Paph Jade Dragon

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  1. Apr 1, 2016 #1

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    I was walking through the greenhouse this morning and realized I had not taken a picture of this guy. I couldn't remember if it was normally this yellow or if the flower was just fading, so I pulled up a couple of previous photos of the same flower.

    Today's picture
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    Pictures from a previous blooming
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    I've always liked this cross, (malipoense X fairrieanum), so I just threw some fairrieanum pollen on Paph malipoense 'Dunce Cap' (see Paph maipoense thread)
     
  2. Apr 1, 2016 #2

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    I am curious to know whether it is yellowish this time or it is fading as you say. I guess you will find out in just a few days maybe??

    When my fairrieanum was in bloom in early January, my malipoense was still in tight bud, but I did have Norito Hasegawa, so I put fairri pollen on to NH. The pod has been slowly developing. :)

    I hope something green and yellow and everything in between come out of it! :)
     
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    Beautiful. I love Jade dragon and Paph Angela (niveum x fairreanum)
     
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    very attractive with the brightly coloured staminode
     
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    What did you decide about the color? That's a very strong color difference.
     
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    Should create an interesting flower. I'd be interested in a flask if you have them available in a year or two.
     
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    No real decision. I'm thinking that the flower has just faded.
     
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    Sure!
    Now, I wonder how long I should wait before harvesting.
    It's green so far so the monitoring of color change should be easier than other pods I have going, which are basically all dark.
     
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    Excellent blooming!!!!
     
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    It's the shape of the bloom which attracts me!

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    For green pod sowing, wait around six months. The pods can split anywhere from 7-11 months for dry pod sowing. I also usually wait for the pod to just start yellowing.
     
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    Thanks.
    I heard different things and it's rather confusing.

    Once a pod turns yellow, can it still be used as green pod sowig?
    Do I need to harvest immediately once I see this color change?
    What about the dark colored pods?

    And last, which Flasking service do you use unless you have your own lab?
     
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    I had one that changed quite alot in the last week or so before it dropped.

    Your colour transition is far more dramatic than what I recall from my blooms.

    Could be a combination of bloom age and cultural changes such as fert.?
     
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    Nice Jade Dragon, instead of remaking the cross, I would put armeniacum on the Jade Dragon, and try to pick up the yellow in the flower.
     

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