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Re: Seeds and Maturation

  • Subject: Re: Seeds and Maturation
  • From: EntICE11@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 22:24:18 EDT

How long does it take to produce viable seeds?

On Hallson Garden Forum it was mentioned that The Zillis book says 30 days 
till seeds are ready to be harvested. Page 44 under Hybridizing. I looked it 
Maybe that is a Typo?
But to me 10 weeks seems like a long time.
Are we sure it takes 10 full weeks?

Does freezing really stop the seeds in the pods from maturing? Does the pod 
possibly contain some nutriments the seeds can use to continue the process?

IMHO the easiest way to keep hostas maturing the seed would be to pot up the 
hostas and bring it inside for what ever time is needed to get the pods to 


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