These are just some of the fruits I collected the other day, all of them are somewhat related.
I only collected 2 fruits from myAechmea distichantha, one of them I assume is self pollinated, and the other one is one I crossed withAechmea’Red Dragon’. I’m not sure how those plants will turn out, but it should be interesting to see what they look like.
ThexQuesmea’Lyman fruits came from 2 different plants. I was surprised when I got the seeds out of them though, because some of the fruits put out 20 or more seeds, while others put out 2 or 3.
All the plants in the bromelioideae subfamily produce fleshy fruits like these. You can tell when the fruits are ripe because they will change color. For instance, all of these fruits changed to a purple color, while the unpollinated fruits are still pink.