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RedChillie May 29, 2008 08:26 AM

I'm inspired by the recent NYTimes article to try some miracle fruit. Anyone know where I can score some? Thanks!

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  1. Luther May 29, 2008 08:30 AM

    30 fruits for $90 shipped

    http://www.miraclefruitman.com/

    1. TomH May 29, 2008 09:18 AM

      You can get the plants from CT:

      http://www.logees.com/prodinfo.asp?nu...

      Also, a quick Google search for "synsepalum dulcificum" turns up a bunch of links to sellers of both plants and seeds.

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        RedChillie May 29, 2008 10:11 AM

        $90 for a science experiment seems kind of steep!
        Thanks for the tip on Logees. I don't exactly have a green thumb, but a drive to CT to pick up a plant sounds like a great option.

        1. re: RedChillie
          neverfull May 29, 2008 04:50 PM

          call first before you go. i don't think logee's has any in stock right now.

          also, it could take months or years for a plant to fruit. generally the larger the plant, the faster it will fruit. get a 3 gallon plant (months) vs. 1 gallon plant (years).

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            RedChillie May 30, 2008 06:32 AM

            darn. guess the picture on the logee's site is deceiving because it shows a plant that has fruit.

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        catsmeow May 29, 2008 11:38 AM

        Do you know if it's safe to have it growing with cats around? A lot of plants are poisonous to cats.

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          lobst May 29, 2008 06:39 PM

          On the topic of growing them, I got this in a newsletter today:

          http://www.instructables.com/id/Growi...

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