iBrugs Knowledge Center

Welcome to the International Brugmansia Society's Knowledge Base.   This repository will store a wealth of knowledge related to brugmansia.  Check back often as new items are being added on a regular basis.

Make sure you visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to commonly asked questions related to brugmansia and iBrugs.com.

If you would like to contribute an article to the iBrugs Knowledge Base, please contact  Delisa

iBrugs News Articles
31

How to Harvest Brugmansia Seed

 

Now that you have a Brugmansia seed pod you need to know when it is time to harvest.  A pod is usually mature at 3 to 4 months.  I like to feel and look monitoring for ripeness.  When the pod is ripe it will start to soften. The most visible sign is a pod color change from green to some spots of yellowing.  The pod stem will also change to a brown color. Seed from an unripe pod will be white or a pale tan and may still be viable if planted immediately. Mature seed will be darker brown to very brown and almost black. I know of at least one hybridizer that just leaves the pod on the plant to dry.

 

Cut the pod off from the stem making sure to keep the labeling tag with the pod.  My preference is to then cut the pod lengthwise taking care not to cut the seed.  Remove the seed and rinse or not according to personal preference. Spread the seed out on a thick paper towel and leave until no longer moist. 

 

The seed should be properly labeled and stored in a breathable material like a paper coin package or glassine envelope.  The cross, year, and hybridizer is sufficient.  The seed are dried and placed in breathable packaging to prevent mold. The same goes for storage and mine just live in a drawer in the house since I have a temperature and humidity controlled environment. 

 

By Delisa Harvey

 

Ripe Pod

 

Comments

There are currently no comments, be the first to post one.

Post Comment

Only registered users may post comments.

Latest Articles

Columbian Datura Virus by Fred
Creating a Lasagna Garden by Ruth Ann

Hate To Mow The lawn And Dig In Bad Soil?

If this describes you and you love growing Brugmansia, I have a solution for you called Lasagna Gardening. It certainly will reduce the effort you expend once you have it made and are using it.

Selecting a Breeding Program by RJ
Hybridizing tipsWinter time is a great time of the year when to get together a breeding program if you’re interested in taking the quantum leap to create something special and exciting.
 
To best decide if you’re ready for a hybridization program, here’s a few good pointers to consider:
Hybridizing Guidelines by ABADS

The number one problem in the Brugmansia community is the naming of seedlings before they have been properly evaluated. Please do not broadcast news of a new seedling to the public using a proper name and call it a working name. At the rate the Americans alone are hybridizing we face....  [more]

diyet