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The fuchsia I have has flowered and has now produced what look like fruit. Can these be planted to grow more plants?
Alan, I don't have a clue about that (someone else will know) but they are ever so easy to grow from cuttings. If they work for me, they'll work for anyone, promise.
Alan, as Sara says it's far easier to propagate fuchsia from cuttings, but if you want to have a go at growing from seed, here's how to do it http://www.bonsaigarden.net/growing_fuchsia_from_seed.html
As others have said ....cuttings are best as then you will get an identical plant.
Seeds could be very variable.
All Fuchsia seed pods/ fruits are edible.
Make sure you remove them from the plant as it will stop flowering if left on.
How and when do I take a cutting ?
http://www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk/cuttingspage.htm This site will tell you all you need to know.
while I visited my in-laws two week ago I managed to pinch a Fuchsia from them how ever when I got it home I inspected it and found it had very little roots and even less fine fibrous roots as they were grown in really hard clay.
So I thought I had nothing to lose as it was free so I washed the roots and applied rooting compound of honey. Then I potted it up in common compost placed a bag after watering it well placed it in a shady part of my garden and waited. To my delight today I lifted the plastic bag of it and it's still flowering and look great
Some time you just need to take a chance and go with your gut