintain properly. Several factors should be considered before selecting the planting site for them. visualization of the mature palm in the particular space, Exposure to sun- sunny, shady or partial ,Preparation for fertilization based on the local soil type & known mineral deficiencies
Submitted on 12/12/2010 by eswara reddy

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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