Re: Radiation and VFTs

Philip F. Wight (
Fri, 11 Nov 1994 08:02:54 -0800 (PST)

Matt - I am treading in deep water here because I, also, have no first
hand experience with colchatrine (would someone please check correct sp?)
but I do own 3n and 3n plants. The 4N orchids are bigger, stronger, and
make pronouncedly larger, more robust blooms. I don't know if this is
always the case but it is certainly the case with some orchids. I think
it's true with trees, also, because I am aware of the work going on right
not to produce the "super " tree that would almost leap up out of the ground.

I am sure others will be along with a more scientific explanation.

On Fri, 11 Nov 1994 MBT1159@ACS.TAMU.EDU wrote:

> I am not familiar with colchachene treatments. I had heard on this
> list before, however, that increasing the N would only increase the number
> of petals on the flower. Did I misinterpret that or am I way off on my
> getting info out of context?
> Matt Thompson
> Texas A&M University