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Re: HYB:Seed count


Betty,
 
I made 500 crosses this year and harvested 128 numbered pods. Among numbered
pods 8 had no seeds.  So that makes the total numbered pods 120.  Total seeds
from numbered pods 4,438, which averages at 33 seeds per pod.
 
I also harvested 35 Bee pods.  Of the Bee pods only 7 contained seeds,
totaling 203 seeds, so average of 29 seeds/pod.
 
I guess that seems like a slightly lower average this year than 2006.  Lowest
number of seed in a pod: 3; highest: 81, which seem like a normal spread.  8
pods with fewer than 10 seeds, 13 pods over 60 seeds.
 
I'm not sure if that's useful information... but it's data.
 
Christian 
--- On Mon, 7/21/08, autmirislvr@aol.com <autmirislvr@aol.com> wrote:

From: autmirislvr@aol.com <autmirislvr@aol.com>
Subject: [iris] HYB:Seed count
To: iris@hort.net
Date: Monday, July 21, 2008, 7:02 AM

Anyone getting a general idea on the seed count this year?  It seems
the average is running a bit low here.  The percentage of takes was
down, too.  Of course, compared to last year this is good!

Betty Wilkerson
KY
Zone 6

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