virginia creeper seeds- anybody ever harvest these?

yvette_adams(z5 Quebec)October 30, 2008

Just wondering if anyone can remind me about this. I've done it in the past, but apparently I'm having a senior moment!

Can I harvest the little blue berries now (they are round and plump) or do I have to wait till they shrivel like raisons?

If it makes any difference, the leaves have already fallen from my creepers.

Thanks in advance, Gardenfriends!

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You can harvest the seeds when the leaves have turned red according to the New England Wilflower Society guide to trees and shrubs. They have to be cold stratified.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 11:28PM
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yvette_adams(z5 Quebec)

Thanks for your speedy and helpful reply.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 8:36AM
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austinnhanasmom(5 CO)

I harvested some this year and also plucked them when the berries were blue. Inside the blue berry, in a few, was a hard seed. Some of the berries had soft seeds that I could easily crush. I took these hard seeds and dropped them in water. Only a few sank, so those are what I saved to germinate. The fatter berries had the better seeds.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 1:14PM
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