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#1 tonic

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:03 AM

Got a bunch of Alpinia caerulea - Native Ginger, if anybody is keen.

20 seeds each to the first 10 people to reply to this thread.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:16 AM

Is this edible? If so I'll grab some please xD if it's not I'll leave it be

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

It's not quite as good as the normal ginger you can get, but yes it is edible and was used by the Aborigines.

The white pulp of native ginger has a pleasant sour flavour, used to activate salivary glands to moisten the mouth when bushwalking, with the seeds usually being discarded.


The capsules can also be used as a flavouring spice, using the whole fruit and seed dried and ground. They can also be used to impart a pleasant sour flavour and red color in herbal teas.


The centers of new shoots have mild gingery flavour, and are excellent in various dishes as a ginger substitute. The roots can also be used in cooking, and have a more earthy resinous flavour


Edited by tonic, 07 May 2012 - 08:26 AM.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

Awesome thanks for the info I'll defiantly grab some :) I'll pm you later

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

I'm in.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

Holy shit yes please!
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

Yes please, if you will post to me at my expense that is.

Was just looking for ginger alternatives a couple days back.

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Will try and check in as often as I can.


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

Yeah, no worries centipede, shouldn't be a problem.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Yes PLEASE
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

Yes please I would love to give them a go

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:24 PM

Yes thank you Tonic, after a look into it I am very keen.PMd

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:31 PM

I'd love to give em a go, cheers mate.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

I would be heaps keen if you have any left

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

Yeah, still plenty left. That's 9 packs of seeds gone (still waiting on a few PMs) Can probably do up to 15+ packs I reckon.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

Howdy!
Ill say yes please.
Thank you kindly.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:52 PM

yonk cheers ;)
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

If there is still some available I'd love some :)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:08 AM

Six packs got sent yesterday, another three will get sent today.

Got about five more packs of 20 seeds to giveaway.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

They arrived today now I just need to do the research to find out the best way to germinate them unless any ones got some tricks they want to share.

Thanks again Tonic :)

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Seeds arrived today.



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

Got them today thanks heaps mate if any one finds a good way to germinate them please post it here

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:09 PM

You're my hero. Got them today! Bless ya!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:48 PM

got em today mate! legend!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Arrived today Tonic, legend mate, many thanks

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Just as you said, Arrived in the box today!! Cheers mate