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Questions about harvesting seeds

Phylex

My first endeavor with this pollen chuck has left me with some questions.

1. How do you know when they’re mature to harvest?

2. I would imagine if it’s a faster finishing strain, the seeds will be ready sooner. Am I correct in thinking this?

3. Would you go about harvesting seeds the same as harvesting flower? i.e. chop the plant, hang it, let it dry, and then collect the seeds?

4. These are at day 29. I’ve read seeds take 4-6 weeks to develop to maturity. Is this pretty accurate?

Thanks for any input, guidance, or advice. Much appreciated.

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oldskol4evr

My first endeavor with this pollen chuck has left me with some questions.

1. How do you know when they’re mature to harvest?

2. I would imagine if it’s a faster finishing strain, the seeds will be ready sooner. Am I correct in thinking this?

3. Would you go about harvesting seeds the same as harvesting flower? i.e. chop the plant, hang it, let it dry, and then collect the seeds?

4. These are at day 29. I’ve read seeds take 4-6 weeks to develop to maturity. Is this pretty accurate?

Thanks for any input, guidance, or advice. Much appreciated.

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You can harvest seeds at varying times. Even before they are “ready”, they can still be viable, although germination rates will be lower and they will be more susceptible to disease.

Making seeds is a quicker process for sure, but I would harvest 6 weeks at the minimum to get the tiger striped seeds I like, and to ensure they pop, and grow vigorously. If you have to harvest earlier so be it.

You can harvest as usual, seeds pop out quite easily. So if this is personal smoke, just pop them out as you smoke them. If you are looking to collect a lot, you can just pinch them out of the buds, place in a container, then seperater the tiger striped seeds, and I would forget about the rest, as you have more seeds than you need forsure.

@ day 29, these look good. And you could harvest them now if you wanted. They already look better than 80% of the garbage seeds being sold on the market right now. For a sure fire way to tell if they are done, wait under the calyx turns brown. The seed will be of epic quality at this time, and will be 100% finished.

Realistically, you can harvest viable seeds from this plant right now.

Make sure to dry the seeds out for a week or two, to increase germination rates. There needs to be a change from when the seed is actually being fed from the plant. It needs to dehydrate, then when it is rehydrated it will pop.

Very nice seeds, and welcome to the club.

Looking forward to seeing your 100% germination rates.

PlumberSoCal

My first endeavor with this pollen chuck has left me with some questions.

1. How do you know when they’re mature to harvest?

2. I would imagine if it’s a faster finishing strain, the seeds will be ready sooner. Am I correct in thinking this?

3. Would you go about harvesting seeds the same as harvesting flower? i.e. chop the plant, hang it, let it dry, and then collect the seeds?

4. These are at day 29. I’ve read seeds take 4-6 weeks to develop to maturity. Is this pretty accurate?

Thanks for any input, guidance, or advice. Much appreciated.

I do them just like the virgins, cure and all and then harvest the seeds while processing the flower for caps. I do keep them seperate from any other plant with seeds even the same line as I’m breading for particular traits. I too will polinate a few lower branches of all my girls. Good seeds are good seeds and they ain’t cheap.

BTW, flowers look awesome!

Phylex
Phylex

I appreciate the insight and clarification. I pollinated these in the beginning of week three. I was actually thinking I might have pollinated too soon and should have waited to the end of week three, closer to 21 days. I pollinated at day 16. Some look like they’re maturing while others I can see are still green. But I have a ways to go still considering they’re only day 30. So imagine it will all work out as time goes on.

The crosses are;

Black Jack x 9lb Hammer
Tangie x 9lb Hammer
Birthday Cake Kush x 9lb Hammer
Gelat.OG x 9lb Hammer

I just harvested some at week 4, some pre-flowered clones I received. I had put them back into veg, and thought they were safe around my FPOG male. Well they weren’t and I noticed my clones were looking super wierd. The plants were under 24 hours light, in order to reveg, and as I was inspecting I found about 15 viable seed!

I don’t expect for all of the to pop, but it should be interesting to see the end results if they manage to germinate properly. I’m going to dry the seeds out a little more in the freezer and put them in papaer towels in a couple days.

A resilient plant it is.

Phylex

You can harvest seeds at varying times. Even before they are “ready”, they can still be viable, although germination rates will be lower and they will be more susceptible to disease.

Making seeds is a quicker process for sure, but I would harvest 6 weeks at the minimum to get the tiger striped seeds I like, and to ensure they pop, and grow vigorously. If you have to harvest earlier so be it.

You can harvest as usual, seeds pop out quite easily. So if this is personal smoke, just pop them out as you smoke them. If you are looking to collect a lot, you can just pinch them out of the buds, place in a container, then seperater the tiger striped seeds, and I would forget about the rest, as you have more seeds than you need forsure.

@ day 29, these look good. And you could harvest them now if you wanted. They already look better than 80% of the garbage seeds being sold on the market right now. For a sure fire way to tell if they are done, wait under the calyx turns brown. The seed will be of epic quality at this time, and will be 100% finished.

Realistically, you can harvest viable seeds from this plant right now.

Make sure to dry the seeds out for a week or two, to increase germination rates. There needs to be a change from when the seed is actually being fed from the plant. It needs to dehydrate, then when it is rehydrated it will pop.

Very nice seeds, and welcome to the club.

Looking forward to seeing your 100% germination rates.

My first endeavor with this pollen chuck has left me with some questions. 1. How do you know when they're mature to harvest? 2. I would imagine if it's a…