Re: HYB:2001 Seed
Betty, your experience has been the same as mine this year. I had more pods than ever. They seem to ripen about three weeks earlier than before. I harvest them when they split and they seem to be filled with very small, immature seeds. Fortunately not all are like that, but perhaps about half. I attributed it to our early, hot summer. A few pods are still on the plants, so I am hoping for better seeds from those.
Francelle Edwards, 113 F. yesterday and probably today Glendale, AZ
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Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 6:36 PM
Subject: [iris-talk] HYB:2001 Seed
Iris pods seem to mature earlier each year. My bloom season is running about
a week earlier than when I lived in Alvaton (12 miles south). But my pods
are maturing three weeks to a month earlier . . . last year and this year.
I began harvesting pods today. They were cracking. One of the most
anxiously awaited pods produced only 17 mature seed with several dozen
immature/aborted seed. A few were half grown but most were no bigger than a
kitten's baby tooth. In hindsight, does anyone think I could have done
something to assure more mature seed? We've had plenty of water this spring
so that shouldn't have been a problem. How about fertilizer? I didn't add
anything after pod set this year.
Betty / Bowling Green KY USA Zone 6
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