Collecting Lilium henryi seed

Paul Machado
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:00:31 PDT
I use small 2" x 3" organza bags to enclose the developing pods soon after
pollination which also saves the seeds from dispersing later on.

Paul Machado

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 7:46 PM Rimmer deVries <> wrote:

> At this stage with reddish pods Just cut the stems and let them dry
> inside, no water needed. The pods will split open and some seed will fall
> out on floor so have a catch system. I used to donate “housekeepers
> revenge” which was swept up henryi hybrid seed.
> Or pick off the pods and store / dry out in a in paper egg carton or paper
> cups.
> It is Very Important to have good ventilation or else you may get moldy
> seeds
> Rimmer deVries
> > On Oct 9, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Brian Whyer via pbs <
>> wrote:
> >
> > In the SE UK there may, or may not, be a (serious) frost before
> December; but it is rare. I can cut say 50% of the length of  the stems off
> and place in water, and then in an unheated or frost-free greenhouse; but
> will this speed up things at all? Will it just keep the plant
> healthier/greener for longer and slow down ripening, rather than the
> reverse? Maybe I need some ripe fruit and ethylene, or will my short lived
> dahlia flowers do ;-)
> > Brian
> >
> >
> >
> > Brian asked: "  I need to collect Lilium henryi seed for a seedex. For
> me this lily ripens quite late in the season, and at present has fully
> formed and well coloured (some green but mostly dark red/brown) pods, but
> they show little sign, of drying and splitting to release the seed. Can I
> hurry this along without damaging the seed?    " Brian, I don't know of a
> way to hurry the ripening process, but if you are concerned that the
> developing seed will be damaged by freezing weather, it is safe to cut the
> stems, place them in water, and allow the seed to ripen under cover or
> inside.
> > Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where it's
> hot and humid and hard to realize that we're already into October.
> >
> >
> >
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