Sinningia pusilla seed pod maturity?

rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)March 21, 2013

My plants are developing their first seedpods, so I'm not sure how to guage their maturity. I've been told 6 weeks total, but it's been about 6 weeks since pollination, and the pods are ~3mm long and quite green. How long for the color change, and then dryness? I'd like to pick them just before they burst if possible without compromising the seeds.

Thanks!

--Rick

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Rick -

I never collected them- just let them spread the seeds and they do hatch easily.

You probably can watch you seedpods and collect them when they start turning brown - and you can dry them up yourself.

Or you can construct some mini pockets out of tissue paper and put them on your stubborn seedpods to catch seeds. You probably will need toothpicks to support them.

I.

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