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This is a discussion on cymbidium faberi seed pod within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Originally Posted by Moosecakes Oh yes, very nice!!!! Certainly one of the cymbidium experts will ...
The pods generally lighten in color when ready. If they go too far they will split but you can harvest the pod and dry it and germinate the seed as dry seed but you will need to sterilize the seed in that case.
If you are just starting and have never done sterile culture, I would recommend using a commercial lab. I prefer that myself though I'm well versed in sterile technique. Remember that it will take several months for the seed to germinate, then you need to replate, ie separate the protocorms that develop and limit the number in the jar so this entails a sterile transfer.