Seed Flasking - Hobbyist Grower

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Seed Flasking - Hobbyist Grower

Post by Pete » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:59 am

Any recommendations as to where I can send a soon to be ripe seed pod for flasking? Prefereably a source that deals with hobbyists.

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Post by cjmack » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:40 pm

Pete I would be glad to do it. I am starting a new lab service doing
seed pod and dry seed sowing, stem props and colchicine treating for hobbyist. Anyone wanting 5 flasks or less per cross or a stem prop here and there is more what I am interested in. Hit me up if interested.
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Post by Pete » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:34 pm

Thanks for the offer. Your service is exactly what I am looking for! The pod is at eight months and still not ripe but I get a feeling that it could happen at any time. I'll shoot you a message this weekend to let you know what I have in mind and see what we can work out.

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Post by JimL » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:01 pm

Pete wrote: The pod is at eight months and still not ripe but I get a feeling that it could happen at any time.

8 months? It's ripe.

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Post by Pete » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:35 pm

JimL wrote:
Pete wrote: The pod is at eight months and still not ripe but I get a feeling that it could happen at any time.

8 months? It's ripe.


It's still green and not soft.... :o

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Post by loujost » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Seeds can get a mother plant's virus when taken from a green pod. I always let my pods ripen and split naturally, which supposedly reduces the chance of virus contamination. According to CJ, my seeds harvested from fully mature pods germinated faster than any other seeds he had worked with. Maybe fully ripened seeds are stronger?

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Re: Seed Flasking - Hobbyist Grower

Post by JimL » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:28 pm

I agree that idealy you should let the pod fully ripen to the point of splitting but after 8 months the seed should be mature. CJ can let the pod dry out in the lab which will help the seed release cleanly. I'd rather have the seed in the flask than wait some extra months but that's just my opinion.

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Post by cjmack » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:00 am

If its a big fat pod and its been on for 8 months I would be concerned.
Sometimes those big fat pods have no see. If it was mine I would snip it and let it dry. Then collect seed if any are in it.
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Post by Ben Belton » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:50 am

Do we need to start a poll here about Pete's Pod?

I could go either way, but I'd probably leave it. Maybe it hasn't gotten as much light as it should since its inside, so its taking longer. I know CJ has a pod on a plant that's over 6 months now :-)

However, maybe in the end you should listen to what your lab says.
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Post by cjmack » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:38 am

Lab says gittttr done!
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Post by stock » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:37 pm

I didn't see what the cross was here. Some species of phals require a much longer time to mature seeds. The most common ones we see and use for breeding are fully mature by 4 months and a pod at 8 months usually has something wrong with it.
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Post by Pete » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:58 am

stock wrote:I didn't see what the cross was here. Some species of phals require a much longer time to mature seeds. The most common ones we see and use for breeding are fully mature by 4 months and a pod at 8 months usually has something wrong with it.
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Yaphon Gelacea x venosa ('Dark Red' x 'Round')


Venosa is from Wu.

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Re: Seed Flasking - Hobbyist Grower

Post by peterlin » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:21 am

I would give it more time.
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