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mookins

By Mookins

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

am becoming more and more addicted to fuchsias and have been disecting some today to find out all the insides...so my question is

where are the seeds from which they grow?

x x x


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They should be in the pods left behind after the flowering's done - are there none in there?
Just checked my book and it refers not at all to fuchsia seeds, nor growing them from seed - the only method of propagation appears to be cuttings.
And my other book tells me that the fruits are edible, but not very well flavoured! Again, no reference to seed.

7 Sep, 2009

 

thats all I can find too Bamboo no seed growing!
when you say pods, is that the part called the ovary?

x x x

7 Sep, 2009

 

The seeds should be inside those "fruits"...but very often there aren't any and just a blob of jelly! If you do find any seeds - you just sow them in the usual way - but they are SO hit and miss at germinating - it is not worth the effort and they seldom come true anyway. Cuttings are so fail safe - and true - I wouldn't bother trying any seed you might find.

7 Sep, 2009

 

Damned if I know, I meant the "fruits" which are those black pods left where the flowers have been. Have just sent an inquiry to the British Fuchsia society asking them your Q, so we'll see what they say.

7 Sep, 2009

 

I appreciate the help peeps

if it the fruits ive found, then i got one with hundreds of tiny seed type bits in but other than that nothing else. so dont really even know if im looking in the right place
x x

7 Sep, 2009

 

Well you are, if you're looking in the fruits If you've got seeds in there, you might want to try, just for fun, but note what Alzheimer says above.

7 Sep, 2009

 

Mmmmm... threw that one away as didnt think they were it

will pick another and have a try... live and learn as they say

cheers all

x x

7 Sep, 2009

 

Mookins i'm puzzled is this an experiment? I know you can eat the seeds but Inever thought of growing from them. It's too long winded for me . why don't you want to grow from cuttings?

7 Sep, 2009

 

have got some cuttings and had some seeds sent to me also, so was wondering where the seeds are?

not an experiment just curious

x x

7 Sep, 2009

 

If you have THAT many fuchsia berries - why not make jam? Using them for seed is a real no-no....too much effort for virtually no result..I tried ...NBG !!!

Fuchsia Jam is dead easy...you can scale down this recipe to suit yourself

1 and a half pound of ripe fuchsia berries
1lb sugar
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons of water or apple juice

Dissolve the sugar in the water over a low heat then add the berries and the lemon juice...then just boil until it reaches setting point in the usual way and pot up!

7 Sep, 2009

 

AH i'm with you now.I've just had a look at some of mine, but some of the pods don't have anything in.I wonder how long the seeds take to grow.

7 Sep, 2009

 

I know everyone says it's easy to grow fuchsias from cuttings but I don't seem to have any success. Is now a good time to start.
Sorry to add a question to your question Mookins.

7 Sep, 2009

 

Hello ginellie now is a great time to take fuchsia cuttings. mine are rooting really quickly.Have a go and good luck.

7 Sep, 2009

 

Heard back from the Fuchsia Society - they say what Alzheimer's already said, basically - some of the fruit will contain seeds, some won't, you can plant the larger of the seeds you might find in a pod, its possible you'll get the same variety growing, but equally possible you'll get something different.

7 Sep, 2009

 

As a kiddy my brother used to collect ripe pods and they would be about 7-10mm in diam. they were really squwishy and he'd put them in my hair! rotten devil. and there were lots of seeds in there and when the jelly dried the seeds looked like nits. i am still traumatised :o)

7 Sep, 2009

 

hiya
i too am really quite addicted to fuschia. i got lots of advice from our fellow gardeners about cuttings and decided to have a go.
i picked the stems, cut off below a leaf joint and then i filled glasses to the top with water and covered with cling film, then just poked them through so leaves were sitting on cling film and waited and all of a sudden two days ago lots of shoots, i can believe it and am so chuffed i am off out again to pick more, good luck x

8 Sep, 2009

 

so the seeds are in the bobbly bits left after the actual flower has fallen off?
so what I found yesterday was just not ripe?
typical....
well mine is a new plant so maybe there arent going to be proper seeds in them...Mmmmm wonder if the inlaws have still got theres

cheers for all the help peeps. Bamboo thanks for going that extra mile for me :o)
and SbG brothers can be meanies mine used to feed me fish food when I was little hehehe

Ginelle no probs hun
x x x

8 Sep, 2009

 

I'm trying that Kzzzzh, sounds like something even I might have success with.

8 Sep, 2009

 

good luck you really can't be as hopeless as i am at cuttings lol!

8 Sep, 2009

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