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avisrapax

avisrapax

Folia Helper

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/

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Posted about 3 years ago
Tralamander

Tralamander

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

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

Posted about 3 years ago | Last edited about 3 years ago
avisrapax

avisrapax

Folia Helper

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 about 3 years ago
Tralamander

Tralamander

Folia Helper

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 about 3 years ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

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 about 3 years ago
SneIrish

SneIrish

Folia Helper

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 about 3 years ago

@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 about 3 years ago

Hi there! You're reading a conversation in the African Violet (Saintpaulia) group on Folia.