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Re: HYB: Who's your daddy?

  • Subject: Re: HYB: Who's your daddy?
  • From: "tan0301" <tan0301@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 18:12:39 -0000

Maybe you'll get a good seedling out of this to introduce.... You 
could name it Who's your daddy!

--- In iris-talk@y..., John Reeds <jreeds@m...> wrote:
> Patricia:
> Logically, the pollen from cross #1 probably got there first.  I do 
> think it impossible that cross #2 pollen might have arrived in time 
for some
> of the developing seeds to be #2 babies, but a few days later it is 
> less likely.  I always have best luck with takes on "first morning 
> pollination.  On hot days, I have been known to (brutally!) rip a 
> open to pollinate it before leaving for work, so it won't be drying 
> before I get home.  Certainly a mixed crop is possible for 
fraternal twins,
> but if the delay is too long before the second pollination, it may 
be too
> late.
> John Reeds
> > From: 	pinkirises[SMTP:pbrooks@w...]
> > A couple of times, I have put a cross on a bloom, then noticed 
that I 
> > have it marked with a previous cross (having dropped to the 
bottom of 
> > the flower's stem, so not all that careless.)  Question:  If #1 
> > will #2 be rejected?  If #1 didn't take, can #2 succeed?  And 
this is 
> > the dumb part -- there being three stigmatic lips, is there any 
> > possibility that pollen on one will go down its little channel to 
> > fertilize, and the other fertilize down its little shoot?
> > 
> > In short, are plants the same as people -- if you're pregnant, 
> > not open to newcomers?  But if you're promiscuous, you may not 
> > till the little critter arrives who its daddy is?  If then?
> > 
> > I have such a cross, which was an important one to me and 
> > the most babies, so the question is not in the abstract.
> > 
> > Patricia Brooks
> > Whidbey Island, WA
> > 
> >

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