Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus Embryo In Vitro

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Name: Mode
Western NC (Zone 7b)
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Mode
Dec 1, 2018 1:46 PM CST
Here is a pic of an invitro syriacus hybrid seedling growing from a seed harvested 2 weeks after pollination. It took about 1.3 months before the seeds showed signs of growth. The embryos were originally whitish green but the sterilizing agents caused a darkening effect along with the air exposed surface.
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Name: Mode
Western NC (Zone 7b)
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Mode
Dec 7, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Hibiscus seeds germinated invitro has reached 15 and all seem to be growing at varying speeds despite identical conditions and media. Have roughly 40 additional seeds attempting some level of invitro Germination at the moment.
Name: Mode
Western NC (Zone 7b)
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Mode
Dec 23, 2018 5:28 PM CST
Currently a bit under the weather. The project is ongoing. The one perk of tissue culture is that it can remain stable over a long period of time normally up to 3 months. Transfer of seedlings into new media with growth hormones will occur when my cough goes away which should be early to midweek if all goes well.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jan 31, 2019 9:22 PM CST
Is that a rose of Sharon x hibiscus hybrid?
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Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Feb 16, 2019 3:46 PM CST
@Mode you know how to do Embryo rescue? I would love to hear your choice of media.
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