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Pollinate flowers & seed germination

mystic mystic at lcc.net
Sat Apr 4 02:02:36 EST 1998


Pele Lim wrote:
> 
> Any ideas in pollinating my Marigold petite orange's flowers & getting the
> resulting seeds to germinate?  These marigold were grown from seed packet
> and are now 1 foot high & flowering furiously.  Seeds obtained by letting
> nature pollinate the flowers resulted in non-germinating seeds.

That variety is probably a triploid hybrid.  It doesn't matter what
pollinates it.  Triploid hybrids sacrifice viability for tons of
flowers.
Stick with the seed packets.

Appleman



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