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Can I shell out my calla seeds now or leave them in kernels?

Posted by steve22802 7a VA (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 26, 10 at 11:28

I've grown calla lilies from seeds several years in the past and normally i just leave the seeds in the kernels until I'm about ready to plant them in the spring. Each kernel usually has several seeds so I shell these out and space them apart so they don't grow in a cluster. I've been doing some seed trades lately and I'm wondering if they will germinate just as well if I shell the seeds out now and dry them. The kernels add (unnecessary?) extra bulk and weight to the mailing that I'd like to eliminate.

Thanks for any advice, especially from personal experiences!
- Steve


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RE: Can I shell out my calla seeds now or leave them in kernels?

There would be no harm to go ahead & shell the seed..... the germination time and % would be the same


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RE: Can I shell out my calla seeds now or leave them in kernels?

OK, thanks. I didn't know if it was essential to keep the seeds moist for calla lilies or not.


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RE: Can I shell out my calla seeds now or leave them in kernels?

I always shell mine out once they're fully dry, just because it makes it easier to put them in envelopes, label and share. They come up just fine.


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