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Stem with seed pod turning brown/soft

Posted by LunRTwilight 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 7, 13 at 8:32

I just came in to find the flower stem with a seed pod has started to turn brown and feels soft rather than the healthy, firm, green that it was on Friday. Is it time? Do I need to cut off the pod? Or should I let whatever is happening continue on its own? I'd like to salvage the seeds if at all possible. Anyone have any experience on this?

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RE: Stem with seed pod turning brown/soft

Whatever is happening to the stem is progressing. Nearly the entire bloom stalk is brown now. It feels rubbery. I hope this is what it's supposed to do, and not rot!!!

RE: Stem with seed pod turning brown/soft

For anyone else looking for information, I dug this up. This is the best site I've found with information about hybridizing.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jeff Smith's Notes on Hybridizing

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