Re: Monstera fruits - when ripe?
- Subject: Re: Monstera fruits - when ripe?
- From: Steve Marak <email@example.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:
> 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
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> 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
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