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Re: seed question

  • Subject: Re: seed question
  • From: Laurie Flynn <amnemachin@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 17:37:46 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for the feedback, Bill, just what I wanted to hear.  It was my plan to go ahead and plant them, unless I got some info from anyone about weird, extreme sensitivity of iris seeds to age, storage, etc..   
- Laurie

--- On Sun, 5/10/09, Bill Chaney <billchaney@ymail.com> wrote:

From: Bill Chaney <billchaney@ymail.com>
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] seed question
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2009, 2:07 PM

Hi Laurie,

I have a bunch of seedlings that germinated in the fall of 2008 from crosses made in 2004.  I was moving, and I knew I would not be able to handle seedlings in the move, so I just threw the seed in an big manilla envelope and into a box.  That box got no special treatment and went through heat and freezes. This fall when I got my new greenhouse, I soaked them for a few days, changing the water daily, then planted them.  To my surprise, I got pretty good germination a couple months later. And they were from re-bloom and made in August and September 2004 (back when I lived in coastal California, with little or no frost).  

So I say; Plant them, what do you have to loose?

Good luck,

From: Laurie Flynn <amnemachin@yahoo. com>
To: iris-photos@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 8:19:06 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] seed question

Hello all -
I have a question about seed longevity.  I came across a few envelopes of seeds from crosses I made 3 years ago.  Would these seeds still be viable, or should I just pitch them?  Storage conditions were low to average room temperature and humidity.
- Laurie
Southern Maine, z4

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