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l Removing ripe seeds from seed pod
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When the seed pods have ripened and dried out, and have just begun to crack (usually September-early October), harvest the pods. Place the pods in individual Dixie cups and write the cross on the side of the each cup. Shell the seed pods, allowing the seeds to dry out overnight. The seeds of each cross are then placed in individual film containers, (my method) and stored in the fridge. Some hybridizers put their daylily seeds in individual self-seal plastic bags making sure all the air is gone. Label the daylily cross on your container.

       Try to ensure the seeds stay plump and full to maximize results. One hybridizer suggested spraying a tiny amount of a fungicide (No-Damp) into the plastic bag or lid of the canister, which allows the seeds to stay damp but not rot. Store your seeds in the fridge until ready to plant. DO NOT FREEZE SEEDS. Check them periodically to make sure they are still OK. Remove any seeds that have withered or have mildew.
Drying the seeds
Drying the seeds
Storing the Seeds
Storing the Seeds
Refrigerator Storage
Refrigerator Storage
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