Perry Christmas!

Posted on December 7th, 2010 by

Well, Perry has been chugging along, pumping nutrients into her/his berries, and some of them are now big orange whoppers.  In addition, a few of them have ripened and fallen from the infructescence, and they contain seeds!  Those first seeds have been sown (thanks Bob and Matt), and we await the result.

Ok – now I’ll put a damper on this.  Sorry.  Mo Fayyez of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, told me via e-mail that vicarious pollination has occurred with their Amorphophallus titanum plants (and they grow a lot of them).  So – perhaps Perry’s housefly-induced self-fertile progeny are sterile.  We’ll see….

 


3 Comments

  1. Scott says:

    What is “vicarious pollination”?

  2. Dan says:

    Great job on the care of your amorphallus. Those berries sure look festive.

  3. Mavani Thornhill says:

    Keep us updated on the first seed that have been planted.