RE: HYB: beginners luck
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- Subject: RE: HYB: beginners luck
- From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
- Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 07:56:20 -0600 (MDT)
Sandy did a few TB-SDB crosses last year. If I recall correctly, about
half the crosses produced seed and then half again germinated.
Fertility is a significant factor. Some varieties are only pollen or
pod fertile. Also, some varieties are fertile only under certain
conditions. Weather can be a significant factor. Terry Aitken
discusses this briefly in his article for the CIS newsletter (that I
just read last night).
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4) -- where I brought Twist of Fate, Dakota Moon,
Gay Parasol, Thrice Blessed (SDB), Coquette Doll (SDB), Surpise Orange
(MDB) and a light blue SDB seedling to the Ottawa Horticultural Society
auction and generated $92.
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> Dennis Kramb wrote:
> > What kind of success rate do you pros have? I expected nearly every
> > to be successful. I don't know where the blame lies.....with myself
> > not doing it properly....or with the cultivars for being infertile.
> Well I am certainly not a pro, but this year I think I am hitting
> about 70%.
> TB X TB though, not anything difficult. Now all I have to learn is how
> to get
> them to sprout ( 0% last year...)
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