Daylilies forum: Help! The seed pod is falling!

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Jul 6, 2015 5:33 AM CST
Hello everyone, I was so happy about my seed pods but this morning I found one is falling, somehow it got broken. I'm attaching a picture. Can I snip it off and put it in some water? Pollination was almost one month ago so it was on it's way to ripen!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 6, 2015 1:22 PM CST
Sabrina - I would definitely try adding it to water. I had to do that with about 30+ scapes loaded with pods because I had a rat eating the pods in my garden. Almost ALL of my pods ripened and seem to have produced viable seeds after sitting in a vase of water to ripen. The scapes do get rather nasty looking and smelling, even with frequent water change, but well worth it to be able to collect all those precious seeds.
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Hemlady
Jul 6, 2015 1:27 PM CST
I have accidently broken off scapes and put them in water with good results.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 6, 2015 1:52 PM CST
I thought that if it was still hanging like that it would go ahead and develop, is that not right?
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 6, 2015 1:53 PM CST
It depends on how far along the seed pod is. Being a month old, it might. But that could be chancy, so I'd rather err on the safe side and just add it to water and let it finish ripening.
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Jul 6, 2015 3:45 PM CST
Thanks everyone, it's too late to save that seed pod. My BIL's dog made it fall and thought it was a nice toy. I have the backup pod Big Grin on the same daylily, it was pollinated later but it's growing. So I have to wait a bit longer, and I'll watch it carefully. Many thanks for your replies, I will keep in mind your advices!
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