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Growing Your Own Miracle Fruit - Synsepalum dulcificum

An attempt to help anyone willing to grow the exotic and highly rewarding Miracle Fruit.
 
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Step 1: Means of Success

What is Miracle Fruit you ask, well Miracle Fruit is a plant that produces somewhat tasteless red berries, HOWEVER, if someone where to eat the berry, then consume a sour substance ex. Lemon, Lime, Battery Acid(not recommended) it will taste like a deliciously sweet candy with no trace of sourness. Lemon juice will turn into lemonade, vinegar into nectar, etc. The effect can last half an hour to 2 hours, and does not impede any other part of your nervous system other than your taste buds and is in no way harmful.

You might have some of these on hand, others you may have to order such as the seeds

Bag of Perlite

Bag of Sphagnum Peat Moss

Gibberrelic Acid United Nuclear Not necessary but very helpful

Miracle Fruit Seeds (Check around if you live in South Florida because some nurseries carry the whole plant, otherwise here's where you can buy seeds Miracle fruit seeds

small pot (preferably a biodegradable one, to protect roots during transplanting) an egg container will also work. You may also use a Jiffy seed starter from a nursery. Follow the directions on the package

With all planting PATIENCE is needed

Step 2: Shaken Not Stirred

Picture of Shaken Not Stirred
For the seed to germinate it has to be placed in a medium and because Miracle Fruit plants need an acidic enviroment (4.5-5.8pH), we'll be using peat and perlite. Once you've obtained a small pot(s) for seed germination place an equal(50/50 amount of peat and perlite in the pot until full. I've always found placing the ingredients in a larger container and shaking them until completely mixed works faster and is less messy.
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PLANTMAN167 years ago
i'm a bit new to the unusual plant hobby. i'm really interested in growing miracle fruit after i saw it in a National Geographic magazine. I recently sprouted some giant sequoia seeds, 22 sprouts but only 15 still survive, but you probably don't care. anyway, coo info about these plants. i'm going to give it a try, and who knows? i'll post another comment in a few days but as of now i gotta go. And no, Putzer, PLANTMAN is not my real name. (no negativity intended.)
Putzer (author)  PLANTMAN166 years ago
Shows what you know, I do care about your giant sequoia seeds, it might take a while for them to grow to their full height though. I would plant them close together so i can live on a platform on top of them all, just an idea. AND its pretty obvious PLANTMAN16 isn't your name, it isn't grammatically correct, it must be Plant-man.
ursus57 Putzer6 years ago
:D I really care about the Sequoias too...
n8man ursus576 years ago
Sequoia is the shortest word in the english language (or all latin based languages but I'm not sure) that has all five vowels in it.
Strengths is the longest single syllable word in the english language with only one vowel in it. hehe But that's off the topic. Awesome ible, will be checking out the seed shop. I did read about these before, never really thought of cultivating them. Documentaries don't usually give the impression the jungle fauna is for sale. Also, to Plantman... where'd you happen to come by those sequoia seeds? Just curious.
stewardesses is the longest word you can type with one hand (if you type properly).

Incorrect. Actually tesseradecades and aftercataracts are among the longest words you can type with the left hand alone, if typing correctly

stewardesses, YAY! i did it with one hand! *saying yay*
Stewardesses are hot.
hehe.
Good, you agree.
unless they're old. because then they've probably been working as a stewardess their entire life and live in the airport bathroom.
All of them.
if you mean all of them as in all of them are old, then yes. I was just on a plane and they all were.
Heh heh, sucker...
but they gave me pretzels with eating instructions.
Yeah, that's weird.
they were things like open bag while thinking of our low fares. place in mouth while thinking about our low fares. etc..
Bookkeeper is one of the only (if not the only) word with 3 consecutive double letters
ummm........kay.
and no "put in mouth" jokes. :(
Sorry, that was overboard.
arrgh, throw them overboard. but then they get saved by ninjas. epic battle ensues.
With the confisticated dildos.
Yo Doulos, check out the thread now! Jump in if you think you're up for the challenge.
Heh heh, you just found out everyone was gone the day after you posted this. Funny.
lol
Indeed...
mhmm.....
You and your fancy wings picture...
It has so many s's too (:o)
indivisibility has the most i's!
Adam had 'em.... is the shortest poem, refers to ribs, you know....
'Madam I'm Adam'is palindromic. So is 'Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Bette, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden, Noel, and Ellen sinned.' :)
n8man mwwdesign6 years ago
rhythms is the longest word with no vowels
no it actually thzkldscprtyrp i just wrote it on the back of my dictionary therefore it s a word!
chezbay n8man6 years ago
A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. Rhythms is one of those and sometimes Y words. So is party.
n8man chezbay6 years ago
party has an a in it and y still isn't a vowel

you also forgot W
rock it n8man6 years ago
w?
n8man rock it6 years ago
yea W
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