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African Violets and Gesneriads: Seed Pod? Say it ain't so...

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 11, 2010
10:40 AM

Post #8206547

My Neil's Alabama produced one bloom on a bloom stalk. Darn thing fell off the next day. I picked up the spent bloom and threw it away, got sidetracked and didn't cut off the bloom stalk. Well, I am watching something emerge. I have never seen a strep seed pod. Could it be...?????

Connie

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2010
12:56 PM

Post #8206688

You better hope it is...otherwise aliens have invaded!!
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2010
1:11 PM

Post #8206704

thats what it is, cool hu. lol
bonnie
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 11, 2010
1:21 PM

Post #8206719

LOL!! Thought I had better post a pic for proof. Didn't want Lynn to think I was hitting the booze :) To think that I was going to cut off the stalk...so glad I didn't. I have no idea who the Daddy is but somebody is guilty (giggle) Doesn't it take 2 to 3 months for the pod to "ripen"? Can't wait to see what the seedings look like :)

Connie
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2010
1:53 PM

Post #8206771

I heard the aliens were invading via gessie pods...Get out of the house--NOW!!!!!! Hurry!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2010
5:47 AM

Post #8207693

Got cold and had to come back inside HA!!!
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

November 12, 2010
10:19 AM

Post #8208137

takes about eight weeks to ripen when you see the stem turn brown time to remove it

JIM
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2010
2:55 PM

Post #8209919

Save me a few seeds please!

Jan
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 13, 2010
4:04 PM

Post #8209990

Hi Sis!! ^_^
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #8212609

Okay Sista Jan, but only if you name them after me LOL!! It will be fun to see what comes out of these seeds. I still don't understand this. The bloom was fully open for one day and fell off the next. I am not understanding how it could be pollinated. It was sitting in the same tray with Neil's Martha May and Bristol's Party Girl, which were just opening themselves. Those original blooms are still on their stalks. Don't they usually require waiting a certain period before pollinating like A.V.s?
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #8212764

It may have self-pollinated.

Sista Lynn
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

November 15, 2010
11:43 AM

Post #8213077

most of the time it takes a few days for it to be ready to accept pollen,,yes i think they do self pollenate or they have help
like thrips or any other kinds of bugs that do that sorta thing,
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 15, 2010
12:14 PM

Post #8213120

Aliens...
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #8213177

I have a suspicion that those aliens come out in the wee hours of the morning. Maybe I have plant fairies hidden in my closet ha!! It would be cool if I did. Come one, come all.

Even though I am still keeping these isolated, I have not seen any signs of thrips or other. Thank goodness!! Darn, Jim...now you have me thinking all kinds of bad things like bugs and INSV LOL!!! I am VERY paranoid over bugs so I just ordered a microscope that you hook up to your computer. It will be so much fun to play with and to see things really up close.

Connie



This message was edited Nov 15, 2010 4:00 PM
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #8215947

I remember my first seed pod on a strep . . . I had emailed a picture of it to Gail, and I told her "I didn't touch it, I swear!" If memory serves, I mailed the pod itself to a certain person that posts on this forum once in a while . . . but it was awhile ago . . .

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