There are two clumps of Fargesia flowering near me, I think nitida and possibly murielae. The stamens just started hanging out of the flowers. This is my first experience with bamboo seed. My questions:
1) when do I know the seed is ripe/ready to harvest?
2) are there any special germination tips such as scarification, sowing immediately, cold treatment, etc.?
3) can the seed be stored after collection, how best to store it, and for how long will it remain viable in storage?
Any help is appreciated!