hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Re: HYB: seed pots [and more]
iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
  • Subject: Re: Re: HYB: seed pots [and more]
  • From: smciris@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:19:22 EST

This photo shows what happens at the end of the stratification-germination period.  It's decision time.  This was a 1/2-bred  X 1/4-bred cross, for which 50% germination is remarkable because this type typically has a lot of non-viable seeds.  Contents of the refrigerator dish have been dumped into a 9" square pan, for ease in digging the seeds out of the perlite. 
 
Remember the label that indicated how many seeds were in the dish?  Subtract the number of seeds that have germinated and been removed and you know how many to search for.  When squeezed gently, the non-viable ones squish but the viable ones remain firm.  These can be dried and stored for another year or chipped.  By this point I was usually running out of room so chipped relatively few, but I have germinated seeds that have been through this treatment, stored for more than 10 years, then put through another stratification treatment. 
 
Sharon McAllister
 
 
 
 


Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement