Pereskia fruit

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Pereskia fruit

Post by Phil Hocking » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:55 pm

I believe some Opuntias will grow from a seed pod. If I plant this Pereskia fruit will a new plant grow from it? Not that I need any more!

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Re: Pereskia fruit

Post by Phil Hocking » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:57 pm

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Re: Pereskia fruit

Post by Maria J » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:04 pm

It's a funny looking fruit Phil. Can't help with your query though.
I would say, as you're not too worried about getting more or not, give it a go! ;-)

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Re: Pereskia fruit

Post by Chris43 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:37 pm

I also have no idea Phil, but I'd certainly try it - those little leaves look like they are more than just remants from the flower stalk.

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Re: Pereskia fruit

Post by iann » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:42 pm

Doesn't look ripe. There will be seed inside a ripe fruit. The seed are large, not much chance of missing any, but there won't be many in one fruit.

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Re: Pereskia fruit

Post by rpw53 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:56 pm

Phil,
Judging from the leaves and associated axillary buds, I would bet that it would grow new plants if planted....
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Re: Pereskia fruit

Post by Phil Hocking » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:44 pm

OK, here it is potted into Tesco cat litter. The fruit is unripe and fell off a few days ago, suggesting that there might not be any seeds inside. I have sown seeds before with varying degrees of success. I have one surviving seedling, so it will be interesting to see what comes from this.

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