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Posted by proudgm_03 5b MO (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 27, 08 at 18:25

I have gazillion pods that are dark purple. What do they look like when they get ripe? We are in for some days of hard freezes and I'm afraid I won't get any seeds. These are planted on the porch post up under the porch eave.

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RE: Moonvine

proudgm, I feel your pain. I was covering mine last night and telling my husband that all I wanted was enough seeds for next yr. I don't know what the pods look like when dried. The stem part of some of mine are beginning to turn kind of woody looking. I assume that is the pod beginning to dry. Kathy

RE: Moonvine

What color are the seeds? I just opened one of my frost bitten pods and the seed are white.

RE: Moonvine

Yes the pods get woody and the seeds are white and hard. If they are big and white and the seed husk is still a little soft then they might be unripe.
These seeds can stand a little frost I think so you should be ok. Just make sure you leave them on until the pod dries out and gets a little "crunchy." The seed can also look golden or brownish if it has been weathered a bit.

RE: Moonvine

I left the pods on the vine until they were dry and it frosted a couple of nights. The seeds are are hard but they range in color from cream to tan to dark brown. Are they all viable seeds? Thanks!

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