Good hybridizers have been doing this for years so we are going for
the fast lane: the simple HOW TO'S! Then after that you can go into the
slow lane (looking for new varieties that show distinctive
For now, we are just here to learn, practice, then perfect our new
found art. I have been asked to spearhead this project. I am excited,
thrilled, and my guns are smoking.
We will be having lessons followed with questions and answers.
Please try to stay on the topic, as there is so much to learn that this
blabber mouth (me) might want to add too much too soon. If you ever get
confused or lost, PLEASE ASK!
We will be covering topics beginning with the simple to those more complex.
The first lessons will be taught on simple basics. Later on as the
months go by, you will learn the advanced knowledge. By all means,
experiment when you can.
Topics covered will include:
This will be fun, educational, and a benefit to us all. I will be
including a lot of science, but don’t fear; I believe I have the ability
to make it understandable. Soon we can all proudly raise our hands when
someone asks "Are there any plant nerds in here?" Just kidding!
- Why Should I Hybridize?
- Understanding the African Violet
- The AV Flower and Sex Organs
- Everything you wanted to know about Genes (this will probably be broken
into several lessons)
- AV Cross Pollination
- Care of AV during Seed Production
- Seed Harvest and Germination
- Growing Out Your Seedlings
- Determining if what you have produced is worthy to do further
- Naming Your New Variety.
forward to getting to know you, your goals, and your dream African
violet. And by all means when you have knowledge and experience, share
it; just try to keep it on topic. I will not claim to be a "know it
All suggestions, questions, and ideas are welcome!