Arisaema seed

Ernie O'Byrne
Mon, 07 Nov 2005 12:00:49 PST

Just bring the seedheads inside and let them ripen until they are red. This
sometimes takes a month, or more. Then clean them, wearing plastic or latex
gloves, since some arisaema fruits have annoying spicules that cause a
reaction in sensitive people, or if a lot are cleaned at one time.

By the way, I once received a whole seedhead of A. sikokianum from someone
and only a few of the fruits were large with nice round seed in them. The
rest were pretty shriveled. Many even were dished--had a concave depression
in each seed. I kept these separate and sowed them all. The amazing thing
was that they all came up--lage and small!

Ernie O'Byrne
Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene, ORegon 97402

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Brian Whyer
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 2:11 AM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: [pbs] Arisaema seed

I have 2 seed heads of arisaema, 1 sikokianum and 1 consanguineum, that
are still green. The sikokianum stem has long since died back and parted
from the bulb, apparently before the seeds have fully formed, the
consanguineum won't be far behind, but is much plumper. Will these heads
produce any viable seed? Can I induce ripening or need I not bother.
Advice please.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

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