I'm convinced IB are Pod fertiles:
Last year i replanted 2 crosses IBxBB, 13 crosses IBxDD, and 12
This year, i seeded 1 cross IBxBB, 60 crosses IBxDD and 52 crosses
What i'm not convinced of at all is their POL fertility:
I must have done at least 300 dabbings with IB pollen.
Nothing else than 1 cross IBxIB and 2 crosses TBxIB came out of all
In each case the POL parent was NORTHERN JEWEL who is a Shreiner
iris with NO parentage, declared IB, but it might be a BB,
considering it's POD-fertile!
This year i didn't use any, exept Northern Jewel's, since i was
sure it was possible.
I also used Alienor d'Aquitaine's by mistake and it worked.
But to be sure, i must do i again next year, it might have worked
with the help of a bee!
--- In email@example.com, "loic tasquier"
> Never listen to people who tell you things shouldn't be done!
> When i started dabbing pollen i had no idea about DIPLOIDY, and i
didn't know IB's pollen was sterile.
> And i'm glad i didn't!
> Not because i wasted hours making crosses that would never work ,
of course not, but i didn't completely wasted my time:
> ALIENOR D'AQUITAINE managed to pollinate OKLAHOMA BANDIT!
> and NORTHERN JEWEL pollinated SNOW SPOON !
> with knowlege, i will save a lot of time, of course, but I guess
miracles like that won't happen anymore!
> NORTHERN JEWEL IB 91 SCHREINER parents unknown
> ALIENOR D'AQUITAINE IB-RE 91 RANSOM (I DO x BABY BLESSED)