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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?
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.|
Aug 19, 2015 8:05 AM CST
|Thanks Joe, much appreciated. I'll check out the sticky as suggested.|
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
Red Alert pod
Chile (Zone 9b)
Aug 30, 2015 8:46 PM CST
|I would not. Maybe there is a hidden beauty, not seen before|
Aug 30, 2015 9:58 PM CST
|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!|
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!|
Aug 30, 2015 10:40 PM CST
|Red Alert is a longiflorum/asiatic hybrid. That's all I know about it.|
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.|
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.
Aug 31, 2015 11:00 AM CST
|Well, I'll save them and we'll see what happens, just for fun.|
Aug 31, 2015 11:09 AM CST
|I'm saving mine too. I expect there will be something to learn from it.|