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how does I collect seeds of my Fuchsia?

iamtoiamto Posts: 111

does anyone know how and can explain how I can collect seeds of my Fuchsia? I tried searching on youtube, but i did not find anyone showing.. image

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    Fuchsias have berries, very juicy berries, which contain the seed. You would need to collect the berries when they are soft and ripe. Spread them out on a tray to dry and then wash the flesh away from the seeds. The seeds are not very big so be careful not to wash them away.

    Remember that the fancy flowered types are hybrids and so do not come true from seed.

    Last edited: 07 July 2016 15:32:57

  • iamtoiamto Posts: 111
    Berghill says:

    Fuchsias have berries, very juicy berries, which contain the seed. You would need to collect the berries when they are soft and ripe. Spread them out on a tray to dry and then wash the flesh away from the seeds. The seeds are not very big so be careful not to wash them away.

    Remember that the fancy flowered types are hybrids and so do not come true from seed.

    Last edited: 07 July 2016 15:32:57

    See original post

     ok, so they do not turn grey when the seedberries is mature?

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    Does this picture show a mature berry? image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    Black and squidgy ones are ripe. If you leave them too long and they go mouldy then the seeds would be damaged.

  • iamtoiamto Posts: 111

    ok, thanks image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    If you want to increase your stock, it's infinitely easier to take cuttings iamto.  Fuchsia seeds may prove to be very tricky to germinate and keeping seedlings alive over winter will also be difficult.  However, if you are into the challenge I wish you the best of luck and you may end up with an exciting new variety. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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