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Problem regarding Phalaenopsis pollination

This is a discussion on Problem regarding Phalaenopsis pollination within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Hi. I have tried to pollinate a few Phalaenopsis hybrids in the past. It is ...

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    Default Problem regarding Phalaenopsis pollination

    Hi. I have tried to pollinate a few Phalaenopsis hybrids in the past. It is very frustrating because sometimes the seed pods develop well at first but then aborted after two months. I'm always having a second thought when I want to pollinate my Phal because it seemed that, whenever I pollinate, the non-pollinated flowers wilted too. It is constantly tearing me apart since I want a successful pollination and at the same time I don't want the non-pollinated flowers to be wilted. I wonder if it is something about the chromosome number or DNA which causes this to happen or the condition is not suitable (since the seed pod only last for 2 months). If anyone have similar experience, please do share with me. I would be very grateful.

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    I have read that some of the taiwan hybrids are produced sterile and cannot be used for next generation hybrids

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    Well that answers it because all my Phals were originated from Taiwan. I have been wasting my time. Bummer.
    I would never know if you did not tell me. Thanks for the info.

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