Anyone have a pic of a ripe balsam impatien pod?

msalex28aAugust 28, 2007

Mine are just green with a fuzzy outer edge.

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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I don't have a pic, but I can tell you a lot about them. They are ripe when they yellow somewhat and are slightly translucent. That being said, the real test is not the appearance, but the gentle squeeze test. If you lightly squeeze them, they should pop sending seeds everywhere, so cover the pod. I find that, if you sometimes wait too long for the appearance to be the yellow/translucent, the darn thing pops on its own.

So, just go by and stroke them protectively and you will know.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 6:30PM
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Thank you

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:31PM
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