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2 Fresh Hog Plum Tree Cuttings, **UNROOTED**

2 Fresh Hog Plum Tree Cuttings, **UNROOTED**

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TWO FRESH HOG PLUM TREE CUTTINGS STRAIGHT FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS - ORGANICALLY GROWN - 25 YEAR OLD PRODUCTIVE TREE These cuttings are guaranteed to be fresh when shipped, but not guaranteed to grow... as that is up to you and we cannot control the growing environment. I've tried it for myself and it rooted and even it started flowering (see second image). DISCLAIMER:ATTENTION ALL BUYERS! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ITEM MAY BE HELD BACK IN CUSTOMS FOR WEEKS. SELLER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY KIND OF DELAY THAT HAS LED PLANT TO DIE IN THE BOX. ALSO SELLER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ITEM THAT HAS BEEN CONFISCATED BY CUSTOMS OR BORDERLINES NOR ANY CUSTOM CHARGES OR LOST ITEMS. Please check your State local laws for plants entry. Due to U.S.D.A. regulations, some plants cannot be shipped to TX, FL, AZ, HI, CA, Puerto Rico and other countries due to restrictions placed on incoming shipments by their Departments of Agriculture. We will not be responsible for confiscated items while being shipped! It is a buyer's responsibility to know if they are going to have to pay import fees when they import a product and and it is also the buyer's responsibility to know if it is legal to import a product into their own country. It would be a lot easier for a buyer to know the rules of their own country versus a seller knowing the rules of ALL countries.Replacement is not an option for CUSTOMS SEIZURE. YOU BUY AT YOUR OWN RISKBy bidding on or accepting the Buy it now option you are agreeing to the following terms below:1. It is your responsibility to know what can be imported into your country.2. I will NOT be held responsible for packages lost in the mail or seized by your customs or any taxes or duties. It is your responsibility to know what can be imported into your country.3. International shipping usually takes 20 to 50 days to arrive.4. Tracking is NOT offered on international orders.It is possible to ship worldwide (USA and other country) ONLY for customers responsibility. I cannot take any responsibility for stopping/destroying the plant for customs or phytosanitary service in Your country. Plants are shipped in excellent condition, secured in the box via priority mail. I will not take responsibility if the plant arrives dead or damaged due to carelessness and negligence of postal service.NOTICE: I SHIP MONDAYS ONLY to ensure your live plants arrive to you prior to a weekend. ALL ORDERS Must be placed BY NOON SUNDAYS for next days Monday ship time. If placed AFTER NOON, your order will ship the following Monday. NO RETURNS/NO REFUNDSYou are agreeing to these terms when you make this purchase from this listing. Hog plum (Spondias purpurea) tree, also known as a Yellow Mombin or Spanish Plum, growing on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The fruit ripens during September and October. You can see a typical one of these below: That's a close-up of three green fruits, which will turn yellow upon maturity, below:Common name:Mombin, Hog Plum, Ciruela, JocoteBotanical name:Spondias purpureaFamily:AnacardiaceaeOriginCentral AmericaAvg. Height X Width:15' X 15'Season:May to July .Damage temp:27 FMombin/Hogplum/Jocote Tree Red Fruit in a 3 Gallon Container. The trees go dormant in the winter and drop all of their leaves. As spring begins to break the trees begin to flower, and the fruit follows in 45-60 days. The fruit and flower of the hog plum occur right on the branches as opposed to hanging from the tips. They are usually eaten as fresh fruit or pickled green and eaten in East Indian cooking. The fruit are sweet unlike store bought plums.One of the most popular small fruits of the American tropics, the purple mombin, Spondias Purpurea L., has acquired many other colloquial names: in English, red mombin, Spanish plum, hog plum, scarlet plum; purple plum in the Virgin Islands; Jamaica plum in Trinidad; Chile plum in Barbados; wild plum in Costa Rica and Panama; red plum, as well as noba and makka pruim in the Netherlands Antilles. Spanish names include: ajuela ciruela; chiabal; cirguelo; ciruela; ciruela agria; ciruela calentana; ciruela campechana; ciruela colorada; ciruela de coyote; ciruela de hueso; ciruela del país; ciruela de Mexico; ciruela morada; ciruela roja; ciruela sanjuanera; hobo; hobo colorado; ismoyo; jobillo; jobito; jobo; jobo colorado; jobo francés; jocote; jocote agrio; jocote amarillo (yellow form); jocote común; jocote de corona; jocote de iguana; jocote iguanero; jocote tronador; jocotillo; pitarillo; sineguelas (Philippines); sismoyo. In Portuguese, it is called ambu; ambuzeiro; ameixa da Espanha; cajá vermelha (yellow form); ciriguela; ciroela; imbu; imbuzeiro; umbu, or umbuzeiro. In French, it is cirouelle, mombin rouge, prune du Chili, prune d'Espagne, prune jaune (yellow form) or prune rouge. DescriptionThe purple mombin may be a shrub or low-branched small tree in lowlands, or a spreading, thick-trunked tree reaching 25 or even 50 ft (7.5-15 m) in highlands. The branches are thickish and brittle. The deciduous, alternate, compound leaves bright-red or purple when young; 4 3/4 to 10 in (12-25 cm) long when mature; have 5 to 19 nearly sessile, obovate to lanceolate or oblong-elliptic leaflets 3/4 to 1 1/2 in (2-4 cm) long; oblique toward the base and faintly toothed toward the apex. The tiny, 4- to 5-petalled flowers, male, female and bisexual, are red or purple and borne in short, hairy panicles along the branches before the leaves appear. Somewhat plumlike, the fruits, borne singly or in groups of 2 or 3, may be purple, dark- or bright-red, orange, yellow, or red-and-yellow. They vary from 1 to 2 in (2.5-5 cm) in length and may be oblong, oval, obovoid or pear-shaped, with small indentations and often a knob at the apex. The skin is glossy and firm; the flesh aromatic, yellow, fibrous, very juicy, with a rich, plum-like, subacid to acid flavor, sometimes a trifle turpentiney; and it adheres to the rough, fibrous, hard, oblong, knobby, thick, pale stone, which is 1/2 to 3/4 in (1.25-2 cm) long and contains up to 5 small seeds. Origin and DistributionThe purple mombin is native and common both wild and cultivated from southern Mexico through northern Peru and Brazil, particularly in and zones. There are some recent commercial plantings in Mexico and Venezuela. It is commonly planted in most of the islands of the West Indies and the Bahamas. Everywhere the fruits are sold along the roads and streets as well as in the native markets. Spanish explorers carried this species to the Philippines, where it has been widely adopted. The tree is naturalized throughout much of Nigeria and occasionally cultivated for its fruit. It has been infrequently planted in southern Florida, mainly as a curiosity. rn VarietiesThe fruit is highly variable. The yellow form (uncommon) has been identified by some botanists as S. purpurea forma lutea F. & R., or even as a separate species, S. cirouella Tassac. It has been confused with the true yellow mombin, S. mombin L. (syn. S. lutea L.), q.v. In Guatemala, the variety called jocote de corona, which is flattened and somewhat shouldered at the apex, is said to be of superior quality, and jocote tronador is nearly its equal. rn ClimateThe tree is tropical, ranging from sea-level to 5,500 or 6,000 ft (1,700-1,800 m) in Mexico and Central America; to 2,500 ft (760 m) in Jamaica, in either dry or humid regions. It flowers but does not fruit in Israel; is cold-sensitive in Florida. SoilThe tree is found growing naturally on a great diversity of soils throughout Latin America-sand, gravel, heavy clay loam, or limestone. Propagation and CultureThe purple mombin, including its yellow form, is grown very easily and quickly by setting large cuttings upright in the ground. It is one of the trees most used to create "living fences". It grows very slowly from seed. SeasonThere are flowers and fruits of the red form nearly all year in Jamaica, but mainly in July and August, while the yellow variant fruits only from September to November. In the Bahamas, the fruiting season of the red type is brief, just May and June; the yellow ripens from August to early October. Pests and DiseasesFruit flies commonly infest the ripe fruits. In Florida, the foliage is subject to spot anthracnose caused by Sphaceloma spondiadis. Food UsesThe ripe fruits are commonly eaten out-of-hand. While not of high quality, they are popular with people who have enjoyed them from childhood, and they serve a useful purpose in the absence of "snackbars". In the home, they are stewed whole, with sugar, and consumed as dessert. They can be preserved for future use merely by boiling and drying, which keeps them in good condition for several months. The strained juice of cooked fruits yields an excellent jelly and is also used for making wine and vinegar. It is a pleasant addition to other fruit beverages. In Mexico, unripe fruits are made into a tart, green sauce, or are pickled in vinegar and eaten with salt and chili peppers. The new shoots and leaves are acid and eaten raw or cooked as greens in northern Central America. Food Value Per 100 g of Edible Portion (Flesh)*Moisture 65.9-86.6 g Protein 0.096-0.261 g Fat 0.03-0.17 gFiber 0.2-0.6 gAsh 0.47-1.13 g Calcium 6.1-23.9 mg Phosphorus 31.5-55.7 mgIron 0.09-1.22 mgCarotene 0.004-0.089 mg Thiamine 0.033-0.103 mg Riboflavin 0.014-0.049 mgNiacin 0.540-1.770 mg Ascorbic Acid 26.4-73.0 mg Amino Acids** (mg per g nitrogen [N = 6.25])Lysine 316 mg Methionine 178 mgThreonine 219 mgTryptophan 57 mg*Analyses made in Central America and Ecuador.**Brazilian analyses. ToxicityIn the Philippines, it is said that eating a large quantity of the fruits on an empty stomach may cause stomachache. Other UsesGum: The tree exudes a gum that has served in Central America as a glue. Wood: The wood is light and soft; has been found to be suitable for paper pulp in Brazil. It is sometimes burned to ashes which are employed in making soap. Leaves and fruits: The leaves are readily grazed by cattle and the fruits are fed to hogs. Lac: Lac insects have been raised on the red mombin in Mexico. Medicinal UsesIn Mexico, the fruits are regarded as diuretic and antispasmodic. The fruit decoction is used to bathe wounds and heal sores in the mouth. A sirup prepared from the fruit is taken to overcome chronic diarrhea. The astringent bark decoction is a remedy for mange, ulcers, dysentery and for bloating caused by intestinal gas in infants. In the Philippines, the sap of the bark is used to treat stomatitis in infants. The juice of the fresh leaves is a remedy for thrush. A decoction of the leaves and bark is employed as a febrifuge. In southwestern Nigeria, an infusion of shredded leaves is valued for washing cuts, sores and burns. Researchers at the University of Ife have found that an aqueous extract of the leaves has antibacterial action, and an alcoholic extract is even more effective. The gum-resin of the tree is blended with pineapple or soursop juice for treating jaundice. Most of the other uses indicate that the fruits, leaves and bark are fairly rich in tannin. Mexicans call the tree "Ciruelo," which translates to "plum," but the fruit is unlike what North Americans think of as a plum. In other parts of Latin America it goes by the name of Jocote. In English we call it Spanish Plum, Mombin, and other names. There's a species with both yellow- and red-fruited forms, Spondias purpurea, and there's another closely related species, Spondias mombin, which produces only yellow fruits. In Spondias purpureaflowers and fruits occur along the stem, while in Spondias mombin they're clustered at the end of the branch. Therefore, what we have above is the yellow-fruited form of Spondias purpurea. These are members of the Cashew Family, in which we also find mangos, sumacs and Poison Ivy.One reason the species is so popular is that its fruit can be eaten raw, used in preserves, made into jellies and, maybe most popular, used as the base for a sweet drink. I find its taste OK, but not to be compared with something like a fig or an apple. The trees ubiquity here may rest mainly on the fact that it doesn't need much care and thrives on marginal soils. One weakness is that it doesn't tolerate frosts. Hog Plum Trees can be grown in all 50 states simply by bringing indoors before temps drop below 40 degrees and providing lots of light. Most tropicals like Hog Plum Trees are very fast growing and easier to maintain than domestic trees. Below are a few brief tips for successful growth both indoors and out.planting in ground - Hog Plum Trees are fast growing and require space to stretch out, so plant your rows on 18 foot centers or for individual trees choose a location at least 10 feet from other trees or shrubs. planting in pot - Hog Plum Trees grow very well in containers as long as you provide an adequate size pot for root development. Select a pot 18-24 plus inches in diameter and 20 plus inches in height, with adequate drain holes. Glazed pots require far less watering than raw terracotta pots due to their porous nature. soil - A well draining soil is of primary importance as Hog Plum Trees roots do not like to be wet and will rot if allowed to sit in water for extended periods. A mixture of soil, sand and perlite is highly recommended for proper drainage. indoor light - A bright and sunny solarium or window location with a more southern exposure is best for growthn. outdoor light - Hog Plum Trees prefer bright light and direct sun. If possible 12 hours of bright sun light is best for growth though we have gotten remarkable results growing these trees in 30% shade year round. water - When watering Hog Plum Trees make sure to lightly soak the soil and then do not water again until the top 2 inches are dry. Depending on light conditions, location and foliage watering may be required weekly or daily. Be sure to not over water, mucky soil will almost always cause decay and ultimately kill the tree. fertilizer - It is recommended that you fertilize at the same time as you water using a time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar to help your Hog Plum Trees grow. These trees are moderate feeders and may require multiple feeding during the growing season. It is important to follow the fertilizers labeled instructions as to not burn or kill the tree. NOTICE: WE SHIP MONDAY'S, TUESDAY'S & WEDNESDAY'S ONLY straight to ensure your live plants arrive to you prior to a weekend. Order by 10 a.m. Sundays for next day Monday shipping. Unfortunately hog plum lost their capacity of seed germination and its only available if you cut a branch and propagate root spread. NOTE: THIS TREE IS NOW DORMANT SO IT WON'T BE GROWING NEW LEAVES ANYTIME NOW. ALSO PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR IT TO ROOT. IT CAN TAKE UP TO TWO MONTHS FOR IT TO ROOT IF PLANTED WELL AND GIVEN PROPER TREATMENT OF NEEDS. AND I RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE POWDER ROOTING HORMONE!!