Albuca pollination

Robert Lauf via pbs
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 11:56:25 PST
 My A. spiralis set three pods without any intervention from me.  The seeds look good and I have some floating on water to see if they are viable.  Meanwhile, my specimen of A. spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' is blooming and so far no pods are developing.  The flowers are probably twice the size of the wild form, and it's possible that whatever pollinated the first (fungus gnats?) is too small to pollinate the other.  I do note that in the patent for Frizzle Sizzle, the cultivar is said to be a seedling from the selfing of another one, so that would imply that the species is self-fertile.
   Bob   Zone 7  
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