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Re: IGSROBIN Digest -hybridizing

  • Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] IGSROBIN Digest -hybridizing
  • From: "Laurie A.E. O'Meara" <Laurie@LAEOM.COM>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 02:10:24 -0500

Hi Maria- Thank you for your response.  That's what I was wondering - mine
(zonals) have not produced seed pods, but my Dad's have, so I thought it
might just be dependent on the cultivar.  I'll keep a closer eye on those
that I have, and ask my Dad for a cutting :)

Laurie A.E. O'Meara
Artist and Horticulturist
Cape Cod, USA Zone 7
----- Original Message -----
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Subject: IGSROBIN Digest - 27 Feb 2002 to 2 Mar 2002 (#2002-18)

> Date:    Sat, 2 Mar 2002 18:05:59 -0700
> From:    maria guzman <eulen@TAOSNET.COM>
> Subject: Re: hybridizing question
> From my limited experience with hybridizing zonals (dwarf and miniature)
> "most" are not necessarily sterile; however you just have to find out for
> yourself which ones are and aren't.  If a cultivar makes seedpods i.e. is
> self-fertile, then obviously you can use it as pollen or female parent.  I
> don't know of any list of suitable parents to use for breeding.  It's
> as catch can.  Part of the adventure of hybridizing.
> But I think all the species are cross-fertile.  Somebody correct me if I'm
> wrong.
> Maria Guzman
> >Hello everyone :)  I had had to drop off the list due to a computer
> >but I am back online and have what may seem to be a naive question.  I
> >not looked into hybridizing of zonal pelargoniums too extensively, but I
> >thought I had read that most are sterile?  I have some from seed that are
> >F1s and wonder if anyone can straighten me out a bit on which zonals
> >be sterile, and which might not be, for example if I have to purchase
> >plants specifically to hybridize.  Thanks. :)
> > Laurie
> >
> > Laurie A.E. O'Meara
> > Artist and Horticulturist
> > Cape Cod, USA Zone 7
> > http://www.LAEOM.com
> ------------------------------
> End of IGSROBIN Digest - 27 Feb 2002 to 2 Mar 2002 (#2002-18)
> *************************************************************

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