Re: seed pods
--- In iris-talk@y..., dalonzi35@y... wrote:
"...seed pods started growing but they either broke off prematurely
or they turned yellow and seemed like they shriveled up....
This is normal. Those pods will drop off.
What percentage of pollenizations actually form good, strong, healthy
pods varies by the cross, the weather, soil moisture, and who knows
what else. Over the years I've seen it vary from about 30% to 80%
takes. The yellowing and shrivel show up in eight to ten days if the
pod is going to drop.
Just keep on keeping on. Persistence sometimes pays.
Some potential parents, however, are reluctant even when fertile.
For three years I've pollenized almost every blossom of SKYWALKER,
and finally this year got two pods on the same stalk. I have no idea
what condition was different. I just kept trying.
Neil Mogensen zone 6b/7a near Asheville, NC
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