Fat pods on Chinese Sacred Lily

February 1, 2018
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Categories: Bulb Information, General, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Seeds

These will each have several seeds, of various sizes (possibly due to variations in ploidy). I have another stem also with 4 pods, and many with 2-3. Pods generally have multiple seeds. I would say fertility is similar to Avalanche.

Key ingredients in setting seed: repeat pollinate 3 (not 2!) days in a row, temperatures must be upper 70s or above, lastly helpful is to bend the stem a few inches below the top, enough to make a kink so the flowers hang down. I think it “feels disconnected” and “tries harder” to reproduce. This last stem is not as critical as the heat and the repeating, but definitely seems to improve the odds.

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)

website: www.billthebulbbaron.com/availability.htm

William R.P. Welch, 1031 Cayuga Street, Apt B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA (831) 236-8397

 

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One Response to Fat pods on Chinese Sacred Lily

  1. Bill Welch, California
    February 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Last night I shelled the first batch of pods of these which I collected a week ago. Those pods weren’t as large, but a number of them had 6-9 seeds each, most 2-4. Very encouraging!

    Best wishes,

    Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)

    website: http://www.billthebulbbaron.com/availability.htm

    William R.P. Welch, 1031 Cayuga Street, Apt B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA (831) 236-8397