I was wondering, If a fella planted the red berries/seed as Shroomdawg did, what if he intended on leaving the plant and not digging it later on and was not able to get back to pick the remaining red berries after the green ones left behind ripened.
I think I remember you posting an experiment the showed green berries will do fine if planted late in the year.
So the question is do you plant the green berries or let them ripen and fall off leaving it up to mother nature.
I do remember finding a study that was done that said that something like 50% of green berries planted after 8/15 will actually germinate.
If I found a nice one like that before season opened, I would sure plant those red berries, but would come back after season opened and harvest the root and plant the rest of the red berries. It may be a little early for a green berry to be planted and make it.
I think after Sept 1 (our season opener) that most green berries planted will have a good chance of germinating.
That first week or so of season, I always find some that have a mix of red and green berries and I always plant them all.