Epiphyllums forum: Some of the best hybrids that I have registered.

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Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jun 27, 2016 7:52 PM CST
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BLACK PEARL. (Blackout x nat).

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LADY BOLD. (Lady Irene x Bold venture).

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CLASS CLOWN. (Clown x Slightly sassy).

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KAREN MICHELLE. (Pink Perfection x Crenatum).

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SWEET 16 (Aust). (Cuthbert x Crenatum).
(Not reg: as one already with that name).
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 27, 2016 7:54 PM CST
All beauties! Why not list the names ?
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jun 27, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Whoa Carol !
I was in the process of loading them. I'm new here !
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 27, 2016 8:31 PM CST
They are beautiful. Lovey dubby Thanks for posting them along with the names. Thumbs up
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 27, 2016 10:34 PM CST
Lady Bold is my favorite. Love the form on Karen Michelle! All pretty, but I like the unusual.
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jun 28, 2016 1:12 AM CST
Here's a pic of a 'sport' bloom on a Clown plant that I have grown on.
It's so good I have used it as my avatar...once I figured out how to do it!
I'll be interested to see what it does this year.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 28, 2016 5:57 AM CST
Steve - Those epis are stunning! How long does it take from seed to bloom on your registered cultivars. I've never even seen a seed pod on any of mine, ever! Anyone have a photos of a seed pod?
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Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Jun 28, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Heres one of my developing seed pods. I have another one. I will post a pic soon.
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Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Jun 28, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Here is another large epi variety seed pod. The pink ones are seed pods of the Curly Locks
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Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Jun 28, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Steve - those blooms are amazing. Still looking for a blue one.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 28, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Mike, you could always try to inject dye in them like the Phaleonopsis growers do. Please don't! Thumbs down
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Jun 28, 2016 2:11 PM CST
I think you mention that before. Have you seen those multicolored Roses they sell. I think they have the stems put in dye after they are cut.
So if I water an epi with blue food coloring while buds are setting will that work Confused
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 28, 2016 2:48 PM CST
Mike - Thank you for sharing photos of the seed pods. I have never seen one before! Now I know what to look for should I ever be so lucky!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 28, 2016 3:57 PM CST
I was referring to orchids. The take a white Phal. and inject dye into the stem to get some awful phony colors. Blue seems to be the favorite. If the buyer can get one to rebloom, it will be white.
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jun 28, 2016 7:32 PM CST
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Here's a ripe fruit pic and a sliced Patrician fruit, one of my favourite eating varieties.
No blue epi hybrids,the nearest to blue is Lilactime which is very hard to grow.
I was told 'hybridising is not for old people'. It takes ages. Average from seed to new bloom is 7 years but of course it's very variable. Smaller blooming varieties are quicker.
I have a few still to bloom after 15 years.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 28, 2016 10:28 PM CST
Steve - Hmmmm ... I doubt I would live long enough to see some seedlings bloom then .... Sad

Thanks for all the photos. I have never seen the fruit/seeds of any epi. Very interesting!!! Thank You!
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Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Jun 29, 2016 12:14 AM CST
Steve - I will not give up on my seed as its only been 7 or 8 years since seedlings. If I set new seeds this year I will have to live until I'm..... anyway 10 years older than I am now maybe. I want to live until I'm 120, not just for the Epis but to see what the world will look like 50+ years from now.
Name: Marica
Northern Ca mountains 4000' (Zone 7b)
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crystalview
Jul 3, 2016 2:59 AM CST
Interesting! The only fruit I have seen were very very seedy. What is the taste/ texture like on your different variety?
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jul 3, 2016 7:45 AM CST
Hybrid epi fruit are like mini dragon fruit,(Hylocereus). most of the red and pink blooming types have nice tasting fruit,a bit like kiwi fruit,most of the white,yellow and purple bloomers taste too much like fejoias for my taste. All are edible.
Mike, your 7 of 8 yr old new plants should produce blooms any time soon,hang in there.
If you are planning to live to 120 and breed a blue epi...good luck!
Here's some more hybrids that have bloomed for me.
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TASSTIC. (Tassel x American sweetheart). Registered.

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CLOWN x JENNIFER ANN.


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CLOWN x TASSEL.

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SHOWBOAT x TASSEL.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 3, 2016 8:02 AM CST
Steve - My hat is off to you and your beautiful efforts to breed Epis! I haven't seen one here that I did not love! All of them are stunners! I noticed that you used "Tassel" as a parent on many above. Do you have a bloom photo of Tassel? I'd love to see it!

I have several cuttings from 2 years ago and the plants are still very small. I hope I live to see them each bloom.
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