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Offline aroideana

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Daun salam , Indonesian bay leaf .
« on: March 25, 2010, 01:39:05 PM »
Building up a nice collection of spice plants , and am trying to source plants and info on this sp.
Most links will call it Eugenia polyantha but I am certain it is now Syzygium .Syzygium polyanthum

Offline Jupiter

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 02:10:23 PM »
Hi aroideana - you're lucky you live in a climate that allows you to grow these things! Indonesian bay leaf is something I'm interested in too. I have the dried leaves in my collection but they aren't very impressive in their dried form. It's an ingredient in a lot of recipes from that part of the world so there must be something pleasant about it, probably in its fresh form I'm guessing.

If I was going to try to source it I'd contact a member here (rarely online these days) called etsi.

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He/She travels regularly to and from from S.E.Asia and sent me some beautiful round cardamom (Amomum compactum I think!) pods.

I googled it and found a couple of mail order seed companies who list it for sale, shipping from the US I think.

Please keep me posted on your progress, this is an interesting endevour.
"Either way, it's easier to see the difference when you're sitting on the fence"
Tim Minchin.

Offline aroideana

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Daun salam , Indonesian bay leaf .
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 06:18:46 PM »
Thanks for that Jupiter , I found this page with some great info ,
http://http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/Euge_pol.html
 you will see half way down, that the leaf must be cooked before it releases it flavour/fragrance .
 A chef mate has an Indonesian girlfriend he visits often , and I am hoping he will be able to organise some seeds .
 I will also be asking our local DPI officer at the upcoming 'Feast of the Senses' in Innisfail.

This has me wondering if some of my favourite recipes will taste the same with this instead of the normal bay leaf I have been adding . btw I do grow it and use it . http://http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/Laur_nob.html

Offline Jupiter

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Daun salam , Indonesian bay leaf .
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 07:51:05 PM »
I see you've found gernot's site! Isn't it an inspiration? I've been in email contact with him over the years, very nice guy and very knowledgeable. He just needed setting straight on some points regarding Australian native spices.  "*SMART*"
"Either way, it's easier to see the difference when you're sitting on the fence"
Tim Minchin.

Offline aroideana

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 07:48:40 AM »
Finally found a source in Darwin and hope to get several seedlings to spread around here in north Qld

Offline Jupiter

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 11:38:23 AM »
aroideana - I'm very interested in talking with you more about this plant once you secure it and get it growing. Please keep me posted if you have time.
"Either way, it's easier to see the difference when you're sitting on the fence"
Tim Minchin.

Offline santibucknell

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Re: Daun salam , Indonesian bay leaf .
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 06:40:14 AM »
Hi Aroideana and Jupiter,

Would you please let me know if you are selling (or known the source to get) some seedling of this Daun Salam tree?
I am after 5 if not 7, please. My post code is 4506.

Thank you.
Regards,
Santi