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RE: Seed watch


Does everything you touch sprout and grow?!? Wish I had that luck....

Donna

> 
> Time before last when we went to the fruit stand on Pine Island, I
> bought a mamey apple [Mammea americana]. When I ate it, I saved the
> seed. The fruit is also called Mexican apricot, so that will give you
> some idea of what it tastes like, although it has less acid than an
> apricot, so it's blander.
> 
> Anyway, I planted the seed in a 1-gallon pot and left the pot on the
> cutting bench in the lath house, where it gets misted three times a
> day. This morning I noticed that the soil in the center of the pot is
> erupting like something major is trying to poke its head out. I keep
> going out there and checking it; it's like watching eggs in nest.
> 
> Mammea americana is a tree about the size of an avocado [to 80 feet
> with a 40 foot spread at maturity] so I think I've got room for one of
> them for the foreseeable future. Forty years from now someone will
> probably curse me for planting it.
> 
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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