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  Amorphophallus Seeds
From: "Harry Witmore" harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2002.08.28 at 00:00:13(9302)
How do you decide that Amorph seeds are ready to harvest and how do you
prepare them to plant. I have a Amorphophallus kuisianus that produced seed
and they are beginning to turn blue and appear to be ready but I don't want
to harvest them too soon.

Any information would be helpful.
Harry Witmore

From: "Craig Allen" callen at fairchildgarden.org> on 2002.08.28 at 19:33:02(9309)
Amorphophallus kuisianus is not a species that I have set seed on, but other
blue berried species seem to turn bright blue. I have picked a few a bit
prematurely and they grew anyway. Usually, fully mature berries get soft and
start to loosen from the spadix. They are ready to plant at once. I squeeze
the seed or seeds out of the berry right onto a moist planting media. I
press them into the surface, water them and wait. Most that I have grown
seem to germinate with in a few weeks.

From: "David Ruland" druland at atlantabotanicalgarden.org> on 2002.08.28 at 22:39:18(9312)
I have found that they are ready when they reach deep blue. Mine took many months to germinate however so don't give up on them.

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