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By Aviva

West Lothian, Scotland Sco

I have pods from where flowers were on my fuschia. Will I be able to harvest them and plant the seeds? If so any top tips please?



You will do much better taking cuttings, they are so easy just take the tip with about 4 sets of leaves, snip them off just below a leave joint, and put straight into a small plant pot of compost. make sure there are no buds on the cuttings , and water well. good luck.

17 Jul, 2010


Aviva, it's best to take most of them off so your fuchsia will continue to flower. You can save some of the seed but it's a long process to raise plants from them.

17 Jul, 2010


And you'll find that most of the pods don't have any seeds inside anyway - also, anything grown in this way from any seeds you might find will be variable in that they won't necessarily be the fuchsia they came from, and may be a fuchsia that's not particularly attractive either. Use the pods for jam making! There's a recipe on the web for it.

18 Jul, 2010


thanks all, will pick off the pods, and go for the cutting route -fingers crossed. I'm not much of a cook tho so will give the jam making a miss!

18 Jul, 2010

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