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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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