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Re: Monstera fruits - when ripe?

  • Subject: Re: Monstera fruits - when ripe?
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:58:22 -0500 (CDT)


I have no idea what the pollinator might have been. We didn't notice any 
insects on them during flowering, but an amazing variety of insects 
- and sometimes other wildlife - passes through the greenhouse in the 

It's flowering again now - I'll try to keep an eye open for potential 


On Sun, 9 Aug 2009, Tom Croat wrote:

> Steve: 
> I am kind of amazed that you have fruited a Monstera.  What pollinated
> it?  The fruits usually take nearly a year to develop on the big one but
> I think that on M. oblique the development time can be only a month or
> so. 
> Tom 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Steve Marak
> Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:11 PM
> To: Aroid list
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera fruits - when ripe?
> Aroiders,
> 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.

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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