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Markhamia lutea- Markhamia, Nile Tulip Tree


Markhamia lutea- Markhamia, Nile Tulip Tree  (Markhamia lutea- Markhamia, Nile Tulip Tree)

Many of Markhamia seeds are germinating now. I planted the seeds on June 22, 2011. Photo taken July 17, 2011.



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Palmate
They look promising how big will they grow to ?

18 Jul, 2011

 

Excellent!!!

18 Jul, 2011

 

Palamate:

They will eventually grow to a tree of more than 40ft/12m tall. I have one large tree which is blooming now (this is where I got my seeds). I have several other seedlings which I just posted last week (which are going to be sold).

Here's my seedlings:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/214106-markhamia-lutea-markhamia-nile-tulip-tree/member/Delonix1

18 Jul, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Thanks!

Your seeds should germinate pretty quickly. :>)

18 Jul, 2011

 

Delonix,
I went and bought new potting soil this evening....tomorrow is sowing time. I can't believe I waited so long.....soooooo unlike me.

18 Jul, 2011

 

With all the heat you've had there, the seeds should germinate quickly. They germinate very quickly in hot weather here, also.

19 Jul, 2011

 

Do you cover them with clear plastic?

19 Jul, 2011

 

No. I just put them into the sun and water the seeds frequently (keeping the soil constantly moist but not soggy).

Last year I started the seeds in my pop-up greenhouse. However, last winter the roof ripped off...and I haven't fixed it yet.

19 Jul, 2011

 

Seeds are sown...
Now I wait.
How long do I wait???

20 Jul, 2011

 

They usually start sprouting in a couple of weeks.

20 Jul, 2011

 

What a relief!!! Now I'm really happy. I have so many that seem to take forever to germinate.

21 Jul, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

I actually started these on June 22...and the first seeds started germinating around July 5th (from what I remember).

22 Jul, 2011

 

Sown July 20th.....hopefully they will pop up beginning of August.

22 Jul, 2011

 

If it's hot, they should germinate fast.

23 Jul, 2011

 

Ohhh yeah. It is HOT!

23 Jul, 2011

 

Then the seeds should germinate fast. They need a lot of water in hot weather, though.

23 Jul, 2011

 

OK.
Guess what I bought?!?!?!
A coffee tree. It's a tiny little thing with three twigs but only cost me 3euros. It will grow but I'm not hoping for coffee beans. CA here I come...

24 Jul, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Congratulations! :>) Coffee trees take around 3 years before they bloom for the first time.

Coffee trees start off growing slowly...then they grow a little faster as they get older.

My tree is full of ripe coffee cherries. I need to pick them because I think the many coffee cherries are draining the tree's of energy. My coffee tree isn't looking so hot.

There's dozens of seedlings popping up below my big coffee tree. This is the first time this has happened in summer. Generally, the seedlings pop up during the winter (during the winter rains).

24 Jul, 2011

 

Delonix,
I'm going to take a picture of it today. The one I wanted a few months ago that my sister-in-law beat me to has really grown.
Three years for a bloom :o( I want to smell the flower before then!!!
Make sure to let me know when you pick them!!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Most likely all the ripe coffee cherries will be picked today...they are draining the plant of energy (I think)...also, the tree has more flower buds developing - again!.

My coffee tree is experiencing branch die-back...not sure what's causing it. I think it may be the very heavy crop of coffee cherries draining the tree (not positive though).

25 Jul, 2011

 

So.....how many cups of coffee do I get to drink??? ;o)))

28 Jul, 2011

 

There's so many coffee cherries...it's not funny! I picked a bunch yesterday...and there's still a lot more I need to pick. I'll post a pic of all the coffee cherries very soon.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Take a look at this Delonix, If you roast the cherries like this they have very low acidity....

Dark brown/ French/ Espresso

Shiny surface
445-460 F
Acidity - Low
Body - Full
Aroma - Medium
Sweetness - Full
Common roast for France and Italy

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks for the info. I don't drink coffee. I haven't drank a cup of coffee since around 1985.

31 Jul, 2011

 

I know you don't drink coffee....that's why I wanted you to see the acidity levels!
Don't you miss the aroma and the taste of a nice cup of coffee???

31 Jul, 2011

 

Not really. lol! :>)

1 Aug, 2011

 

Ooookay.....;o}

1 Aug, 2011

 

LOL! :>)

I like the smell of coffee, but don't miss it.

2 Aug, 2011

 

The only time I don't miss coffee is when my tummy is not well.
;o)))

2 Aug, 2011



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