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Re: Marking flowers

At 09:26 AM 7/13/99 -0400, you wrote:
>At 07:32 PM 7/10/99 -0400, you wrote:
> > 
>>I was just at a hybridizer's, and saw an interesting way he marked the
>>pods - each pod was tagged, literally, with a small white tie-on tag
>>(like you see at some small retail stores or flea markets) with the name
>>of the pollen parent. I thought it was interesting, and practical.
>>Diane Frederick
>>Cleveland, OH zone 5
>I use the same method when I hybridize tropical hibiscus, though I also
>write the pod parent's name and the date of the cross. Hibiscus have an
>annoying habit (which you don't see in hosta) of dropping the seed pod when
>it ripens and begins to dehisce, so if you miss the day that happens, you
>find a pod on the greenhouse floor with no clue of who the mother was. For
>a while last winter I was using the fluorescent orange version of these
>tags and the greenhouse looked quite gay all winter, like it was Christmas!
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>i buy a thousand tags at office depot for 13.00.
each cross gets a tag
i do about 30 everymorning
less than 50 % take

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