Nerine seeds-California members

Makiko Goto-Widerman
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:14:45 PST
Dear Mary Sue,

Yes, I'm a California resident and wish to grow your Nerine seeds.
Thank you.

Since I'm a new member, my address is not listed in the PBC member list 2013.
I bought your Nerine seeds this month, and they are already germinated.  The green ones are leave or 

Makiko Goto-Widerman
42 Park Crest
Newport Coast, CA 92657

On Dec 20, 2013, at 9:23 AM, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a few seeds that I have just harvested of 
> a few different Nerines that I am growing.  I'm 
> willing to share them with members of this list 
> who live in California (so I won't have to worry 
> about weather conditions for mailing). I need to 
> limit this since I don't have a lot of seeds. All 
> of these were pollinated by nature so no 
> guarantees they will look like the orginal 
> plants. Please email me privately with your 
> address if you are interested as only those 
> requests will be considered.  These are
> 1. Nerine bowdenii
> 2. Nerine sarinensis hybrid (obviously late blooming)
> 3. Nerine humilis × Nerine undulata - Originally 
> from Jim Robinett when he was getting rid of 
> plants.  It was marked as a cross between Nerine 
> flexuosa, now considered Nerine humilis and 
> Nerine undulata. One is from a summer rainfall 
> area and one from a winter rainfall area. This 
> plant grows well in Northern California, growing 
> in the ground and flowering in the fall. Without 
> summer rainfall it sometimes loses its leaves. I 
> can grow it much easier in the ground than N. 
> bowdenii which I grow in a deep pot where I can 
> be sure it gets water when in growth.
> From the wiki:
> Nerines produce fleshy seeds that are programmed 
> to germinate immediately. Therefore seeds that 
> are ripe (often easily detached from the 
> flowering spike) should be sown right away into a 
> well drained mix. Nerine seeds are best pushed 
> gently into the surface of the soil about 1/4" 
> (1/2 cm), not covered, and watered by capillary 
> action - standing the pot in a saucer until the 
> surface is damp. Germinate rate should be very 
> good, almost 100%. For the first year they can be 
> kept growing through the resting season. After 
> that they will need the normal rest (Peter Smithers).
> Mary Sue
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