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Needle palm seeds

Posted by jfacendola 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 11, 12 at 11:51

How can I tell when needle palm seeds are ripe? I have several baseball sized clumps at the base of a few of my plants, that I would like to plant around the yard. Last year I think I picked them too early, as none ever grew. They do smell terrible...


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RE: Needle palm seeds

This is a guess but i would think they would fall off on their own when ther are ready. Where are you? Winter may be too cool for them. You may want to wait for spring.


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RE: Needle palm seeds

I'm in SE NC, zone 8. I have been spreading handfulls of the native S. minor seeds around the understory of my privet and honeysuckle infested wooded back yard for two years. I now have dozens of grass like baby Sabals popping up in all sorts of places. I also hand planted several dozen needle seeds that I picked from the bunches of fruit last year in some select places around the yard but they never grew. It turns out that today when I was weeding around the needle palms, I noticed about 10 seedlings under them. I thought maybe they were stray palmettos, but looking at them closer they are definitly needles. I guess the seeds that I left on the plants 2 years ago, fell off and finally germinated and grew into something this summer. I will be curious to see if the seeds I planted last summer, germinate this upcoming spring.


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