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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 06:02:28 +0000
  • References: <01bd966e$e3596ee0$aa7c8acd@MASCHE>

Lora L. Masche wrote:
> Hi Sandra,
> I made my first cross this year.  Who knows what it will look like, but it
> was exciting just to see a pod forming.   It feels good to know I did it!  I
> will be keeping a very close eye on it to keep it safe.
> The best time for me was late in the afternoon when the sun was just going
> down.  I
> had  tried early in the morning but nothing took.  Maybe there was too much
> moisture
> on the flower. I tried to take a very fresh flower for the pod parent.
> Good luck with future attempts
> Lora L. Masche
> Forquin Mountain Iris Garden
> 21643 Shake Ridge Road
> Volcano, CA 95689
> (209)296-4436
> http://welcome.to/irisgarden
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John I. Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
> To: ORIriser@aol.com <ORIriser@aol.com>
> Date: Friday, June 12, 1998 11:18 AM
> Subject: CULT: Seed Pod Success?
> >ORIriser@aol.com wrote:
> >>
> >> Irisers:
> >>
> >> 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?
> >>
> >> I still have a little time left to pollinate and would like to know what
> I
> >> might be doing wrong  (if anything).  I have several books and have been
> >> following the directions as best I could.  One thing that I though might
> be a
> >> possibility is that we have been having  hot weather here (in the high
> 80's).
> >> My irises are blooming about 3 weeks later than usual due to El Nino and
> >> months of gloomy, rainy weather.
> >>
> >> Thanks for any help.
> >>
> >> Sandra Archibald
> >

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Fremont, California, USA, Earth, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
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