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Crotons from seeds. "Yellow Quirka" + "Nervia"

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Sergey, Aug 19, 2010.

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  1. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    My first experience in hybridization:). Ten seeds were sown, only one seedling appeared:).

    I cross-pollinated “Yellow Quirka” (name for croton # 6, 7 in Australia) and “Nervia” #8 or “Eureka” (commercial names in Holland)

    It had been always dark green with very rare spots and I was about to throw it away. But I liked the leaves’ shape and saved it as I hoped to use it in hybridization in future. Only in 4 years I saw red and dark contrast. I think that leaves will become more narrow and brighter outdoors.
     

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  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Sergey - That last one was identified in my garden as AFD #2 by the gang that was here last year, but Nervia is a more interesting name.
     
  4. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    Thank you very much, Ricky! It’s an important comment for me. I think that varieties should have their first real names and don’t like this confusion with commercial names.
     
  5. keith

    keith Active Member

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    Sergey, great hybrid, nice leaf shape. I asked my Russian friend at work about
    Siberia, the first thing he said was- its freezing cold there! Im amazed at how
    large your collection is, I would never have guessed anyone would be growing
    crotons in Siberia! Keep up the good work.
     
  6. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    that is a cool looking leaf shape.

    What kind of temps and humidity do you keep in your greenhouse?

    I have a few volunteer seedlings coming up recently. I'm hoping they provide something unique as well.
     
  8. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    Dave, thank you! Temperature is 80-90°F (28-32°C). Humidity is high, but I’ve never estimated it.
    Good luck with your volunteers! Hope you will post their photos soon!
     

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