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Three Den pods

This is a discussion on Three Den pods within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; So the plant that has the pod(s) - how many does it have? More than ...

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    So the plant that has the pod(s) - how many does it have? More than one pod is a huge strain on the plant - is it one of these two parents, or is it a cross of these parents, whatever they are?

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    The purple one (superbum) has two pods....and the white one has one. I crossed them with each other. Uh oh...I'm kinda like the mad scientist that got carred away. You are welcome to anything we can glean from this experiment!! So what happens when you cross plants that you can't exactly identify?

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    Then you get lovely NOID seedlings, if all goes well.

    You can only register crosses you can positively identify. It's worth it to get the ID right. If you can trace the friend of a friend of a friend, then try to do so. If not, you got a great NOID Dend for Aaron to gain experience on, and us to support from the peanuts gallery!

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    Well I guess the poor babies will have to be little "half-breeds" because I think the original "giver of the orchid" is long gone.

    BTW, I'm not exactly sure of the age of these pods....so if one is going to sow "green seed" from pod .....when is the best time to do it?

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    Off hand I'm not sure on Dend seed pods. I'm running tonight and off for a couple of days, but I'll look this weekend, if you don't have an answer by then!

    By the way, Cin, if you're following this thread - keep an eye on the Rat. She's been breaking chunks off you Dendrobiums and then carrying them to the post office!

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    Default Dend pod time-table

    Quote Originally Posted by doodlekitty View Post
    Well I guess the poor babies will have to be little "half-breeds" because I think the original "giver of the orchid" is long gone.

    BTW, I'm not exactly sure of the age of these pods....so if one is going to sow "green seed" from pod .....when is the best time to do it?
    Ok, in general the time for harvesting green pods is roughly 2/3rds the complete maturation time. Of course this can vary due to local growing conditions (humidity, fertilizer, etc). According to one of my books, the full maturation time for most dendrobium species is roughly 360 days (so, a long time), so the time for green pod harvesting is roughly 240 days. Do you have a rough estimate on the age of the pod?

    Hope that helps,
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    WOW I think we're a long way off, then. I can't BELIEVE I didn't document the date that I crossed them (bad doodlekitty...very very bad) but if memory serves me correctly, they're 5-6 mos old.

    You guys have been great! Thanks for all your insight and advice!

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    remember though, that's an estimate! If you see things starting to turn brown and split open, then it might be sooner than that time table of 240 days.

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    That home-flasking e-book I have suggests green pod harvest should occur at 90% of the dry pod time. If I remember it correctly. So it sounds like once you've got some viable embryos, you're ok right up until the pod splits open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Off hand I'm not sure on Dend seed pods. I'm running tonight and off for a couple of days, but I'll look this weekend, if you don't have an answer by then!

    By the way, Cin, if you're following this thread - keep an eye on the Rat. She's been breaking chunks off you Dendrobiums and then carrying them to the post office!

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    I don't know what I going to do with her! She is out of control,LOL.
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