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    If anybody decides to cross their VFT cultivars, I would be extremely interested in obtaining seed from those hybrids. If you have any extra this spring, please remember this post and PM me for trading offers.

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    Gentle reminder that I'm still on the lookout for any VFT seeds!

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    AFAIK, cultivars do NOT produce viable seed for that specific cross. The seeds turn out to be typical VFT's thus proved. Cultivars can only be vegatatively propagated at the moment.

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    Correct, but after enough crosses are made, the characteristics may resurface. I know 90% of the seedlings will be regular VFTs, but its those 10% with special traits that I'm after.

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    I wish you luck in your search for seeds of cultivars. I may attempt some of this later in my life in this hobby, but for now I'm sticking to retail plants and leaf cuttings.

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    SnowyFalcon,

    The subject of this thread is misleading, to say the least. Plants belonging to a monotypic genus, such as Dionaea can never actually produce "hybrids" unless at some point they are found to be genetically compatible with some other genus, or another species of Dionaea is discovered and they are genetically compatible.

    Seed produced by cross-pollinating different cultivars or clones can only produce seed of VFTs, not hybrids. And, as has already been mentioned, so far, cultivars of VFT are not reproducible by seed. However, with appropriate protocol (procedures not yet defined for VFT) this may someday be possible. Perhaps with enough in-breeding, selection and self-pollination of select clones it may eventually be possible to reproduce cultivars of VFT from seed. Seems like it would require a great deal of work to accomplish this. Good luck.
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    If you have seen my other post I'd like a little bit of seeds too, I could trade
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