What’s the strangest seed you’ve ever saved

  • What’s the strangest seed you’ve ever saved

    Posted by Grumpy_G on September 4, 2022 at 10:55 am

    For the life of me, I never thought I would be searching the internet trying to figure out how to save PawPaw seeds so I could propagate them on my property. Honestly, the same goes for peaches, as mundane as they may seem. Now, I’ve got several baggies of each in the fridge stratifying. In my mind, it’s a strange place to be, at least for us.

    What is the strangest seed, in your mind, you’ve ever tried saving and propagating?

    Squashmania replied 1 year, 4 months ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • B.Lynn

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Mango and it grew very easily.

    • Grumpy_G

      Community Leader
      September 4, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      Do you live someplace you were able to plant it?

      • B.Lynn

        Member
        September 5, 2022 at 1:06 am

        No. Ha. I just wanted to see if I could sprout it. Got about 18″ and a CAT knocked it over…wilted and died before I found it.

  • Songdogshooter41

    Member
    September 4, 2022 at 11:43 am

    I grew an amaryllis bulb from seed when I was in high school. Hand pollinated the flower and planted the seed. It grew into about a 1 inch bulb after 2 years. It got lost in a move so I never got to finish my “science project”.

    • Grumpy_G

      Community Leader
      September 4, 2022 at 2:25 pm

      Oh the pain! I actually had to look up what amaryllis was. I’m not sure if that doesn’t cross over from strange in to eclectic; a niche in a niche plant.

      • Songdogshooter41

        Member
        September 5, 2022 at 5:48 pm

        Typically you will see them on sale around Christmas. Kind of cool plant for the huge flowers.

      • Art

        Member
        September 19, 2022 at 2:41 am

        Not really ‘strange’ seed but a real pain in the rear …. Blueberries

        Just don’t ever make the mistake of telling me it can’t be done like one lady did.

        I was also told I couldn’t grow Vanilla Orchids (Vanilla Bean) since I didn’t live in the tropics. 🙂

      • Grumpy_G

        Community Leader
        September 28, 2022 at 3:24 pm

        I take it you did grow vanilla orchids, despite NOT living in the tropics? That, my friend, is a story you have to tell.

      • Art

        Member
        September 29, 2022 at 3:52 am

        Not much of a story to tell … but Yoda (and Bee) already has my promise to send her one of my cuttings when ready. So, get ready to see for yourself. 🙂

  • Squashmania

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Really? You grew vanilla orchids? That is SO exciting!

Log in to reply.