Pinus ayacahuite pollination

conifer50May 7, 2014

I have several female flowers on my various clones of Pinus ayacahuite but no experience in determining at what point they would be pollen receptive. Since I didn't have male ayacahuite cones I gave most a "dusting" of Pinus stylesii pollen as it should be compatable. Pinus strobus will begin dispersing pollen soon.

Johnny

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pineresin

Yep, that's receptive now.

Resin

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 6:21PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Found three cones on my Abies x koreocarpa yesterday. I hope to find some pollen elsewhere. When the scales open up is that when it will become receptive?

Thanks Resin,

Dax

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 9:12AM
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pineresin

"When the scales open up is that when it will become receptive?"

Yep. Looks like you're a mite too late with that Abies already, the scales have already closed up again.

That's a slightly odd cone there, it is in the position normal for a pollen cone, rather than erect on top of the branch as usual for a seed cone. Something that I see occasionally on Abies.

Resin

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 10:48AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Thanks, Resin.

Dax

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 11:54AM
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conifer50

Here's update on one of the better examples. Looking forward to a huge cone crop in 2015! lol

Johnny

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 10:47PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

lol, that's so funny.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 7:25AM
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