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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: knlim000 on February 09, 2019, 11:26:56 PM

Title: next week should be time to put out new planting for lotus
Post by: knlim000 on February 09, 2019, 11:26:56 PM
going to put these lotus sprouts out into the tank and pool next week.  took about 2weeks and it's looking good.
I used dog clipper to nipped both end of the shell. It was very easy. put it in water and replace water everyday.


(https://i.postimg.cc/DSB8XKY7/IMG-1100.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSB8XKY7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCLqGSm6/IMG-1101.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCLqGSm6)
Title: Re: next week should be time to put out new planting for lotus
Post by: rambutantx on December 23, 2019, 06:09:13 PM
Where are you getting those seed from?
Title: Re: next week should be time to put out new planting for lotus
Post by: knlim000 on December 23, 2019, 09:10:52 PM
my brother brought it back from Cambodia. The seeds are fresh and viable. All of mine were sprouted.

$1/seed + shipping , min order 10.
Title: Re: next week should be time to put out new planting for lotus
Post by: Bush2Beach on December 25, 2019, 11:54:09 PM
Does this make fruit?
Title: Re: next week should be time to put out new planting for lotus
Post by: knlim000 on December 26, 2019, 05:51:52 PM
Yes, all lotus flowers bear fruits. In Cambodia, we also eat the young tender shoots(not the larger mature roots).   The cooking is different for tender shoots vs. roots.   And they have different taste to it as well. Kids harvesting the tender shoots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pspq3Bo9jGY&t=180s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pspq3Bo9jGY&t=180s)
 I believe water lily is the type that doesn't bear fruits.