Discussion in 'Want To Buy' started by Steelart99, Mar 9, 2019.
I'm looking for a handful of Texas Ebony seeds. Anyone have some available?
I'm going to Kingsville on Wednesday, should be able to get some then for you. Tony
OK Dan, I'll show my ignorance.......what are Texas ebony seeds?
Texas Ebony is a tree here, beautiful wood to work.
Thanks, Tony, I learned something today....how is Texas ebony for turning projects?
Wonderful. Very hard wood, sands to a high polish without finish.
Wish I could get some Texas Ebony! I am not sure I could wait till it was a big enough tree for knife scales.
Scott, if you want some I believe I'm coming home with some next week, I'll get you some scales.
If the moron above me doesn’t get you any I have some
Never forget that Mikey, I'm always above you!
Not when you're standing next to him!
Tony you headed over to the mill in kingsville? And if you can't get seeds I might be able to help. The bugs get after the seeds pretty fast when they ripen.
Do you think Texas Ebony would grow in upstate New York? If you can collect a few extra seeds I might give it a try. I will start them in a pot in our sunroom. Bring them outside for the summer and back in for the winter. In a few cycles if I can get it to grow I will transplant it in the backyard and call it New York Ebony.
Larry and Scott let me know I can send wood your way if necessary.
Yes Mike, I am. Wendy is hosting a 3 day turning retreat starting Thursday.
@Rich P. I have no idea about it growing there but if I got some I'll send you some.
If you're around come by and say hi, it's been a long time.
Just stole this from another site.
Texas ebony prefers well-draining, sandy soil. Though the tree is exceptionally drought tolerant, the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension recommends watering the tree deeply once or twice a month to encourage faster growth. Texas ebony produces seedpods that are about 3 to 6 inches long, which drop from the tree and can create a mess if the tree is planted near a driveway or walkway. If propagating the tree by seed, nick seeds with a knife and soak in boiling water for 30 to 45 minutes before planting.
Just looked up the class, looks like fun. I just might try and run over, it's still a jog but for s. Texas it just next door.
No you Yankees are not stealing our tree