[Norton AntiSpam] Amorphophallus seed storage

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:36:15 PDT
I can't speak for Amorphophallus konjac, but I did receive some dried seeds
of A. kiusianus from the North American Rock Garden Seed Exchange earlier
this year.  I soaked the seeds for about a week in tap water, then planted
them.  I got 100% germination, even though it did take about two months. 
I've also had good germination from dried seed of Sauromatum venosum.
Somehow, I think Dell would prefer dried seeds...

Eugene Zielinski
Prescott Valley, AZ

> [Original Message]
> From: Nicholas Plummer <nickplummer@gmail.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 8/26/2014 4:41:02 PM
> Subject: [Norton AntiSpam][pbs] Amorphophallus seed storage
> I recently sent some clean  Amorphophallus konjac seed to Dell for the
BX, under the assumption that some people growing a single clone might like
to introduce some genetic diversity into their collection.  However, I have
just read that Amorphophallus seed should not be stored dry, because it
dessicates rapidly.  Should I have sent intact fruit instead?  About two
thirds of the fruit are still on the rapidly disintegrating stem.
> Nick Plummer

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