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Re: HYB: pod ripening/germination

  • Subject: Re: HYB: pod ripening/germination
  • From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:29:49 -0400

Thanks Alex. 60oF is much cooler than ripe pod time here - nights are in the 70s. The one time I tried to plant fresh seeds, they rotted, and I got reports of similar results from others in the humid east where night time temperatures stay fairly high.

Do you think the difference in success is due to temperature differences or differences in genetic material? Or some of both?

I did have one seed germinate in a held over pot in the shade in July one year, much to my surprise, but it had already been thru one winter of chilling.

Two months ago I  planted 30 seeds in 2 pots that were from winter crosses.
The seeds were still white, fresh out of the pod. So far 4 have germinated,
the snails
ate 2 plants, but the other 2 are doing well. I live in San Diego county, and
temperatures have ranged from 60 to 90 degrees. The pots are in constant

Alex Stanton
Stanton Iris Gardens

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