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My Hybrids

  • avisrapax
    avisrapax

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    74 plants United Kingdom8

    I always forget to update my folia journals, so I thought I’d link a couple of posts about my first lot of hybrids in here for anyone who might be interested.

    http://afk.slashhug.net/2011/12/my-first-steps-in-african-violet-hybridization/

    http://afk.slashhug.net/2012/02/african-violet-seedlings-update/

    =)

    Posted over 2 years ago
  • Tralamander

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    96 plants United Kingdom8b

    This is amazing! I have never heard of AVS being raised from seed. Well done!!

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  • avisrapax

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    74 plants United Kingdom8

    They’re actually fairly easy to work with so long as you have the patience to wait for the pods to mature and there’s a fairly active community of AV hybridisers due to that and their high mutation rate. If you’d be interested in trying some I can put some aside from my next lot of seedpods when / if they mature – I know you like having a go at different things =)

  • Posted over 2 years ago
  • Tralamander

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    96 plants United Kingdom8b

    I… love having a go at different things. Anything interesting – such as a seedpod – would really make my day!
    However the different things don’t always work.:P
    So far I’ve self-pollinated an amarylis… ): I’m not great at pollinating at the moment.

  • Posted over 2 years ago
  • Amarylis

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    177 plants United Kingdom8a

    It had never occurred to me to try & fertilize my AVs! I knew they could be raised from seed but it’s something I’ve never done.

    I read your pages on hybridizing AVs & I could hardly leave it, I found it fascinating! I’ve been hybridizing Amaryllis using pollen sent to me by sgardener from the USA. Some seedpods are developing nicely. Though I will have to wait rather longer than you to see the results of my crossings, 4 years at least! Anybody interested in helping me raise them???

  • Posted over 2 years ago
  • SneIrish

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    1052 plants United States6b

    Ah, fantastic, avisrapax! Congratulations on all those babies. I’m eager to see how they turn out and how many variations you end up with.

  • Posted over 2 years ago
  • 119 plants United States5a

    @avisrapax this is amazing! SneIrish I was going to mention how interested you would be in this and here you are! Not surprised!

    I have to share I am not good with AV’s. I have two. One in a commercial pot for AV’s and one in a typical clay pot. The one in the clay pot is doing better and they haven’t bloomed in a LONG time. I need to do something better. The one in the commercial pot is stunted and stubborn to live.

  • Posted over 2 years ago

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