The Octaploid 'Fragrant Start' as a pollen parent
- Last year Sally and I did crosses using 'Fragrant Star' as a pollen parent.
The Jackson's grew on three of our crosses namely
'Cherokee' X 'Fragrant Star'
'Smokey Mountaineer' X 'Fragrant Star'
'Golden Comet' X 'Fragrant Star'
Each of these crossess represents a tetraploid seed parent by an octaploid pollen parent.
We had 2 seedlings from each cross ploidy tested and all six tested as hexaploid using flow cytometry.
Note: All four parents (the actual plant used) used in these 3 crosses have been ploidy tested.