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Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« on: May 05, 2009, 23:06:52 PM »


Is this a fruit or seed on this epi? Just seems to be getting bigger and bigger ???
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epi?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:30:33 PM »
Rena

Never seen or eaten Epiphyllum seed pods - they sure look interesting.

What colour, name, pix of the mother  ???

There is quite a few pods on the plant, has it been selfed or crossed with another epi ?

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Re: Fruit/Seed on epi?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:47:15 PM »
Hi Abby

Don't have a photo of the flower - just a big red one - no name brand.

Must have selfed - I had nothing to do with it! - have had the plants for ages and this is the first time this has happened.
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 19:55:58 PM »
Hi Rena

This is the fruit and inside is some small black seeds. They say that this fruit is a delacasy in the Far-East and is grown as in farming.
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 21:59:48 PM »
Thanks for the info - I wonder when it would be ripe? - it's sort of spongy to the touch but quite firmly attached to the leaf. Will taste and let you know what the verdict is!
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 07:35:02 AM »

Yes Rena

I too would like to know what it tastes like  ??? and if it makes you  :woohoo:

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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 19:46:18 PM »
Hi Rena,
Yes that is a fruit of the Epiphyllum, If you want to eat it or propagate the little black seeds inside the pod,wait until it is ripe it will turn a Reddish colour. If you plant the seed you may get something special or something not so special, but you will not know for about 7years. I have about 250 different Epiphyllum hybrids and have also done some hybridizing myself and am waiting for the results. If you plant all the seeds you will end up with hundreds of plants.
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 21:17:41 PM »
Thanks for info - I think I'll have to eat one for Abby (or at least taste it!) and see if it deserves a  :woohoo:
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 21:20:25 PM »
I thought Dave would know!
Is there any special germination treatment?

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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 15:25:26 PM »
Well, I cut open a ripe fruit and took a photo before eating it - and it was quite delicious - sort of tropical taste something like a litchie - I did feel a bit bad about all the little epi's that I swallowed but think 7 years is too long to wait for them.





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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 18:18:09 PM »
Hi Machael,
The way I germinate Epiphyllum seed is as follows; I spread a piece of paper towel on the table, then scoop out all the seed, spread it out all over the paper towel, then when it is dry, I take a deep seed tray and half fill it with potting soil. Lay the paper towel with the seed onto the potting soil, seed on the soil. water well and then cover the seed tray with cling wrap and place in a warm area. The paper towel will eventually rot and the seed will germinate. Remove the cling wrap when the seedlings are about 20mm. Keep the seedlings moist and when they are about 45mm you can then place them in their own pots.
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Re: Fruit/Seed on epiphyllum?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 10:19:50 AM »

Rena

It looks delicious

YUM!!!  :-*

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Dave

Thanks for the info on the germination, in case mine ever fruit but I think I will eat mine - Love tropical fruits.

Actually I use the same system to germinate my tomatoes.  :)
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