Kirjoittaja Aihe: Flexuosum crossability  (Luettu 17096 kertaa)

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« : Joulukuu 14, 2014, 21:48:18 ip »
Hello all,

My very first comment on here. (Where am I supposed to introduce myself for the general forum in English, not Finnish?)

I'm writing here because I've been planning to cross flexu with "others" for some time now, and by talking to a few others through facebook I've heard that there had been attempts like that in Finland previously. Is there anyone here who has attempted such a cross? Say, a flexu with a baccatum?  ;D

I'm asking specifically about the baccatum because I found some hints in an old, scanned PDF that "this should be possible". 24 chromosomes, so... probably not entirely impossible, at least. But there's no follow-up, such as there is no follow up (or I haven't found it) of the wildchilli-eu project dating back to 2011 (I think?) where they tried to do flexu crosses...

Anyway, this is the plan. I've asked for seeds from J. S., he agreed to send me some, so I'll definitely try this. I'm growing several baccatums and I'll try each and every one of them.

Anyone with previous attempts, ideas, insights, knowledge, similar interests, please do chime in. I'm sure there are people here with some experiences/previous attempts as I've also heard that the flexu seeds are somewhat easier to get in Finland and that there are many people growing flexus. Thanks  8)

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« Vastaus #1 : Joulukuu 14, 2014, 22:36:03 ip »
 I´ve tried in 2011 and 2012 but with no luck. This was an WildChilliEU project with Pepperociniamici from Italy. Haven´t heard if they had any better luck.

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« Vastaus #2 : Joulukuu 14, 2014, 22:39:55 ip »
I´ve tried in 2011 and 2012 but with no luck. This was an WildChilliEU project with Pepperociniamici from Italy. Haven´t heard if they had any better luck.

Could you tell me what exactly you tried? Even that would help. Thanks.

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« Vastaus #3 : Joulukuu 14, 2014, 23:22:04 ip »
 Normal way; male parts off at a right moment (unopened flower)and pollen from a bacca to the female part. Then seal the flower with a teabag or like. Then pray.
I think I tried several different baccatums but I have no record left which ones.

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« Vastaus #4 : Joulukuu 15, 2014, 00:07:22 ap »

I think I tried several different baccatums but I have no record left which ones.

Yes, I actually meant which varieties  :)
So it just failed to set fruit every time? Did you (n)ever get past that (like fruit with no/inviable seeds)?

By the way, I've watched some of your youtube videos. My jaw dropped at the Tour de Chilis (and a few others). I'm starting to think that if you didn't manage then I shouldn't even attempt it  ;D

But I still will.  8)

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« Vastaus #5 : Joulukuu 15, 2014, 01:09:29 ap »
 Well, all of the flowers that I tried to pollinate just dropped off. Never set any pods.
But you can always try and hope for the best.