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Default The preliminary results of the pollination of Helen's hybrid

Hi Friends,

I have so far introduced here 2 series of the pollination experiments for
Helen's hybrid.

The first experiment was:

1. 2 stigmas of the first hands were clippedn off to examine its partheno-
2. The flowers and the body of the rest 3 baby bananas of the first hands
were spryed with "tomatotone" solution to examine if they become
3. 4 baby bananas of the second hands were hand pollinated with Basjoo's

The second experiment was:

1. All fingers of the first hands were hand pollinated with the pollen of Helen's
2. All fingers of the second hands were hand pollinated with the pollen of
3. The stigmas of the 4 fingers of the third hands were clipped off to examine
parthenocarpcy, and the rest of 4 fingers were left untouched to observe
its natural pollination.

And the preliminary result is as the following photos show:

While the 2 fingers of which stigmas were clipped off were died down, the
3 fingers which were spayed with "Tomatone" solution are alive.
And the second hands hand-pollinated with Basjoo are still alive.

While the first hands and the second hands are still alive, all fingers of
the third hands were died down.

The conclusions:

1. This banana is not parthenocarpic and not sensible for natural pollination.
2. Seedless treatment is effective to make it alive although it is still to early
to argue about "seedless" effect.
3. Basjoo pollen is good for its pollination. Looking forward to its seeds.
4. Genuine fruits of Helen's hybrid are beeing produced. Looking forward to
their ripeness.
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