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Can i know this is a dry seed or green pod of an orchid?

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    I have an orchid seed but i dont know this is a dry seed or green pod? I attach the photo as below

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    Still looks like a green pod.

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    Great, i can culture it with green pod method. But how to storage this seed if i dont want to culture it now?

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    Depends on how long the pod was on the stalk after pollenation. If the pod is just a few weeks old you'll find a white wet seed mass. But if it is 3/4 of its time until it would have opened you will find dry seed.
    Anyway, if it's detached from its stalk you can thoroughly sterilize it and try to sow it. This will not interfere with the germanation and viability of the seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khoosn View Post
    Great, i can culture it with green pod method. But how to storage this seed if i don't want to culture it now?
    i usually slice them open, give them a few know from the outside and dry seeds will fall out from it (pods are about 75% maturity when harvested). collect them in a piece of paper towel and stored it in a closed container in the refrigerator, it can last for a couple of years but germination rate would decline with time according what i read.
    i haven't tried keeping the entire green pod in the fridge before.......but i had kept one almost mature pod of phal. pulcherrima in the fridge but the pod burst open in less than a week time in the fridge.

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