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Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus Seeds
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.
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.
Craig M. Allen
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33156
Telephone: 305.667.1651, ext.3320
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