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RE: [Aroid-l] Synandrospadix fruits

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Synandrospadix fruits
  • From: <denisrotolante@bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 09:26:54 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

We just harvested and planted all our Synandrospadix vermitoxicus seeds in September. The Mother plant started to go dormant right before the Aroid show and we took off the orangey green to yellow fruits before the plant totally fell apart. Our Original plants came from Julius Boos several years ago, probably seedlings from the plant whose fruit he tasted. We sowed ours on the surface of a Peat & Perlite soil mix in our shade house with our Anthurium Seedlings. We did not cover them, just depressed them into surface of soil so that they sat in a dimple. They will receive regular waterings along with all the rest of the germinated seedlings and liner plants on the bench, and normal day & night light conditions. Hopefully they will germinate and grow. Happy planting  & Good Luck.



Silver Krome Gardens, Inc

Homestead Florida



-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Julius Boos
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 10:16 AM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Synandrospadix fruits



>From: LMassey628@aol.com

>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>

>To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com

>Subject: [Aroid-l] Synandrospadix fruits

>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 19:04:12 EDT


Hello Linda,

Congrats of your fruiting Synandrospadix!   This S. American native certainly is a lovely plant!    My friend Bobby used to have one of the largest speciens of this plant that I had ever heard of, but it became infected w/ nematodes and quickly declined.    His used to bear MANY blooms during the summer months here in S. Florida, and as a consequence it also produced MANY fruits!    I do NOT recomend anyone doing what I am about to say I did, but the fruits were so big and juicy, I tasted one and found it to be quite sweet and flavorful.   I have reported this 'experiment' on this list some time ago.   We cleaned the skin and flesh off the large seeds by washing and the use of a toothbrush, and planted the seeds just 1/2 covered with moist soil, and covered the pot w/ plastic wrap with many small holes/slits poked in it.    The pot was kept moist in a warm, well-lit area with NO direc t sun, and most germinated over a period of about a year, some more quickly than others.    I hope that this info. helps.   Please keep us informed.





>My Synandrospadix seems to have made 13 plump yellow fruits.  I have not

>squashed any to see if they contain seeds.  Does anyone have any suggestions about

>how I should treat them ?


>I think this is a wonderful plant for a prominent spot in a garden.  It has

>very elegant and eye-catching glossy, wavy leaves that beg to be noticed.  I

>had an article about this plant accompanied by three photos in our local paper

>in September.




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