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Hybridizing Brugmansia

Information related to hybridizing brugmansia.

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Hybridizing tipsWinter time is a great time of the year when to get together a breeding program if you’re interested in taking the quantum leap to create something special and exciting.
 
To best decide if you’re ready for a hybridization program, here’s a few good pointers to consider:

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The number one problem in the Brugmansia community is the naming of seedlings before they have been properly evaluated. Please do not broadcast news of a new seedling to the public using a proper name and call it a working name. At the rate the Americans alone are hybridizing we face....  [more]

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Plan Your Hybridizing Program   If you've been growing Brugmansia for a while and are visiting the various Brugmansia websites and forums, ...

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Hybridizing Goals By John Curran Seedlings will need to be evaluated carefully, and those closest to your hybridizing goals selected for potential...

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How to Pollinate Brugmansia

Pollination of Brugmansia is best done during the cooler months or times of day.  For best pollination results pollinate in spring time or late evenings to early mornings for warm climate areas.  Tools to take with you are hemostats, tags, marker (such as uni Paint fine line), clean small paint brushes, fresh or fresh frozen pollen, and for evening pollination a flashlight.

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How to Harvest Brugmansia Seed

Now that you have a Brugmansia seed pod you need to know when it is time to harvest.  A pod is usually mature at 3 to 4 months.  I like to feel and look monitoring for ripeness.  When the pod is ripe it will start to soften. The most visible sign is a pod color change from green to some spots of yellowing.  The pod stem will also change to a brown color. Seed from an unripe pod will be white or a pale tan and may still be viable if planted immediately. Mature seed will be darker brown to very brown and almost black. I know of at least one hybridizer that just leaves the pod on the plant to dry.

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How To Collect And Store Pollen   After you've studied the Brugmansia Family Tree and set up your cross-pollination filing system for organizin...

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Latest Articles

Columbian Datura Virus by Fred
Creating a Lasagna Garden by Ruth Ann

Hate To Mow The lawn And Dig In Bad Soil?

If this describes you and you love growing Brugmansia, I have a solution for you called Lasagna Gardening. It certainly will reduce the effort you expend once you have it made and are using it.

Selecting a Breeding Program by RJ
Hybridizing tipsWinter time is a great time of the year when to get together a breeding program if you’re interested in taking the quantum leap to create something special and exciting.
 
To best decide if you’re ready for a hybridization program, here’s a few good pointers to consider:
Hybridizing Guidelines by ABADS

The number one problem in the Brugmansia community is the naming of seedlings before they have been properly evaluated. Please do not broadcast news of a new seedling to the public using a proper name and call it a working name. At the rate the Americans alone are hybridizing we face....  [more]

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