I reckon these Haworthia seeds are viable...

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I reckon these Haworthia seeds are viable...

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Fresh from the pod seeds of a homemade hybrid of mine, from the top of my head Haworthia pygmaea 'Yukihime'
x H. cooperi 'Murasaki' (no rhyme or reason really besides the two flowering at the same time). It goes without saying I sowed a good portion of them immediately. They gonna be ugly, but loved!

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On a slight tangent - did you find it diffcult to set seed on these, Mat? Two of my H. cooperi var venusta look as though they might coincide in flowering, and I'd very much like to take advantage of that, but I never tried pollinating Haworthias.
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Christian wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 10:02 am On a slight tangent - did you find it diffcult to set seed on these, Mat? Two of my H. cooperi var venusta look as though they might coincide in flowering, and I'd very much like to take advantage of that, but I never tried pollinating Haworthias.
I did have much better luck with just sticking a paint brush bristle from one flower to another, usually waiting about 2 days from when the flowers started to open, as compared to the "flower dissection" method. It's fairly easy to notice when the yellow pollen is ready, for the stigma to become receptive it's probably another 1-2 days wait, but I'm still adjusting the timings.
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That's really helpful, thanks Mat. I'll try my luck if/when the opportunity arises. Fingers crossed it works!
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