Monday, November 14, 2011

Hybridisation of Asterias Cultivars

Last week I created a few Asterias Cultivar Hybrids and they look to be forming seed pods, two of the plants are pictured below. I pollinated the flowers by hand, by simply pinching the pollen in my fingertips and then place and rub it into the stigma of the other plant.

Left: Asterias Cv Akabana    Right Asterias Cv Hanaizumi

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Astro Cultivars and a few others

Took some updated photographs yesterday of how the plants are developing . Many flowers at present in the green house and I have made a few crosses which should produce some interesting seed. I will post an update with the crosses in a few days, in the meanwhile check these out.