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  Tacca seeds
From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2001.09.06 at 08:14:42(7368)
Dear aroiders,

would someone know a source for Tacca spec. seeds?

www.sunshine-seeds.de ( www.sunshine-seeds.com ) has them, but I would like to
know other sources as well.

Thanks in advance,


From: Albert Huntington balberth at yahoo.com> on 2001.09.06 at 09:19:55(7372)
Hello Bernhard,

Thompson and Morgan carries Tacca chantrieri seeds:

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.09.06 at 12:52:42(7373)
Dear Bernard and Albert,

I believe that our own Plantnut (Dewey) has several species of Tacca for
sale, and I believe you`d be much better off purchasing tubers or small
plants from him, seeds ot Tacca can be difficult if not VERY fresly



From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2001.09.06 at 12:53:13(7375)
Hello Albert,

thanks for your reply!

Yes, I think I have trouble with germination as well.
My seeds from T. chantrieri, T.leontopetaloides and T. nivea were sown about 5
weeks ago in humous substrate and held at 20-30 ?C. They do nothing till now.
But maybe it is too early to worry...
How long can germination take with dry seeds?
And what are your experience with germination percentage of dry seeds?
I think the seeds I got were probably not fresh.
Sunshine-seeds claims that the seed is storable for 24 month+ at 4 ?C at least,
what I found rather long for tropical seeds. But I maybe wrong with that.

I would be thankful for any comment.

Good growing,

From: Susan Cooper coops at execpc.com> on 2001.09.06 at 15:32:54(7385)
Even eBay has some:


Oops I guess that is kind of long to click on.
http://www.ebay.com then search for Tacca.

Maybe if you can do an internet search, you will find lots. I've seen them
in a lot of places, but didn't make note of them as I too tried them from
seeds and failed.

I did raise marigolds and morning glories from seed this year, but that is
about my only luck with seeds.

From: "Harry Witmore" harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2001.09.06 at 18:37:22(7387)
I have Tacca chantrieri seeds, some haven't ripened yet but I have had good
luck with them fresh from the pod. I've been waiting for them to burst open
before harvesting. I'd be willing to trade for any most Aroid seeds.

Harry Witmore

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