PalmsandLiszt Posted January 27 Report Share Posted January 27 (edited) I recently received a couple of these seeds from RPS and the sarcotesta is very hard and firm even after 3 days of soaking; is this an indication that the seed is not yet ripe, or should I just scrape/cut it off? In all other tropical Zamias I have germinated the sarcotestae became soft and easily removed after one or two days of soaking. Not grown this species before, however, so if someone who has could chip in, that would be most appreciated. I read that this cycad is spread from tree to tree by one arboreal species of mustelid, so having a hard fruit more easily clenched in the teeth might be a feature rather than a bug, and not an indicator of unripeness. But that's just speculation on my part. They were rather expensive seeds, so I'd love to know what the done thing is in this case. Many thanks. Edited January 27 by PalmsandLiszt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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