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Beginner Gardening Questions: Planting a Mamey Seed

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reeling
Miami, FL

May 16, 2007
11:31 PM

Post #3505068

Hi i'm totally new to planting, but I would like to know how to plant a mamey seed. All I could find is that it takes 2 months supposedly to 'germinate'; yet I don't know what exactly germinating is and if there is a specific way I would need to germinate it.

I would sincerely apperciate if somebody could give me directions on how I would go about growing a mamey plant from a seed.

Thanks in advance.

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greenthumb_NC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2007
11:18 AM

Post #3506446

Reeling,

Can you tell us what it is? I Googled it, but came up with nothing.

Karin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2007
2:07 PM

Post #3506931

Is it this? It's the only thing that comes up in Plant Files when I put in "mamey" in the common name field
Pouteria sapota: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/102877/index.html
I don't know how to grow it, but if you can confirm this is the plant you mean hopefully someone else will know
greenthumb_NC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2007
2:30 PM

Post #3507024

The link to it from Dave's Garden is to a nursery called Top Tropicals. The link is on the Plant File page. There are lots of photos of it. I'm learning all the time!!!

Karin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GiddyMoon
Carmichael, CA

May 17, 2007
2:41 PM

Post #3507061

I did a yahoo search and came up with tons of info

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/mamey.html

http://sparks-mexico.com/costalegre/fruit/mamey.htm

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG331

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamey_sapote

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-mamey.htm

http://www.tropilab.com/mamey.html

ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2007
2:44 PM

Post #3507074

Based on those links, it looks like it could be either the Pouteria sapote that I linked to, or Mammea americana. This is why I don't like common names! reeling--any thoughts on which one it is that you have?
Haydee
Jacksonville, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2007
1:29 PM

Post #3513684

definitely tropical. I used to eat them.
Mamey

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