FREE Franken Brahea seeds

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I had before brahea germinations two years after planting the seeds. Soo do not give up too early from them. 

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I think I see tomentum already on my oldest frankie. 

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Did anyone grow some of these using the method Dave suggested on the first page of this thread, ie cracking the shell and sowing the nut inside?

From the replies, it seems many were sown with the outer shell left on. It will be helpful to know which method was used with these seeds.

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4 hours ago, David York said:

Did anyone grow some of these using the method Dave suggested on the first page of this thread, ie cracking the shell and sowing the nut inside?

From the replies, it seems many were sown with the outer shell left on. It will be helpful to know which method was used with these seeds.

I did... results pending :)

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5 hours ago, David York said:

Did anyone grow some of these using the method Dave suggested on the first page of this thread, ie cracking the shell and sowing the nut inside?

From the replies, it seems many were sown with the outer shell left on. It will be helpful to know which method was used with these seeds.

 

55 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

I did... results pending :)

Let's be careful:

 

By "shell" I meant the dried fruit around many of the seeds. They weren't cleaned. DON'T crack that little nut you find in there. (Don't bite them with your teef . .. . )

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Dave, thanks for clearing that up. I though you meant crack the hard shell and just sow the inner nut (endosperm).

Some species with hard shells are sometimes sown this way, Butias for example.

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