Haemanthus deformis seeds

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:15:19 PDT
Ken,
  I managed to send this to wrong thread earlier - so here it is again in a sensical context:
Pluck, clean & plant now - no need to wait. That orange color change is to announce a ripe berry to whatever forest creature(s) the plant apparently relies upon for seed dispersal.
 -|<ipp

> From: k.preteroti@verizon.net
> Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 20:31:32 -0400
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [pbs] Haemanthus deformis seeds
> 
> Back in November of 2014 my Haemanthus deformis was beginning to flower. I asked if this species is self fertile or requires a buddy. The consensus was a buddy was needed. Alas I had only one plant. Tim Eck came to the rescue and mailed me pollen. I did my best bee imitation and produced three green firm berries about the size of a peanut M&M. Now my green M&Ms are orange to a red orange and are getting soft. I have the following question: Would you wait for the berries to fall off and then clean them up and plant them or should I pluck the berries now, clean them and plant them?
> 
> Ken P
> Old Bridge, NJ
> Zone 6b
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