~CHUPA CHUPA~ Quararibea cordata Matisia Amazonian Rare Fruit Tree LIVE Seedling
Native to Amazonia, upper Amazon regions of Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador
Related to Durian, Cacao, Malabar Chestnut
South American Sapote
Fruits have sweet, juicy orange pulp with mild mango-melon flavor, with hints of strawberry.
Bats are an important pollinator for this species in the Amazon rainforest. Cultivated in Amazon basin forest stands, Chupa Chupa is harvested
from the wild for market. This brown, round and flattened fruit is highly esteemed in it's native area, and rarely known outside of South America.
You are bidding on * live seedlings
with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and growing in a peat plug for ease of transplant.
Fruit: Mild mango-melon flavor, with hints of strawberry. Top-shaped fruits are ripe when white ring
appears around the stem of the fruit. Flesh is orange and typically
fibrous. Much of the flesh clings to the seed, and for this reason
the fruit is called 'Chupa-Chupa' (suck-suck) as the flavor must be
sucked from the flesh surrounding the seed.
Chupa-chupa fruits are sold by the hundreds in amazonia markets.
Chupa-chupa flowers occur cauliflourously, by the thousands on the
branches of mature trees.
Ripe fruits develop a green/white ring around the top.
Main Uses: Fruit; Ornamental
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height/Spread: Large tree (to 50') in tropical climates,
smaller tree size in sub-tropical climates. Large cordate leaves are
20-22 inches across.
Flowering/Pollination: Cauliflorous, self-fertile, occurring in the
hundreds along the main branches and trunk.
Tolerance: Moderately tolerant of drought. Mild tolerance for salt.
History/Origin: This tree is native to the Amazon basin, where it is
cultivated in forest stands, and harvested from the wild for market.
Species Observations: Large leaves of this tree may be damaged by
cold, but branches are significantly hardier than the foliage. This
is one of the few truly tropical species which can be grown in
cooler parts of the tropics like south Florida, wherever frost is
Container Culture: Possible, but not recommended due to size of
Nutritional Information: Fruits are likely quite nutritious. They do
contain significant amounts of carotenes and fiber.
Preparation / Food: Usually eaten fresh, preferably chilled. Can be
used for juicing and blended drinks.
Soil/Nutrition: Moist, fertile, well drained. Can tolerate a little
dryness, but prefers moisture in the soil. Widely adaptable, but
requires constant nutrition and water during active growing periods.
This species likes abundant nitrogen and potassium. 9-2-11 is a good
general fertilizer ratio for this fruiting species which can grow
Light: Full Sun
Wind: This geometrical tree is quite sturdy, despite often losing
it's large leaves to wind. It is very resilient to leaf loss.
Temperature: Sensitive to temperatures below 40 F when young. Once
established, the tree can withstand occasional light frosts.
Bearing Age: 5-6 years from
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All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped
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shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
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is included in Shipping and Handling
$5 fee per
There is a
packing & custom boxing fee.
usually least is USPS postage (shipping)
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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.
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SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.
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.
Combined 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 items)
My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Domestic 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, 2-3 days 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.
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Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant
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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 replacements, I try to piggy back with
your next order.
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Rare Palm Seeds
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Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will b 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.
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