Tuesday, July 7, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found


VideoFound Dog: Small dark grey female with sable cream on face and on one front paw in Country Hills Subdivision in La Vernia. Call 937-241-9009.
Have you seen Bear? Reward! Black Manx cat (no tail), shy, short legs, 9 years old, needs shots, missing since October, Tower Lake area. 210-635-7560.

VideoLost: German Shepherd, in the Blue Creek/Warncke/Church Rd. area, La Vernia, last seen Tues., June 23, very friendly, purple collar. If found call or text 210-792-7875.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

SS Water Supply is now hiring Meter Reader/Field Technician, full-time position, good driving record, high school graduate, great benefits, starting at $9/hour, opened until filled. Apply at Main Office, 10393 Hwy. 87, La Vernia, TX. 
Sears is seeking a Delivery Driver/Sales Associate, must have great people and customer service skills and a willingness to work flexible hours; sales, delivery and installation of appliances, basic computer and register skills a plus, must pass background investigation, starting pay based on experience. If you are seriously interested in this position apply in person (no phone calls please) at the Sears Hometown store located at 2301 Tenth, Floresville.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Behavior of acorns from hybrids




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
March 22, 2011 | 3,038 views | Post a comment

Q.We have a question about the behavior of acorns from hybrid live oak trees. We and our neighbors have lots of the trees, and they produce lots of acorns. Many of the acorns germinate. The resulting trees have leaves with margins which, instead of being relatively smooth, are much more serrated than the leaves on the parent trees.

So we’re puzzled. First, I thought that hybrid plants didn’t produce seed that will germinate to produce a second generation -- at least that’s what I’ve been told related to packages of hybrid seed for the vegetable garden. Then, if hybrids can produce viable seed, how is it that the offspring have different leaves?

A. The serrated edges are a common characteristic of juvenile live oak seedlings. They change as they mature.

All oaks are grown from seed and thus are hybrids. All the acorns they produce are also hybrid and capable of germinating. Most hybridized vegetables and flowers produce viable seeds. The progeny represent the diversity of the seed’s parentage and thus only a few reproduce the desirable F1 generation form. There can be complex hybridization schemes that result in sterile progeny, but most don’t.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist and the San Antonio Water System’s project director of regional initiatives and special projects. Hear him on “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM radio Saturdays noon to 2 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Or, e-mail him at reader@wcn-online.com.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Coupons ag-right
Triple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeauto chooserDrama KidsHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.