Seed pods removed too early?

Asked May 17, 2020, 1:51 AM EDT

I harvested seed pods from a red yucca too early I think. They had stared to turn dark but when I opened the first pod, seeds were white. If I leave the remaining pods (that I have already picked) to dry out or ripen more will the seeds Inside be viable to plant? Or have I ruined them since they did not ripen on the stalk?

Denton County Texas

1 Response

It would have been better had they turned black and burst open on the stalk. I'd let the green pods dry to black and crack open. If the seeds are light colored, they probably are not going to have good germination, but you can still give it a shot.