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Grow Your Own Bio-Diesel - Jatropha curcas Fresh Seeds

Grow Your Own Bio-Diesel - Jatropha curcas Fresh Seeds


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Grow Your Own Bio-Diesel - Jatropha curcas Fresh Seeds

Grow Your Own Bio-Diesel - Jatropha curcas Fresh Seeds

Physic Nut - Jatropha curcas

This listing is for a packet of 5 large seeds of this unusual plant.

Grown commercially for the high grade of oil this plant produces which can be used as a fuel for diesel engines, this is a deciduous succulent plant.

Unlike many bio-fuel crops this one does not require more energy to produce the oil than is contained in the oil itself (as in most forms of bio-ethanol). It is a case of sow, grow, harvest, press, filter, burn. The only energy needs are to drive the press and (if necessary) distribute the oil. It grows where grain/other food crops cannot, it does not need extra water (although yields will increase if irrigated) and needs no further processing once pressed and filtered.

It produces flowers around the same time as the leaves are just starting to grow. The male flowers are borne in clusters and the female ones borne singly, both are scarlet. The female flowers are followed by a fruit capsule containing 3 large seeds.

The plant will eventually grow to be a shrubby succulent approximately 6 metres tall. The plant is not particularly frost hardy and will either need to be grown in a relatively frost free area or as a container/pot plant. With pot culture the dimensions obtained will be much smaller. It will form a natural bonsai, if left to its own devices in a pot. Full instructions cultural instructions can be found on by following the link on my 'ME' page (click the word ME after my eBay username). If required more detailed instructions for growing this plant as a cash crop are also available at this link.

Viability tested at over 99% in recent tests (199 from 200 sown). Germinates in 5 - 9 days given ideal conditions and grows away quickly.

Growing Instructions

I always sell seeds that I have experience of growing so the instructions provided represent 1st hand experience. These instructions may change over the course of time (as I find out more about the plants and seeds) but the details that you will be provided with, at purchase, represent the latest version. If you have any questions concerning the culture requirements of this or any other item I am selling please contact me:

I will be happy to provide extra details you require.

Bidding on more than 1 item?

I will always combine shipping wherever this is possible and all auctions finishing within a SEVEN day period will qualify.  If I have not sent an invoice, please e-mail me for a combined invoice when you have finished bidding/buying, doing this will almost certainly save you money. 

Due to the varying weights of the seeds it is not possible to apply a standard discount without overcharging for the majority of cases.  Additionally I cannot apply a postal discount unless PayPal payments are combined.

General Disclaimer

All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of  seed.  All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. 

Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower.  As the vendor, such  factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.


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Buyers should be aware of all of the import regulations for their own country and will be responsible for adhering to all rules and restrictions.  Plants and seeds are only supplied on the basis that the buyer accepts this condition.

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Postage & Handling

International customers - streamlined postage for all seed orders

I will now only be charging two rates for postage for all orders of seeds REGARDLESS of the number of packs bought.

  1. European Rate
  2. Rest of World Rate

Once these rates roll out across my listings, I will once more 'trust' the automated check out process, to make things simpler

These new rates reflects the fact that I use PayPal postage for all my orders and these are the rates I need to charge to use this service

This should allow me to dispatch your orders more rapidly than before as I will not need to visit the Post Office for the majority of the orders, normally inside 24 hours - although at busy times this may take a little longer

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