Daylilies forum: Newbie seed question?

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 1, 2010 3:41 PM CST
This was my first year hybridizing daylilies.

What I would like to know is, if the larger seed will produce a larger DL, and the smaller seeds a smaller DL when taken from the same pod?

The X was about equal size for both plants. All of the seeds look good.

Margaret
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daylily
Oct 2, 2010 7:32 AM CST
It has been a few years since I planted any seed, but I don't think the size of the seed mattered - but I never really kept track of that.

Let me send Fred over here and see if he has any insight.
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 2, 2010 8:03 AM CST
I dont think the size of the seed matters, however, once they are seedlings, I have started culling the small ones, I think once small and prone rust, always going to have a problem. If I see rust on a seedling, Its trash.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 2, 2010 10:38 AM CST
Thanks Juli and Pam for the info.
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spunky1
Oct 3, 2010 6:21 AM CST
I do not think seed size has anything to do with the size of daylily it will produce. Small daylilies will have smaller seed pods and smaller seed but if crossed with larger daylilies you will get all sizes from the same pod. Plant and bloom size depends on the genes not the size of the seed. Remember you have ten generations of genes when you cross to daylilies so the results are unlimited.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 3, 2010 9:21 AM CST
Thanks for your comment Fred. I tip my hat to you.

I am just a naturally curious person and wondered when I saw the different size seeds from the same pod if it would make a difference in the dl size. Confused

Margaret
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 3, 2010 10:01 AM CST
It is fun tho, to open the pod and those big hard seeds roll out. Im not crossing near as much next year, it really took a toll on my plants.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 3, 2010 11:06 AM CST
Pam in what way does setting seed on the plants affect them? The hybridizing for me was just a fun thing to try, I don't have that many dls. Of course next year I plan on adding a few more. Hilarious!
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 3, 2010 12:59 PM CST
I think it was just too much stress. Most were new plants. Altho the plants are fine now, there was no rebloom and the leaves just got ratty as all get-out for the rest of the summer. Next year, If I cant plant them, Im not going to cross them.

Yea right
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 3, 2010 1:22 PM CST
Hilarious!
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Emtmike
Oct 7, 2010 7:37 PM CST
Don't give up Margaret....I've been hybridizing for years, and very rarely does it ever affect my plants. As long as you keep them well fertilized and watered you shouldn't have any problems. I hybridize for a business, and every year it just gets better. Now the only thing I've found was some pods have less than 5 seeds Confused , but that's only because the plant is less fertile than others, or what part of the day you crossed. Some pollen will dry if not taken in the early part of the day, so try to do your crossing in the late morning to get the best results Thumbs up . Hope you have great luck with your hybridizing.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 7, 2010 8:38 PM CST
Thanks for the encouragement Mike I tip my hat to you. . I know that I have a lot to learn!!
I have read quite a bit about storing and germinating the seed, so much so that I don't know which method to use Confused , taking into account that I am zone 3a. I do have a grow light but cannot plant outside until around May 24th.. Any input is welcome!
Name: Mike Halloran
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Emtmike
Oct 8, 2010 5:52 PM CST
I would keep them refrigerated until February before starting them. This way they will be large enough when you're ready to plant them outside in May. And they will be strong enough by the end of the season to survive the following winter . Thumbs up

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hanesh
Nov 23, 2010 7:36 AM CST
my daughter refridgerated her seed.. then started one on the window it is up and growing in the house it is supposed to help them along to bloom sooner... can you send seed across the border or only within Canada.....
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 23, 2010 10:02 AM CST
Yes you can send seed across the border, I sent some to my e-mail friend in Tucson, she sent me some and we had no problem.

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