Irises forum: Seed Pod?

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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jul 2, 2014 7:24 PM CST
What does an Iris seed pod look like? I don't think I have ever seen any (or don't remember) Shrug! . This is on the stalk of one iris.

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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jul 2, 2014 7:27 PM CST
That's it -- you got one!!! Green Grin!
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jul 2, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Cat
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jul 2, 2014 7:29 PM CST
Now its time to Hurry up and Wait! Glare
Cat
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jul 2, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Be sure to read up on how to treat that pod while it's on the stem, and what to do with it after it's ready to come off the stem, and how to proceed after that -- all to make sure that you get the seeds inside to grow roots and become Irises! Wow -- how exciting!! Green Grin!
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jul 2, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Big Grin Green Grin!

Got any good start links? Blinking
Cat
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jul 2, 2014 8:46 PM CST
You need to ask Brad and Paul -- both of whom are experienced hybridizers. They have great -- and successful -- techniques. nodding
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jul 5, 2014 1:34 PM CST
It is a pod, but from the 'collapsed' form, may be empty.
Name: Linnea
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Linneaj
Jul 5, 2014 5:59 PM CST
I have a pod on an Honorabile that was alone, in the front of the house nearer a bunch of Fabians. The Fabians have huge pods. I will have to read too. If all else fails, just plant the seeds in the fall and mark them with a tomato cage.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jul 5, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Omigosh -- absolutely include Lucy in that group of experienced hybridizers!!! Lucy -- I'm brain dead -- seriously.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jul 5, 2014 10:07 PM CST
Bee pods are the most apt to collapse, but may have seeds in those. Like all pods wait until they turn brown & start to open. Have been fooling with them since 1986--not always successfully.
Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jul 6, 2014 1:48 AM CST
Guess I'll just have to see what happens.
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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Jul 6, 2014 10:17 AM CST
I'm waiting to see what happens to my Tiger Honey bee pod, and have been wondering what steps to take. It's still green.
I've got an old nylon stocking at the ready!
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jul 6, 2014 10:47 AM CST
I hate that the one I posted may be empty, I was all excited to have a seed pod.
Cat
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jul 6, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Yes but -- it may not be empty! Smiling
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 6, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Some of the pods that I harvested last year looked really huge, only to have 6 or 7 seeds in them, and others looks rather average size, and had 15 or 20 seeds in them. I've been frustrated by the number of pods that have rotted off right at the pod this summer. When I brought them in to dry out and mature, they have turned to mush. It happend to two of my pods in my "Pink Project" Oh well, there's always next year. One has about 2 inches of stem left on it, and it still seemed OK the last time I checked it.
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