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Saving and Planting Yucca Seeds

I want to know how to harvest and care for yucca seeds. When do you pick them, when do you plant them (spring/fall)...how do you plant them? I have a Yucca that has flowered the last two years; it is currently loaded with seed pods and I don't have any idea of what to do next.

Collect the seeds just as the seedpod is starting to crack open. Don’t wait too long or you may lose the seeds when the pod fully opens. Remove the seeds from the pods, allow them to dry, and store in a cool dark location for the winter. Start the seeds indoors when you start your other transplants or wait until the danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed to 55 degrees. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for the seeds to germinate. Some gardeners soak the seeds overnight before planting. Sow more seeds than the number of plants you want since germination is often erratic. If the majority of seeds sprout, you will have lots of seedlings to share.

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