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Re: Nottoogoodnoozaboutseeds

About Selby's Amorphophallus titanum:

Wilbert mentioned that they had disappointing seed set in their Am. titanum. 
I can't say for sure how ours will come out. The berries are now very plump 
and bright orange...swelling up nicely. Part of the spadix did not develop 
berries. We did not cut off the spathe as Wilbert recommended, and 
pollination is very difficult if you leave the spathe on. A portion of the 
back side of the inflores. was difficult for Harry to reach when applying 
pollen, so this area (approx. 15% of the total female area) is void of any 

Harry Luther did open one of the berries yesterday and found a developing 
embryo, so this is positive news.

Donna Atwood
Selby Gardens

In a message dated 99-07-12 00:11:23 EDT, you write:

 The seed harvest of Am. titanum was a disappointment. About 80% of the
 berries turned out to be void. So it is not inconceivable that you get
 one seed only (or none..........). However, germination rate of titanum
 is 100% (unless the seed is crushed............). Let's hope that the
 Selbie plants yield enough seed for all of you.

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