dinner plate hibiscus seed

aniya(z5 IN)November 4, 2004

What do the seeds from these look like? I saved several pods after the petals fell off. They were kind of a cup shaped husk with a big black center. Is that entire black center one seed or do I break it apart for smaller seeds inside? Thankyou for any info. Aniya

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alisonoz_gw

If it's a pod it should go brown and start to split open of its own accord or with a bit of pressure. You will find segments inside each containing roundish black/brown seeds.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2004 at 5:09AM
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grittymitts(7/8)

Be sure to put them in the freezer for a week or 10 days in tightly closed baggies...I failed to do that the first time I saved 'em. When I got ready to plant the next sping the bag looked like it contained black cornmeal...BUGS had hatched and eaten them all. (Course they didn't live either & I was tickled about that!)
Suzi

    Bookmark   July 19, 2005 at 1:08AM
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HUFF13(z5 NW OH)

I HAVE SAVED THE PODS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE WHITE AND PINK PODS HAVE MANY SEEDS INSIDE. THE RED ONES SEEM TO BE JUST ONE BIG SEED! I PLANTED 40 SEEDS THIS YEAR AND NOW HAVE 36
PLANTS! I HAVE LEFT THE PODS ON THE PLANT TILL BROWN AND ALSO TAKEN THEM OFF GREEN AND LET THEM DRY OUT.WORKS FOR ME BOTH WAYS. I STORE THEM IN BROWN LUNCH BAGS WITH A PAPER TOWEL INSIDE TO ABSORB MOISTURE.
I AM STILL LOOKING FOR A ORANGE ONE! ANY HELP OUT THERE???

    Bookmark   August 3, 2005 at 3:18AM
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keith_pack_ahss_org

i have the white with a red center when they bloom they measure 10 to12 inches across i will have lots of seeds this season plant get 3 to 4 feet tall .

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 12:27PM
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