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<div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h2><strong>Sea-onion, pregnant onion seeds (Albuca bracteata)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 3 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p><i><b>Albuca bracteata</b></i><span>&nbsp;(</span>syn.<span>&nbsp;</span><i>Ornithogalum longebracteatum</i><sup id="cite_ref-WCSP_2-0" class="reference"></sup><span>), is known by the common names&nbsp;</span><b>pregnant onion</b><span>,</span><sup id="cite_ref-hunt_3-0" class="reference"></sup><span>&nbsp;</span><b>false sea onion</b><span>,</span><sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference"></sup><span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><b>sea-onion</b><span>.</span><sup id="cite_ref-grin_5-0" class="reference"></sup><span>&nbsp;It is a species of&nbsp;</span>bulbous<span>&nbsp;flowering plant in the family&nbsp;</span>Asparagaceae<span>. Its flowering stems can reach a height of 90 cm and can carry up to 100 greenish-white flowers.</span></p> <p><span>Strap-shaped lanceolate leaves, 60 cm (2 ft) long and 2.5 cm (1 in) wide, protrude from a bulky bulb that is largely above ground. The roots are white and succulent. Many small, fragrant, white flowers, with a diameter of 0.5 cm and a green midvein, are located on&nbsp;racemes&nbsp;that can reach 70–90&nbsp;cm tall. Flowering usually occurs from spring through to early winter (May to August in the northern hemisphere), with 50 to 100 flowers per stalk. One plant can have up to 300 flowers at one time. Fruit capsules are 10&nbsp;mm long and 6&nbsp;mm in diameter. Seeds are oblong with dimensions of 4 by 1.5&nbsp;mm.&nbsp;<i>Albuca bracteata</i>&nbsp;is a cryptophyte, as the foliage dies back during drought periods.</span></p> <p><span><span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="0" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$53"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">Often grown as an ornamental plant.</span></span> <span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="1" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$54"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">The plant is very adaptable and therefore ideal for growing in containers.</span></span> <span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="2" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$55"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">Prefers direct sun.</span></span> <span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="3" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$56"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">The substrate must be well-drained.</span></span> <span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="4" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$57"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">Withstand temperatures of up to -5 ° C.</span></span><span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="5" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$58"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb"> </span></span><span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="6" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$59"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">In medicine, the crushed leaves of the plant are used to treat cuts and bruises.</span></span> <span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="7" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$60"><span jsaction="click:qtZ4nf,GFf3ac,tMZCfe; contextmenu:Nqw7Te,QP7LD; mouseout:Nqw7Te; mouseover:qtZ4nf,c2aHje" jsname="W297wb">According to some sources, the medicinal effect of this plant is similar to that of aloe vera.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span jsaction="agoMJf:PFBcW;usxOmf:aWLT7;jhKsnd:P7O7bd,F8DmGf;Q4AGo:Gm7gYd,qAKMYb;uFUCPb:pvnm0e,pfE8Hb,PFBcW;f56efd:dJXsye;EnoYf:KNzws,ZJsZZ,JgVSJc;zdMJQc:cCQNKb,ZJsZZ,zchEXc;Ytrrj:JJDvdc;tNR8yc:GeFvjb;oFN6Ye:hij5Wb" jscontroller="Zl5N8" jsmodel="SsMkhd" jsname="txFAF" class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="ru" data-phrase-index="7" jsdata="uqLsIf;_;$60"></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div><script src="//cdn.public.n1ed.com/C41IDFLT/widgets.js"></script>
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Sea-onion, pregnant onion seeds (Albuca bracteata)
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Shizuoka Crown Melon Seeds

Shizuoka Crown Melon Seeds

Price €4.95 - SKU: V 2 SC
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5/ 5
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Shizuoka Crown Melon Seeds</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 5, 10, 50 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>The "Shizuoka Crown Melon" has the beauty of artistic form, a fragrance with the scent of musk, plenty of juice, mellow taste, and smooth texture, which is the high-grade melon cultivated in Fukuroi city of Shizuoka prefecture, called “Shizuoka Crown Melon”. “Shizuoka Crown Melon” is cultivated with sophisticated techniques of growers and grown absolutely in greenhouses. In other words, the ultimate taste of “Shizuoka Crown Melon”, which was born by outstanding virtuosity of professionals, has been taken over from generation to generation.</p> <p>The melon has been presented to the Japanese royal family for a long time and recognized as an elegant and prestigious fruit in Japan. Many VIPs also love Crown Melon. When the queen of the United Kingdom came to Japan and ate Crown Melon, we got words of praise.</p> </body> </html>
V 2 SC (5S)
Shizuoka Crown Melon Seeds
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Yellow Lentil Seeds (Lens...

Yellow Lentil Seeds (Lens...

Price €1.85 - SKU: P 165 Y
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5/ 5
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Yellow Lentil Seeds (Lens culinaris)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of </strong></span><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>100 (2.5g) </strong></span><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>The lentil (Lens culinaris) is an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, grown for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm (16 in) tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.</p> <p>Lentils have been part of the human diet since the aceramic (before pottery) Neolithic times, being one of the first crops domesticated in the Near East. Archeological evidence shows they were eaten 9,500 to 13,000 years ago.</p> <p>Lentil colors range from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. Lentils also vary in size, and are sold in many forms, with or without the skins, whole or split.</p> <p> </p> <p>The seeds require a cooking time of 10 to 40 minutes, depending on the variety—shorter for small varieties with the husk removed, such as the common red lentil — and have a distinctive, earthy flavor. Lentil recipes[2] are used throughout South Asia, the Mediterranean regions and West Asia. They are frequently combined with rice, which has a similar cooking time. A lentil and rice dish is referred to in western Asia as mujaddara or mejadra. Rice and lentils are also cooked together in khichdi, a popular dish in the Indian subcontinent (India and Pakistan); a similar dish, kushari, made in Egypt, is considered one of two national dishes. Lentils are used to prepare an inexpensive and nutritious soup all over Europe and North and South America, sometimes combined with some form of chicken or pork.</p> <p> </p> <p>Dried lentils can also be sprouted by soaking in water for one day and keeping moist for several days, which changes their nutrition profile.</p> <p>Lentils with husk remain whole with moderate cooking; lentils without husk tend to disintegrate into a thick purée, which leads to quite different dishes.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Nutritional value and health benefits</strong></p> <p>With about 30% of their calories from protein, lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, after soybeans and hemp.[4] Proteins include the essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine, and lentils are an essential source of inexpensive protein in many parts of the world, especially in West Asia and the Indian subcontinent, which have large vegetarian populations. Lentils are deficient in two essential amino acids, methionine and cysteine. However, sprouted lentils contain sufficient levels of all essential amino acids, including methionine and cysteine.</p> <p>Lentils also contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. Red (or pink) lentils contain a lower concentration of fiber than green lentils (11% rather than 31%).[8] Health magazine has selected lentils as one of the five healthiest foods.</p> <p> </p> <p>The low levels of Readily Digestible Starch (RDS) 5%, and high levels of Slowly Digested Starch (SDS) 30%, make lentils of great interest to people with diabetes. The remaining 65% of the starch is a resistant starch that is classified RS1, being a high quality resistant starch, which is 32% amylose.</p> <p> </p> <p>Lentils also have some anti-nutritional factors, such as trypsin inhibitors and relatively high phytate content. Trypsin is an enzyme involved in digestion, and phytates reduce the bio-availability of dietary minerals.  The phytates can be reduced by soaking the lentils in warm water overnight.</p> <p> </p> <p>Lentils are a good source of iron, having over half of a person's daily iron allowance in a one cup serving.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Production</strong></p> <p>Lentils are relatively tolerant to drought, and are grown throughout the world. The FAO reported that the world production of lentils for calendar year 2009 was 3.917 million metric tons, primarily coming from Canada, India, Turkey and Australia.</p> <p> </p> <p>About a quarter of the worldwide production of lentils is from India, most of which is consumed in the domestic market. Canada is the largest export producer of lentils in the world and Saskatchewan is the most important producing region in Canada. Statistics Canada estimates that Canadian lentil production for the 2009/10 year is a record 1.5 million metric tons.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Palouse region of eastern Washington and the Idaho panhandle, with its commercial center at Pullman, Washington, constitute the most important lentil-producing region in the United States. Montana and North Dakota are also significant lentil growers. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported United States 2007 production at 154.5 thousand metric tons.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>In culture</strong></p> <p>The lens (double-convex shaped) is so called because the shape of a lens is basically the same shape as lentils. Lens is the Latin name for lentil.</p> <p>Lentils are mentioned many times in the Hebrew Bible, the first time recounting the incident in which Jacob purchases the birthright from Esau with stewed lentils (a "mess of pottage").[16] In Jewish mourning tradition, lentils are traditional as food for mourners, together with boiled eggs, because their round shape symbolizes the life cycle from birth to death.</p> <p> </p> <p>Lentils were a chief part of the diet of ancient Iranians, who consumed lentils daily in the form of a stew poured over rice.</p> <p>Lentils are also commonly used in Ethiopia in a stew-like dish called kik, or kik wot, one of the dishes people eat with Ethiopia's national food, injera flat bread. Yellow lentils are used to make a non-spicy stew, which is one of the first solid foods Ethiopian women feed their babies. In Pakistan, lentils are often consumed with Roti/bread or rice.</p> <p> </p> <p>In India, lentils soaked in water and sprouted lentils are offered to gods in many temples. It is also a practice in South India to give and receive sprouted peas by women who perform Varalakshmi Vratam. It is considered to be one of the best foods because the internal chemical structures are not altered by cooking.</p> <p> </p> <p>In Italy and Hungary, eating lentils on New Year's Eve traditionally symbolizes the hope for a prosperous new year, most likely because of their round, coin-like form.</p> <p>In Shia narrations, lentils are said to be blessed by seventy Prophets, including Jesus and Mohammed.</p> <p> </p> </body> </html>
P 165 Y
Yellow Lentil Seeds (Lens culinaris)
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This plant is resistant to winter and frost.
White Hardy Oleander Seeds...

White Hardy Oleander Seeds...

Price €1.95 - SKU: T 62 W
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5/ 5
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>White Hardy Oleander Seeds (Nerium oleander)</strong></h2> <h2><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Price for Package of 10 seeds.</span></strong></h2> <p>Undoubtedly a candidate for the most poisonous plant in the garden but also a contender for most beautiful.</p> <p>This species is considered to be native to Spain, the Balearic Islands, and Morocco east through Mediterranean coastal countries to the Arabian Peninsula, Ethiopia, Niger, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq to India and central China. It occurs as a non-native in parts of Africa, the Azores, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, central and eastern Mexico, Central and South America.</p> <p>This species is very widely cultivated as an ornamental. All parts of the plant are poisonous and so it is not grazed or eaten. Steam from boiled leaves is inhaled to relieve sinusitis, pounded leaves are applied to the skin to relieve itching, ulcers, and tumors (Jongbloed 2003); the leaves are used as an insecticide.</p> <p>Nerium</p> <p>Believed to come from the Greek ‘nerion’ which is, itself, believed to be based on ‘neros’, ‘wet’ or ‘fresh’.</p> <p>oleander</p> <p>Possibly a combination of the Latin ‘olea’, ‘olive’ and ‘rodandrum’, ‘rhododendron’ meaning the plant looks somewhat similar to a cross between these two.</p> <p>Common Names and Synonyms</p> <p>oleander, rose bay, common oleander, rose laurel</p> <h2>WIKIPEDIA:</h2> <p>Nerium oleander /ˈnɪəriəm ˈoʊliː.ændər/[3] is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea.[Note 1] It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though southwest Asia has been suggested. The ancient city of Volubilis in Morocco may have taken its name from the Berber name oualilt for the flower.[4] Oleander is one of the most poisonous commonly grown garden plants.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> <p>Oleander grows to 2–6 m (6.6–19.7 ft) tall, with erect stems that splay outward as they mature; first-year stems have a glaucous bloom, while mature stems have a grayish bark. The leaves are in pairs or whorls of three, thick and leathery, dark-green, narrow lanceolate, 5–21 cm (2.0–8.3 in) long and 1–3.5 cm (0.39–1.38 in) broad, and with an entire margin. The flowers grow in clusters at the end of each branch; they are white, pink to red,[Note 2] 2.5–5 cm (0.98–1.97 in) diameter, with a deeply 5-lobed fringed corolla round the central corolla tube. They are often, but not always, sweet-scented.[Note 3] The fruit is a long narrow capsule 5–23 cm (2.0–9.1 in) long, which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Habitat and range</strong></p> <p>N. oleander is either native or naturalized to a broad area from Mauritania, Morocco, and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and the Sahara (where it is only found sporadically), to the Arabian peninsula, southern Asia, and as far East as Yunnan in southern parts of China.[5][6][7][8] It typically occurs around dry stream beds. Nerium oleander is planted in many subtropical and tropical areas of the world. On the East Coast of the US, it grows as far north as Virginia Beach, Virginia, while in California and Texas it is naturalized as a median strip planting.[citation needed] Because of its durability, Oleander was planted prolifically on Galveston Island in Texas after the disastrous Hurricane of 1900. They are so prolific that Galveston is known as the 'Oleander City'; an annual Oleander festival is hosted every spring.[9] Oleander can be grown successfully outdoors in southern England, particularly in London and mild coastal regions of Dorset and Cornwall.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ecology</strong></p> <p>Some invertebrates are known to be unaffected by oleander toxins, and feed on the plants. Caterpillars of the polka-dot wasp moth (Syntomeida epilais) feed specifically on oleanders and survive by eating only the pulp surrounding the leaf-veins, avoiding the fibers. Larvae of the common crow butterfly (Euploea core) also feed on oleanders, and they retain or modify toxins, making them unpalatable to would-be predators such as birds, but not to other invertebrates such as spiders and wasps.</p> <p>The flowers require insect visits to set seed, and seem to be pollinated through a deception mechanism. The showy corolla acts as a potent advertisement to attract pollinators from a distance, but the flowers are nectarless and offer no reward to their visitors. They therefore receive very few visits, as typical of many rewardless flower species.[11][12] Fears of honey contamination with toxic oleander nectar are therefore unsubstantiated.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ornamental gardening</strong></p> <p>Oleander is a vigorous grower in warm subtropical regions, where it is extensively used as an ornamental plant in parks, along roadsides, and as a windbreak. It will tolerate occasional light frost down to −10 °C (14 °F).,[8] though the leaves may be damaged. The toxicity of Oleander renders it deer-resistant. The plant is tolerant of poor soils, salt spray, and sustained drought, although it will flower and grow more vigorously with regular water. Nerium Oleander also responds well to heavy pruning, which should be done in the autumn or early spring to keep plants from becoming unruly.</p> <p>In cold-winter climates Oleander can be grown in greenhouses and conservatories, or as potted indoor plants that can be kept outside in the summer. Oleander flowers are showy, profuse, and often fragrant, which makes them very attractive in many contexts. Over 400 cultivars have been named, with several additional flower colors not found in wild plants having been selected, including red, pink, yellow, and salmon; white and a variety of pinks are the most common. Double flowered cultivars like 'Mrs Isadore Dyer' or 'Mont Blanc' are enjoyed for their large, rose-like blooms and strong fragrance. Many dwarf cultivars have also been developed, which grow only to about 10' at maturity. In most Mediterranean climates they can be expected to bloom from April through October, with their heaviest bloom usually in May or June.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toxicity</strong></p> <p>Oleander has historically been considered a poisonous plant because some of its compounds may exhibit toxicity, especially to animals, when consumed in large amounts. Among these compounds are oleandrin and oleandrigenin, known as cardiac glycosides, which are known to have a narrow therapeutic index and can be toxic when ingested.</p> <p>Toxicity studies of animals administered oleander extract concluded that rodents and birds were observed to be relatively insensitive to oleander cardiac glycosides.[16] Other mammals, however, such as dogs and humans, are relatively sensitive to the effects of cardiac glycosides and the clinical manifestations of "glycoside intoxication".</p> <p>However, despite the common "poisonous" designation of this plant, very few toxic events in humans have been reported. According to the Toxic Exposure Surveillance System, in 2002, 847 human exposures to oleander were reported to poison centers in the United States.[19] Despite this exposure level, from 1985 through 2005, only three deaths were reported. One cited death was apparently due to the ingestion of oleander leaves by a diabetic man.[20] His blood indicated a total blood concentration of cardiac glycosides of about 20 μg/l, which is well above the reported fatal level. Another study reported on the death of a woman who self-administered "an undefined oleander extract" both orally and rectally and her oleandrin tissue levels were 10 to 39 μg/g, which were in the high range of reported levels at autopsy.[21] And finally, one study reported the death of a woman who ingested oleander 'tea'.[22] Few other details were provided.</p> <p>In contrast to consumption of these undefined oleander-derived materials, no toxicity or deaths were reported from topical administration or contact with N. oleander or specific products derived from them. In reviewing oleander toxicity, Lanford and Boor[23] concluded that, except for children who might be at greater risk, "the human mortality associated with oleander ingestion is generally very low, even in cases of moderate intentional consumption (suicide attempts)".</p> <p>Toxicity studies conducted in dogs and rodents administered oleander extracts by intramuscular injection indicated that, on an equivalent weight basis, doses of an oleander extract with glycosides 10 times those likely to be administered therapeutically to humans are still safe and without any "severe toxicity observed".</p> <p>In South Indian states such as Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka the seeds of related plant with similar local name (Kaneru(S) කණේරු) Cascabela thevetia produce a poisonous plum with big seeds. As these seeds contain cardenolides, swallowing them is one of the preferred methods for suicides in villages.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Effects of poisoning</strong></p> <p>Ingestion of this plant can affect the gastrointestinal system, the heart, and the central nervous system. The gastrointestinal effects can consist of nausea and vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea that may contain blood, and especially in horses, colic.[7] Cardiac reactions consist of irregular heart rate, sometimes characterized by a racing heart at first that then slows to below normal further along in the reaction. Extremities may become pale and cold due to poor or irregular circulation. The effect on the central nervous system may show itself in symptoms such as drowsiness, tremors or shaking of the muscles, seizures, collapse, and even coma that can lead to death.</p> <p>Oleander sap can cause skin irritations, severe eye inflammation and irritation, and allergic reactions characterized by dermatitis.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Treatment</strong></p> <p>Poisoning and reactions to oleander plants are evident quickly, requiring immediate medical care in suspected or known poisonings of both humans and animals.[25] Induced vomiting and gastric lavage are protective measures to reduce absorption of the toxic compounds. Charcoal may also be administered to help absorb any remaining toxins.[7] Further medical attention may be required depending on the severity of the poisoning and symptoms. Temporary cardiac pacing will be required in many cases (usually for a few days) until the toxin is excreted.</p> <p>Digoxin immune fab is the best way to cure an oleander poisoning if inducing vomiting has no or minimal success, although it is usually used only for life-threatening conditions due to side effects.</p> <p>Drying of plant materials does not eliminate the toxins. It is also hazardous for animals such as sheep, horses, cattle, and other grazing animals, with as little as 100 g being enough to kill an adult horse.[26] Plant clippings are especially dangerous to horses, as they are sweet. In July 2009, several horses were poisoned in this manner from the leaves of the plant.[27] Symptoms of a poisoned horse include severe diarrhea and abnormal heartbeat. There is a wide range of toxins and secondary compounds within oleander, and care should be taken around this plant due to its toxic nature. Different names for oleander are used around the world in different locations, so, when encountering a plant with this appearance, regardless of the name used for it, one should exercise great care and caution to avoid ingestion of any part of the plant, including its sap and dried leaves or twigs. The dried or fresh branches should not be used for spearing food, for preparing a cooking fire, or as a food skewer. Many of the oleander relatives, such as the desert rose (Adenium obesum) found in East Africa, have similar leaves and flowers and are equally toxic.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Folklore</strong></p> <p>The alleged toxicity of the plant makes it the center of an urban legend documented on several continents and over more than a century. Often told as a true and local event, typically an entire family, or in other tellings a group of scouts, succumbs after consuming hot dogs or other food roasted over a campfire using oleander sticks.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Garden history</strong></p> <p>In his book Enquiries into Plants of circa 300 BC, Theophrastus described (among plants that affect the mind) a shrub he called onotheras, which modern editors render oleander; "the root of onotheras [oleander] administered in wine", he alleges, "makes the temper gentler and more cheerful".</p> <p>The plant has a leaf like that of the almond, but smaller, and the flower is red like a rose. The plant itself (which loves hilly country) forms a large bush; the root is red and large, and, if this is dried, it gives off a fragrance like wine.</p> <p>In another mention, of "wild bay" (Daphne agria), Theophrastus appears to intend the same shrub.</p> <p>Oleander was a very popular ornamental shrub in Roman peristyle gardens; it is one of the flora most frequently depicted on murals in Pompeii and elsewhere in Italy. These murals include the famous garden scene from the House of Livia at Prima Porta outside Rome, and those from the House of the Wedding of Alexander and the Marine Venus in Pompeii.</p> <p>Willa Cather, in her book The Song of the Lark, mentions oleander in this passage:</p> <p>This morning Thea saw to her delight that the two oleander trees, one white and one red, had been brought up from their winter quarters in the cellar. There is hardly a German family in the most arid parts of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, but has its oleander trees. However loutish the American-born sons of the family may be, there was never one who refused to give his muscle to the back-breaking task of getting those tubbed trees down into the cellar in the fall and up into the sunlight in the spring. They may strive to avert the day, but they grapple with the tub at last.</p> <p>Oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima, having been the first to bloom following the atomic bombing of the city in 1945.</p> <p>It is the provincial flower of Sindh province.</p> </body> </html>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Balloon Plant Seeds (Cardiospermum halicacabum)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 3 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p><i><b>Cardiospermum halicacabum</b></i>, known as the<span> </span><b>balloon plant</b><span> </span>or<span> </span><b>love in a puff</b>, is a climbing plant widely distributed across tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Australia, and North America.<span> </span>It is often found as a weed along roads and rivers.</p> <p><span>The green parts of the plant are eaten as vegetables. </span>J. E. Tenison-Woods records that the seeds can be eaten while the fruit was eaten roasted.</p> <p>The root is<span> </span>diuretic<span> </span>and<span> </span>demulcent. It is<span> </span>mucilaginous, but has a nauseous taste, and is used to treat<span> </span>rheumatism.<sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference"></sup><span> </span>Sanskrit writers describe the root as<span> </span>emetic,<span> </span>laxative,<span> </span>stomachic, and<span> </span>rubefacient; they prescribe it in rheumatism, nervous diseases, piles, etc. The leaves are used in<span> </span>amenorrhoea.</p> <p>Rheede says that on the Malabar coast the leaves are administrated for pulmonic complaints. According to Ainslie, the root is considered laxative and is given in dosages of half a cupful twice daily. "It would appear that in rheumatism the Hindus [sic.] administer the leaves internally rubbed up with castor-oil, and also apply a paste, made with them, externally; a similar external application is used to reduce swellings and tumors of various kinds. (Dymock.)"<sup id="cite_ref-:1_2-1" class="reference"></sup></p> <p>In New Zealand, it is listed on the<span> </span>National Pest Plant Accord<span> </span>which identifies pest plants that are prohibited from commercial propagation and distribution. In Bermuda, it is listed as a Category 1 Invasive Plant by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.<span> </span>Within the United States, four southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Texas) have all placed this plant on their individual noxious weed lists.<sup id="cite_ref-:0_1-1" class="reference"></sup></p> <p>It is one among the "Ten Sacred Flowers of<span> </span>Kerala", collectively known as<span> </span><i>dasapushpam</i>.</p> </body> </html>
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Casca de Carvalho Melon Seeds

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<div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h2><strong>Casca de Carvalho Melon Seeds</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for a Package of 10 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>Very old rare Portuguese heirloom with an excellent taste and Oblong and rounded fruit with an average weight of 3 to 4 kg from the north of Portugal.</p> <p>The skin is cream-colored with fine and dense lattice. The pulp is salmon pink, very sugary. This type of melon has a unique spicy flavor and it’s very juicy, which makes it a highly requested product in fairs and festivities. Therefore, its uniqueness makes this melon a product with a high level of commercialization.</p> <p>Also known as "Écorce de chêne" because of its shell reminiscent of that of an oak.</p> </div> </div> </div><script src="//cdn.public.n1ed.com/C41IDFLT/widgets.js"></script>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>White Bamboo Seeds (Dendrocalamus membranaceus)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 5 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>Dendrocalamus membranaceus also known as White Bamboo and formerly classified as “Bambusa membranacea” is a medium-sized tropical clumping bamboo originating from Southeast Asia. This bamboo species is a good source for paper pulp and has edible shoots.</p> <p>Height: 20 - 24 m<br />Diameter: 6 - 10 cm<br />Growth Habit: Clumping<br />Hardiness: -4°C<br />Origin: Southeast Asia</p> <p>Culms<br />Dendrocalamus membranaceus is a moderate-sized, strong bamboo forming a loose clump. Culms are straight and usually between 20-24 m high and 6-10 cm in diameter. Internodes are 22-38 cm long and covered with a white powdery deciduous scurf when young, but green on maturity. Nodes are strongly ringed and basal nodes show rootlets.</p> <p>Branches<br />Several to many clustered branches with 1-3 larger dominant branches. The upper branches are slender and bare many leaves.</p> <p>Leaves<br />Lance-shaped leaves are on average between 12-25 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm broad.</p> <p>Uses<br />This bamboo is used for building purposes, furniture, bamboo board, agricultural implements, slat traps, matting, chopsticks, basketry, handicrafts, and as props for fruit trees. It is also one of the most promising species for pulp. Shoots are edible and consumed as a vegetable.</p> </body> </html>
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Mini Gold sweet corn seeds

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Mini Gold sweet corn seeds</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 10 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>Sweet corn "Mini gold" (Zea mays var. saccharata) is an Early sweet corn variety and a great choice for aficionados of garden rarities. This very sweet, productive variety produces rather small, slender cobs that can be harvested and consumed even before they fully ripen.</p> <p>Conical cobs with small, rich in sugar grains are picked from the plants when they reach a length of 10 to 12 cm.</p> <p>They can be eaten cooked as a tasty addition to salads, meat, and Asian dishes. They are also great for preserves, marinades as they fit whole into jars.</p> </body> </html>
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Tobacco seeds Hercegovacki...

Tobacco seeds Hercegovacki...

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Tobacco seeds Hercegovacki Ravnjak (32 leaves)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 50 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>Skija is a colloquial name for tobacco Ravnjak planted in the wider area of Herzegovina and Dalmatia. Eastern Herzegovina has been the home of this type of tobacco since ancient times, and later the cultivation spread to the western part of this region, as well as to the southern part of Dalmatia known as the Imotski region. Tobacco, which is a real "ski" for smoking, has been produced in the territory of Herzegovina since the 17th century</p> <p>The famous tobacco of the "Herzegovinian plain" variety has been entered in the international register of names of geographical origin, thus obtaining the protection of authenticity kept by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) based in Geneva.</p> <p>During the 1990s, tobacco almost disappeared in the Herzegovina area. With the disappearance of cattle, the natural fertilizer, which was necessary for fertilization, to make tobacco good, also disappeared. Cultivation has remained only in some extremely rural areas.</p> </body> </html>
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Tobacco seeds Hercegovacki Ravnjak (32 leaves)
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Bosnian garlic cloves Bosanac

Bosnian garlic cloves Bosanac

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Bosnian garlic cloves "Bosanac"</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for 5 Garlic cloves</strong></span></h2> <p>Bosnian garlic may be small (on average one bulb weighs 10 grams), but it is irreplaceable because of the taste and Pungency. Today, only a few families still know and own this garlic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.</p> <p>From a grower's perspective, it is a tall dark green plant and is a very good survivor, usually grows healthy, and appears to be somewhat resistant to many of the diseases that can affect garlic. It originally from Bosnia and Herzegowina but grows well in all other countries.</p> <p>Those who are lucky enough to own it, replant it every year to maintain this exceptional variety of garlic.</p> <p>It is interesting to say that although it is extremely Pungency and has an extremely strong aroma, it still does not smell bad from breath like other varieties.</p> <p>We wholeheartedly recommend this variety of garlic and we are sure you will be as thrilled as we are!</p> </body> </html>
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Bosnian garlic cloves Bosanac
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Yellow Tamarillo Seeds...

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Yellow Tamarillo Seeds (Golden Tamarillo)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 5 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>It is still hard to find Yellow tamarillo seeds. Yellow tamarillo fruit is egg-shaped with a glossy tangerine hued skin and succulent flesh containing small soft edible seeds. The skin is thin and tannin-rich for palatable human consumption. Its flesh when is ripe is bright and piquant in flavor with a pleasantly sweet aroma.</p> <p>The Golden tamarillo, botanical name Cyphomandra betacea, is also known as the tree tomato, is a member of the Solanaceae family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, and pepper plants.</p> <h2><strong>WIKIPEDIA:</strong></h2> <div><span>The </span><b>tamarillo</b><span> is a small tree or </span>shrub<span> in the </span>flowering plant<span> family </span>Solanaceae<span> (the nightshade family). It is best known as the species that bears the </span><b>tamarillo</b><span>, an egg-shaped edible </span>fruit<span>.</span><span> It is also known as the </span><b>tree<span> </span>tomato</b><span>,</span><span> </span><b>tomate andino</b><span>, </span><b>tomate serrano</b><span>, </span><b>tomate de<span> </span>yuca</b><span>, </span><b>sachatomate</b><span>, </span><b>berenjena</b><span>, </span><b>tamamoro</b><span>, and </span><b>tomate de árbol</b><span> in South America.</span></div> <div></div> <div> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Plant_origin_and_regions_of_cultivation">Plant origin and regions of cultivation</span></h3> <p>The tamarillo is native to the Andes of Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. Today it is still cultivated in gardens and small orchards for local production,<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-0" class="reference">[4]</sup> and it is one of the most popular fruits in these regions.<sup id="cite_ref-economicBotany_5-0" class="reference">[5]</sup> Other regions of cultivation are the subtropical areas throughout the world, such as Rwanda, South Africa, Darjeeling, and Sikkim in India, Nepal, Hong Kong, China, the United States, Australia, Bhutan, and New Zealand.</p> <p>The first internationally marketed crop of tamarillos in Australia was produced around 1996, although permaculture and exotic fruit enthusiasts had increasingly grown the fruit around the country from the mid-1970s on.</p> <p>In New Zealand, about 2,000 tons are produced on 200 hectares of land and exported to the United States, Japan, and Europe. For the export, the existing marketing channels developed for the kiwifruit are used.</p> <p>The tamarillo is also successfully grown at higher elevations of Malaysia and the Philippines, and in Puerto Rico. In the hot tropical lowlands, it develops only small fruits and fruit setting is seldom.</p> <p>Prior to 1967, the tamarillo was known as the "tree<span> </span>tomato" in New Zealand, but a new name was chosen by the New Zealand Tree<span> </span>Tomato<span> </span>Promotions Council in order to distinguish it from the ordinary garden tomatoand increase its exotic appeal.</p> </div> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Plant">Plant</span></h3> <div class="thumb tright"> <div class="thumbinner"><img alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Cyphomandra_betacea1.jpg/220px-Cyphomandra_betacea1.jpg" width="220" height="165" class="thumbimage" data-pagespeed-url-hash="2010095046" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);" /> <div class="thumbcaption"> <div class="magnify"></div> Flower cluster</div> </div> </div> <p>The plant is a fast-growing tree that grows up to 5 meters. Peak production is reached after 4 years,<sup id="cite_ref-LostCrops_6-1" class="reference">[6]</sup> and the life expectancy is about 12 years.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-3" class="reference">[4]</sup> The tree usually forms a single upright trunk with lateral branches. The flowers and fruits hang from the lateral branches. The leaves are large, simple and perennial, and have a strong pungent smell.<sup id="cite_ref-LostCrops_6-2" class="reference">[6]</sup> The flowers are pink-white and form clusters of 10 to 50 flowers. They produce 1 to 6 fruits per cluster. Plants can set fruit without cross-pollination, but the flowers are fragrant and attract insects. Cross-pollination seems to improve fruit set.<sup id="cite_ref-LostCrops_6-3" class="reference">[6]</sup> The roots are shallow and not very pronounced, therefore the plant is not tolerant of drought stress and can be damaged by strong winds. Tamarillos will hybridize with many other<span> </span>Solanaceae, though the hybrid fruits will be sterile, and unpalatable in some instances.</p> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Fruit">Fruit</span></h3> <div class="thumb tright"> <div class="thumbinner"><img alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Solanum_betaceum_unripe_fruits.jpg/220px-Solanum_betaceum_unripe_fruits.jpg" width="220" height="146" class="thumbimage" data-pagespeed-url-hash="2489475574" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);" /> <div class="thumbcaption"> <div class="magnify"></div> Unripe fruits</div> </div> </div> <div class="thumb tright"> <div class="thumbinner"><img alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Tamarillos%28janek2005%29.jpg/220px-Tamarillos%28janek2005%29.jpg" width="220" height="182" class="thumbimage" data-pagespeed-url-hash="1269263135" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);" /> <div class="thumbcaption"> <div class="magnify"></div> Ripe fruits</div> </div> </div> <p>The fruits are egg-shaped and about 4-10 centimeters long. Their color varies from yellow and orange to red and almost purple. Sometimes they have dark, longitudinal stripes. Red fruits are more acetous, yellow and orange fruits are sweeter. The flesh has a firm texture and contains more and larger seeds than a common tomato.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-4" class="reference">[4]</sup> The fruits are very high in vitamins and iron and low in calories (only about 40 calories per fruit).</p> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Soil_and_climate_requirements">Soil and climate requirements</span></h3> <p>The tamarillo prefers a subtropical climate, with rainfall between 600 and 4000 millimeters and annual temperatures between 15 and 20 °C.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-6" class="reference">[4]</sup> It is intolerant to frost (below -2 °C) and drought stress. It is assumed that the fruit set is affected by night temperatures. Areas, where citrus is cultivated, provide good conditions for tamarillos as well, such as in the Mediterranean climate. Tamarillo plants grow best in light, deep, fertile soils, although they are not very demanding. However, soils must be permeable since the plants are not tolerant of water-logging.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-7" class="reference">[4]</sup> They grow naturally on soils with a pH of 5 to 8.5.</p> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Growth">Growth</span></h3> <p>Propagation is possible by both using seeds or cuttings.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-8" class="reference">[4]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference">[7]</sup> Seedlings first develop a straight, about 1.5 to 1.8 meters tall trunk, before they branch out. Propagation by seeds is easy and ideal in protected environments. However, in orchards with different cultivars, cross-pollination will occur and the characteristics of the cultivars get mixed up. Seedlings should be kept in the nursery until they reach a height of 1 to 1.5 meters, as they are very frost-sensitive.</p> <p>Plants grown from cuttings branch out earlier and result in more shrub-like plants that are more suitable for exposed sites. Cuttings should be made from basal and aerial shoots and should be free of pathogenic viruses. Plants grown from cuttings should be kept in the nursery until they reach a height of 0.5 to 1 meter.</p> <p>The tree grows very quickly and is able to bear fruit after 1.5 to 2 years. The plant is daylength-insensitive. The fruits do not mature simultaneously unless the tree has been pruned. A single tree can produce more than 20 kg of fruit per year; an orchard yields in 15 to 17 tons per hectare.<sup id="cite_ref-LostCrops_6-5" class="reference">[6]</sup> One single mature tree in good soil will bear more fruit than a typical family can eat in about 3 months.</p> <p>Tamarillos are suitable for growing as indoor container plants, though their swift growth, their light, water, and humidity requirements, and their large leaves can pose a challenge to those with limited space.</p> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Plant_management">Plant management</span></h3> <div class="thumb tright"> <div class="thumbinner"><img alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Cyphomandra_betacea2.jpg/220px-Cyphomandra_betacea2.jpg" width="220" height="293" class="thumbimage" data-pagespeed-url-hash="353362248" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);" /> <div class="thumbcaption"> <div class="magnify"></div> Tamarillo tree</div> </div> </div> <p>The tamarillo trees are adaptable and very easy to grow. However, some plant management strategies can help to stabilize and improve plant performance.</p> <h4><span class="mw-headline" id="Planting">Planting</span></h4> <p>Planting distances depend on the growing system. In New Zealand, with mechanized production, single row planting distances of 1 to 1.5 meters between plants and 4.5 to 5 meters between rows are recommended. In traditional growing regions such as the Andean region, plantations are much denser, with 1.2 to 1.5 meters between plants. Dense planting can be a strategy to protect plants against the wind. On poorly drained soils, plants should be planted on ridges.</p> <h4><span class="mw-headline" id="Pruning">Pruning</span></h4> <p>Pruning can help to control fruit size, plant size, harvest date and to simplify the harvesting of fruits.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-10" class="reference">[4]</sup> Cutting the tip of young plants leads to the desired branch height. Once the tree shape has been formed, pruning is reduced to the removal of old or dead wood and previously fruited branches, since branches that have already carried fruits will produce smaller fruits with lower quality the next time. Light pruning leads to medium-sized, heavy pruning to large-sized fruits. Basal shoots should be removed. When plants are grown in greenhouses, pruning prevents excessive vegetative growth.</p> <p>When the tree is about 1 to 1.5 meters in height, it is advisable to cut the roots on one side and lean the tree to the other (in the direction of the midday sun at about 30 to 45 degrees). This allows fruiting branches to grow all along the trunk rather than just at the top.</p> <div class="thumb tright"> <div class="thumbinner"><img alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/Tamarillo_seedlings%2C_6_months_old.jpg/220px-Tamarillo_seedlings%2C_6_months_old.jpg" width="220" height="215" class="thumbimage" data-pagespeed-url-hash="1025451796" onload="pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality(this);" /> <div class="thumbcaption"> <div class="magnify"></div> Tamarillo seedlings, 6 months old</div> </div> </div> <h4><span class="mw-headline" id="Mulching">Mulching</span></h4> <p>Since the plants are sensitive to drought stress, mulching can help to preserve moisture in the soil.<sup id="cite_ref-LostCrops_6-6" class="reference">[6]</sup> It can also be a strategy to suppress weeds, as other soil management techniques, such as plowing, are not possible due to the shallow and sensitive root system.</p> <h4><span class="mw-headline" id="Shelter">Shelter</span></h4> <p>The plants have to be protected from the wind. Their shallow root system does not provide enough stability, and the lateral branches are fragile and break easily when carrying fruits.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-11" class="reference">[4]</sup></p> <h4><span class="mw-headline" id="Irrigation_and_fertilization">Irrigation and fertilization</span></h4> <p>To maximize and stabilize production, water, and nutrient inputs should be provided when needed. The plants need a continuous supply of water due to their shallow root system. Drought stress results in a decrease in plant growth, fruit size, and productivity.<sup id="cite_ref-SmallFruitsReview_4-12" class="reference">[4]</sup> Recommended fertilizer rates per hectare are 170 kg of Nitrogen, 45 kg of Phosphorus, and 130 to 190 kg of Potassium for intensive New Zealand production systems. Phosphorus and Potassium are applied at the beginning of the season, Nitrogen applications are distributed throughout the year.</p> <h4><span class="mw-headline" id="Pest_management">Pest management</span></h4> <p>The tamarillo tree is, compared to similar crops such as tomatoes, quite resistant to pests in general. Still, to reduce risk in intensive production systems, some pests have to be controlled to avoid major crop damage. To control pests, the same control methods as other Solanaceae can be used.</p> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Harvest">Harvest</span></h3> <p>Ripening of fruits is not simultaneous. Several harvests are necessary.<sup id="cite_ref-8" class="reference">[8]</sup> In climates with little annual variation, tamarillo trees can flower and set fruit throughout the year. In climates with pronounced seasons (such as New Zealand), fruits ripen in autumn. Premature harvest and ethylene-induced ripening in controlled-atmosphere chambers are possible with minimal loss of fruit quality.<sup id="cite_ref-Ripening_9-0" class="reference">[9]</sup> The fragile lateral branches can break easily when loaded with fruits, so premature harvest helps to reduce this risk and allows storage of fruits up to 20 days at room temperature. A cold-water dipping process, developed by the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research also allows further storage of 6–10 weeks.</p> <h2><span class="mw-headline" id="Usage">Usage</span></h2> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Culinary_use">Culinary use</span></h3> <p>The fruit is eaten by scooping the flesh from a halved fruit. When lightly sugared and cooled, the flesh is used for a breakfast dish. Some people in New Zealand cut the fruit in half, scoop out the pulpy flesh and spread it on toast at breakfast. Yellow-fruited cultivars have a sweeter flavor, occasionally compared to mango or apricot. The red-fruited variety, which is much more widely cultivated, is more tart, and the savory aftertaste is far more pronounced. In the Northern Hemisphere, tamarillos are most frequently available from July until November, and fruits early in the season tend to be sweeter and less astringent.</p> <p>They can be made into compotes, or added to stews (e.g. Boeuf Bourguignon), hollandaise, chutneys, and curries. Desserts using this fruit include bavarois and, combined with apples, a strudel.</p> <p>Tamarillos can be added as a secondary fermentation flavoring to Kombucha Tea for a tart and tangy taste. The fruit should be mashed and added at a ratio of 3 Tamarillos to 1 Litre of Kombucha, however, great care should be taken to not allow too much carbon dioxide gas to build up in sealed bottles during secondary fermentation. The sugar content of fresh Tamarillos added to Kombucha can generate rapid carbon dioxide production in secondary fermentation within just 48–72 hours.</p> <p>In Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and parts of Indonesia (including Sumatra and Sulawesi), fresh tamarillos are frequently blended together with water and sugar to make a juice. It is also available as a commercially pasteurized purée.</p> <p>In Nepal, a version of the South American fruit is decently popular. It is typically consumed as a chutney or a pickle during the autumn and winter months. It is known as <i>Tammatar</i> and <i>Ram Bheda</i>. Similar to Nepal, the Indian regions of Ooty, Darjeeling, and Sikkim also consume Tamarillo.</p> <p>In Ecuador, the tamarillo, known as <i>tomate de árbol</i>, is blended with chili<span> </span>peppers<span> </span>to make a hot sauce commonly consumed with local dishes of the Andean region. The sauce is simply referred to as <i>aji</i> and is present at every meal in Ecuador.</p> <p>The flesh of the tamarillo is tangy and variably sweet, with a bold and complex flavor, and maybe compared to kiwifruit,<span> </span>tomato, guava, or passion fruit. The skin and the flesh near it have a bitter taste and are not usually eaten raw</p> <p>The tamarillo has been described as having a taste similar to that of a passion fruit and a piquant tomato combined.</p> <p>The red and purple types of fruits are preferred in import countries of Europe: Even though they taste more acidic, their color is favored by consumers.</p> <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Industrial_use">Industrial use</span></h3> <p>The fruits are high in pectin and therefore have good properties for preserves. However, they oxidize and lose color when not treated. Yellow fruit types are better suited for industrial use.</p> <h2><span class="mw-headline" id="Prospects">Prospects</span></h2> <p>Research and breeding should improve plantation management, fruit quality, and postharvest treatment.<sup id="cite_ref-LostCrops_6-7" class="reference">[6]</sup> A better understanding of plant physiology, nutritional requirements of plants, and fruit set mechanisms will help to improve growing systems. Breeding goals are to break seed dormancy, to improve the sweetness of fruits, and to increase yield. For industrial uses, little "stones" of sodium and calcium that occasionally appear in the fruit skin form a problem. Those stones have to be eliminated by breeding.</p> </body> </html>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Palestinian sweet lime seeds (Citrus limettioides)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 2 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>Citrus limettioides, Palestinian sweet lime or Indian sweet lime or common sweet lime, alternatively considered a cultivar of Citrus × limon, C. × limon 'Indian Lime', is a low acid lime that has been used in Palestine for food, juice, and rootstock.</p> <p>Indian sweet lime is a small evergreen tree with few thorns, growing 4 - 6 meters tall.<br />The tree is sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit, especially in India, the Mediterranean region, Vietnam, and tropical America</p> <p>It is a member of the sweet limes. Like the Meyer lemon, it is the result of a cross between the citron (Citrus medica) and a mandarin/pomelo hybrid distinct from sweet and sour oranges.</p> <p><strong>Edible Uses</strong></p> <p>Fruit - raw, cooked, or preserved. A succulent, acidic-sweet pulp. A soft drink is made from the juice.</p> <p><strong>Medicinal</strong></p> <p>The fruit has medicinal properties.<br />Citrus species contain a wide range of active ingredients and research is still underway in finding uses for them. They are rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, acids, and volatile oils. They also contain coumarins such as bergapten which sensitizes the skin to sunlight. Bergapten is sometimes added to tanning preparations since it promotes pigmentation in the skin, though it can cause dermatitis or allergic responses in some people. Some of the plants more recent applications are as sources of anti-oxidants and chemical exfoliants in specialized cosmetics.<br />Other Uses<br />Essential oil is obtained from the peel of the fruit.</p> <p>The plant is used as a rootstock for other Citrus species.</p> </body> </html>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2 id="short_description_content" class="rte align_justify"><strong>Giant Bamboo seeds (Dendrocalamus barbatus)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 5 seeds.</strong></span></h2> <p>Extremely rare and very large bamboo, originating from Asia and China, grows up to 15 meters in height. Clumping bamboo (non-invasive) grows to a diameter of 10 cm, forming attractive clusters with lanceolate leaves. The shoots initially turn orange, then turn green in youth, and finally develop a shiny gray coat as they age.</p> <p>The culms of this large bamboo are used for construction, and its shoots are one of the main food species in China and Thailand.</p> <p>Resistant to temperatures of around -4 ºC (25 ºF), sometimes lower temperatures, but the key is to keep the soil dry during frost.</p> <p>Bamboo seeds are not always available due to the shortage of most species, this is because bamboo rarely blooms, sometimes only every 30 to even 100 years.</p> </body> </html>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Black Jade Vine Seeds (Mucuna nigricans)</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #f40202; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Price for Package of 1 seed.</strong></span></h2> <p>This is a beautiful flowering vine. The dark violet blooms appear closely pushed together in grape like clusters, up to 30 cm long and 15 cm in diameter. Very vigorous woody tree creeper - during warmer weather this vine can grow 60 cm or more a week. The stems can reach up to 18 m in length</p> </body> </html>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> </head> <body> <h2><strong>Yellow Crocus bulbs</strong></h2> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>The price is for package of 3 bulbs.</strong></span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; font-family: georgia, palatino;"><i><b><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This variety is famous for its delightful fragrance. There's nothing like closing your eyes and breathing in the sweet scent of Spring! </span></strong></b></i></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000; font-family: georgia, palatino;"><i><b>Crocus</b></i> (English plural: crocuses or croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of <i>Crocus sativus</i>, an autumn-blooming species. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, in particular Krokos, Greece<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference"></sup>, on the islands of the Aegean, North Africa and the Middle East, and across Central Asia to Xinjiang Province in western China.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: georgia, palatino; color: #000000;">The cup-shaped, solitary, salverform flower tapers off into a narrow tube. Their colors vary enormously, although lilac, mauve, yellow, and white are predominant. The grass-like, ensiform leaf<sup id="cite_ref-10" class="reference"></sup> shows generally a white central stripe along the leaf axis. The leaf margin is entire.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: georgia, palatino; color: #000000;">A crocus has three stamens, while a similar-looking toxic plant, <i>colchicum</i>, sometimes popularly referred to as "autumn crocus", has six stamens. In addition, crocus have one style, while <i>colchicum</i> have three.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: georgia, palatino; color: #000000;">About 30 of the species are cultivated, including <i>Crocus sativus</i> for saffron production. The varieties cultivated for decoration mainly represent five species: <i>C. vernus</i>, <i>C. chrysanthus</i>, <i>C. flavus</i>, <i>C. sieberi</i>, and <i>C. tommasinianus</i>. Among the first flowers to bloom in spring, crocuses are popular with gardeners. Their flowering time varies from the late winter <i>C. tommasinianus</i> to the later large hybridized and selected Giant "Dutch crocuses" (<i>C. vernus</i>). Crocus flowers and leaves are protected from frost by a waxy cuticle; in areas where snow and frost occasionally occur in the early spring, it is not uncommon to see early flowering crocuses blooming through a light late snowfall.</span></p> <h2><span style="color: #ff0000; font-size: 13pt; font-family: georgia, palatino;"><a href="https://www.seeds-gallery.shop/en/home/saffron-bulbs-saffron-crocus.html" target="_blank" title="Saffron Bulbs can be purchased here" style="color: #ff0000;" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Saffron Bulbs can be purchased here</strong></a></span></h2> </body> </html>
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