I’ve been trying to track down a pandan plant in the SF Bay area for a few years now. I’ve asked local nurseries in person or via e-mail. The closest I’ve gotten is a “maybe, check with us this summer” from Yamagami’s and an outright no from others.
Is anyone growing pandan locally? Where did you get yours?
Have you tried calling Phuong Nam Nursery in San Jose? I don’t know if they have it but wonder if the odds will improve with them being Vietnamese.
I am guessing you aren’t looking to buy the leaves from markets?
I’ll give them a try next time I’m in the area for pho. Thanks!
I already grow my own makrut lime, galangal and lemongrass and like having a tiny bit of fresh on hand vs going to the market.
@jon914 Did you have any luck finding a pandan plant in in the SF Bay Area? I’m looking for a pandan plant from a local business before I order it online. Thanks!
I think I’ve seen the leaves frozen in c markers on Clement St in SF, but I’m not sure. May be worth a shot if you don’t need the whole plant.
Welcome. I do not know where you are but Suncrest Nurseries Inc. in Watsonville grows it and although they are a wholesaler they may be able to tell you who carries it retail.
@jiaozi thank you! I am looking for the full plant, but this is a great backup plan. Much appreciated!
@BierMonk Thank you! I will give them a call, that’s a great idea.