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Please read the following carefully before ordering any trees:

My services are primarily intended to help local farmers and tropical rare fruit collectors. I am not a profit-minded plant factory and my propagation/production efforts are limited.

All fruit tree prices on the site are for the smallest available size. Many of the specimens are in larger sizes. My trees are eco-organically grown. I am using this new term now instead of “organic” because the term “organic” has largely lost its original meaning. (If you are interested, please read my article about “organic certification” on the
VISION page).

I work mostly with tropical fruits but since 2008 I am also offering a limited amount of important bamboo species (sales are only local). In addition to the fruit species listed on the site, there are always several rare tropical species in the nursery that are not listed. If you are looking for a particular tropical fruit/nut tree that you can’t find on the site, you can always inquire about it.

For those of you who want to mail-order, I urge you to take special care of your new trees, as bare-rooting and shipping is stressful for them (some are more sensitive than others). I mainly offer this service in case some trees are unavailable locally. If you want to place an order, please contact me by e-mail (sadhu@coqui.net) before, so that I can confirm the availability and size of the trees. All trees are sent bare rooted, the roots are treated against nematodes and wrapped in a humid, sterile medium.

Important: Once you receive the trees, please make sure that they stay in the shade until they are strong enough to receive direct sun light; plant them at first in a light but rich potting soil and keep them moist. Many tropical seedlings require various degrees of shade for the first year. Please do not hesitate to ask for further advice in case you need it.

Once your order is confirmed, you can write out a U.S. postal money order personal check to Sadhu, send to POB 8132, Mayagüez 00681, Puerto Rico. Plants can be shipped with USPS priority mail or express mail. Since the express mail rate is only slightly higher than the priority mail rate, I strongly recommend to use express mail. The postage depends on the weight of the tree. In average, a box of 3-5 trees shipped with priority mail costs around $32, express mail $39. There is a minimum order of 3 trees (any amount less than that would make shipping un-economical).

I do not ship outside of Puerto Rico.

If you want to purchase or trade tropical fruit, nut or bamboo seeds,
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Sadhu Govardhan is an independent thinker, eco-organic farmer, tropical rare fruit connoisseur and researcher. Extensive journeys for over twenty years have allowed him to study indigenous cultures and different life styles throughout the world.

His first publications on philosophical and spiritual topics were published in Europe and translated into several languages. He now lives in Puerto Rico and has dedicated himself to researching and growing tropical food crops and promoting alternative farming methods. He is currently involved with consultant work and inspiring and developing educational organic role model projects in the Caribbean.

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I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped out this project over the years. Even if I can't acknowledge all of you individually since so many people have supported Govardhan Gardens in so many ways, I certainly remember every one of you.

If you would like to find out more about the tree sponsoring program and other opportunities to help the project, click here

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This list will grow over time as a natural/simple living resource. I only include companies and sites here that are in line with Govardhan Gardens' vision.

Please let me know if you know of any additional good resources, would like to trade links with us, or if any of these links are broken. Thanks.

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