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Botanyguy

(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2005
2:17 AM

Post #1597048

Anyone have access to Gopher Apple seeds??????
corky59
Lakeland, FL

July 4, 2005
7:42 PM

Post #1598681

SOOO What's a Gohper Apple? Yes old people ask a lot of questions. hee hee Corky
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2005
12:32 PM

Post #1600010

If it's Licania michauxii you're looking for, we have it growing on our property. I've never observed it enough to see any seeds, though. Don't know if it would transplant well, but I'm willing to give it a try.
corky59
Lakeland, FL

July 5, 2005
4:49 PM

Post #1600530

hmmmm very interesting
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2005
7:18 PM

Post #1600949

Ooops! Sorry Corky, I forgot you wanted to know what it was...Gopher Apple is a low growing native plant (sometimes called Ground Oak.) It produces a fruit that's a favorite of gopher tortoises, and many other wild animals.
Botanyguy

(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2005
3:01 AM

Post #1604677

I love to try to see if I can get one from you... I use to have a lot back when I lived in Titusville, but now in Jax I dont see any at all!

Chris
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2005
12:40 PM

Post #1605236

Chris, I'll try and get some potted up. If it survives, I'll be sure and let you know!
Kalpavriksha
Sarasota, FL

April 26, 2008
7:12 PM

Post #4867703

These fruit in late summer.
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4868904

I'm pretty sure I've seen those growing near me. Never bothered to look for seeds. Maybe I will this year.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2008
4:06 AM

Post #4874980

I bought a few from www.mailordernatives.com They sell the plants, not seeds though. This is the first year I've seen them offer the plants so I made sure and ordered a couple. Both are happily thriving in my side yard.

Melanie
Moofiepoo
Orlando, FL

June 2, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #5041237

I have lived here for 35 years and never heard of that. Gonna have to have a look. I have a gopher turtle hole out front...it is active too. I see prints and all but have never seen the thing.
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2008
5:47 AM

Post #5050332

I'm pretty sure this is the stuff I've been trying to chop out of my yard for years now. I'll go out and take a pic of it tomorrow afternoon (after my town trip) and post it to be certain. If it is, you can have all I can dig for postage.
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 5, 2008
11:05 PM

Post #5059608

Oh my gosh, I totally forgot to come back and post the pics of this thing.
Here they are (I think this is the same thing)...If you want them, I won't take the hoe to them yet ;)

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JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2008
2:04 AM

Post #5060490

Libellule, that sure looks like it in comparison to the Plant Files photos. I've never seen the Gopher Apple first hand. BotanyGuy that originally started this thread and requested the seeds isn't active on DG much for the last year. I may still have a phone number or E-mail address for him. I'll try to let him know the plant has been found!

Jeremy
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5060547

Jeremy,
Paint me red! I didn't notice the date on the original post. hehe
Oh well, now I know what to call it while I'm chopping it out of there.
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2008
2:38 PM

Post #5062564

It was an interesting adventure and we all learned something along the way. What could be better?!
LOL BotanyGuy may still be interested in some seeds or plants. I'll just have to see if I can find the business card he gave me a few years ago.

Jeremy
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #5063704

Yes..we learned something and that is always good. I had wondered what those 'weeds' were and now I know.
I'm sure there will always be plenty of them on this place. Too many acres to chop it all out.
Thanks for the follow up. :)

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