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Posted by anna_lisa Quebec (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 9:03

Hi I would like to know how to get dahlia seed from dahlias I have about 30 dahlias and most of them are AAtype. Is there a site where they show you step by step how to get the seed. I know they sell the seeds at the garden centers but they are the border type I don't want them.I would like to collect my own seed Anna Lisa

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RE: dahlia seeds

Here's one article. Plantlady has pictures at her website too, I believe, that show the whole seedling shebang in action! I'm still so green with envy over those 60+ acres Plantlady. Unless you tell me I'm the one who has to weed them all- or dig all the dahlias!

I'll let Plantlady post a link to her seedling page if desired. It's worth it just to see those photos! Meanwhile, below is a link to an article...

Here is a link that might be useful: One way to collect seeds from dahlias

RE: dahlia seeds

Here's our site. Look in the Seedlings album. The seed picking pictures are towards the back of the album.
If you want to hand pollinate AA dahlias you can give them a bit of a "haircut" - trim their petals to about a BB sized dahlia so the pollen gets where you need it. Be aware that even if you only use AA moms & dads for seed parents, you will still get a lot of smaller babies. We only have AA & A sized dahlias in our gardens but still get some smaller blooms. If you let the birds & bees do the pollinating & you have open centered or small dahlias around you will get a lot of open centered & small dahlias.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wynne's Seedling Album

RE: dahlia seeds

I'm new to this seeds collecting and having a ball. Are there pictures of what the dahlia seeds look like?

RE: dahlia seeds

There are pictures of seeds in our seedling album at the site in the above plantlady2 post.

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