Saturday, May 31, 2008
Pajurá de Óbidos, continued
The readers of my blog, Tropical Biodiversity - The Amazon, will remember that I was concerned about whether a pajurá de Óbidos (Pouteria speciosa) seed would germinate. It was the second of two seeds I received from a collector of rare fruit trees. The first seed had germinated long ago but the one in question didn't seem to be making it. Then I discovered that I had placed the seed upside down. Real smart! Turning it over, it began to show signs of splitting a few days later. Then came some green as it germinated! A few days ago Cleuson placed the seedling into the ground and as you can see in the lower image, it's doing quite well. Seed in the upper image.