J. L. HUDSON, SEEDSMAN, BOX 337, LA HONDA, CALIFORNIA 94020-0337 USA
2013 SEEDLIST - NEW ITEMS
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CACTACEAE. Columnar South American cacti. Sometimes included in Lemaireocereus. Easily grown.
—Armatocereus arboreus (=ghiesbreghtii) (25) ARMA-4. Packet: $2.50
Tall columnar cactus with dense slender spines. Peru. Zone 9. Use GA-3 to germinate in 2 - 4 weeks. Nice!
Info and photos link: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/128083/
—Arum italicum. (20) ARUM-12. Seed Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $10.00
Fresh seed stored moist and refrigerated, ready to germinate!
Foot-long arrowhead-shaped leaves with conspicuous silvery white veins. Large 6 - 12" spathe with lighter veins, followed by attractive clustered bright red berries in fall. England to North Africa. Fairly hardy (Zone 4) perennial to 2 feet. Easy in sun or shade, and good in pots. When blooming it gives off heat and is warm to the touch.
—Echinocactus Grusonii. (25) ECHT-10. Packet: $2.50
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'GOLDEN BARREL'. Large round cactus to 3 feet thick, with yellow 1 - 2" spines and bright yellow 2 1/2" flowers in summer. Central México. One of the nicest, forming huge golden balls. Zone 8. Use GA-3 to germinate in 2 - 8 weeks.
CACTACEAE. Popular columnar Andean cacti with long hairs and showy flowers. Easy in well-drained soil. Germinates in 2 - 3 weeks with GA-3. "No collection should be without them."—J. Borg.
—Oreocereus celsianus. (25) OREC-6. Packet: $2.50
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Thick, base-branching columns to 3 - 9 feet, with very long woolly hairs from the areoles, and 1 - 3" yellow spines. Red or pink 3" flowers. Bolivia and Argentina. Lovely and hardy to Zone 9.
Info and photos link: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67349/
—Pogostemon cablin. (500) POGO-6. Packet: $3.00
1/4 Gram: $10.00
'TRUE PATCHOULI'. Tropical shrublet to 2 - 3 feet with very fragrant mauve flowers in 1 - 3" spikes, and 2 - 4" leaves. East Indies. Zone 9b or 10. The main source of patchouli oil. Used for fragrance, medicinally, and sometimes used as seasoning. Best in warm places with part shade.
Info and photos link: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53931/
RUTACEAE. A single species of hardy citrus.
—Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'. (20) PONC-4F. Packet: $2.50
'FLYING DRAGON TRIFOLIATE ORANGE.' Striking variety with curly stems and hooked thorns, making a stunning display when leafless in winter. Large white fragrant 2" flowers before the leaves, followed by very fragrant 2" fruits ("Dragon's Eggs"). Deciduous small tree to 8 feet (smaller than the type, so easier to keep trimmed), hardy to Chicago. Zone 5. Makes a nice, deer-proof 'living barbed wire fence' planted 2 feet apart, and because the thorns are curved, they are not a hazard to tractor tires if branches get left on the ground after trimming. Fruits make a nice juice, best if squeezed a few weeks after picking. Comes 95% true from seed. Germinates best in the dark, cover seed well.
Photo and information links:
http://dangergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/poncirus-trifoliata-or-flying-dragon.html Great photos!
For wholesale mail-order bare-root one-year old seedlings for planting hedges (about 6" tall, with 6" roots, $2.00 each in lots of 50 or more, plus postage), contact Adam Turtle of Earth Advocates Research Farm, 30 Myers Road, Summertown, TN 38483-7323, Phone 1-931-964-4151 (7AM to 5PM Central Time).
Dragon's Egg Pie by Sue Turtle
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk.
1/2 - 3/4 cup fresh squeezed juice from the Dragon's Egg (the fruit of Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - takes about 10 - 15 fruit).
4 egg yolks.
Whip/blend (I use the blender) the yolks, then add the milk. Add the juice until just mixed.
Pour into a 9" graham cracker crumb crust. Chill for several hours or overnight before serving.
(This pie can be made with key limes if one wishes, but the fruit of Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' makes the best pie.)
5 egg yolks (beat 3-5 minutes until thickened (I use the blender).
Slowly add in one 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk.
Then add in 3/4 cup fresh Flying Dragon fruit juice and whir just to blend.
In a separate bowl beat 3 of the egg whites until they form soft peaks and waver gently on the beater (DO NOT OVER-BEAT) Whites should be firm but not stiff. Fold the white gently and thoroughly into the other mixture.
Spoon at once into a graham cracker crumb crust shell (can be precooked or not but if pre-cooked - allow to cool).
Bake 20 minutes at 325° for about 20 minutes (in the center of the oven).
If you like you can cover with Meringue topping using the 2 remaining egg whites.
Beat 2 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar until foamy.
Beat in 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
Continue beating until stiff and glossy.
DO NOT UNDER-BEAT.
Beat in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
Heap onto the hot pie filling and spread over filling - carefully sealing to edge of crust to prevent shrinking or weeping.
Bake at 400° for 10 minutes until delicately brown.
Cool away from draft.
ANNONACEAE. Tropical Asian fruit trees.
—burahol. (5 seed) STELE-6. Packet: $10.00 OUT OF STOCK
Perishable - limited time only - seed shipped moist.
'KEPEL FRUIT', 'BURAHOL'. Endangered Indonesian tree bearing abundant apple-sized round brown fruits on the trunk with an aromatic mango-coconut flavor. Once prohibited to everyone except the Sultan of Jogja's harem, as consumption of the fruit is said to cause all one's secretions (breath, perspiration, urine, feces) to have a scent of violets, and additionally to cause temporary infertility in women. Very rare in the wild and cultivation. Tropical tree to 60 - 80 feet, with large ovate 10" leaves and pinkish cream inch-wide flowers on the trunk. Fruits in 6 - 9 years from seed, and bears up to 1500 fruits a year. For humid warm tropics. Plant seed flat, 3/4" deep. Root germinates quickly, top growth appears in 6 - 13 months, slow growing at first, keep over 40° F for the first few years, stands to 30° F when mature.