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by MidAtlas
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with prospective parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Experience with prospective parents?

I'll give Dark Desire a slightly mixed review based on a very limited and flawed test; your results would probably be better. I happened to throw some pollen at it last year just to see what would happen (it was not a serious effort; the pollen parent was an 'Oklahoma' on its deathbed). Hips did set...
by MidAtlas
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: This is news to me
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: This is news to me

There is some rather entrenched plant marketing dogma that the use of a trademark makes the product seem more exclusive, high quality, and desirable to consumers. I'm not sure if that is a research-based perception, but I personally am extremely fatigued by the marketing names. To me, they all start...
by MidAtlas
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: This is news to me
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: This is news to me

Joe, I don't know if your Facebook posts constitute commercial use--it might depend on things like references to having the mentioned plants for sale, or your nursery, in the same context. In a commercial context the marks' owners do have a right to demand how they are displayed. In a non-commercial...
by MidAtlas
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: This is news to me
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: This is news to me

That's an interesting development; it's good to see that some in the industry are doing due diligence in trying to maintain their trademarks' legal status in this way (it's important, since improper display/use of trademarks can lead to their genericization and loss of enforceability). It should be ...
by MidAtlas
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds and RRV
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Seeds and RRV

Not that research alone causes something to be any less of a pipe dream (see time travel and telekinesis), but I'm pretty sure that folks aren't actually researching a cure for this. Consider for a moment just how curable every other plant virus in the world has proven to be; there is simply no work...
by MidAtlas
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First Report of Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer (Eriophyidae), the Vector of the Rose Rosette Virus, in Florida, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: First Report of Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer (Eriophyidae), the Vector of the Rose Rosette Virus, in Florida, US

Thanks, David! That sounds a bit like what I had heard, too, although it seemed more speculative to me at the time. It's good to know that someone is studying the phenomenon, and I hope there will be some published research on the horizon.

Stefan
by MidAtlas
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds and RRV
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Seeds and RRV

While I noted producers' struggles with RRV in my last paragraph above, I don't see a direct link between those problems that any eastern U.S. nurseries above the Deep South may have experienced, or might experience in the future, and the overall decline in rose growing and appreciation. Trends spec...
by MidAtlas
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds and RRV
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Seeds and RRV

I'd still consider fungal disease--especially black spot--to be a far more serious problem for garden rose culture (and attracting new rose lovers) overall, for a variety of reasons. A major challenge with Rose Rosette lies with humans rather than roses, in that whenever varieties were introduced th...
by MidAtlas
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First Report of Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer (Eriophyidae), the Vector of the Rose Rosette Virus, in Florida, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: First Report of Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer (Eriophyidae), the Vector of the Rose Rosette Virus, in Florida, US

Interesting. I believe that I remember hearing that the vector has already been documented living and reproducing in other parts of the U.S. South where RRD is not known to be naturally transmitted (traditionally regarded as south of Interstate 20), but some as-yet uncertain phenomenon seems to have...
by MidAtlas
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds and RRV
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Seeds and RRV

I can't speak to seed transmission without hunting down whatever literature might exist, but it seems unlikely that it would happen at a very high rate if it happens at all. However, if you are raising your seedlings indoors, you would probably have ample time to detect RRD and destroy any suspiciou...
by MidAtlas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sweet Spirit
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Sweet Spirit

Duane, I haven't tried to use Orchid Romance in breeding, but I do like it and will eventually get around to playing with it if it has any fertility. It has shown a few flaws in my garden that suggest it should be mated with roses that could contribute more consistently strong fragrance, better flow...
by MidAtlas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sport?
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Sport?

It may make sense to propagate it--color sports are frequently enjoyed by rose growers, after all. Its parent 'Aloha' produced a lighter sport called Dixieland Linda or Lady Ashe ('Beadix'). Depending on the extent of the sported tissue, you might be able to do that in one move with cuttings, or it ...
by MidAtlas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sweet Spirit
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Sweet Spirit

Sweet Spirit held its lush, full appearance through most of July (when we had 30 continuous days of 90 degrees or higher with high night temperatures), and probably had good-looking flowers through June, but really began to defoliate from the bottom up here in August when it became wetter and slight...
by MidAtlas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

I tend to root most of my softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings of roses by first allowing them to callus in a small amount of water, either under lights or in a window sill--this helps to prevent foliar diseases like black spot from ravaging the cutting's leaves prematurely. This year, I had a stem f...
by MidAtlas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sweet Spirit
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Sweet Spirit

I snagged one last fall as a large plant with quite a few beautiful, large OP hips--the number of large, healthy seeds per hip and germination percentage were both good, and there were some interesting offspring with flowers in shades of rich red to salmon-pink. It has been reasonably healthy, start...
by MidAtlas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Prickle free
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Prickle free

A number of Shoup's named selections do have relatively few and/or small prickles, often due to the use of 'Basye's Blueberry' and sometimes Heritage ('AUSblush') in breeding. This one's parentage isn't recorded in HelpMeFind.com, but one or both of those could be in the mix here, too.

Stefan
by MidAtlas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First known yellow rose
Replies: 32
Views: 3644

Re: First known yellow rose

You might get some surprising results from using 'Harison's Yellow' ("Harrisonii" on your list)--while it won't necessarily transmit bright yellow, it is capable of producing repeat-blooming offspring when crossed with modern roses and could be a fun plant for you to tinker around with. It's also a ...
by MidAtlas
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?

If R. rugosa is in its background, some of its usual morphological signatures certainly have been muted by the influence of some other species (which can certainly happen). It does look like R. spinosissima might be in the background, probably with some modern or Synstylae section rose(s) as well to...
by MidAtlas
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?

That's some interesting-looking (and sounding) rose you have, but it doesn't seem to be much like any of the ones you've listed. Did you import them all from a single nursery, or have any other clues that might help? The closest ones I've found so far still don't seem all that close to what you have...
by MidAtlas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Handling cold-hardiness
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Handling cold-hardiness

Cane disease can be a major problem under certain circumstances (causing cane loss under normal exposure conditions in warmer zones, or in northern areas where there is winter protection applied, or even sometimes under natural snow cover). There is also an erratic winter dieback problem that occurs...