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how long for seeds to mature

Discussion in 'Breeders Paradise' started by superdave53, Sep 20, 2008.

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    superdave53

    superdave53 Active Member

    Does anyone have any idea how long it takes a seed to form and mature after pollinating ?
     
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    tipsgnob

    tipsgnob New Member

    when I pollenated my white widow it was pretty quick like in 2 weeks I had seeds...but I am thinking different strains may be different....
     
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    superdave53

    superdave53 Active Member

    Thanks Tips, I figured it had to take a least a couple weeks to a month, I pollinated 2 "Bubbalious" with my own Hindu Kush and Bubba- pollen from my first harvest of 2008. Mybe I'll bust one site open and see !!:weed:
     
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    tipsgnob

    tipsgnob New Member

    that will work...
     
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    M4A1

    M4A1 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering the samething. I read it was 4-6 weeks for seeds to mature after you pollinate. I have a pollinated plant now that I pollinated 9/9/08 and most of the calyxs look like they are about to burst open any time now. I was thinking it was pretty quick for it to look like that. I was just gonna wait till they open up on there own and I can see them before I do anything.
     
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    Eharmony420

    Eharmony420 Well-Known Member

    I just pulled one of the seeds about to pop off mine i pollinated less than 2 weeks ago. I am germing it for fun to see and i think it is starting to crack! A few of the pods will open on theri own early and i her even pop a few seeds out. Some look like they in for the long haul.
     
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    born2killspam

    born2killspam Well-Known Member

    Seeds need to dry for about a month before they will germ prpoerly..
     
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    Eharmony420

    Eharmony420 Well-Known Member

    I new it. :(
     
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    M4A1

    M4A1 Well-Known Member

    I also heard this too, but I did read somewhere on this site where a guy was saying he used fresh seeds just pulled from a female and they germinate fine . No dry time at all. From calyx to germinating. So I don't know how true this is any more if it can be done with no dry time. But I really have no idea. Just going by what others have posted about.
     
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    Hodgegrown

    Hodgegrown Well-Known Member

    My experience has always been about 4 weeks to finish. If possible leave your seeds in the bud until ready to use, no contaminates that way..:mrgreen:
     
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    OldManPot

    OldManPot New Member

    old post, i know but i have had seeds germinate within 3 weeks of pollination of the flower. i had a nice skunk #1 growing outdoors one time, and decided to pollenate a couple of branches ( i use the old tried and true Q tip pollination method. collect your pollen on a Q tip from the male flowers elsewere, take it into the flowering room,pollenate the branches, and dispose of the Q tip). i noticed nice fat seeds about 2 weeks later. right after that we had a freak storm, some of the seeds became dislodged, and 3 days later i noticed sprouts under the brackes where the seeds were. pretty amazing.
     
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    Chronic Masterbator

    Chronic Masterbator Well-Known Member

    For average strains seeds mature between 2-4 weeks. But like others said, it is dependent on what strain it is. I also made my own cross between auto ruderalis strain with a photoperiod strain. These you should just like with any strain wait til the pods open. Cali connect jam crazy x dina fem critical auto. Male had resin glands :eyesmoke: and the auto fem was resinous. Place a paper down on the base to catch the seeds when they drop. As with the flowering time its the same with breeding patience. Its fun to you get to play god mwahhh hahaha bongsmilie
     
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    Chronic Masterbator

    Chronic Masterbator Well-Known Member

    Also just crossed DNA with Annunaki hash plant male with delicious seeds super critical sensi star,also used tthe male to cross with my prized satori.:blsmoke:
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    Don't go by time, go by what you see. Once the green around the seed goes tan and cracks - seed is ready. just like flower, some buds/seed mature before others, so you should harvest bud by bud. I have always pollinated the whole plant - due to seed development steal away good bud. I have never had good luck trying to get a plant to seed and give me good bud.
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    I let mine go until some are ready to fall out. On some plants I've pollinated a branch or two. The unpollinated bud is ready before the seeds are fully ripe. In that case you have to harvest at different times.
     
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    GroErr

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    ime while you may see some seeds form after a couple of weeks, they won't be viable/ready for 3-4 weeks after pollination with most cuts. I also wait 3-4 weeks after harvesting them as any tests I've done have shown poor germ rates until they hit 3-4 weeks from harvest, at that point they're pretty well 100%.
     
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    Cannabis.Queen

    Cannabis.Queen Well-Known Member

    I know this is old, but I just pulled my fem seeds and then put them in a water bottle for 24 hours, then paper towels for 18 hours and all of the 25 seeds germinated; pretty happy with life ahah just sad I have no space for all those
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    so seed from calyx to soil is possible but...you can increase your germ rate if the calyx has dried - telling you the seed has developed fully. I have found that if I germinate right away - in water 24 hours is very beneficial to soften that hard shell. even fully developed seeds will rot if that shell does not break well.
     
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    Cannabis.Queen

    Cannabis.Queen Well-Known Member

    I always soak my seeds 24 hours, maybe that's why I have seen such a high germination rate? Even my seeds I get from seedsman all have popped:) i wouldn't be sad if one didn't but I also don't give up ahah. My buddy has had seed rot before, felt bad
     

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