microwaved pollen

Steve Marak via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 23:31:12 PST
Interesting, Lee. I got a couple of bulbs of Hippeastrum intiflorum from 
Doug years ago. I tried selfing and crossing between the two, always got 
pods which always aborted, and drew the obvious conclusion they were the 
same clone which was self-sterile. When Uli's information is available 
I'll try it. I've been able to give away a few  starts, but it's not 
what I'd call a prolific offsetter.


On 1/28/2022 1:13 AM, Lee Poulsen via pbs wrote:
> The one success story I know of where microwaved pollen mixed with fresh pollen was used to pollinate a self-sterile species and produced seeds was by Doug Westfall probably more than 10 years ago. He had one bulb of Hippeastrum intiflorum. Using a microwaved pollen technique (I don’t know the exact details), he was able to get viable seeds. I know because after he mentioned it in an email forum (maybe the old IBS?), I asked him at one of the Southern California get-togethers that used to happen all the time, if the seeds he got were viable and he eagerly told me that many of them had sprouted and were growing with one or two leaves already, and that hopefully in a few years he’d have some bulbs to trade. He apparently passed away a few years ago according to information Mary Sue Ittner found on the internet. The last emails I have from him were back in 2010. I don’t know what happened to his bulbs or those seedlings.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
>> On Jan 27, 2022, at 2:53 PM, ken isaac via pbs <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: R Hansen <bulbnut@hansennursery.com>
>>> …The advantage to PBS is that people are learning
>>> to come to PBS for all sorts of information, technical or not…
>> Exactly!
>> I found the PBS two years ago as I was researching microwaving pollen for
>> some Hippeastrum self-pollinations, and found lots of discussion, although
>> fragmented, on the PBS board archive by doing a search “microwave pollen.”
>> Now I’m a member going on my second year! But just because I’m not
>> technically-trained, doesn’t mean I don’t want to learn (or can't
>> understand!) the technical aspects of my hobby!
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