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This is a discussion on Intro within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I am posting this intro in the Phal heading because I breed almost exclusively Phals. ...

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    I am posting this intro in the Phal heading because I breed almost exclusively Phals. They have some great characteristics for breeding and contain many hours of enjoyment.
    I live in California, more specifically in San Fernando valley. Yes it gets hot here. Right now we are battling the cold, heaters are running overtime. I have a small greenhouse 500sq ft. I do a lot of trading pollen and flasks with other breeders in an attempt to create better breeding lines. There are unfortunatly many breeders who create lines of plants that are essentially dead end breeders. Those are cloned and passed to people and then get breeded with until two more generations go by and all the plants are sterile, the flowers are small and they are slow growers. If the parentage is studdied before making a cross, much of that can be avoided.
    I will look forward to hearing your opinion.
    Jim

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    The weather has been very odd eh? I hope it gets better.
    Nice to meet a plant breeder! I agree with you and I try to buy plants that will be fertile...its so silly to have an infertile plant win an award too

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    Welcome to the forum! Do you belong to the San Fernando Orchid Society?

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    Welcome, Jim!

    What sort of Phal pollen are you looking out for?

    Julie

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    I am not looking for anything currently, I am excited about a couple red tetraploid crosses I recently made that are blooming. I am planning on breeding more of them.

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