Monday, October 18, 2010

Kohyo x Fukuryu = ??

Another promising looking seedling, I hope this one keeps developing. This came from top growers/collectors Carlo and Daniele's seeds :) Thanks guys.

Kohyo Yellow x Fukuryu Rampo

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fukuryu seedlings

Spring is here and the growing season is just beginning here in Australia. The day time temperatures are getting up to 25 degrees and the plants are just starting to break dormancy and grow again.  

First shots of the Fukuryu seedlings grafted in February, all are grafted on Hylocereus and some look very promising for the future.



Monday, July 5, 2010

Myriostigma Cultivars sown 5/7/2010

Much like the photographs of the Asterias seeds, I have done the same thing but with a larger and taller box for Myriostigma CV's. I used a larger box to give the typically bigger Myrio's a bit more room to grow. The asterias/ariocarpus box is coming along nicely with a heap germinating :)

They are both currently on my little heat mat since it is too cold for natural germination.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pictures of seed sown on 21/6/2010

I still have not taken any pictures of the 500+ Astrophyum seedling sown a few weeks back. They are doing well and most have germinated and are growing well.

I have taken a photo of the new method I have used for the seedlings dated 21/6/2010. My explanation was not very good so I took a photograph. Sown were Astrophytum Asterias cultivars (and x cultivars) and a selection of Ariocarpus. I have labeled each box from top left to bottom right and have given each one a number, the second picture is the key or legend. Sorry about my bad handwriting :)

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 Click to see names

Monday, June 21, 2010

More seeds sown 21/06/2010

Today I completed sowing a heap more Astrophytum Asterias cultivars and Ariocarpus variants. I have experimented with  new way of organising the seeds by sowing them in a large plastic container that has 24 individual sections. This allows me to keep track of each variant easily by simply numbering each box, I have taken a photo and will post when I get a chance. I'm not sure how well this will work but fingers crossed.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Grafts as of 19-6-2010

I thought I would post some picture of the grafts I've been doing over the last season or so. The first few are the original Astrophytum seedlings/gratfs at the beginning of this blog.

Unfortunately most of the kohyo grafts have not changed colour, I'm not sure whether this is due to it not being deep enough into winter or the trait not carrying. All the seedlings on their own roots have turned some very nice colours it would appear the graft is hindering the kohyo effect.

Astrophytum Myriostigma Kohyo Orange

Astrophytum Myriostigma Kohyo "Rainbow" x Onzuka Kikko Ball

Astrophytum Myriostigma Kohyo

Astrophytum Myriostigma Onzuka Kikko Ball x (Onzuka Kkko x Caput Medusae)

                                                                  Astro Myrio Onzuka Kikko Ball x (Onzuka Kikko + Fukuryu Hakujo + Kohyo)

Astrophytum Coahuilense hybrid

Astrophytum Asterias ??

Pediocactus Knowltonii Crest

Astrophytum Myriostigma Onzuka

Trichocereus Peruvianus Monstrosus x SS02 (Crest?)

Ariocarpus Retusus

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New batch of seeds - Sown 28/05/2010

On the 28th of May I put down approximately 500 mixed Astrophytum cultivar seeds. Many of them have germinated already and I'm looking at a good germination (90%+) which is typical of Astrophytum. 

The seeds I collected over the last season, some are from my own plants but the majority from very generous collectors around the world. I thank each of know who you are..who have helped me obtain the seeds.

The seeds include Asterias, Myriostigma, Ornatum and Coahuilense variety's and forms, most if not all of the seeds are cultivars (i.e Superkabuto) crossed with other cultivars (i.e Kohyo). I am very excited to see these seedlings grow. I will post a photo of them soon. 


Monday, April 12, 2010

Winer approaching :(

Here are a few shots taken today 13th of April 2010, click to make them larger.

Astrophytum Myriostigma Kohyo + Variegate

Astrophytum Myriostigma Kohyo

Astrophytum Ornatum Cv Fukuryu

Lophophora Variegate + Kikko

Multi Graft Myrio Onzukas

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quick update

ome updated photos, as usual click for larger images. The last one is not from this batch of seeds but I really like for form of this one :)