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Karaba

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Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« on: May 13, 2014, 01:53:11 PM »
Hi,

I have some fresh wild collected seeds (~200) of the lovely  Isopyrum (=Thallictrella) thalictroides. I don't know how long they stay alive and if they can be stored, that's why I don't expect the publication of the autumn exchange lists to offer.
If anybody is interested before I sow them all, send me a PM  ;)
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 03:29:52 PM »
Hi,

I have some fresh wild collected seeds (~200) of the lovely  Isopyrum (=Thallictrella) thalictroides. I don't know how long they stay alive and if they can be stored, that's why I don't expect the publication of the autumn exchange lists to offer.
If anybody is interested before I sow them all, send me a PM  ;)

Isopyrum have orthodox seed so yes they can be stored "normally"
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 04:24:58 PM »
Isopyrum have orthodox seed so yes they can be stored "normally"
Thanks  :)
Should they be kept dry or moist, in the fridge or at cool temperature ? I keep my other seeds dry in the fridge.
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 04:29:41 PM »
Thanks  :)
Should they be kept dry or moist, in the fridge or at cool temperature ? I keep my other seeds dry in the fridge.

Dry in a fridge is perfect.
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 12:21:34 PM »
In general Thalictrum and other Ranunculus seeds are said not not store well. I have had very poor or no germination from a number of Thalictrum species sown from exchange seed over several years. I have grown Isopyrum from fresh seeds. I would distribute the seeds now, or sow them and distribute the plants
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 09:10:06 PM »
In general Thalictrum and other Ranunculus seeds are said not not store well. I have had very poor or no germination from a number of Thalictrum species sown from exchange seed over several years. I have grown Isopyrum from fresh seeds. I would distribute the seeds now, or sow them and distribute the plants

Ranuculaceace seed are generally orthodox so dried and stored cold/frozen keep well for prolonged periods of time. If there are issues with viability it is to do with storage unfortunately before you've received them
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 10:14:51 AM »
I have kept some seed moist in the fridge since mid-may and 4-5 months later, all have germinated. I repot them today and will see if they are growing well next spring.
I will sow seeds kept dry this autumn and let them outside during the winter and put some other moist in the fridge so that I can have a comparison.
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2014, 07:01:32 AM »
wonderful!
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 09:07:33 AM »
And now, the seedlings repoted last autumn are showing their first leave  ;D
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 02:37:46 PM »
How well did the dry seeds germinate, Karaba?
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 05:35:48 PM »
Hi Peter,
I have very different experience with dry seeds : it worked one time and unsucced the other one... I didn't take time to experience more and didn't harvest any seeds this year but I have some seedlings and plants from previous tries.
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Re: Fresh seeds of Isopyrum thalictroides
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2020, 06:03:51 PM »
as I suggested at the start of this thread......
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