Lilies forum: Asiatic Lily seed pods

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Aug 19, 2015 7:21 AM CST
I have quite a few seed pods on my Asiatic Lily's this year. They've been green for a couple of months now.

1. How do you know when it's time to harvest the seeds inside?
2. When can the seeds be started? I have a greenhouse, can they be started in the fall to be ready for the next spring?
Chris
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Aug 19, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Chris to give you the short answers, you will want the pods to be dry and brown. If they are starting to crack or just before that is best to harvest them. You can start in fall but many of us just start them in late winter under lights inside. See the sticky thread up top for more info.
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Aug 19, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Thanks Joe, much appreciated. I'll check out the sticky as suggested.
Chris
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 30, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Red Velvet seed pod. Open pollinated. Plant is surrounded by Longiflorum-Asiatic 'Red Alert'. All blooming at the same time. Also, about 1 foot away is a developing 'Red Alert' seed pod. Should I keep them or toss them?

Red Velvet pod
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Red Alert pod


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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Aug 30, 2015 8:46 PM CST
I would not. Maybe there is a hidden beauty, not seen before Lovey dubby
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 30, 2015 9:58 PM CST

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I have an OP pod or two on Red Velvet too. I thought Red Velvet was triploid? I'm just waiting to see what I get from it. I have hand pollinated it for years with no success so I am surprised!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Aug 30, 2015 10:27 PM CST
Definitely worth keeping. Red Velvet is triploid. Do you know if Red Alert is Tetra? I've had nice pods develop on Red Velvet but the seed wasn't normal. Don't think I had any germinate. It's worth trying every Red Velvet pod for that one eventual good seed!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 30, 2015 10:40 PM CST

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Red Alert is a longiflorum/asiatic hybrid. That's all I know about it.
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Aug 30, 2015 11:10 PM CST
I would keep the red velvet. I have a few pods on my tetra pollinations but i think they will be mostly chaff.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Phenolic
Aug 31, 2015 4:56 AM CST
pardalinum said:Red Alert is a longiflorum/asiatic hybrid. That's all I know about it.


I would like to add on to that.
LA lilies, or lilies from any genetically distant cross, can produce irreducible gametes. Diploid/2n gametes, like a tetraploid lily would do, instead of the usual haploid/n gametes if the plant is itself diploid.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 31, 2015 11:00 AM CST
Well, I'll save them and we'll see what happens, just for fun. Thumbs up
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 31, 2015 11:09 AM CST

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I'm saving mine too. I expect there will be something to learn from it.

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