Hello, I am new at this and have never bred any iris, but I am considering it. I am not sure if I should get started with this if it takes several years, since I am 75. I am in pretty good health so I may give it a try.
How long does it take from developing a seed to bloom? Two or three years? Years go by quickly for me, so that part is no problem. What do you do after the pods form? Do you leave them on the stalk, or cut them off? Once you discover if you have seeds do you immediately refrigerate them until spring?
I hope that this is alright to ask questions here. If not, please steer me in the right direction.
Of course this will only happen after the desired iris are in bloom. I have heard some that refrigerate pollen if the ones that you want to cross don't bloom at the same time.