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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)March 23, 2011

I made the following crosses tonight....let's see what takes!

Exotica x Alfresco, Exotica x Papilio, Lemon-Lime x Alfresco, Lemon-Lime x Papilio, Limona x Alfresco, Limona x Exotica, Exotica x Sweet Nymph....buzz buzz buzz! I have started storing pollen in gel caps. With a fine-tip permanent marker I can write the ID and date. Then, to pollinate I just dip the stigma in the capsule and viola!! BUZZ BUZZ!

Kristi

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dondeldux

They all sound great..best of luck!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 8:12PM
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brigarif Khan

How many seeds from each pod you plan to sow?
How about putting 5 seeds from each pod in an envelope and posting it on following address. I do not mind if they get mixed up.
Brigadier M Arif Khan; 3/A-G-Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 2:37AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

My dear friend Arif, I will gladly send you a carefully packed envelope of any seeds that comes of this! I will contact you off list of some other items you may be interested in.
:-)
Kristi

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 8:59AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Arif,
Although the pod formations were disappointing last year, I have the opportunity to make many of these same crosses this year, and so far I have many fat seed pods. Are you still interested??
Kristi

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 11:54AM
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lenanen(z3 Finland)

Best of luck!
Kristi, is 'Alfresco' how good of a pollen parent? do you have an opinion already of it's capabilities of passing it's genes forward?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 12:02PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

I haven't had any blooms yet of Alfresco offspring as I just made those crosses last year. I hope that it passes along some of the scent and "fluffiness"!
I'll let you know as soon as I know something. Probably next spring.
Kristi

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 4:53PM
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