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zed240's 2016 big trichocereus seed competition give-away!!

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1 minute ago, Halcyon Daze said:

I've said it before and I'll say it again...

You'll just have to wait the 10 or 11 days Aus Post will take to deliver your Hopi corn and see what else made it's way into the envelope. :wink:  

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2 hours ago, theuserformallyknownasd00d said:

My misso said there's a small padded envelope at home for me, but can't confirm til I get there! Were they sent in a padded envelope?

Yep! Fingers crossed that's them. :)

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Got them today, thank you very much, Zed! Soo many baggies!! :)

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Time for an update. I sowed all the seeds except the pc crosses, which I gave to a friend. Two of the crosses were in a seperate tray and somehow a caterpillar got in there and smashed them. The rest are here...

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Has anyone sown chilensis x seminudus seeds? I got 0 germination, and I fear that that cross might be sterile, which makes me really sad. :(

I'm just wondering if anyone got these to germinate, did I accidentally do something wrong with the seeds. All others had excellent germination rates.

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Not just you berengar, I had zero germination on these as well.

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Thank you for the reply. Then that particular cross is very likely sterile, as I feared. Bummer, I was really excited about growing it. :( Oh well, what can you do...

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@Berengar @Glaukus I got 3 to germinate, only one has survived but it's a runt... I don;t know if it'll survive (maybe its already gone, i don't keep that close an eye on all the seeds, i'll check in the morning).... 

 

edit: if you check the photos above, in the second one you can see one of the seedlings...

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Sorry guys, with that particular cross I had very few germinate out of 2 separate sowings totaling about 70 seeds. I now have one left which basically hasn't grown at all in a bit under a year.

 

I only ever gifted this particular cross to people and as soon as I realised how bad the germ rate was I told people before they got them and/or wrote on the seed bags that it had poor germ rates. But it's a bit sad, I hoped for a lot more too.

 

Here's a sad pic of my lone plant in all it's glory.

 

P3033073 chilensis X seminudus (Copy) smut.jpg

 

I do still have a few of this type left if anyone wants to try again just in case, probably best to have pere at the ready in case you get anything to pop. So PM me if you're keen to try.

 

I have much higher hopes for these 2 chilensis crosses that just ripened this year. Different mother, which is a much more attractive and fat chilly in my opinion too. :)

 

X Schick pink  -  P2192814 Chilensis fruits(resized Copy).JPG   X scop  -  P2192812 Chilensis fruits (resized Copy).JPG

 

Schick pink doing special things

 

PB250847 (Copy) smut.JPG   PC061057 (Copy) smut.JPG

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I have much higher hopes for these 2 chilensis crosses that just ripened this year. Different mother, which is a much more attractive and fat chilly in my opinion too. :)

 

X Schick pink  -  P2192814 Chilensis fruits(resized Copy).JPG   X scop  -  P2192812 Chilensis fruits (resized Copy).JPG

 

Schick pink doing special things

 

PB250847 (Copy) smut.JPG   PC061057 (Copy) smut.JPG

 

:wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:

 

Do you accept firstborns in exchange for a few of those seeds?? :lol::lol:

Seriously tough, that plant is absolutely beautiful!! Congrats!

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Nice chilensis plants Zed

are these from the same place as the SA ss or are they from a different plant or plants?

 

 

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Nice chilensis plants Zed

are these from the same place as the SA ss or are they from a different plant or plants?

 

Hi Spooge. No, I've been growing this plant for a few years now and I didn't get it from there, it's just proven difficult to get it to hybridize until my small successes this year. 

 

This one came from an old house that had some cactuses and the garden was being demolished. Although I do think the plant I got was most likely grown from a cutting, so it did have to come from some other plant originally.......

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