Spanish lime Seeds, Guinep,melicoccus bijugatus,(5 Seed)grow indoor or outdoor

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SKU P7236S
You can look up your climate zone here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/ Formally known as melicoccus bijugatus, it could be that I chose these specifically for the name. I mean, c’mon. MELICOCCUS BIJUGATUS. Tell me that you won’t be snickering as you repeat that phrase all day. Common to the tropics, apparently these fruit come from a branch of the “soapberry” tree, which sounds, if possible, even less appetizing than melicoccus. There are many other names for guinep, including:

Spanish lime
Honeyberry
Chennette
Genip(e), Gunip, Guinep, Canep, Chenep, Kenip
Mamoncillo
Mapo
Akee (which is very inaccurate if you’re used to West Indian ackee and saltfish)
Skinip
Tjennét
Limoncillo; and my favorite….
Quenepa

Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.

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Prepare a seed tray with a layer of starting soil. The soil should be moist but not saturated and there should be no standing water present in the tray.

3
Spread the seeds out over the tray, pressing them lightly into the moistened soil. The seeds should be approximately two inches apart to allow them room to spread out once they begin developing roots and shoots.
4
Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost, mulch or horticultural sand. Spray the contents of the tray lightly with warm water to dampen the seed covering. As with the initial moistening of the soil, you only want to dampen the covering and not saturate it.
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Place the seed tray in an area where it will receive up to eight hours of sunlight per day and will maintain a temperature of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
6
Moisten the seed tray as needed. You want the soil and the seed covering to remain moist, though being slightly on the dry side will not harm the seeds. It is better for the seeds to germinate in an environment that is only slightly moist than one that is saturated since the latter condition encourages rotting.
7
Check the progress of the seeds weekly. It may take as few as 10 days or as long as six months for the bay laurel seeds to begin germinating. If you notice any seeds that have begun to rot, remove them from the tray.
8
Transplant germinated seeds to pots or to a prepared location outdoors once leaves begin to appear.

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