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Everlasting pea cross pollination question

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by martin-f, Jan 10, 2017.

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    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    Hi all, I have various colours in my garden, today I posted some seeds to a forum member, the seeds was from a white pea, growing at the side I have a purple one,

    My question/concern is can they cross poll to give a different colour please ?.
     
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      Hi Martin, I can see no reason why not. Sweetpea specialists and commercial growers still, as far as I know, use cross pollination to try to obtain different colours and also try to get scentless varieties to become scented. There are many more rejections by them than successes, because they have to ensure the hybrid variety would be of commercial value.
      So yes, they can cross pollinate to create a new hybrid.:hapfeet::hapydancsmil::coffee::snorky:
       
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        I rather think martin is hoping they *won't* :whistle:
         
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            Many thanks A and M :), I sent a few, hope one of them turns out white then :).
             
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              I thought that is what you were hoping for :heehee:
              I'll keep my :fingers crossed: that at least one of your seeds comes out true to the parent.
               
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                Thank you M, yes hope one turns out the right colour :)
                 
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                  Not sure if this is any help, but I once read sweet peas often self pollinate before the flower actually opens fully.
                  Breeders get in there fast cutting out the stamens before that can happen I believe.

                  So my guess would be that the seed should come fairly true.

                  Of course I have been know to remember quite a lot of twaddle that gets mixed up in my brain, so dont quote me on that.:biggrin:
                   
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                    I've yet to hear you speak twaddle ... well, on the subject of gardening, anyway ;) (off topic might be another discussion point :whistle: :roflol: )
                     
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      We dont seem to have a "Friendly",................"I think" button.;););)
                       
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                        Utter twaddle! :nonofinger: :heehee:

                        (It's the heart shaped one ;) you didn't get confused and think all those heart shaped ones you got were Valentines, did you? :whistle: ) :heehee:
                         
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                          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                          Now looking for a "funny" ,............"I think" button.;)
                           
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                          :whistle::heehee::loll::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                           
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                          Look down ... no, no, not *that* far down :nonofinger: ...

                          ... up a bit :rolleyes: ....


                          ... see that "indentation" in your tummy?

                          *That's* your funny "I think" button :dbgrtmb:
                           
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                            No:nonofinger:, that's where pete rests his Beer Mug between gulps.:doh::snorky:
                             
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