Quenepas 2009 are now ready for shipping!

Quenepas – Spanish Lime – Genips Sale!*

Other names: Limoncillo, Mamoncillo, Mamones, Kenip, Spanish Limes, Chenet, Genip and Honeyberry.

Quenepas 2009. The time has come!

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Quenepa fruit has a tight and thin but rigid layer of skin, traditionally cracked by the teeth. Below that is the tart, tangy yellow pulp of the fruit. Each Quenepa fruit has a large seed inside of about the same size of the outer skin, the same ovoid shape as the fruit itself. Quenepa seeds can be roasted and eaten just like sunflower seeds. Oh yes! You can suck on Quenepas for hours! —

Announcing 2009 Sale!

We are starting our first harvest on 7/26/2009!

…and the last harvest? Sorry, we don’t know this.

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT HARVESTING & SHIPPING :

THE FINE PRINTS; PLEASE READ

Quenepa trees bloom in hurricane season, summer time in Puerto Rico. Shipping of your order may be delayed due to weather conditions on harvest day. We harvest on Sundays for Monday shipping and Mondays for Tuesday shipping. These trees are IMPOSSIBLE to climb while is raining, as they can be as tall as 80 feet and become super-slippery with the rain. We only ship these fruits on Mondays and Tuesdays (and up to Thursday via Express Mail) to prevent any possible spoilage while the post office is closed on weekends. Last year we did pretty good shipping Quenepas via Priority mail, this year we expect the same. But, Priority can take anywhere from 2-5 working days to deliver. If your package takes more than 3 days in transit, we will not be able to guarantee fresh fruit delivery. This seller will make sure to add some extra quenepas to Priority Mail shipping, to replace possible spoiled ones upon delivery of your package. Last year (2008), we had zero (0) spoilage casualties via Priority Mail.

HOW TO STORE QUENEPAS, SPANISH LIMES

Wrap in a moist cloth towel or brown paper and refrigerate in lower drawer where you keep your vegetables in your refrigerator.

SORRY, BUT WE DO NOT SHIP TO:

We can not ship to APO/FPO located outside USA or any International Countries, due to International Customs regulations.

SHIPPING NOTIFICATIONS

To expedite the handling of your order, we usually print all shipping labels on non-harvest days, so that shipping notification email you received, will NOT be the day we actually shipped your package. We highly recommend everyone to Track Your Package with the Delivery Confirmation Number you received by email, this way you can more or less know when to have someone over 18 years old waiting for your package at home.

Perishable products like this SHOULD NOT be left at the post office for later pick up or outside under the sun.

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND I

Prio It is of our very best intention and interest, to keep communications open between you and I. However, how can we communicate with you if our emails end up in your unwanted mail folder? a.k.a. Junk folder?

Please be sure to add our email address to your Safe list!

Please Contact us with any questions prior to ordering.

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Thank you for your purchase!

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Winter: Time to get your seeds started

Vegetable seeds may take from 2 to 21 days to germinate. It all depends on the veggie variety and the temperature where these seeds will be germinating. The warmer, the fastest will seeds germinate, the coldest the slowest.

Lettuce-Lechuga del pais
Lettuce-Lechuga del pais
We get very happy when we start seen these sprouts growing bigger and bigger. However, when I first started gardening and bought my first seeds, I always remember been in the lookout on the days to maturity written on the back of the envelope. More than one time I said to myself: wow! lettuce in 30 days! Hey….worth the wait vs. going to the supermarket every week! Yeah right.

When I got really serious about gardening I realized the day to maturity in the back of the envelope, was an approx time AFTER thining and even transplanting in the ground! What a discouragement!! So, soon I saw my lettuce growing on the ground and eating my first batch of lettuce in almost 3 months!

Now, I learned of successive sowing. When I transplant my lettuce, right then I start a new pack of seeds. Today, I am an Organic Gardener having fresh lettuce at least 3 times a week for dinner. But, I also learned another lesson. Puerto Rico (where I live) has Tropical weather year round….so…when is the best time to grow lettuce? If I bought other than local lettuce seeds (from USA or UK) the package says: Full sun. Transplant after last frost. Keep soil moist.

Ok…after last frost? ha haha…there’s no snow in PR! so I learned when I grow seeds from other countries to adjust to my local weather. If it say after last frost I transplant in November, this way I don’t have spend extra money in sheltering from the sun, usually at 102 degrees in the summer time.

There’s a lot to learn about gardening. Everyday I spoil seeds and/or new sprouts. But everyday I learn something new. It is worth the wait to eat fresh organic vegetables!

Buy Puerto Rican vegetable seeds here. Internationals, please send me email BEFORE placing any order in my website. Shipping & Handling will not be calculated for Internationals, but manually instead.

Happy Gardening!

Last Call for quenepas

Harvest status for Oct 5th & 6th: Successful.

I must insist: during this quenepas season close out I will not be accepting paper checks, e-checks or money orders. Credit cards only please. This is the end of season and fruits will get Out of Stock while I’m waiting for your check (any form) to clear.

Please keep checking this blog for harvest & shipping status of your order. Thank you & happy Sunday.

Irene