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by Charles Calaforra
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Video tour of some 2015 seedlings
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Video tour of some 2015 seedlings

Fair enough. Since Plum Perfect is a Kordes Sunbelt series rose for hot weather areas, I wondered if it could handle cold, also. That would be great. It's good to know it has some fertility at least.
by Charles Calaforra
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Video tour of some 2015 seedlings
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Video tour of some 2015 seedlings

You have a lot of interesting things, thanks for the tour. How is Plum Perfect doing in your part of the world? It's a new one for me this year.
by Charles Calaforra
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: winners-named-2015-biltmore-rose-trials
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: winners-named-2015-biltmore-rose-trials

For those interested, my young Savannah plant makes 3-4 anthers per flower, so it is a bit challenging to use as a male. It has about 10 stigmas per flower so maximum seeds/hip is limited to that. I pollinated it's first flush, they are swelling, but it's too early to tell if the hips will stick. Mo...
by Charles Calaforra
Wed May 27, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Best Mother plant for passing on Mauve coloring?
Replies: 23
Views: 2977

Re: Best Mother plant for passing on Mauve coloring?

Paul Barden worked with gallicas quite a bit and he loved mauve colors. If you make a forum search for something like Barden gallica, you will find some interesting reading.
by Charles Calaforra
Wed May 20, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Test Mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: 2015 Test Mothers

It's interesting that there are discrepancies between the ratings of Newflora and Kordes. I haven't seen any black spot on mine, but I'll watch for it. It does get Cercospora/Anthracnose spots with the dead bit in the center. Most of my Kordes roses do get that. I have things to cross them with that...
by Charles Calaforra
Mon May 18, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Test Mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: 2015 Test Mothers

For those interested, my young Desmond Tutu, a red Kordes Sunbelt rose, has formed a hip on each of it's first 8 pollinated flowers. One of which split open from the number of seeds inside. It's still a small, young plant, but it's probably safe to say it's going to be a good seed producer. It has 4...
by Charles Calaforra
Fri May 15, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Autumn germinations.
Replies: 126
Views: 15848

Re: 2015 Autumn germinations.

I appreciate it, that gives me some things to study.
by Charles Calaforra
Fri May 15, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Autumn germinations.
Replies: 126
Views: 15848

Re: 2015 Autumn germinations.

Warren, do you have opinions on the best way to go about making something for tropical areas like southeast Asia or India? Thanks.
by Charles Calaforra
Thu May 14, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Test Mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: 2015 Test Mothers

Nothing is perfect, but there is a lot of potential there. Good health, fragrance, deep color, and vigor in one plant. I plan on frequently using Dark Desire pollen on Reine des Violettes, Chrysler Imperial, and some healthy seedlings of mine that are in it's color range. I'm sure I'll end up with t...
by Charles Calaforra
Thu May 14, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Test Mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: 2015 Test Mothers

Philip, it's only been up to the mid 80s F here so far. Dark Desire has been very vigorous. Probably too much vigor for a long growing season like mine, and the flowers have been shattering in about two days. As a garden plant, it is probably best suited to a cooler climate than mine. For hybridizin...
by Charles Calaforra
Tue May 12, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Test Mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: 2015 Test Mothers

Rose PM exists here, but it's pretty rare. Rose PM seems to prefer aridity and it's very humid here. I did see it on Granada about 10 years ago and a few years later on Golden Unicorn, but that's it. Seedlings never have it, so I can't select against it. I just try to use known resistant parents and...
by Charles Calaforra
Mon May 11, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2015 Test Mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: 2015 Test Mothers

Very early report on some Kordes. I used mixed china/tea pollen because I had it available. As females, Mandarin Ice, Beverly, and Rose of Hope formed a hip on almost every pollinated flower. Dark Desire has only formed hips about a third of the time so far. All young plants. Using several of my reg...
by Charles Calaforra
Wed May 06, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern

My young Brownell Curly Pink just bloomed for the first time. It is one of the double Brownell yellow apricot roses instead, Dr. Brownell, Helen Hayes, or Maria Stern, not sure which one yet. I'm a bit sparce in the yellow range, so I'm OK with the missed ID as long as it is fertile. No blackspot in...
by Charles Calaforra
Mon May 04, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Human hybridizing
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Human hybridizing

[quote]This isn't going to be very politically correct[/quote]

Right.
by Charles Calaforra
Sun May 03, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Varieties you no longer use and why
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Varieties you no longer use and why

I think it can help other hybridizers save time and money to list some of the roses we no longer use, with our reasons. For me, in Florida, plant death during the rainy season due to blackspot, downy, and various stem cankers, are the most common reasons I stop using a variety. I'm not going to reme...
by Charles Calaforra
Fri May 01, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Out, darned spot! Out I say!
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: Out, darned spot! Out I say!

Andre- that's a good point about mid summer anther production, I'll be sure to check it closely. Judith- I'm not sure what that is, maybe someone here knows? I'm sending copies of my seedling out west. Hopefully it likes it there. Walking around the garden this morning I realized most of my Kordes A...
by Charles Calaforra
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Out, darned spot! Out I say!
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: Out, darned spot! Out I say!

For some reason, I just pictured a rose with bright, multi colored, polka dotted leaves. The future of genetic engineering can't get here fast enough.
by Charles Calaforra
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Out, darned spot! Out I say!
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: Out, darned spot! Out I say!

Many people here know the feeling I'm sure. Close, but no cigar. Normally I'd self it to try to fix it's little problem, but it seems completely sterile. I've had it about a year now and it's never made a single anther and won't make hips either. Oh well, step back to the parents and try it again.
by Charles Calaforra
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Out, darned spot! Out I say!
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Out, darned spot! Out I say!

The dictionary definition of disappointment is having a seedling with a large beautifully formed flower, great color, fragrant, vigorous, well branched, completely free of blackspot, self cleaning, easy to root, very double but opens perfectly every time, floriferous, which defoliates from those sma...