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Seed Production. A Tutorial

Discussion in 'Breeders Paradise' started by fdd2blk, Jul 21, 2007.

    Father Ramirez

    Father Ramirez Active Member

    Thank you Faded, for teaching us new things, and for corroborating my conjecture on a few points...that was satisfying.
    But not as satisfying as successfully, selectively pollinating one branch on a girl. I flowered her out until very ripe, looking more for a couchy effect, as I didn't expect my pollination experiment had worked.
    Twelve seeds dropped out as I trimmed her after drying the entire plant.
    In nature, these seeds would get moistened when they hit the ground, and germinate immediately, so I followed that cue, and soaked them immediately in coconut water (from a fresh coco not a can). White root tips appeared the next day. 5 of 6 beans popped and are growing well.
    I'm a long way from selecting traits and developing strains. But I'm thrilled to have seeds because they are expensive and risky to buy! An it's nice that these were a "home birth". Thanks again for sharing your vast and comprehensive knowledge

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