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    I guess I have to read up more on flowering and pollinating.

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    Cool, thanks for the pics!
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    Soon after the flowers open the pollen is viable and is released (which means it can be used to pollinate receptive stigma's). Often the stigma are receptive in the next day or two (when they are receptive they will open (you will be able to tell if the stigma is receptive when they go from looking like a stick with a knob on its end to looking like a stick with a pom-pom). Contrary to some other reports, I have had no difficulty using pollen several days old to pollinate receptive stigma, and pollen from the same plant will fertilize and produce viable seed just as easily as pollen from different clones.

    Vigor of seedlings is usually more a matter of how old the seed is, rather than who the parents are.
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    Thanks for the excellent replies.. I will keep this in mind once my VFTs start to flower... and then Ill ask more questions.

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    Mine is flowering also for the first time since I have had it. I'm sure I'll have questions as well.
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    I've done it before.. the pollinating is the easy part. It's growing the seeds that can get delicate.
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    How many seeds do you typically get from the whole flower scape? I have one dente left that is sending up a flower stalk(2 of them dried up when we went on vacation about a month ago and have showed no signs of growth,so I am going to try and continue growing this plant from seed in case it does not make it through dormancy next year or something bad happens to it.)
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    I'm not sure exactly how many you can normally get, but the one time I did it (in late 2002, I think), I got over 100 seeds from just two plants (1 scape each).
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