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How To Know Magnolia Seed Pods Are Ready To Harvest

Zone 33707 | Anonymous added on August 16, 2018 | Answered

Hello, I have 6 people that want some of my pods. I am not sure when to pluck these from the tree. Is it time of year or, does the pod have to have a full pink color? I love my tree but do not have a green thumb. I put an ad in Craigslist & six people are waiting in the wings. My tree is 12 years old. This is all I know about Magnolias. I do pick the flowers & set them in water in my house. They last for days & I have a sweet fragrance in my house. You need to pick them in the morning as they only last a day in the sun. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, ep

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 20, 2018
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MichiganDot
Answered on August 20, 2018

Here are some tips for harvesting magnolia seed pods. If your tree is a hybrid, it will not come true from seed. A clone is produced via stem cuttings.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/magnolia/propagating-magnolia-seeds.htm
https://www.thespruce.com/what-are-bumps-on-my-star-magnolia-2132827

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