Scadoxus multiflorus seed

Jim McKenney
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 14:54:06 PDT
A plant of Scadoxus multiflorus has set seed here this year. The fruits were
green last week, but today I noticed that they have turned orange. 

Should I collect them now or wait for them to fall from the infructescence?
Is it possible to store them without decreasing the viability of the seeds?
Or should they be sown promptly? 

This plant has set fruit in the past, but never very much. In fact, there
are never more that a few fruits. The bright orange fruits are ornamental;
has anyone ever seen a plant of any of the Scadoxus species where most of
the flowers have set fruit? That must be a spectacular sight! 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where a milkweed which
yesterday had three large monarch butterfly caterpillars has none today.

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