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by roseseek
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

Meilland and Star have introduced a mini "Knock Out" rose and guess what? They have gone "full Monsanto" with it. They posted this to Garden Web - Houzz about it. "Star® Roses and Plants The Petite Knock Out® Rose ('Meibenbino’ PP 30,811) will be the first rose covered by a U.S. Utility Patent, whic...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Worms eating seeds
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Worms eating seeds

Fungus gnat larvae? https://www.google.com/search?q=fungus+gnat+larvae&client=firefox-b-1-d&sxsrf=ACYBGNRMGFMGEDgCzreEQrv90AKdBapEMg:1579816409359&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=XIV3cUrI48SD-M%253A%252C3G3AALnxgs4mUM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kSjBr6_N3iECI_SaHObYMNMkbrXNQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjHj4_f2prnAhWFu54...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter.
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: First germination of the winter.

Congratulations!
by roseseek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm confused: a diploid?
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: I'm confused: a diploid?

Understood, Duane. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending upon which side of that coin lands upward) many you make won't take. More won't germinate. Some are going to explode like winter rye grass. Some will set seed but will never germinate them, no matter what you do, short of excising the embry...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm confused: a diploid?
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: I'm confused: a diploid?

This is likely to sound flippant, but I sincerely don't wish to sound that way. This is one of the issues with sweating ploidy. You can make yourself crazy worrying about it and that isn't going to improve your chances. Make the crosses you're interested in making. Some will work, some won't. Why? I...
by roseseek
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Germinating seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Germinating seeds

I'd read repeatedly that germination stopped as temps rose to the 70 F levels, except mine regularly continue germinating well into the 80s F. They will germinate in a refrigerator at temps just above freezing, so why shouldn't they also try it in your pots? Do they need "warmth"? Probably some gene...
by roseseek
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

It's perfect timing, Joe. Burling sent me her latest list yesterday and she HAS Orangeade in stock right now! How clean it will be there, I don't know, but in the hot, dry, it's spotless and I love it.
by roseseek
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

I had put Fedtschenkoana on literally hundreds of different roses in my old Newhall garden. NOTHING cooperated until Orangeade. It was because of that success, I chose Dottie Louise as the next recipient. Dottie Louise was Orangeade X Basye's Legacy. Those results were all documented on HMF as the D...
by roseseek
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Thanks for those, Karl. I had forgotten that exchange. If disease and singles aren't worries, I can add to Sexy Rexy, Orangeade, Lilac Charm, Mrs. Oakley Fisher, Anytime, Rise'n Shine, Joycie, Torch of Liberty, 1-72-1, Cal Poly, Sheri Anne. Those will accept anything you put on them and give you mor...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wonderful!
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Wonderful!

https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2019/12/5e01c9164/syrian-rose-farmer-uses-skills-graft-new-life-lebanon.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=HQ_EN_post_Global_Core%2520Social%2520Media%2520Outreach The UN Refugee Agency Syrian rose farmer uses skills to graft new life in Lebanon...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

Joe, around what date should I not send anything to the frozen north? I'm not sure when it might be safe to not mail things across wide swaths of outrageously cold real estate.
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

https://books.google.com/books?id=_qLvCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=brock+apple+x+pear+hybrid&source=bl&ots=rMDlgXu7eG&sig=ACfU3U0dqVc0vfRA9jpU67Em8OJPumj7gQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj40KHJ4IjnAhWiOH0KHXiPCY4Q6AEwD3oECA4QAQ#v=onepage&q=brock%20apple%20x%20pear%20hybrid&f=false Screenshot (96).png There ...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

My Foliolosa, from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pure white and completely prickle-free, Joe. Want a piece?
by roseseek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Well, there IS "that", but kids teach you patience, too. (I hope!)
by roseseek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

All "species" rose seedlings are "identical" within a set of parameters. Nature will never make each one completely identical because no two years are completely identical. Some will germinate immediately without any kind of cold period. Some will require multiple seasons with varying periods of war...
by roseseek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Generating your own crosses and raising the seedlings TEACHES you patience, Philip, just as Susan and Charlotte are teaching it to you! LOL!
by roseseek
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

"Selecting which children to kill and which to keep is emotionally difficult." Yup, I agree, Duane, Joe is a hoot! I agree, initially it was difficult to cull seedlings, particularly if they might contain genes I was after, but wait until every square inch is crammed with the buggers. It becomes VER...
by roseseek
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Perhaps...a bad weather year can foul up all of your plans. A few of my most desired pollen parents provided more than enough pollen, yet due to a very cold spring and summer, VERY few of my seed parents provided any flowers until very late in the year. Late enough that I made probably less than 5% ...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 407

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Actually, because I enjoy it, it's all "fun". What is the most time consuming and "difficult" is digging anthers out of an extremely double bloom. Handling moss rose blooms is also time consuming and "difficult" because the mossing tends to be sticky and the hard moss types can actually penetrate yo...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moss smell
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Moss smell

How marvelous, Brian! Keep that Cecile. She already has provenance and is well worth spreading around once you're back where you can more easily enjoy doing it. I hope when you return it will be somewhere without Chilli Thrips so you won't have them to deal with. Yes sir! Grandmother's Hat (Larry Da...