Got 50 Seeds from Hokus open pollination run. Repackaged into 10 Packs
10 Reg Seeds
Lolab Valley Lemon Kashmiri ‘f2 ex-situ outdoor open pollination’
This is pure Lolab Valley stock that has been reproduced in Central Maine full term for two seasons with natural inputs in an open pollination to retain the natural variability that makes this landrace so rugged.
This is a feral population so there are some things to keep in mind: no selection for yield considerations have ever been made in the natural history of this population, these plants can grow quite large in the right environment with vigorous secondary branching so give them space, and while they are not an auto-flower type of plant like C. ruderalis- they are VERY eager to flower meaning that once they graduate from the juvenile stage to maturity, they may be difficult to keep in a purely vegetative state indoors, especially if they are allowed to become pot bound or given any dark period.
You can put the pack right into the crisper drawer of your fridge or into your freezer which is recommended for atleast a couple weeks prior to germination. As a survival mechanism, these seeds do not germinate all at once or even right away. Germination may take several weeks for some seeds so please be patient with them and ensure they have proper moisture and favorable conditions.
Direct sowing outside is recommended, these seeds are built to survive, as long as the potting medium doesn’t dry out, they will eventually sprout and catch up to their earlier siblings quickly if given enough sunlight.
Also take care not to bury the seed deeply, they are surface sprouters. It should also be noted that if left to their devices, they will create a self sustaining population in most environments due to early flowering, quickly ripening seed, and a natural seed auto-ejection mechanism where the bract splits upon ripeness being reached, if this is unwanted vigilantly cull any rogue plants and exclude all males from the area.