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Monstera fruits - when ripe?

  • Subject: Monstera fruits - when ripe?
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 23:11:26 -0500 (CDT)


I thought this topic had been discussed before on Aroid-L, but I can't 
find it - how long does it take Monstera fruits to ripen, and how does one 
tell they are ripe?

Last year about this time, a Monstera cutting in the greenhouse (which 
had, of course, gone through into the ground) began flowering. Two fruits 
formed. I thought I remembered from that previous discussion that I can't 
find that it takes quite some time for them to ripen, so I wasn't 
concerned until I saw it flowering again the other day and realized it's a 
year later.

Last year's fruits are indeed a bit softer, but in the way that wood is 
softer than rock, not in a way that makes me think they're edible.



-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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