sustainable agriculture seed exchange
i would like to suggest starting a seed exchange within Nicaragua. we can use of this forum to consolidate information on seeds (genetic diversity) and thereby increase the sustainability of local agriculture. i figure, why order seed from some place out of the country, when chances are, the seed can be found somewhere within?
to begin, i am interested in fruit and nut trees and have Jaboticaba and Caimito, or starfruit, seeds to share/trade. i am looking for the Black Sapote, sometimes called Chocolate Pudding Fruit, or Zapote Negro in Spanish (latin: Diospyros digyna). has anybody seen this in Nicaraguan markets, or maybe has a tree in their backyard and would be willing to share some seed? what other (perhaps exotic/uncommon) seeds do others have on hand or know where to locate? i live near Jinotega and know where to locate Pomegranate.
Vamos empezar un banco de semilla para la gente en Nicaragua. Conservamos las semillas criollas y sembramos semillas exoticas para que extienda la base genetica. Tengo semilla de Jaboticaba y Caimito para compartir. busco Zapote Negro (Diospyros digyna). alguien tiene el arbol en su patio, o ha visto en el mercado? puedo viajar para recolectar la semilla. gracias.