Can lupine pods be picked when still green?

tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)June 8, 2006

I mean, I know they "can" be picked but will the seeds be viable? I picked some from a friend's yard. Could I let them dry in a paper bag or something.

Sorry, I'm quite new to seed saving ; )

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niptrixbop(z5 OH)

Tastefullyjulie,
I wait until the pods have dried (brown and papery)to remove the seeds. If you plant them right away, soak the seeds in water for a couple hours before planting--most seeds come up in 3 or 4 days.
Good luck,
Niptrixbop

    Bookmark   July 22, 2006 at 1:01PM
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shlisten(Z5 ont canada)

I just did that experiement and the green seeds germinated better than the brown seeds - I dont think they last too long.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 9:51AM
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