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My fathers Trachycarpus takagii (T. wagnerianus x T. fortunei F1) flowered for the first time this year (female). He pollinated it with Trachycarpus wagnerianus and seeds appear to be developing. 

Hoping the resultant backcross (T. takagii x T. wagnerianus) will stiffen the leaves further (more wind resistance) without significantly reducing leaf size.

My father and I had a little chuckle at the irony because he was the first out of the two of us to produce a cross. I emigrated to Australia in 2019 to follow my dream to grow a wider variety of palms and create hybrids, yet my father (who’s not that interested in them) beat me to the punch in the UK. :lol: 

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On 6/12/2020 at 4:36 PM, Jonathan Haycock said:

My fathers Trachycarpus takagii (T. wagnerianus x T. fortunei F1) flowered for the first time this year (female). He pollinated it with Trachycarpus wagnerianus and seeds appear to be developing. 

Hoping the resultant backcross (T. takagii x T. wagnerianus) will stiffen the leaves further (more wind resistance) without significantly reducing leaf size.

My father and I had a little chuckle at the irony because he was the first out of the two of us to produce a cross. I emigrated to Australia in 2019 to follow my dream to grow a wider variety of palms and create hybrids, yet my father (who’s not that interested in them) beat me to the punch in the UK. :lol: 

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Any luck with viable seeds?

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The majority of the seed (500+ I think) were given to a fellow palm enthusiast who got good rates of germination months ago. 
 

My father also sent some to me, which have yet to pop. He sowed the remaining 60 seed in a communal pot, which start germinating a few weeks ago (pictured). 

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@Jonathan Haycock that’s awesome a bunch were viable and germinated! It will be cool to see what they look like in a few years. 

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