Seed pod growth period.

Seed pod growth period.

Postby JHJ2040 » July 31st, 2014, 5:01 am

I tried my hand at pollinating a few streps in June.
I now have (2) pods that are maturing.
How long do strep pods usually take to mature? :?:
Do they share the same maturity characteristics with AVs? :?:

Thanks,

Paul
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Re: Seed pod growth period.

Postby Gabi_Munich » August 2nd, 2014, 12:32 am

Hi Paul,

I do not know much about strep seedpods - but I have a plant with a self-pollinated seed-pod It's been sitting there on the plant for many weeks now ... and finally it starts to turn dry. I do not remember where I've read it but it takes several months for seedpod to get ripe. It looks like we will need some good portion of patience ;)

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Re: Seed pod growth period.

Postby Gabi_Munich » August 23rd, 2014, 3:17 pm

I have found some more info on seed pods in an article of Dale Martens who is a well-known hybridizer. She writes that it takes 8 to 12 weeks before the seed pod will turn brown and begin to untwist. Here is a recent photo of my seed pod - after all these weeks it is brown but not yet untwisting.

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Re: Seed pod growth period.

Postby Gabi_Munich » September 25th, 2014, 12:23 am

My seedpod is now completely dry but it is not yet untwisting. It is more than 10 weeks now and I am getting impatient. It seems like nothing happens there and I wonder if I should just take it off and open the seedpod :?:

Paul, how did it go with your pollinated strep? Any results?
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Re: Seed pod growth period.

Postby Gabi_Munich » February 19th, 2015, 1:28 am

I put the dry seed pods somewhere in a drawer and forgot about them. Yesterday I had a look and found tiny seeds on the bottom of the drawer. The seed pods had slowly opened a bit at the sides and lost seeds. Time to harvest the seeds happy02:

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Just one advice: don't burst out laughing or sneezing or your seeds are "gone with the wind" :lool:
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