unnusual fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'

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unnusual fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'

Post Number:#1  Postby Marlon Machado » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:27 pm

I crossed one of my 'Kelly's Blue' with two other blue/red plants which were flowering at the time, 'Sunset' and a plant that I think is 'Dental Work'.

Fruits from both crosses formed, and at first they were green and normal. Then last week I noticed the fruits started to become yellowish. I was quite worried that I would lose the seeds, I thought it was sunburn:

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yellowish fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'
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yellowish fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'
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Then, while inspecting the fruits today, I noticed this:

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green and yellow fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'
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green and yellow fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'
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Some of the fruits were green and yellow!

It suddenly dawned on me that the fruits were in fact variegated :D
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Re: unnusual fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'

Post Number:#2  Postby Spination » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 pm

Wow, that's so weird, and cool. Is it because the plant itself has unseen variegation (I know that doesn't make sense :lol: )? A spontaneous mutation where and while the fruits were developing? It would have had to be in the stem of the inflorescence since multiple fruits are affected. I wonder if you'll get anything interesting out of the seeds? I mean, I'm sure the cross will yield great potential, but perhaps some variegated seedlings? :huh:
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Re: unnusual fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'

Post Number:#3  Postby Marlon Machado » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:42 pm

Yes Tom, the plant is variegated D))

Below are pictures of my variegated plant of Aloe 'Kelly's Blue':

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Aloe 'Kelly's Blue' variegated
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Aloe 'Kelly's Blue' variegated
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Aloe 'Kelly's Blue' variegated
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I think it was a strike of luck to get this variegated one. I ordered two plants from the site succulent gardening, and when they arrived I did not notice any difference between them. It was only after some new leaves produced in both, that I noticed one of the plants had faint yellow lines on the leaves, while the other had not. Now each new leaf has a better pattern of yellow stripes :D

Now, I really look forward to see the seedlings grow. I hope to get at least some variegated seedlings, and not too many albinos!
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Re: unnusual fruits in Aloe 'Kelly's Blue'

Post Number:#4  Postby Spination » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:07 pm

Aha! Now that makes sense. That's awesome - great score! Yes, I think chances of variegated seedlings increase a great deal if the seed parent is itself variegated. Hope you get some!
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