I collected some Sabal palmetto seeds from Virginia Beach off of an older palmetto there in July, I just now removed the dry fruits from some of the seeds, and they look kind of light. Could this just be because they were still in the fruit? They all sank in water. I am just used to the seeds being a bit darker.
Since I'm at the beach, there are a ton of Sabal minor around and they are absolutely loaded with unripe seed. If I were to take off one of the stalks from the base, do you think the seed would ripen all of the way, or is it too early to be doing that?
Sabal ‘Louisiana’ #1
This little guy is growing slowly but surely. The spear in the middle is starting to make itself more prominent.
By Joe NC
I purchased this a few years ago as a Brazoria from a nursery that had many kinds of Sabal (ecotypes of palmetto & minor, green uresana, and brazoria) all mostly strap leaf in 3 gallon, not labeled but separated into groups. I was directed to the Brazoria, picked one up and was on my way.
Now a few years later and my plant has palmate leaves, I'm thinking maybe I grabbed one of the minors that got accidentally placed with the Brazoria?
I think they maybe had Louisiana and some eastern nc giant type? I don't remember exactly but here is my palm.
It usually holds 6ish leaves (most were shredded or crushed in hurricane last year), they are not very costapalmate, and is deeply split into a "v" shape
Looks mostly like the rest of my minors at this point, except maybe the petioles are slightly thinner?
Just curious because the last palm I purchased as an "x texensis" (I assumed meant brazoria) turned out to grow like a weed and has 8 feet of trunk now. I'm guessing it's a mexicana or palmetto, but is not a Brazoria for sure.