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Re: Hybridization...

The only problem with buying streaked seedlings is that it could take 
five years to mature and stabilize.  The streaked seedling you buy could 
go all green in 2-3 years.  I would simply recommend buying streaked 
hostas that are already mature and hybridize them yourself.  

>From: RL <ranbl@netsync.net>
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>Subject: Re: Hybridization...
>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 09:45:04 -0500
>Matt Hammett wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am interested in getting a hosta that I can hybridize and get
>> variegated seedlings from.
>> I know about using streaked pod parents and how that works.
>> But I do not have any.
>> I have no real plan at this time of where I want to go with this
>> other than trying this out and learning more about this subject.
>> I am interested in ideas of what types of hostas to obtain as pod
>> parents and
>> good hostas to pollinate them with.
>> Matt H. (Aiken, SC)
>I know when you are starting out, this problem is confusing.  I would
>suggest that you buy a "streaked seedling" from a good source( they are
>offered by several folks including Chick at Bridgwiid Gardens.) We have
>streaked Minuts F1 s for 35.00 these should make great parents.  The
>main thing is for you to gradually devlope your own streaked parents,
>that are produving "offspring" you like.  I think to start, it is more
>important what you use for pollen parents, than what your streaked
>parent is.  Some luck,in this, is also good!
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