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Mark619
Aug 31, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Okay seed pods are now off..is it to late to plant? Can I store for next spring if so how?? Also do I wait a couple days to open the pods??
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 31, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Seedpods should break open on its own. Or you can try and pry it open.

Nope I don't think it is too late to grow these. Just make sure you don't let it go dormant on its first winter.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 1, 2015 3:54 AM CST

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You can plant seeds anytime but as Gigi says, don't allow them to go dormant the first winter.
I would take each pod with both hands and give it a gentle twist. That will usually break the seam. If you then put it in a warm dry place it should open up by itself. The one on the left is cracked already. Just keep an eye on it, sometimes if they're too wet it will get moldy.
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Mark619
Sep 1, 2015 9:07 AM CST
I went ahead and did the twisting method and yes they are wet..input them in a brown paper bag I'll check back in a couple days..these are from my own cross pollination (if that's a word)...lol
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 1, 2015 9:17 AM CST

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If they're wet I would not wait but remove them from the pod, then spread them out to dry.
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Mark619
Sep 1, 2015 4:41 PM CST
Done! Thanks Hetty
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 1, 2015 7:05 PM CST

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Thumbs up keep us posted!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 6, 2015 11:51 AM CST
How are your seeds @mark619?. The green pod didn't cover opened before the brown one i did cover! Go figure! Here are some pics.
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Mark619
Sep 6, 2015 11:54 AM CST
Wow!! Those are monster seed pods!! Lol I will try and plant a couple
Now and see what happens!!!
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Mark619
Sep 7, 2015 11:09 AM CST
Here they are...
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 7, 2015 2:50 PM CST
Nice! Those are huge seeds.
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