So what you are saying is you would prefer I did not share my information and share my experiences with pollinating with Mark Lynn? As well as other pollinators. I work with him hand and hand and he is aware of what I post. Just as Dick tells us of Patrics wonderful creations in this thread. Do you not write about your experiences with others? Sharing is exactly what I was doing.
Maybe you can tell me how long Pollen stays viable even frozen dried etc. The longer you wait the less viable it becomes this is what I was getting at. Timing is very important. It has nothing to do about what I think of other hybridisers.I think what other Hybridisers are doing is great.
When Mark and his Mentor who wishes to remain unknown started making hybrids in the late 90s they were noticing some of there palms were not Mule Palms and they set out to find a way to change some of the processes to insure 100% accuracy. After they sold a whole field of Mule Palms to a guy in Texas who still has some mighty big Mule Palms with over 12ft of trunk for sale they started from scratch. They ditched the garbage bag method as they found it did more harm then good, they got rid of the paint brushes, qtips and the syringes as they found it was to time consuming. They got rid of the oven, the rolling pin. Etc. As they found that this process was not needed. Ever since that day they have never had another Butia pop up in the bunch.
Marks Mentor met with Dr. Wilcox years ago to discuss the Butia X Cocos cross. I believe he even went to the same college as Dr. Wilcox. Rest assured as you say. The old man has pulled off the Butia X Cocos twice now. Most of these were given away to other growers as gifts the rest have been planted just this year.
Erik this forum is about sharing not selling. You are very good at constantly promoting your palms and doubltless sell many through this forum.
OK, if you want to do that then thats your business, but please keep the remarks about other hybridisers out of your posts, thats all, thanks
Here is a heads up on garbage bag method it not only kills off the flowers you will experience more abortions as from the heat and humidity in the bag cooks it. Especially in the dead summer in central Florida and I would assume in Brazil as well. Even the clear plastic bags. This is experience and a history of trying it different ways from Mark Lynn. Try it without the garbage bag and I bet your get a better yield and less abortions. Maybe you should refrain from telling me what I can and can not post and contact me in private if you have a problem. So we do not step all over this thread.