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Re: pod ripening

In a message dated 9/9/00 12:58:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
raffi@sympatico.ca writes:

<< N.  ARE U SUGGESTING? ..that the undeveloped & white-looking seed-pulp; 
 which is developing inside a 30 day old hosta-seed-pod -- WILL SPROUT 
 PLANTS?   and....
 If you NARDA? ..or anyone else! ..has successfully sprouted seed, taken 
 from a one month old pod <-> pray tell? <-> which variety of hosta was this 
 done with/etc? -- else don't waste our time with your *ONE LINERS* ..THANK 
 U KINDLY? ...and remaining
 HOSTA'LLY yours

Now Bill, don't get your bowels in an uproar, I meant absolutely no 
disrespect.  Here is my point, everyone says it can't be done but no one has 
tried it except I guess Mark and Doug Lohman.  With having observed seeds 
sprouting in the pod one would have to assume that it is a possibility to 
plant thirty day old seeds and have them germinate, or would they be 
sprouting in the pod?  Hey, I don't know, haven't tried germinating thirty 
day old seeds my self but may give it a try.  Maybe some of us should do that 
so we just don't have to take Mark's word for it.  N.
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