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 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Starts from Seed

 Post subject: Re: Starts from Seed
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 pm 

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... research and found this group before I bought 9 packets of 100 each of bamboo seeds from a USA seller. I strained them, rinsed them with the salt water as directed, placed ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Starts from Seed

 Post subject: Re: Starts from Seed
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:46 am 

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One would guess that they do not have much budget for chasing down bamboo seed buyers/growers but do manage to confiscate as I understand when ... case of a person getting a visit from the USDA after purchasing bamboo seeds online. However, I would not want to put myself in a position to possibly ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Starts from Seed

 Post subject: Re: Starts from Seed
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:44 am 

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It is unlikely that any bamboo seeds sold in the United States are being sold in compliance with United States law. If you are having bamboo ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Starts from Seed

 Post subject: Re: Starts from Seed
Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:26 pm 

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Have never done it myself, but three things to note:
1) importing bamboo (including seeds) to the US without a permit is illegal. (I think that's still true?)
2) bamboo seed needs to be very fresh to germinate.
3) anybody posting specific varieties (like 'Jiuzhaigou') is lying.

Alan.

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Starts from Seed

 Post subject: Re: Starts from Seed
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm 

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Since I'm such a cheapskate and have only purchased two of my current bamboo (and my bamboo addiction is growing), I've been lured into the heart of the cheap internet with an attempt at purchasing seeds from Aliexpress. Here's what's happened so far: I tried to grow a few last ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm 

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Yes, you are correct, as long as people follow the protocol it can be shipped but not directly to the consumer.

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:47 pm 

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... PPQ Field Operations) are NOT illegal. Mr. Thammarat of Boonthammee Bamboo Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand has sent living bamboo plants including seeds to the USDA successfully in the past, and he is capable to do this in future, too. All ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 am 

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Orders to to the US are illegal and subject to confiscation so don't spend big money on any just in case.

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:06 am 

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Mr. Thammarat of Boonthammee Bamboo Garden sells bamboo seeds, mainly those from Thailand and southern China (tropical and subtropical, suitable for some southern ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:07 pm 

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My nigra DID flower- about 3 years ago. And its looked like dog vomit since, and this last weekend I gave up nursing it and we leveled a 12 year old grove, painful as that was to do. Left a bare eyelash fringe of about 60 old culms along one edge so the site wouldn't be utterly denuded while some re...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:17 pm 

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Thanks for all the replys and info I will definitely keep my ears open for flowering talk on here, Stef Allzen should have some seed coming in from a China contact in October so will see what he gets ,last year he had edulis ‘songming’ and edulis ‘mixta’ and a couple of others

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:43 pm 

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... Or watch out here, though they mainly deal in tropical spp.: http://bamboo-seeds-bbg.blogspot.ca/ As for Phyllos, P. arcana never flowered here. P. propinqua 'Beijing' ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:45 pm 

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Last time I saw my Indiana plants and that is approaching 3 years now, I still had a healthy F nitida old form that had not yet flowered so others may as well and that could mean that there are 'fresh' Fargesia seeds.

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:35 pm 

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... arcana 'Luteosulcata' flowered for some time, including last year, I guess it's still flowering. Moso is flowering each year and most of the seeds sold online are Phyllostachys pubescens seeds. There are claims that other bamboos are also flowering, like nigra and aureosulcata 'Spectabilis', ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Bamboo seeds

 Post subject: Re: Bamboo seeds
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:33 pm 

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johnw wrote:
I've heard of no recent flowering of a Fargesia species. After a year the seeds would be of questionable viability anyway.

Thanks John do you know which Phyllostachys have flowered recently at all
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