Post a reply

Nov 18, 2015 2:54 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
I've been saving seeds from my 'Pam Puryear' Malvaviscus for a couple of years now. I think I'm probably doing about the best that can be done, but cleaning the seeds is so hateful that I thought I'd see if anyone has any magical tips to make life easier.

Here's what I'm doing now. It's the best method I've found so far.:

- Gather red or blushing fruit
- Bring inside and separate each fruit into sections and put on a paper plate to dry (leaving fruit whole for more than a couple of days results in a ball of mold even in an air-conditioned/heated house.)
- Once the fruit portion becomes leathery, I peel the fruit off of the seed with my fingernails.
- I allow to dry some more on a clean paper plate.
- After a long drying period, I pack in a paper envelope

So, does anyone have any tips that work better for them?

Plates of drying Malvaviscus seeds are taking over the dining room.
While I'm sitting there meticulously peeling the fruit off of every single seed, I just have to keep saying to myself "I love my Malvaviscus, I love my Malvaviscus..." Hilarious!

Thanks in advance! Big Grin
Find & share great deals on gardening items on the NGA Garden Deals Forum!
Come chat in the Southeast Gardening Forum!

Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so.
Last edited by Danita Nov 18, 2015 3:01 AM Icon for preview
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: Danita
  • Replies: 0, views: 459
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Echinacia"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.