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Durio graveolens

This tropical fruit, known locally in Borneo as taula or durio anggang, grows in rainforests to an altitude of 1300 m (4300 ft.). The aril around the seed is condensed, quite perfumed and in the cultivars presented here very sweet and flavorful. The fruit is being domesticated in Sabah, Borneo but is the object of desire of rare fruit collectors in other parts of the world. Seeds are almost impossible to obtain outside of habitat.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are average to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
fresh seeds are vital for sucess as all durian sp. loose viability quicklywhen my seeds from the mail to Hawaii i 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) just under the soil with the scarred side downone out of two have started to push out of the soilthe seed should start pushing through the soil in 1-3 weeksFRESH HEALTHY LIVE SEED is crucial for successtransplant into larger pots or better yet have the planting spot amended and aged and ready for planting (semi- shade for several years)
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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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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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