- Subject: Sterility
- From: Sandy Connerley sandyc@SURFARI.NET
- Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 16:45:52 -0700
Me again reading back issues. In GATW Summer 1982 is an article,
Some Thoughts on "Sterility" by Gary Scheidt.
He brings out that the condition arises because of some malformation
of the reproductive organs. Sometimes the style may be malformed and
the stigma incapable of accepting pollen. He refers rosebud types here,
like 'Appleblossom Rosebud' and 'Rococco.'
Or, the ovary may be undeveloped or underdeveloped; such may be the
case in various carnation-flowered and fringed-petaled types.
So, is there a list of sterile cultivars? Can one tell if an ovary
is in proper working order by dissecting and using a 20X loupe?
Can one get the pollen to the ovary other than applying it to the