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The Crossing: AF Collab Project Continues

Awww yeah. The AF (Anthocyanin Free) collaboration project continues! Back in 2009 I crossed S. minor var. okefenokeensis with S. “Green Monster” – this was a collaboration was the brainchild of Jerry Addington which I was able to execute thanks to the homie, Mike Wang. (You can read about how that all came about here.)

Since then I’ve been able to cross the siblings, as well as self pollinate them. The main idea from 2009 was to create AF S. minor looking plants. I’m glad to report there are some AF seedlings that are coming out of the various crosses I’ve done using these plants. I can’t wait to see those pitchers as they develop!

Sarracenia pollinationPollination in progress: S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster” is being pollinated with S. minor -AF pollen.

This year I was fortunate enough to have one of my AF S. minors bloom simultaneously with one of the S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster” clones. I used the AF minor pollen and crossed that onto S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster” – clone 2. In theory, this should yield a percentage of AF plants with heavy S. minor influence, since 3/4ths of the progeny will be S. minor. I’m hoping for some slight undulation in the hooded lid as well – which is derived from the S. leucophylla parentage in S. “Green Monster.” But then again, who knows what will come out of this cross!

Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis x "Green Monster" - Clone 2Pod Parent: S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster”

Sarracenia minor - Anthocyanin FreePollen Parent: S. minor – Anthocyanin Free

Sarracenia minor - Anthocyanin Free
Pollen Parent – Another Angle:  S. minor – Anthocyanin Free

Sarracenia minor – Anthocyanin Free

Sarracenia minor = AF
Sarracenia minor – Anthocyanin Free
New growth rising

Baby Greens

Here’s a few up and coming babies of the anthocyanin free flavor. These seedlings were planted earlier this year and will be facing their first dormancy here pretty soon.

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Sarracenia "Green Monster" x alata AF
Sarracenia “Green Monster” x alata AF

Sarracenia wrigleyana AF
Sarracenia wrigleyana AF

Sarracenia catesbaei AF
Sarracenia catesbaei AF

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x minor var. okefenokeensis F2Sarracenia “Green Monster” x minor var. okefenokeensis  – F2
These are a few of the seedlings that exhibit the AF mutation – other seedlings that came out of this batch are non AF. One of the non AF pitchers decided to photobomb this shot and you can see it on the left. It has some red coloration. You can read more about the roots of this particular collaboration breeding project between Jerry Addington, Mike Wang and myself  (as well as see the pod these plants came from) in this blog post. This year I crossed 2 different clones from the original Sarracenia “Green Monster” x minor var. okefenokeensis seedlings and excited to see how those grow out in the coming years.

Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor

Heliamphora heterodoxa x minorHeliamphora heterodoxa x minor

Young and Green

Here’s some young green (anthocyanin free) plants! There’s still a lot of evolving to do, but so far, so good!

Sarracenia (rubra ssp. jonesii AF x minor var. okefenokeensis) x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia (rubra ssp. jonesii AF x minor var. okefenokeensis)
x “Green Monster”
This AF plant is the result of crossing one AF recessive plant with an anthocyanin free plant. This seedling is the only one that survived the multiple moves. Glad that it was the AF one that survived!

Sarracenia moorei AF
Sarracenia moorei AF

Sarracenia mitchelliana AF x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia mitchelliana AF x “Green Monster”

Sarracenia venosa AF
Sarracenia venosa AF F2

Sarracenia courtii AF x purpurea ssp. venosa AF
Sarracenia courtii AF x purpurea ssp. venosa AF

Sarracenia (purpurea heterophylla x rubra ssp. jonesii) x (leucophylla x rubra ssp. gulfensis ) x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia ((purpurea heterophylla x rubra ssp. jonesii AF) x (leucophylla AF x rubra ssp. gulfensis AF)) x “Green Monster”

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…and here are a few AF recessive babies that should be fun to work with in future breeding projects!

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x rosea "Big Mama"
Sarracenia “Green Monster” x rosea “Big Mama”

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x rosea "Big Mama"
Sarracenia “Green Monster” x rosea “Big Mama”
I think the little seedling that photo-bombed this photo may be S. “Green Monster” – F2. It’s possible that some of pollen from the pod parent may have gotten on the stigma. At this point, it certainly looks that way.

Sarracenia rosea "Big Mama" x venosa AF
Sarracenia rosea “Big Mama” x venosa AF

Sarracenia 'Doodle Bug' OP - Wide Hood x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia ‘Doodle Bug’ OP Hybrid x “Green Monster”