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Author Topic: Narcissus cyclamineus seed ripening  (Read 1674 times)


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Narcissus cyclamineus seed ripening
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:00:20 AM »
Back in very early March I crossed 2 N. cyclamineus in the cold greenhouse in the hope of producing seed.   I say "in the hope" as I'cannot recall f these are siblings or close relatives, that can inhibit compatibility.  In any case 2 fat seed pods were forming by the 21st of March.  Next day I noticed one stem was snapped off and stuck in a water-filled floral tube, the kind used for corsages.  Seems Ken accidentally knocked broke the stem, a few days later he confessed & my typical response "good luck with that".   This evening - 2 months and 5 days later -  Ken's pod had split open and neatly dropped its seed into a full Haws watering can sitting on the floor 1m below the bench, my pod was just splitting & yellowing. 


Ken - 17 good fat seeds recovered from the Haws,
Me  - 11 good fat seeds and 4 hollow seeds.

Crow for supper.

« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 01:08:01 AM by johnw »
John in coastal Nova Scotia


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