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Re: multiple pollinations

From: IRISROT@aol.com

In a message dated 8/2/99 7:35:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
z88keys@mindspring.com writes:

>  I feel sure that one pollination, on one stigmatic lip, is enough to get a
>  pod full of seeds. I rarely have a pod that has only one double set of
>  seeds.  The purpose of multiple pollinations , I believe, was to increase
>  the chances of a fertilization taking place, and was used a lot in arilbred
>  crosses, because so many varieties had infertile pollen. I do know that
>  cows are frequently flushed using two lots of semen, each from a different
>  bull. This must be to enhance the likelihood of getting embryos. (They can
>  later be identified by DNA)>  Lloyd Z   in Durham NC

Hi Lloyd,

You sure have more experience with this than I have but my experience so far 
says I should do all three. It could be that here in the midwest with the hot 
sun we need to do all three but that still doesn't account for only one 
chamber having seed. 

                            Jim Loveland, Fenton, MO Zone 5

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