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American Kratom Seed Pods: Life cycle of a Kratom Seed Pod

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24/01/2019
Fully Mature Fertile Kratom Seed Pods

American Kratom Seed Pods: Life cycle of a Kratom Seed Pod

American Kratom Seed Pods: Life cycle of a Kratom Seed Pod

Kratom Seed Pod Documentation

Fresh ripe Kratom seed pods are taken from 6 – 11 year old  kratom trees organically grown in North America. As growers, we have acclimated these magnificent kratom trees to the gulf region of the United States. Growing instructions and support are included for those in all environments.  As a reference tool to show as it shows the different parts of the seed pods. Here is a link to our American kratom seed pod dissection.

How many seeds come with my order?

There are hundreds to thousands of kratom seeds per individual kratom seed pod. This is a important distinction as many new growers are confused and assume the entire pod is one seed.  As a reference tool to show as it shows the different parts of kratom seed. Here is a link to our American kratom seed pod dissection.

How viable are the kratom seed pods?

Just like any other seed pod with a high number of seeds included in its pods. Kratom seed has a smaller viability rate. This is due to how the trees are grown in nature and the trees genetics. The idea is that more seed the more possible plants. Our seed pods get around 15 sprouts per 1/4 of a single seed pod at their most viable state.

How to sprout Seed Pods! And answering commonly asked questions!

If this is your first time growing from seed pods our team recommends you spend a few minuets to watch this educational video. These seed pods were planted in March 2019 – June 2019 kept outdoors in very hot and humid conditions while being covered in clear plastic wrap.

How do you collect Kratom Seed Pods?

Kratrom trees take many years to mature. Because of this they can be quite tall making them hard to reach and pick seed pods directly off a tree. A single kratom tree can grow to over two hundred feet tall. This particular tree below is 25 ft tall. It wasn’t to quick before using a ladder alone would not be enough. We then cut the seed pods directly off the tree.

Our dedicated team have had to make choices on the most efficient and effective way to bring them down. A big factor that plays out over time is how we grow the trees. If we top our taller trees they will start to bush out more near the bottom. A good portion of the seed pod development happens at the top of a tree. We have built a Kratom Seed Pod collector as a solution. This collector is built our of PVC with a comb attached to the end. The pods then fall down to our collection bin at the end of the tubing.

How are kratom seed pod fertilized?

Kratom seed pods from the nursery are confirmed to have at least 60% fertilization. One can assess this by the projections (pods) erupting from the circular flower bulb. These continue to grow until they are mature. Once kratom seed pods are ready to release seed, the seed pod husk bursts open. Kratom seed are quite small and light. The seed will blow all over out of the kratom trees that start to grow once they are one the ground and the ground is moist.

Bees and other insects are attracted to the pungent sweet smell of the kratom seed pods as they develop on the kratom trees. For that reason bees rub themselves on the stems of the exposed seed pods as they travel around the seed pod collecting the pollen in their fur as they go. While they travel from kratom tree to kratom tree the collected pollen rubs off onto the other seed pods that the bees land on. As a result this fertilizes the kratom seed pods.

Are you able to hand fertilize seed pods?

On the other hand, each seed pods is to hand fertilize by staff. As well, a staff member will climb up on the ladder and grab what ever seed pods are close and rub them against each other. Turning them and spinning them in our hands to get the maximum effect. This ensures the viability of the seed pod.

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How To Tell A Fertile Kratom Seed Pod?

Each seed pod have very distinct difference between a fertile seed pod and a inftertile pod. Fertile kratom seed pods will be plump in contrast to infertile pod that are smooth and round. For that reason,  make sure to be careful if you want a full pod to stay intact as they break apart from the center very easily. Most notably, this video shows every stage of a kratom seed pod.

Kratom Seed Breakdown

 

What do infertile kratom seed pods look like?

Lastly, a infertile seed pods are completely round and are very very tiny. They will almost look like a honeycomb in a ball. Infertile kratom seed pods are very soft and will roll around in the hand. In contrast, there is not much that can be done with these pods. Here is a short video to show you what they look like.

 

What are the different stages of seed pod development?

How do I sow kratom seed pods? What soil should I use?

Thankfully, kratom do not require any particular type of soil to grow. Your average potting soil will be fine. When you go to lay your seed, crush up the seed pods in your hand. The seed will break away easily. Sprinkle the seed on your container.

How much water do you add to kratom seeds?

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