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PlantFiles Pictures: Sausage tree (Kigelia pinnata)

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OlgaN
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 16, 2003
11:04 PM

Post #557500

Sausage Tree
Kigelia africana

Kigelia flower buds

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54271/

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mashell
Mission, TX
(Zone 10b)

November 6, 2004
2:22 AM

Post #1131299

HI
I have a question..from which part you can get the seeds. I have the fruit but i dont have any idea if they came from that, and how long i need to wait before i break out the fruit.(if the seeds are in the fruit)
thanks
OlgaN
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

December 5, 2004
7:51 PM

Post #1179516

The seeds are found inside the sausage-like fruit, which is very fibrous and difficult to break open. I did collect a couple of them when I took the picture of this tree, but never went about collecting the seed. I tried using a knife and a machete, but with no luck, perhaps the fruit wasn't ripe.

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