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Ginberry SEEDS (Glycosmis pentaphylla)

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Ginberry - SEEDS (Glycosmis pentaphylla)

🌟 Discover the Exquisite Gin Berry Plant: A Tropical Treasure for Your Garden!

Originating from Southeast Asia, the Gin Berry plant (Glycosmis pentaphylla), known by different names in various regions, as "Rai Mun" or "Kwinut”, holds a fascinating history dating back generations. Its unique fruit and potential health benefits have made it a treasured gem in the world of gardening.

🌿 Size & Shipping Details

  • Ships 10 SEEDS per pack
  • Average mature height: 3-10 ft (pruning can keep it compact)
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
  • Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Cold Hardiness: Protect from frost, consider bringing indoors during winter
  • Growth Habits: Small fruit-bearing shrub
  • Spacing Requirements: Allow 3-5 feet between plants

🏆 Top Benefits of Growing Gin Berry

  • Unique and delicious fruit
  • Attractive foliage and colorful fruit
  • Versatile plant suitable for various landscapes
  • Potential medicinal uses
  • Can be grown in containers

🌼 Ornamental Beauty: Beyond its delicious fruit, Gin Berry boasts exquisite ornamental qualities that can transform your garden into a paradise. With its captivating leaves, distinctive trunk, and vibrant, colorful fruit, this plant adds an exotic touch to your landscape, turning your garden into a visual masterpiece.

🍇 Bountiful Fruiting Habits: Gin Berry is not just a pretty face; it's a prolific fruit producer. Its small, one-of-a-kind fruits are not only a treat for the eyes but also a delight for your taste buds. These fruits are often enjoyed fresh as a snack but can also be transformed into mouthwatering jams, jellies, and traditional desserts. To ensure a bountiful harvest, all it takes is proper care and maintenance.

🍓 Taste the Tropical Harmony: When it comes to flavor, Gin Berry truly shines. Picture a delightful blend of sweetness and a hint of tartness, reminiscent of citrus fruits like oranges and tangerines. Collectors and fruit enthusiasts alike have been captivated by its unique taste, often using words like "refreshing," "zesty," and "citrusy" to describe it. The crisp texture of the fruit adds to the overall enjoyment, making it a fantastic addition to fruit salads, desserts, or simply as a refreshing snack.🌱🍇

🌺 Ornamental Landscaping Enhance the visual appeal of your garden by incorporating Gin Berry as an ornamental plant. Its distinctive leaf pattern, colorful fruit, and exotic appearance make it a standout feature in your landscaping.

🌱 Container Gardening & Indoor Growth Yes, you can grow Gin Berry in a container, making it suitable for patios or small spaces. During winter, consider bringing it indoors to protect it from cold temperatures.

🌿 Is This Plant For You? Ideal for:

  • Gardeners looking for unique and delicious fruits
  • Those seeking an ornamental plant with exotic charm
  • Gardeners in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11
  • Enthusiasts of container gardening

Not Ideal for:

  • Gardeners in colder climates (consider indoor cultivation)
  • Those with limited outdoor space

🌱 Planting and Care Tips for Gin Berry: Your Complete Guide

Planting Location:

  • Where to Plant: Select a sunny to partially shaded spot in your garden with well-draining soil for your Gin Berry plant. It thrives in these conditions, ensuring optimal growth and fruit production.
  • Where NOT to Plant: Avoid planting Gin Berry in areas with poor drainage or heavy clay soil, as excessive moisture retention can be detrimental to the plant's health.

Planting Process:

  • Transplanting: When transplanting your Gin Berry, ensure the soil is prepared in advance. Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot it came in. Gently remove the plant from the pot, being careful not to damage the roots. Place it in the hole at the same depth as it was in the pot. Backfill with soil and pat it down gently to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly.

Caring for Your Gin Berry:

  • Pruning: Pruning can help control the size and shape of your Gin Berry plant. It's best to prune during the dormant season, typically in late winter or early spring. Remove dead or diseased branches, and shape the plant to your desired form. This encourages bushier growth and more fruit production.

Winter Maintenance (for Florida and Similar Climates):

  • In regions with mild winters like Florida, you can often leave your Gin Berry plant outdoors. However, if a rare frost or cold snap is expected, consider covering your plant with frost cloth or a blanket during the cold nights to protect it from frost damage.
  • Water sparingly during winter months when the plant is less active. Overwatering during this time can lead to root rot.

Container Gardening (Indoors and Outdoors):

  • Transplanting for Containers: Choose a container that is at least 5 gallons in size with good drainage. Transplant your Gin Berry into a high-quality potting mix, making sure the plant is at the same depth as it was in the original pot.
  • Location for Containers: For outdoor container gardening, place the container in a spot that receives plenty of sunlight, ideally 6-8 hours a day. Indoors, ensure your Gin Berry gets adequate sunlight, either from a south-facing window or using grow lights.
  • Caring for Container Plants: Container-grown Gin Berry plants need regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season, typically in spring and summer.

Avoid Mulching Near the Base:

  • Just like with Rosemary, avoid placing mulch directly against the base of your Gin Berry plant. This can create a moist environment that may lead to root rot. Instead, spread mulch a few inches away from the base, allowing for proper airflow.

At GreenDreams, we take pride in offering a wide variety of fruit trees, ecological and native species, and edible and useful plants. We ship across the continental US, and our commitment to providing valuable information sets us apart in the online nursery industry.

🌳 Experience the Charm of Gin Berry in Your Garden! Order Now! 🌱

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1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.


🌿 Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

  • Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better




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1. Understanding of Shipping Stress

By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.

2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

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