Christmas crosses finally ripening!

kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)February 5, 2013

The 3 seed pods on my Green Dragon are finally ripening. Tonight at the urging of Donna I fiddled with one pod that was starting to yellow and shrivel and the top split open. Quickly got off the phone and set up to open the pod.... Always exciting! How many, how big, plump or flat, black or pock-marked? I am the proud mum to 9 seeds of Green Dragon x Dancing Queen. I made the cross on Christmas Day and given the green seed donor x red/ white pollen donor, if they grow up to bloom green, red, and white I will call them "Christmas Queen"!

Now just to make it through the next 2-3 years! Hahaha!!!
K

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webuser_17497

how exciting for you, now comes the hurry up and wait part

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:26PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Yep... Maddening!
Hahahaha!
K

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 7:31AM
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dragonstone

Oo, sounds like a fun idea. Hope it turns out awesome for you. :)

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 1:10PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

The next one that should be popping will be either GD x Alfresco or GD x Sweet Lillian. That GD/SL pod is pretty small...bet there are just about 6 seeds in it!
K

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 3:33PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

GD x Alfresco had 12 seeds. Those are carefully planted. I think about those Exotica pods that have 50-100 seeds!! The Royal Velvet pods are the size of shooter marbles or bigger ... And good and healthy.

Lots of pods on Temptation, Gervase, Lima, and Magic Green. Others pending on Emerald, Moscow, purple Rain and others. Showmaster is begging to be pollinated, but I don't know how I could improve it!

K

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 9:34PM
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seaj

What pollen did you put on your Gervase?

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:25PM
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