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Re: CULT: Seed Pod Success?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Seed Pod Success?
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 06:07:56 +0000
  • References: <19980613105251.7258.qmail@hotmail.com>

Jan Clark wrote:
> >> I'm just making my first stab at hybridyzing this year.  I didn't
> have any major plan for Pod Parent or Pollen Parent.  I just wanted to
> see if I could make it happen. Well,  yesterday I pulled tags off of
> about 16 failed crosses leaving 4 possible pods.  I fiqure this is about
> a 20% percent success rate.  Does anyone know if this is normal, low or
> what?
>  >> Sandra Archibald
> I had about 50% success rate last season. I recorded each pollenation
> with time of day and type of weather. Those that didn't take were
> generally on wet days, or days that were very hot, or pollenations done
> late in the day, rather than morning. I also watched carefully to see
> that I had actually deposited pollen on the stigmatic lip. Other factors
> to consider are fertility of the pod and pollen parents.
> Hope this helps,
> Jan Clark, in Australia
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