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Re: Echinomastus

Postby Tony » Sun May 06, 2012 9:08 pm

Great looking plants Greg!
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby tumamoc » Mon May 07, 2012 12:36 am

Thanks. It feels like a real accomplishment just keeping these things alive. I try not to push them too hard.
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby tumamoc » Sat May 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Oh yeah! So far so good...
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby peterb » Sun May 20, 2012 5:02 am

sweet!
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby tumamoc » Sun May 20, 2012 4:20 pm

Anyone know if erectocentrus seeds are ready to sow straight from the fruit? Do they need to age a bit first?
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby peterb » Sun May 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Nope, they germinate like weeds directly after ripening, at least the ones I've sown.

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Re: Echinomastus

Postby majcka » Sun May 20, 2012 8:05 pm

Oh! there will be some more echinomastus. :D
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby tumamoc » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:08 pm

Here are some seedlings of the crossed plants, sown in early summer 2012. Echinomastus erectocentrus x acunensis is in the front and the reverse of that is in the back. I got awesome germination rates from the fruits! There is not really any obvious differences between the plants a this stage. Time to come out of the bag.

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Re: Echinomastus

Postby CoronaCactus » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:51 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby majcka » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:04 pm

I think I will have to change my sowing technique. Will come to you for some lectures. :wink:
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby peterb » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:33 pm

I'll be very interested to see how these crosses come out, in particular to compare with the Florence AZ population which might be a erecto X acunensis cross.

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Re: Echinomastus

Postby tumamoc » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Earlier in this thread, my acunensis was tentatively identified as the Florence variety, rather than the one from the Sonoyta-OPNM area (the pure variety?) So, maybe it is already a hybrid. :dontknow: .
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Re: Echinomastus

Postby peterb » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:13 pm

well, definitely in an area of wild speculation on my part. Take it with a grain of salt. :-)

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Re: Echinomastus

Postby tumamoc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:13 am

2013 has been another good year for Echinomastus blooms, and a first for my E. johnsonii! I am predicting there will be more seed. Who knows how these crossed varieties will end up?

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Re: Echinomastus

Postby cactushobbyman » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:26 am

The shade of purple is very nice. :D
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