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Yucca van Zwet hybrid 57 filamentosa [concava? How to pollinate Yucca flowers by hand: It looks like that we got the best pollination during the time from 19 to 22 in the evening, but then again many of the flowers were pollinated during the morning and in the afternoon, so it's not impossible to pollinate all day long!
I have not tried it yet, but will collect pollen and try so store it in my freezer for next summer!?!? List of things you need when you cross pollinate Yuccas: Small bamboo stick, 5 cm long and less than 1 mm thick.
Or use the "stem" of a short grass flower, which is thin enough for this kind of work. Alcohol to clean stick and lid with. Paper towel for the alcohol. Bast raffia for tying labels to the flower. Pencil for writing on the labels. How is it done?
The tricky part is to gently collect the pollinium from the anthers, in each flower there are 6 anthers with two polliniums on each some plants have four!
I collect the pollen with a short 5 cm long and very thin less than 1 mm thick bamboo stick, and collect it in a black lid from a film canister black makes it easier to see the pollinium. Before starting to collect from a new plant, you need to clean your stick with alcohol, so you don't mix any genes, and don't know who the parents are!
It's important to start with collecting pollinium from all the parents you want to pollinate, as the pollinium sits very loose on the anthers, and you will easily shake of the pollinium when you begin to pollinate!
When you have collected all the pollinium you need, from those plants you want to try with, you can start pollinating.
It seems like that freshly opened flowers, are better to pollinate that flowers that are a few days old. Then write a label with the number all my plants are numbered and the name of the parents, always with the seed parent first and the pollen parent last.
The label is then tied to the pollinated flower with a piece of bast raffia. In days you will know if you have succeeded or failed to pollinate, if failed the flower falls of, and if you have success the fruit slowly starts to point upwards and get a purple tinge.
The seeds should be ripe in 6 to 12 weeks, and all you need to do, is to sow the seeds and you might have small seedling of a new your own hybrid next year. Stem less Yuccas normally bloom after 5 to 10 years from seeds, I don't know how many years it takes for those with stems, as none of my plants have ever bloomed!
The ripe pollen is laying loose on the anthers, but can with a steady hand be collected with a wooden toothpick. The collected pollen is gently being moved into the lid of an old film canister. In the lid the pollen can be "rolled" into small balls of pollen, so it is more easy to use later.
A happy pollinator collecting pollen during the darknes of the night, with help of a lamp. Before you start collecting pollen on a new plant, it is very importaint to clean the hands with alcohol to prevent mix of pollen.
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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners. OP’s are commonly tailored the same way hybrids are, breeding more and more for cold and heat and drought tolerance, expanding the range that a plant can be successfully grown in, or making it resistant to the introduced and stagnant-soil diseases we fight.
EXPERIMENTS IN PLANT HYBRIDIZATION () GREGOR MENDEL Read at the February 8th, and March 8th, , meetings of the Brünn Natural History Society Mendel, Gregor. Versuche über Plflanzenhybriden. Yucca hybrids in nature: Yucca plants interbreed in nature, and during the last 15 years or so, there have been located many new locations in which there are found possible wild hybrids.
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