17 YEARS of TROPICAL AND DESERT PLANTS
flacidda x faxonii success!
Posted by Don on June 5, 2017, 10:06 am
I finally had success at hand polination. Used frozen faxonii pollen on one of the commercially available "filimentosa" variegates. The pic of the whole plant looks like it has something growing from the top of the flower stalk but it's a dasylirion flower scape in the far background. If the 2 fruit make it to maturity I hope the seedlings have enough normal green on them for photosynthesis.
Re: flacidda x faxonii success!
Posted by Eckhard on June 6, 2017, 3:35 pm, in reply to "flacidda x faxonii success!"
Hi Don, how did you manage it with the frozen pollen? How long before pollination did you take them out of the fridge? How long ave they been there? I have pollen from Y. elephantipes inside the fridge since September 2016 and want to try with Y. recurvifolia x karlsruhensis. Eckhard
Posted by Don on June 5, 2017, 10:09 am, in reply to "flacidda x faxonii success!"
had trouble posting multiple pics. will log on later and try to post close ups of fruit
Posted by Tim MA z6 on June 5, 2017, 8:54 pm, in reply to "Re: flacidda x faxonii success!"
You created gold! Nice hybrid. Great job. Now we need to grow out EVERY seed. .
Posted by Eckhard on June 6, 2017, 12:05 pm, in reply to "Re: flacidda x faxonii success!"
Congrats Don, hope you'll geht a lot oft ripe seeds. As Tim wrote, each seedling is important. Eckhard
Posted by Don on June 7, 2017, 7:19 am, in reply to "Re: flacidda x faxonii success!"
The faxonii pollen was dried in a baggie of rice as a dessicant and frozen in early May? or possibly April. Sorry for not keeping accurate records. It's been a couple of weeks at least since I pollinated and had to spray the plant repeatedly for Florida Leaf Footed bugs. Because of the multitude of flowers and bugs I didn't notice my success earlier. It was less than an hour from the freezer to the flower on the pollen.
Posted by Don on June 7, 2017, 7:22 am, in reply to "Re: flacidda x faxonii success!"
checked my earlier posts. The faxonii pollen was collected early April.
Posted by Eckhard on June 7, 2017, 5:35 pm, in reply to "Re: flacidda x faxonii success!"
Hi Don, thanks for your reply. My pollen is frozen much longer, hopefully it will be viable. Keep us updated about the progress of your cross. Eckhard
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