Identification: Trachycarpus fortunei

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  1. Denis Johns

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    Can someone please help me identify these green seedlike things on my Trachycarpus fortune,

    they are about 20mm in size
     

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    Junglekeeper Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    They appear to be seed pods.
     
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    These seem much bigger than the normal seeds on this plant , could it be they are pollinated . How can I best go about planting these , any help much appreciated.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, but. They don't look like Trachycarpus fortunei seeds I've ever seen. Can you post photos of the rest of your tree?

    Here is a page with a lot of palm tree seeds and fruits:
    Palm_Tree_Seeds_and_Fruit.html

    Is this in a greenhouse?
     
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    Junglekeeper Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    There are a couple good photos of Trachycarpus fortunei inflorescences in this post: Winmill Palm Seed Pods.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Right (and really interesting, thank you), but what about the fruits? The infructescences that we see on these trees, with small blue fruits - they can be unfertilized fruits, and these relatively large green pods could be the same kind of tree?
    That thread does have a link to the same website I linked to, but specifically a page on palm seed germination:
    Palm Seed Germination, Growing Palm Trees From Seed
     
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    More photos of the palm .... hope this helps
     

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    Thank you .....this is very much it i believe . how do i plant these ?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That link in posting #6 goes into a lot of detail about that.
     
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    Thank you so much Wendy , I planted that palm about 15 years or so back so it as a lot of sentimental value . If I can grow more from its seed I will be so happy .
     

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