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Topic: Tom's Coffee Plants... (13 msgs / 217 lines)
1) From: Michael Vanecek
Hey Tom - do you have any recent images of your coffee seedlings you 
could post on yourhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffeeathome.html
page? I'd like to see how your 5+ year trees look now... I only have a 
pair of second-year trees and a bunch of new seedlings. Do they ever 
thicken their trunk up?
Cheers,
Mike

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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Good idea Mike - I was just watering all the coffee plants so I 
should take some pictures. Mine definitely have woody trunks but 
diameter is not impressive (1/2 inch). I did have flowering and a 
little fruit developing on 2 plants for the first time. I also have 
successful seedlings from my last trip of 2 oddball non-commercial 
cultivars, Excelsa which is sorta like a Liberica, and and 
Semperflorens the plant which, under the right conditions, flowers 
and fruits all year long! I have pictures of all these on my El 
Salvador trip page - if you haven't looked at that it is pretty 
interesting! -http://www.sweetmarias.com/articles.htmlor 
thecoffeelibrary.com
Tom
BTW: I keep misreading the microfoaming soymilk thread as 
microfilming soymilk - I have scrambled brains today.
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3) From: AlChemist John
Sort of on that note,  I lost all 8 of my coffee trees in our fire.  Any 
recommendations where to buy new ones?
Sometime around 09:43 AM 8/6/2004, Michael Vanecek typed:
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4) From: Michael Vanecek
I'll try and see if any of my remaining kona parchment is still viable. 
I don't know how well seedlings will ship, but I've successfully shipped 
pregerminated seeds before. It'll take a few weeks tho...
Cheers,
Mike
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5) From: Ben Treichel
I had saved some links for plants, but now they only offer seed. sorry
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6) From: Sue Stevenson
Sorry to hear about your loss. I have been wondering where to get some coffee plants as well. I have ordered seeds and tried to grow them, but never had any luck.  The only place I've seen real plants for sale is a few science project internet sites ($5.00 - $6.00 dollars for a 6 inch plant), the Coffee Project  web site,  and a place called Aloha Tropicals (somewhere in California), which also has a web site. Sue
AlChemist John  wrote:Sort of on that note,  I lost all 8 of my coffee trees in our fire.  Any recommendations where to buy new ones?
Sometime around 09:43 AM 8/6/2004, Michael Vanecek typed:
Hey Tom - do you have any recent images of your coffee seedlings you could post on yourhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffeeathome.htmlpage? I'd like to see how your 5+ year trees look now... I only have a pair of second-year trees and a bunch of new seedlings. Do they ever thicken their trunk up?
Cheers,
Mike--  
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

7) From: DEchelbarg
Just got a nice coffee plant from http://www.coffeeproject.com/more/trees.html  Arrived in great shape -- very nice.
Dave Echelbarger

8) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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I have seen them at Lowes and Home Depot - sometimes mislabeled. I 
have bought 2 better ones at good nurseries... but almost all mine 
are grown from cherry seed. If you are on the area, I usually have a 
starter plant to spare too! In that case, you know the cultivar, and 
even the farm it is from!
Tom
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                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george

9) From: Mark Tosiello
I've got 2 of those growing strong...each is now about 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall.
Nice plants!
Mark
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10) From: Michael Vanecek
Agreed. For all you know - you'd be getting a robusta or something at an 
outlet store. Mine are c. arabica var. typica parchment from Bob and 
Cea's farm at Kona, HI. I just put several parchment seeds in a baggy 
with damp paper towels to pregerminate - should know here in about 3 or 
4 weeks...
Cheers,
Mike
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11) From: Hunt Slade
Believe it or not, there are 6"-7" plants for sale on Ebay. Bought two a couple of days ago. I'll give an update when I receive them. Just search for "coffee plant".
 
Hunt
roasting and grinning deep in the woods of middle Georgia
 
Sue Stevenson  wrote:
The only place I've seen real plants for sale is a few science project internet sites ($5.00 - $6.00 dollars for a 6 inch plant), the Coffee Project  web site,  and a place called Aloha Tropicals (somewhere in California), which also has a web site. Sue
AlChemist John  wrote: Sort of on that note,  I lost all 8 of my coffee trees in our fire.  Any recommendations where to buy new ones?
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12) From: AlChemist John
Thanks, that was the place I could not seem to find.
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13) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 10:00 AM 8/7/2004, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee typed:
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Now that would be sweet.  Well, in I am in the area, I will take you up on it.
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