Giant seed pod!!

kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)February 23, 2013

I'm sure there are bigger pods, but this Royal Velvet x Dancing Queen is the largest I've had at my house!
K

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berkeleysgr8(8B)

Wowzers! I hope it is full of big, beautiful, viable seeds! -Tina

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 9:23PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Tina,

I'll post photos once it's opened. I'm thinking they will be huge seeds too! Fat and healthy seedlings!! I have another huge pod (Temptation x Jewel) that promises many fat seeds too.

A few very disappointing pods failed, but many are making it, so...3 years from now I hope to have more amazing blooms. Waiting for several of my own creations to bloom this year....that's what it's all about. We enjoy the beauty of the known hybrids and try to create our own!
K

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:02PM
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webuser_17497

Stunning, I'm still waiting for mine to start to bloom.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 12:37AM
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wally_1936(8b)

I only have one bloom shoot and it never seems to produce seeds. But I will not give up trying, The fun is in sprouting the seeds. Almost all the rest are still sleeping with our 50 degree nights most of my flower bed is very slow getting started. Our weather seems to go from cool to hot in a very short time. Our weather has been wet so my day-lilies should do great this year so I need to try to pollinate them as I see there seems to be a big demand for seeds here all the time.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 11:00AM
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amaryllisfred(6b Cambridge MA)

Hi Kristi,

That is massive, I hope it produces lots of seeds :-) !!! My Bolero x self produced boat loads of seeds and now I have about 50 seedlings going strong. As soon as they grow a bit, I'll have lots to share (If anybody wants them).

Warm Regards,
Fred

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 11:52AM
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dragonstone

I love it when a pod gets huge. Last year I had a pod that got so big that I had to make an image. That pod apparently really loved the pollen it received. hehe.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 8:08PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Names of parents??
K

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 8:31PM
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dragonstone

Unfortunately, I don't know. The mother was from a friend who purchased a house and sent me a couple bulbs that were growing in her yard, back in '03/'04. The father was supposed to be 'Candy Floss' from Edensblooms. No one could positively identify what it really is. So they're both NOIDs in my book.

I still have some seeds but I wasn't sure if anyone wanted seeds from noids.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 10:09PM
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dondeldux

Here is another giant seedpod with Dancing Queen..one of the largest I've had.. and then there is this one, same cross slightly smaller pod, different bulb but I don't like the pedicel, what do you think?

Donna

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 3:16PM
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fishing_dentist

Thatôs huge!!!
Kristi You live near an atomic test area? :-)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:19AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Sorry... No atomic waste here!!
Very vigorous seedlings too, very quick to sprout!
K

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 8:52PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

My Lima x Evergreen pods finally split tonight. The pods weren't huge, but full of mostly fat seeds. With both being cybisters, I am hopeful. One Evergreen scape had 9 blooms and I've had as many as 11!!

I don't recall having so many flat seeds, without seemingly fat embryos as what I've had in some pods this spring... guess they just werent meant to be!! I have tried some "impossible" crosses, but remain hopeful.

The Temptation x Jewel pod was healthy and so were the seeds. They want to grow so much that they are sprouting in the little tub I've stored them in!!! Jewel seems to be a very giving pollen donor.

K

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 10:04PM
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berkeleysgr8(8B)

I had a huge pod on my Vegas x Jewel cross. I was surprised with such a big pod, there was quite a lot of chaff. It produced a lot of viable seeds too... but I would say there was a 50/50 mix of good seed to chaff. Green Dragon x Evergreen was a disappointment... only about 15 seeds with embryos and a few of those looked misshapen and may not sprout. Green Dragon x Jewel yielded better results. I agree that Jewel seems to be a good pollen donor. -Tina

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 5:41PM
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heddysue

Hi Everyone,
I am after seeds, I am new to hippeastrum collecting and have lots of space and have developed quite a passion for these beautiful flowers.
I am willing to pay something or at least pay postage
for any seeds you would be willing to part with, I'm not fussed whether they are named or not so long as they are beautiful :) Everytime I go on the web I see so many beautiful varieties that I don't have and have never heard of in Australia and I drool. :)
So please keep me in mind if you have extra seed.
thanks
H

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 3:06AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Wow...I was potting up some seedlings today and realized how vigorous these Royal Velvet x Dancing Queen seedlings are. They are just 3 months old and some already have 4 leaves!!
K

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 1:38PM
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webuser_17497

wow they must really want to live that or there's something in the water there

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 4:10PM
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