Datura Seed pods

friesfan1(5b NW-KS)November 3, 2007

Hi,

I grew a purple datura I bought from a nursery this

spring.

We have had a couple of freezes here in my zone 5b and

I just pulled off some mushy seed pods.

Are they still ok to save? Or should have I pulled

them off before freeze? Does it matter?

Right now, they are on my counter drying out.

Thanks,

Mary

z 5b KS

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remy_gw

Hi Mary,
Are the seeds inside mature looking either brown or black?
Remy

    Bookmark   November 3, 2007 at 8:02PM
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friesfan1(5b NW-KS)

Hi Remy,
My seeds are brown and tan, but I only opened up
one of them.
The pods are still kind of mushy, but should dry out in
a couple of days [hopefully].

Thanks,
Mary
z 5b KS

    Bookmark   November 4, 2007 at 9:12AM
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remy_gw

Hi Mary,
They really needed to be ripe enough before the pods were removed from the plants. That is why I asked what color the seeds were. Your seeds are brown(some varieties have black seed)so they are ripe and can come out of the mushy pods and dry on their own. There is no reason to leave them in the pods. : )
Remy

    Bookmark   November 4, 2007 at 9:17PM
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friesfan1(5b NW-KS)

Remy,
Thanks so much for your help.
Mary

    Bookmark   November 6, 2007 at 6:08PM
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