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Name: Veronica Dykes
central Texas
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BettyDee
Mar 9, 2010 8:57 PM CST
I thought I would post photo of some of the Brugs that bloomed for me this fall and winter and of their pods. You'll notice that pod shapes vary. The shape is determined by the pod parent and to which Breeding History Set she belongs. Breeding History Set is simply her genetic make-up, that is which species are represented in her.

Dorthea has the most pods — 5. Three are crosses I made with Jacayna. The other 2 were pollinated by moths. So I don't know who the pollen parent is. The pods are big and fat. Dorthea came from an (Ecuador Pink x Rubirosa) X (Ecuador Pink x Rubirosa) cross. Her Breeding Set is candida (name given to an aurea x versicolor cross). Candida pod shapes can vary somewhat. Right now the pods are 5-1/4 months old, still green and growing. I'm sure development had slowed down because of winter.


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Name: Brenda Bautista
Lula, GA
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7doggies
Mar 10, 2010 12:48 PM CST
Veronica, I am not going to comment on each of your seedpod entries, but I do want to say here that this is excellent, excellent information on each one. Posting the blossom, the seedpod the plant produces, your own observations and preferences is very helpful!
Great job- you're true to form! ;- )
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Name: Veronica Dykes
central Texas
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Region: Texas Tropicals
BettyDee
Mar 10, 2010 1:37 PM CST
Thank you Brenda. I'm glad these entries are helpful.

Veronica
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Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
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BirdieBlue
Apr 12, 2010 9:58 PM CST
I didn't even know they could be grown from seed.
thought they had to come from cuttings!
hmmmm....how will a seed grow into a flowering plant the same year? Or does it take a couple of years?
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Apr 12, 2010 11:13 PM CST
Here I can do it...if I start about February. But, normally in areas with climates it takes more..
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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Apr 13, 2010 7:44 AM CST

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BirdieBlue,since brugs don't come true from seed the seedling will be something different from either parent.Selection from among hiundreds of seedlings is where we get new hybrids.As Carol said,blooms can sometimes be had in a year or less but blooms the second year is more common.
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Dec 28, 2010 4:47 PM CST
Look at your awesome fat and healthy babies! Did you start any of the seeds?
Name: Veronica Dykes
central Texas
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Region: Texas Tropicals
BettyDee
Dec 28, 2010 8:12 PM CST
No, not yet.
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