Outrageous Seeds

The insides of a seed carry the huge variety of genes necessary to make an oak tree or a prickly pear — or a marigold or lettuce. Here are some more extremes that seeds can go to.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Double Coconut
Featured Products in This Gallery

The Biggest Seed

The biggest seed in the world is the coco-de-mer palm tree, or double coconut. The huge seed can measure up to 3 feet around.

Advertisement
Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

We Recommend...

How Seeds Get Around

How Seeds Get Around

Because they're pretty much stuck in one place, plants usually need help to spread seeds. Here's how they do it.

(10 photos)
Save Money on Your Veggies: Grow From Seed

Save Money on Your Veggies: Grow From Seed

Build up your veggie-growing skills: Besides the flavor, you'll love the economics.

Seeing Seeds

Seeing Seeds

Master gardener Paul James explains the importance seeds -- a small detail often left unnoticed by gardeners

Recently Added Designer Outdoor Spaces

Browse new outdoor spaces from top designers.

See More Designer Outdoor Spaces

HGTV Outdoors Newsletter

Find out how to make the most of patios, decks and all your outdoor areas, plus tips from master gardeners for beautiful flower beds and bountiful vegetable gardens.