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Xanthorrhoea preissii / Grass tree's seed havesting

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Hi Guys,

 

Does anyone have any experience harvesting seeds from Xanthorrhoea preissii I have one in the back yard with three spears and would like to harvest and give them away to interested SABers

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The little "spikes" on the spires will open and the seed will be ready.

 

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Make sure the birds don't beat you to it.

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From memory, I collected seed in Feb/March but I think it's best around early Jan?

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I collected for a re-vegetation group.

I'd have to ask. I believe it takes quite a while for germination.

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@87_botanist how are the seeds coming along?

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they are still on the spear and the birds aren't touching them. I don't know if they should be falling out or if I need to pull them out.

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Grab a pair of tweezers and pull them out!

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