My fuschia made berries. Now what?
Hubby picked up a fuschia branch that fell to the ground at the local farner's market. I stuck it in soil and it grew and now I have four or five plants. They have been flowering, even indoors in Michigan during the winter. (We have nice, big windows.) I thought the onagraceae had only capsules for fruit. Shows how much I have forgotten from systematic botany in college.
I decided to let some berries ripen. They are the size of small olives, and a very dark fuschia color, almost black. They looked moist and delicious, then they fell off. I read the thread about eating them. But maybe I'd like to offer them to someone else. Are the seeds best sown fresh and moist, or dried first?
The flowers look like this:
It must be a pretty common type. I have seen it before. Is it a species or hybrid? Can anyone give me the botanical name?