Introducing Colocasia Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by bodster » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:38 pm

if you get a spare pup any time Derrick, do save it for me :)

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by derrick » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:45 pm

I will do there only small pups .

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by bodster » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:05 pm

ok Derrick. theres no hurry. would be nice if theres a spare whenever

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by sam140 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:06 pm

Hi dave,

Where can i get jacks giant please. 8)
Are they available at any of the diy sheds or supermarkets :?:

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:12 pm

sam140 wrote:Hi dave,

Where can i get jacks giant please. 8)
Are they available at any of the diy sheds or supermarkets :?:
I don't believe so, I got mine privately form the US last year, agristarts in the US were selling them but importing is such a pain in the butt :roll: Think Jungle seeds had a few eariler in the summer, but were £30 ish.

There are a couple of us trialing it. I tend to get Colocasia big if they are going to grow big. :wink:
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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by derrick » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:29 pm

The jack turned up it was about 2 to 3 feet .Im lucky to get it after going to the wrong house The leaves had to be removed .Its has grown a new leaf very light green colour.

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by derrick » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:25 pm

Jacks giant pic and black magic .Only planted september has to suckers on Jack and Black magic also .
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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:02 pm

Your's is slightly different to mine Derrick. Mine has a slightly yellow mid vein, which your seems to lack at the moment, but it sounds like you plant is about the same stage as mine is now :wink: Well have to compare notes icon_thumright
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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by derrick » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:44 am

Thanks Dave you no a lot more on Aroids .Its a shame i had to cut it after going to the wrong house .It was the same size as the black magic .I think next year it will grow big .

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Post by dave2166 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:15 pm

looks mighty impressive , stunning leaves and textures, deffo for 2010

can you give the names of the suppliers you guys used, stock looks to be very good

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by derrick » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:24 pm

How to winter jacks giant its in conserv at this time with black magic and alocasia My other esculenta have been dug up removed the leaves dried out.

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:51 am

Dave In the US they are readily available, where as here only those suppliers wishing to go to battle with DEFRA on import taxes will have them, and you pay for all the hassle they had.

I have a Pup for SteveW when mine is dug up in the next week or so, so they will slowly start to become available through members, but they are not prolific puppers so will take a time unless they are TC'd.

Derrrick I overwintered in the Green last winter in the conservatory with a min of 6C. It was kept on the dry side but a small amount of water as max temps are up to 20C on sunny days. I think with the rareity of this in the UK I will do the same this year. I don't have enough for experimentation at the moment. I will reduce to one leaf to keep the size reasonable. :wink:
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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by derrick » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:49 am

I was suprised to get hold of 1 in the uk . They only seem to pop up in the states .So i dont want to loose it thanks Dave.

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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:03 pm

Amulree has a good selection of Aroids at the moment and Jack's Giant is in stock for £8. icon_thumleft
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Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Post by nottingham man » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:30 am

I picked mine up from Jungle seeds in their pre holiday sale but it was still about £15 I think. Anyway have repotted it into a 3 litre pot and sent it off to my Dad's heated green house for the winter (I've no space left in mine). He's promised to look after it and I will get it back when his tommies get planted in the spring. As my middle son is called Jack I am hoping he may help nurture it from then on. :wink:

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