You are bidding on one live small bare
root plant with vigorous root systems 3-6+ inches tall with 2-4 leaves grown
Randia formosa is a rare tropical to subtropical
fruit, growing as a small evergreen bushy shrub, usually only 4-5 ft tall in
the ground and 3-4 ft in container. It can be easily trained into a miniature
The plant is closely related to gardenia and produces 1.5-2 inch star
shaped, very fragrant, tubular white flowers that attract nocturnal moths.
Olive-shaped yellow fruits are woody shelled, about 1 inch size and look like
This fruit's sweet black soft pulp tasting just
like 'Blackberry Jam', loved by both children and adults. You can make
preserves from this fruit! Not too sweet and actually tastes even better than any preserve. When you see this very ornamental shrub all covered by yellow
fruit, you will want to pluck the numerous exotic fruits, crack open one, and suck out the
sweet and tasty pulp.
This is one of those fun rare fruits that is always an eye-catcher in your garden!
A beautiful evergreen shrub, with white,
star shaped, very fragrant, tubular flowers that attract nocturnal moths.
Besides tasty fruit, the plant has many other cool aspects.
Slow and compact grower. For
years, it can be grown in 3-5 gal container, reaching 3-4 ft in height.
Branching habit and a dense
Tolerates shade and will
flower and fruit in filtered light, which is appreciated by container
gardeners who grow these plants indoors or in a crowded greenhouse.
Flowers are gardenia-like and
have pleasant sweet fragrance, although not as strong as gardenias. When
in bloom, the bush is all covered with star-shaped flowers.
Starts fruiting in young age -
1-1.5 year from seed. 1-3 gallon container plants start blooming and
fruiting when reach about 2 ft tall.
Heavy producer. A small 3 ft
plant in 3 gal container can bear as many as 25-30 fruit at a time.
Blooming/fruiting period continues for a few months, new flowers appear
while the first fruit start to ripen.
Fall/winter bloomer. Enjoy
fragrance and fruit when other plants are off-season!
Likes container culture. It
requires acidic soil and will feel happy in a well-drained potting mix.
Height: 4-8 ft. (1.2-2.4 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.
Flowers are fragrant.
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.
Randia formosa is easy in cultivation. The two most important requirements
are - acidic soil and good drainage. If these two conditions are missing,
most likely the leaves may turn chlorotic (yellow with green veins) once
there is a chance of a slight over-watering. Use slow-release fertilizer and
apply microelements on regular basis to avoid possible chlorosis.
Blackberry Jam Fruit can take both sun and shade.
However, in filtered light leaves look healthier and greener.
The plant is relatively cold hardy and is said to withstand as low as 26F.
However, young plants are more sensitive and should be protected from chill
winds and frost. During cold period, watering should be reduced, otherwise
leaves may become chlorotic - Randia formosa is very sensitive to
over-watering particularly during cool season.
The Blackberry Jam Fruit is definitely a conversation piece, and tasting a
"Blackberry Jam" from a gem of your rare fruit collection will always bring
joy to your family, friends and garden visitors.
All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped
sphagnum moss to ensure the plants healthy
transit to you. All live
plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are
shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery
plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by
USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.
Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US
Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at
Honolulu International airport.
is included in Shipping and Handling
@ $5 fee per
There is a
packing & custom boxing fee.
usually least is USPS postage (shipping).
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS!
We can ship
certified live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling
includes USDA Certification.
We ship Seeds Internationally.
All International shipments are at Buyer's
Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!
Proper Permits and Documents are the
Please request any documents prior to shipping.
For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,
additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
The additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!
All international orders
are shipped at the
(shipped with or without
documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On
Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges,
accept online payments only through PayPal, Cash payments are only acceptable for
in-person payments and cash-on-delivery (COD). Cash payment can not be sent through the
Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN
BE USED. Multiple paypal payments are NOT eligible for
We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
Non-paying bidders may receive negative feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to
SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same
This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
We ship on Tuesdays.
Payment must be received
within 4 days of the auction ending.
Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $7.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
After you purchase
After you Receive your Items.
LIVE PLANTS ARE PERISHABLE.
For this reason uninsurable.
When you order a plant we assume you are prepared to care for it.
Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant
before it arrives. Shipping can be stressful on a plant, and any
mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
the mail survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I
order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there
is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered
to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to
Please Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it
arrived damaged. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from
delivery confirmation to make any claim.
All claims need to be supported with
Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged,
the packing materials and any documents. I am very reasonable and
understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
The expense to send it to you is most
of your payment. To send any replacement(s), I try to piggy back with
your next order.
Replacement is not an option for
ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA
CERTIFIED WITHIN THE U.S.- USDA and USPS fees are included in the actual cost of shipping and
Please do not leave a 1 or 2 in my
detailed seller ratings for postage fees or any reason really because I
will block you from any further purchases. I ship items the best and least expensive
option. These are coming from Hawaii. The only
thing inexpensive here in Hawaii are my items!! I do ship all my items
promptly via best method--if you feel like the combined shipping fee is
wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back with me-I value your
business and will work diligently to keep you satisfied. I am very
generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.
dog Taz will fetch your email to me
If you are dissatisfied
with the item, please contact me
before leaving a
negative or neutral comment.
I want you to be
Mahalo iâ `oe no ke kipa
`ana mai. E kipa mai hou!
Rare Palm Seeds
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at
seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements,
refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
Mahalo & Aloha!!
On Jul-05-13 at 17:52:32 PDT, seller added the following information:
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Aloha, Don't forget to leave feedback after you inspect your purchase and agree that it arrived ALIVE. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any claim for SHIPPING DAMAGE. If there is any problem ON ARRIVAL, contact me IMMEDIATELY to make a claim. I want to help. DO NOT WAIT ‘to see if they will recover’ then email me after a week or two when they are dry and dead. This will not considered SHIPPING DAMAGE. All claims need to be supported with Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged, the packing materials and any documents. I want to know what you think caused the problem, so I can remedy the procedure. We don’t need it to happen again. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to you. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your responsibility to know how to care for the plant. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered to your door. Live ARRIVAL is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to you. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your responsibility to know how to care for the plant. What you think caused the problem? We don’t need it to happen again. Poor gardening methods are not reasons for any refund. There is the risk when you grow plants that they may die. LIVE PLANTS are PERSIABLE, not guaranteed to live forever. Live Plants are not guaranteed to survive under your care. Your care begins when you remove the healthy live plant from the bag and pot it in your selected media. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks for your patience and purchase. A hui hou (till we meet again) Mahalo,
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Aloha , I ship on Tuesdays. Please pay ASAP so I have time to pack your items. If you want anything else, just email your request to ~crawfordj009 at hawaii.rr.com~ for new invoice with a note describing what items to add. Mahalo
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