Hippeastrum calyptratum

Joyce Miller onager@midtown.net
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 08:22:38 PDT
Dear Uli,

>snip..I suspect that my plant will be self sterile.

         Back a number of years ago, I had a H. calytratum.  It was not 
self-sterile and did produce viable seeds.  I have 7 current year 
germinations from seed gotten from John Ingram.  Initially, I was concerned 
that the seeds were too old but like many worries, it did not occur.
         While it is too late now to collect pollen, the way to collect is 
to snip off the anthers once they open and store in seed envelop.  Then 
place in film cannister and freeze.

Kind regards,  Joyce Miller

Joyce E. Miller   mailto:onager@midtown.net
Zone USDA 9A Summer highs 100+degrees F for several to many days.  Winter 
lows 27 degrees F  

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