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Message from WSimpson NC

I protected the trunks the last 2 winters but all the fronds were toast after both winters . After each winter they gained mass after each growing season . Here they are today .


My bigger one and a little older than the one in the first picture :

My Castor bean seed that I harvested today . The seed on the left , and smaller in size , is the red variety , and the larger seeds are the green variety . I didn't plant them until late June and they still managed to get huge by September . I hope the seed is viable .


Here's the last picture I took of the green variety this fall :


Will

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