In a message dated 12/17/2005 5:07:08 A.M. Central Standard Time,
<<Pods here have matured without moisture after the stalk has
broken as young as a month old.>>
Same here. Even some that I thought couldn't possible be far enough
along. In 2004 I found a stalk on MEMHIS MISS, crossed less than a month
earlier, had collapsed at the bottom. I didn't notice it was in
jeopardy until it fell over. There was no way of knowing how long it
had remained healthy. It produced 110 very tiny white seed. Being a
perpetual optimist, or not wanting to miss an opportunity, I planted them.
I could not believe when I started seeing sprouts in these pots. Only six
came up, but at least one is large enough to bloom in the spring.