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Q.Calla Lily Seed

Anonymous added on July 26, 2011 | Answered

My calla lilies seem to be producing seed pods. They look rather like peas stuck together. How do I tell when they are mature and when to ‘harvest’ them?

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Answered on July 26, 2011

As the pods mature, their weight will naturally bend the stem to the ground. Eventually, they will begin to turn yellow and become mushy. While they appear to rot, rest assured this is all part of the natural process. Seed pods are ripe once they turn yellowish and go soft. At this point, you can harvest the pods. Remove the pod from the plant and break it open. Then, take the seeds from the pulp using a plate or collander to catch them and rinsing under water. Dry the seeds and store them in a dry, cool place or plant right away.

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