Triploids are fertile

James Waddick
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 18:40:57 PDT
Dear Ken,
	Of course the flowers have the last word on things. Yes some 
triploids can be fertile, others produce fertile pollen or ovaries. 
Anything can and does happen somewhere in the plant kingdom.

	I believe this is enough encouragement to continue to try to 
make "impossible crosses". We've all heard of people making the same 
cross hundreds of times until one took and produced a new race of 

	If roses and day lilies can do all these odd things, why not 
some other plants?

		Keep at it. 		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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