Hyacinth Bean Vines
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frost and harvesting hyacinth bean seeds

Zone Zone 7b | Marlakennedy added on October 19, 2015 | Answered

Your article on hyacinth bean seeds was very helpful. It said to harvest them before the first frost. However, we had an early light frost, before the seedpods had time to shrivel up. How does a frost impact the seeds? And how can you tell which pods are brown from the frost and which are brown from drying up naturally? Some seeds look shriveled and some look normal. (I've attached photos.) I am going to be selling seeds for a fundraiser and want to make sure I pick ones that are viable. Please tell me what to look for. Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 21, 2015

We did not receive the image.

A light frost most likely would not effect the seed viability.

Allow the seed pods to dry and remove the seeds from the pods.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/hyacinth-bean/purple-hyacinth-bean-care.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

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