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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: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:31:08 +0000
  • References: <0cf384841150f68UPIMSSMTPUSR01@email.msn.com>

Barbara Mann wrote:
> >From Sandra:
> >>
> >> 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
> Hi, Sandra--My guess would be the heat doing in your crosses.  At least that
> would be the case here, though heat almost always comes with dryness and
> often windiness here, both of which could prevent successful crossing due to
> simply dessicating the stigma.  I would guess my success rate this year is
> around 35%, and I do also have a lot of bee pods, including one in the same
> socket as a planned cross (which means I'm going to have to grow both
> podsfull of seeds out and try to figure out which is which).  But a low
> success rate has an advantage--you don't have to worry as much about what to
> do with all that seed!
> Barb Mann in Santa Fe, with a clump of spuria (IN DEPTH) in full bloom.
> Zone 5 and windy

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