Seeds from one of the municipality’s largest Agave Americana plants will soon be available to the public. Those interested are invited to visit the Halifax Public Gardens on Thursday, where seeds will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
When: Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Horticultural Hall, Halifax Public Gardens, 5771 Spring Garden Road
Agave plants are monocarpic, meaning the plant dies after the flowering process concludes.
The Halifax Public Gardens was home to this Agave plant for more than two decades, before the blooming process took place this summer.
Once the plant began to die naturally, and the seed pods had ripened, staff removed it from the ground and began the harvesting process. This included drying out the plant, followed by the manual extraction of the ripe seeds located within the bloomed flowers. The entire process took a number of weeks.
Please note: There are currently 158 seeds available. Each attendee will be limited to receiving one seed, while supplies last. Remaining seeds will be stored for future use within the Halifax Public Gardens.
For more information on the Halifax Public Gardens, please visit our website.
Source : Media Release