We sold 1 Parana pine (Araucaria angustofolia), 1 Spanish lime (Melicoccus bijugatus), 1 Calabash tree (Crescentia cujete) , each 1 grafted avocado tree (Hass and Booth 7 variety), 4 figs, 1 Pandanus utilis, 1 Passiflora incarnata, 1 cotton plant, 1 yellow lemon and 1 cocoa seedling to a friend in Chiang Mai (Thailand) recently. First we thought we need 3 oversize boxes to fit in all those rare plants, in the end we only used one and they all arrived well. We can send rare plants to your home in Thailand or you can pick them up from our garden in Nong Khai if you are located in Laos.
Look at this Parana pine which was grown from seeds in Pattaya acquired from Sao Paulo. This plant (Araucaria angustofolia)is now 17 months old and will later produce delicious edible seeds, little known in Thailand and Laos.
In order to get this Parana pine into a box that can be shipped to any location in Thailand or Laos, our gardener cut off useless branches.
Our gardeners took the Spanish lime (Melicoccus bijugatus), our Calabash tree (Crescentia cujete) , our grafted avocado tree (Hass and Booth 7 varieties), the figs, the rare Pandanus utilis, the very beautiful Passiflora incarnata, the yellow lemon and our cocoa seedling and took away most of thee dirt off and packed the dense roots in a tight plastic bag. Thus weight and volume were reduced in order to pack and ship them to any location in Thailand or Laos.
That is how our grafted avocado trees (Hass and Booth 7 varieties) finally looked.
We prepared many bamboo sticks and locked all the plants very well to send them to any location in Thailand or Laos.
Then we took one of the oversize boxes in which we sent out our Spanish lime (Melicoccus bijugatus), 1 Calabash tree (Crescentia cujete) , each 1 grafted avocado tree (Hass and Booth 7 variety), 4 figs, 1 Pandanus utilis, 1 Passiflora incarnata, 1 cotton plant, 1 yellow lemon and 1 cocoa seedling to places in Thailand or even Laos.
Happy ending: All our many rare plants did fit into only one huge box, they arrived well. If you want to inquire about our unique plants and how they can be sent to your location in Thailand or Laos, send a mail firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Richard and I have a noncommercial organic farm in Issan. It is one of the driest areas in the country with pretty straight clay (din neiow) soil.. I do have access to water with every few year flooding.
I’ve tried exotics before without much success. From my experience, cacao like more volcanic soils.
What do you think.?
I am interested in your other plants and seeds. Also I have some plants you might be interested in and could benefit this country.
Enjoy the rains,
thanks for your message. We have the same clay in Nong Khai, but cocoa does all right there. But in general, growth of all plants in Nong Khai is much slower than in our Pattaya location. I have attached a price list, just as a basic overview of what plants we have. Barter or exchange is always possible.
All the best