Yellow Tabebuia seedpod

Brandee.1969(9)February 29, 2012

Hi All! Newbie here, first post! (please be gentle) I have a yellow tab seed pod that is still green that I wanted to harvest the seeds and germinate. Anyone know if I should let the pod brown and split open first, or can I plant the seeds green? Thanks for any information! Brandee

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keriann_lakegeneva(5B WI/IL border)

I believe the seed pod needs to turn brown and split open.

Here is a link I found that talks about it too.

Good Luck :)


Here is a link that might be useful: Tabebuia posting on GW

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:11PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Agree, the pods need to turn brown - watch them, or bag them with a length of nylon stocking and twist ties, so they don't crack open and spill the seed before you get to it. Note the suggestion to plant immediately after the pod has ripened.

Orlando Sentinel, Mar 1997: Each cigar-shaped pod is more than a foot long and contains dozens of seeds. Wait until the pods start to crack before picking them. Then gather a few pods, and place them in a bag to open and release the seeds.Tabebuia seeds should be planted immediately in a loose potting mix. Cover them lightly with soil, and follow these tips:Keep the soil moist by watering when the surface starts to dry.Grow the seedlings in the full sun.Feed weekly with a half-strength 20-20-20 fertilizer solution.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:27PM
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Excellent! Thank you both for the direction and info!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 12:23PM
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