SeedPod Question

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Mervin
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SeedPod Question

Post by Mervin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:43 am

Greetings to all !

I have a seedpod that is about 150 days old and it's starting to turn yellow.
However I will be busy at least for the next 5 days or so to take it to the lab.

Can I just cut it and leave it in the fridge till I can find the time to go to lab ?

If yes, how long does it last ?

I am worried that it's going to pop soon.

Thank you.
Mervin Quah
Singapore

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Re: SeedPod Question

Post by Ben Belton » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:34 am

If it is turning, it will pop and I'm not sure the refrigerator will stop it. Will your lab sow dry seed? If they do, just put it in something to catch the seed when it opens, and take them the whole thing. An envelope works good.
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Re: SeedPod Question

Post by Mervin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:57 am

Hi Ben,
It's rather difficult to catch the seed, no ?
The plant is growing out door and with the rather windy weather I am getting now plus I don't really know when it's going to pop.... How to catch the seeds ?

I was thinking of cutting the pod now, placing it in a zip-lock bag and storing it in the refrigerator. Even if it splits there, at least even thing is contain in the bag.

Viable ?

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Re: SeedPod Question

Post by Ben Belton » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:02 pm

That's what I'm saying. Cut it off and put it in an envelope. The seed will stay in it. If you put it in a plastic bag, the pod can get mildew/mold which will get on the seed and make it harder to sterilize.
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Re: SeedPod Question

Post by Mervin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:00 pm

Hahaha !
Yes Sir !

Thank you and sorry for the misunderstanding.

Cheers !
Mervin Quah
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