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by RBaxter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Roses to consider for breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Roses to consider for breeding?

My Carefree Beauty is as healthy as Knock Out down here in Katy TX. It's from a cutting I took of one that I bought more than 20 years ago as "Katy Road Pink". Maybe it likes my climate or maybe it avoided contact with pathogens by being lost and then "found"? Or as Mr. Gump said, maybe both is happ...
by RBaxter
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New advanced rose rosette virus research
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: New advanced rose rosette virus research

Rose sap. What are the latest recommendations on handling and disposal of infected material?

RBx
by RBaxter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Tom Carruth
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Tom Carruth

Gig 'em Tom!

Does anyone Know where you can get Huntington’s 100th?
by RBaxter
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non Blooming Amber Cloud
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Non Blooming Amber Cloud

I can't get it to bloom at all much less repeat. I think you are right about being climate related. Didn't Viru collect his R. gigantea at considerable altitude? I'm in a low sauna, with basically a non-existent winter. If I remember correctly the good folks at Roses Unlimited told me that its sibli...
by RBaxter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non Blooming Amber Cloud
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Non Blooming Amber Cloud

I'm on my fourth year with a couple of Amber Clouds and no blooms yet.

Figured it to bloom on old wood so I haven't pruned. They're just taking up a hell of a lot space and aching to be shovel pruned.

Has anyone on the Gulf Coast experienced similar difficulties? Any suggestions?

RBx
by RBaxter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

Old Blush has been around for a very long time so it would not surprise me that those from different sources may have changed a bit, but the one I have sets 1.5 to 2.0 cm hips with surprisingly large achenes that require only a mild stratification. Another call out for Blush Noisette, especially for...
by RBaxter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

If you don't mind going back to the basics, Old Blush, with over 19,000 named descendants is still about as fecund as they come and a healthy booger too in the right environment.
by RBaxter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: most anticipated cross?

The threat of RRV has dampened my excitement somewhat because I have nothing going that will be resistant. I do have a few Jersey Beauty x Aloha with cotyledons peeking up - think New Dawn with more wichuraiana, or Belindas Dream with more wichuraiana, that could yield a fragrant remontant climber. ...
by RBaxter
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 120
Views: 3186

Re: First germination of the winter

I've got a Jersey Beauty x Autumn Sunset peeking out today - that has a good chance to be a vigorous climber! Rob, for the previous one I'm hoping for a seed fertile, fragrant, remontant diploid that carries the disease resistance and increased cold resistance from multiflora and wichurana that I ca...
by RBaxter
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 120
Views: 3186

Re: First germination of the winter

((R. multiflora x Blush Noisette) x (R. multiflora x Blush Noisette)) x Jersey Beauty was my first - in the fridge, in its baggie at that! I'd say about 30% of them sprouted in the cold dark icebox. The reciprocal cross did not germinate in its baggie, and none any of my other crosses did either. Go...
by RBaxter
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: David Austin
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: David Austin

With all due respect, I wonder how many of us would now be on our current paths if not for Mr. Austin's efforts and successes? Was he not a champion of fragrance? Wouldn't we all like to create a Radler tough and Austin fragrant rose? While we all don't live in "English" environments, I can report o...
by RBaxter
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak
Replies: 23
Views: 894

Re: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak

Congrats Dr. Z!
by RBaxter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: Harvested hips

The follow-up.
by RBaxter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: Harvested hips

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by RBaxter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: Harvested hips

Here is the abstract of a follow-up to Henry's paper on activated carbon on using Driselase, a combination of cellulase, hemicellulase, pectinase, and other enzymes to open the pericarp. Gonna get me some enzymes! And as far as my storage method goes it might work for longer storage. I have yet to t...
by RBaxter
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: Harvested hips

Temporary chilled storage 60 to 90 days max. When I see something sprouting I know I'm tardy, but they rarely start in the fridge - too cold.
by RBaxter
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: Harvested hips

It's a cotton ball wetted with ±50:50 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Baggies are left open and I rewet every now and then to keep it moist while allowing for some air flow. I haven't done any kind of study on what it does to the achenes, but it keeps the mold down and seems to let them breathe - ju...
by RBaxter
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. bracteata x Carefree Copper
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: R. bracteata x Carefree Copper

Don, I agree, it has been cracked, and Paul convinced me years ago to give up on starting from scratch with it. I'm now after sterile F1 crosses only, for use as climbers and hedge/security fence roses. I feel sort of obligated to give that a shot since I'm one of the few of us that lives where the ...
by RBaxter
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 2092

Re: Harvested hips

I made an attempt to control myself this year. Autumn Sunset x Aloha Bracteata x Prairie Sunrise Bracteata x Applejack Bracteata x Jersey Beauty (possible super Mermaid) Bracteata x Carefree Copper (dissapointng hip set) Jersey Beauty x Autumn Sunset Jersey Beauty x Old Blush Bracteata x Aloha and t...
by RBaxter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Genome and the Possibility of (almost) Inseparable Traits
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Rose Genome and the Possibility of (almost) Inseparable Traits

it's been over forty years since I took a biology class, but this would explain the importance of bringing species roses back into the gene pool. Over time, in different species, I can see how both desirable and undesirable genes could become either more or less "separable".