> >I recommend "washing" them for about 20 min. in a mild solution of chlorox >after they have been "peeled." > Doug, Thanks for the info. What exactly is Chlorox and what does it do? Does that mean that there ARE germination inhibitors on the seed when it is removed from the berry? The seeds are a dark colour, almost black when removed so I assume that they are ripe. I was expecting pale seeds for some reason. Thanks to you and anyone else who can offer advice on harvesting these Haemanthus seed as I'd love to do as well as possible with them as I can. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:email@example.com Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!