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ton wijnen

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Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:14:14 PM »
Hello.


I am searching a few seeds or a little plant from the Mandragora turcomanica.
For my private collection in the Netherlands.
Who can help me?

Thank you so much for your help.

Kind regards.
Ton Wijnen

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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 06:43:33 PM »
Had not even heard of it but have just bought seed of the autumn mandrake from http://www.rareplants.eu/ so it might be worth you contacting them to ask.
(I was impressed with the company - friendly response, fast delivery and generous quantities of seed with a 'freeby' packet included)
Gail Harland
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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 09:26:41 PM »
Gail this is my plant of M officinalis fruiting one year. The fruit rarely ripens because the pods are eaten by slugs as they develop.
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 10:53:02 PM »
They are amazing fruits. I saw the autumn form flowering in Syracuse, Sicily in October '14 amongst  Narcissus serotinus (?) and have been wanting to try it so was pleased to get seed.
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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 10:02:34 AM »
I have the autumn flowering one from seeds I collected in 2001 in Southern Turkey. In flower now
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »
According to the Pacific Bulb Society it is best in moist shade? Is that your experience? (Most advice on google seems to come via Hogwarts!)
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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 06:49:44 PM »
Gail this is my plant of M officinalis fruiting one year. The fruit rarely ripens because the pods are eaten by slugs as they develop.

Mine too. Maybe we should straw them like, well strawberries. Lots of fruit; first signs of ripening and they all go.
Edge of Chiltern hills, 25 miles west of London, England

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Re: Mandragora turcomanica seeds wanted
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 08:20:46 PM »
According to the Pacific Bulb Society it is best in moist shade? Is that your experience? (Most advice on google seems to come via Hogwarts!)

my autumnalis are in pots in the greenhouse to keep them dry in summer. I live in a high rainfall area (understatement!!) I seem to remember from 17 years ago that when i found them they were on a sunbaked hillside.

The spring flowering officinalis is in the garden where it gets a lot of sun if it ever shines. Both die down completely in the summer.

Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

 


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