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Author Topic: Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)  (Read 227 times)

shmizzle

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Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:36:51 am »

I've been looking high and low for a tree cutting from the Kakadu plum for quite awhile.
They are from Australia and seem to be heavily guarded by the AU natives. Also seems, they are pretty much non-existent (on paper/interwebs) in the US.
If you aren't familiar with these, the small plums they produce contain 50-100x's more vitamin C than a standard orange.
I was finally able to obtain about 20 seeds from an Australian supplier about 3-4 months ago. After about 2 months we had 2 sprouts that have been going ever since. These have tap roots that run DEEP and seem to constantly need/want a deeper container.
Anyone else have luck with these guys?
Doesn't seem to be a topic on these as of yet.
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bosqueberg

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Re: Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 08:12:24 pm »

Lucky you! Have been looking for over a year for kakadu. Keep us posted on your progress and learnings.
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shmizzle

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Re: Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 09:42:26 pm »

I tried quite a few methods with the seeds.
The sandpaper method combined with a "Seed soak kit" I bought was the only successful method I used. Not sure what was in the kit but I'd like to know if anyone has an idea.

Here they are as of today...
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MadPlanter

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Re: Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 11:19:15 pm »

Very cool plant! What vendor were you able to get seeds through? Not ready for seeds at the moment but someday in the future I may wanna give this plant a grow.
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shmizzle

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Re: Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 08:55:10 pm »

I got them from a site called herbalistics in Australia.
Took awhile to get but well worth it!
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