My daughter in law purchased a packet of these seeds in Mallorca but neither of us know the correct way to plant them, furry side up or down?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    I bought some of these in Tenerife but they never germinated and just rotted away -so wish you good luck-I seem to remember that it takes a few years before you get a flowering plant so you are in it for the long term.

    This might help,

  • Thanks for info.   my daughter in law wont be too happy with the wait

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Let us know if you get one germinatedimage


  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    It helps if you soak the seeds overnight and chip them - be prepared for a long wait ! I cheated and bought a baby plant and still waited 2 years for it to flower !!!

  • One can always live in hope and hope and.................



  • having bought seed myself, I recall someone once saying that you have to shave the orange beard off each seed in order to get them germinating, whether this is correct or an old wives tale I am not sure. I shall try both methods, such beard removal from the seed could have one of two effects.. a. removal of a chemical restriction to allow the seed to germinate, b. the removal in some way physically damaging the outer seed shell thus triggering easier germination. Anyone care to comment?

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