Sunday, February 14, 2016

Journal February 14, 2016 - Immature cutting budding

The above photo shows buds forming on a Callitier olive clone.  This cutting was only taken in December 2014, so flowering on such an immature plant such as this is unusual.  As this is the second immature plant to set flower buds, I am thinking that the red LED spectrum may be responsible for the early budding.

In this case though, the parent plant is also budding, not like the Ascolano cutting where the cutting is budding but the parent is not.

Meanwhile, some of the olive trees in the grow tents are in full bloom.  Using an artist's brush I tap the flowers to get the pollen airborne, while a small fan at the bottom of the tent circulates the pollen within the tent to hopefully pollinate the trees as nature does outdoors.

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