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Busy playing 'bee'

Posted by kaboehm 8b (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 23, 11 at 19:57

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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They all sound great..best of luck!


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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


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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


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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


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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?


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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


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