Question about harvesting seed

David Ehrlich
Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:51:10 PST
Do seeds continue to ripen/grow even after the capsule dehisces?  The reason I 
am asking this question is that my Ismene produced several fruits this year.  
Some I harvested when the carpels split open; others I left in their split 
carpels until they freed themselves (the funicle abscised).  I found the seeds 
in the second case had twice the diameter of those harvested earlier.  All 
germinated, but the second set were much plumper after germination.

David E.

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