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poppy seed harvesting

Posted by ironorchid PNW Zone 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 16:02

hi, i had a beautiful summer display of poppies, which are now done flowering and looking ratty (shirley & opium/peony poppies). at what point must i wait to pull the plants to assure a good harvest of viable seed for sowing next year? i have a neigbor who pulls hers in the very green stage as soon as the last flower petal has dropped, then just throws the dead-headed pods in the garden for next year. i am used to waiting till the pod is brown before i pull them, but would love to do it earler. anybody have experience with how early you can do it? thanks

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RE: poppy seed harvesting

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 16:04

I believe in maturity and thus wait till the pod is brown...but?

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