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Re: CULT: Pod setting

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] Re: CULT: Pod setting
  • From: thomas silvers tesilvers@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 06:15:20 -0700 (PDT)

>"jgcrump" <jgcrump@erols.com> wrote:
>It seems to me that the first couple of flowers
>blooming on a stalk are more
>liable to set seed than those blooming later on the
>same stalk.  Any other
>thoughts on this?  --  Griff

I'm relatively new to hybridizing (but I've been
dabbling around for a few years). I haven't yet
noticed any difference in fertility between the first
and last blooms on a stalk. I'll attach a picture
showing a stalk of one of my seedlings ('Kupari' X
'Rosemarys Dream'). The flowers were fairly spread out
in timing of bloom, and I know that I pollinated every
flower on this stalk with the same pollen. It looks
like every one "took". I'll let you know if any of
these turn out to be balloon pods.

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