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Old 08-17-2014, 06:10 PM
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I've never tried flasking seriously untill now. And i never tried the green pod method. So does anyone think this sedirea japonica seed pod looks ready?
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:21 PM
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Do you know how many months before it is ripened and the seeds are mature? YOU want to wait just before its ripens before you harvest the pod. So if it ripens in 10 months time don't harvest till about 8 or 9 months to make sure the seeds inside will be good. Keep a eye on it till it just slightly turns yellow on the end just before it splits and you should have no problem.
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I don't know anything about the gestation period for those, but my general rule-of-thumb is to wait until either end of the capsule starts to yellow.
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Here is a guide for the Harvesting time.

Harvesting Times for Selected Species and Hybrids



Pistillate Parent Optimum Harvesting Range (Days) Mean (Days)
Cattleya labiata Group 130-180 171
Cattleya Bifoliate Group 110-150 142
Cattleya flava, cinnabarina, harpophylla 110-120 117
Cattleya xanthina, perrinii, purpurata 120-180 170
Laelia rubescens, anceps 120-150 127
Rhyncholaelia species 130-180 160
Brassavola species 120-150 125
Cattleya coccinea 75-100 96
Epidendrum species and hybrids 100-120 119
Encyclia species and hybrids 130-180 160
Broughtonia species 60-75 66
Cattleya hybrids Labiata Group (white, lavender, pink, white with colored lip) 150-180 175
Cattleya hybrids Labiata Group (yellow, orange, art shades) 130-150 141
Cattleya hybrids Labiata Group involving former species of Sophronitis 130-150 147
Cattleya hybrids Bifoliate Group 110-150 138
Oncidium species (true) 110-140 122
Trichocentrum species (including former mule-ear Oncidium species) 180-240 207
Trichocentrum species (including former rat-tail Oncidium species) 110-130 121
Psychopsis species 90-120 100
Trichocentrum microchilum, splendidum 130-170 160
Tolumnia species 65-70 65
Rodriguezia species 110-130 123
Miltonia species (true) 120-140 130
Dendrobium devonianum, lituifolium, anosmum 160-250 186
Dendrobium nobile and its hybrids 150-180 163
Dendrobium bigibbum (phalaenopsis) and its hybrids 1201-40 131
Dendrobium stratiotes, superbiens and their hybrids 150-200 162
Vanda species and hybrids 150-195 182
Ascocentrum species and hybrids 110-180 152
Ascocenda hybrids 120-190 171
Vandopsis species 160-180 165
Phalaenopsis species and hybrids 110-120 111
Rhynchostylis species and hybrids 150-250 187
Aerides species and hybrids 150-180 162
Renanthera species and hybrids 150-180 167
Maxillaria species 120-140 121
Chysis species 140-180 156
Ansellia species 120-150 130
Cyrtopodium species 150-270 182
Phaius species 120-150 135
Bulbophyllum (including Cirrhopetalum) 140-180 165

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Ditto what Cntry and Ray said - watch for the yellow that starts at the end of the stem.

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Good luck in your flasking endeavors!

Don't make the same mistake I made and harvest it too early. =( I was just so excited to try green pod flasking for my first time. I don't think many/any of the seeds were mature/viable in my Phal seed pod. From what others have told me, watch for signs such a yellowing of the end, softening of the pod, deepening of the divots, drooping from the stem, etc.
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I also wait until I see a yellowing of the seed pod. Then I cut it of and sterilize the pot with a spray.
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Thanks everyone. The pods are still on the plants. I have been staring at them in anticipation. I already have the flasks made. no contamination on them after 2 weeks. I'm using p723 from phytotech for the media. on another note i found a site that sells polypropylene jars and lids in bulk that should save me some serious cash if i ever decide to go flask happy in the future.

Two weeks to go (or more) and it's flasking time woo hoo
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Thanks everyone. The pods are still on the plants. I have been staring at them in anticipation. I already have the flasks made. no contamination on them after 2 weeks. I'm using p723 from phytotech for the media. on another note i found a site that sells polypropylene jars and lids in bulk that should save me some serious cash if i ever decide to go flask happy in the future.

Two weeks to go (or more) and it's flasking time woo hoo
This is the beginning of your excitement time as you watch for the pods to start yellowing just a bit. Then its time to flask and the nerves really can get to you. This time you watch for germination and to make sure there is no contamination as you wait for those tiny signs of something is happening and you begin to watch them grow. Good Luck.
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