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Re: hybridizing

You mean like a percentage of pods to attempts made?  
I think the weather plays a role.  There will be fewer takes on hot days.
Also the two crossed I think can have a bearing.  I think the age of the pod
parent plant can have a lot to do with it.  Sometimes I get as many as 75% of
a particular cross to set seed, sometimes it's as low as 10%.  Plus, that
still doesn't say anything about the pod ripening/aborting, or whether the
seed will germinate properly.  It gets very frustrating sometimes when you
keep making a cross that won't take.  
This has been one of the best years for me, as far as getting the crosses to
take.  I am getting my light fixtures all cleaned up and ready to go.  How
about everyone else?  How is your "harvest" looking?
Kay Dye, Edelstein, IL Zone 5

In a message dated 98-08-09 20:49:04 EDT, you write:

 Do any of you keep track of how many of your attempted crosses set seed in a
 given year? >>
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