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by mntlover
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with prospective parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Experience with prospective parents?

I should add that some of Austin's newer (more disease resistant ones) seem to not be as good as seed parents either. Claire Austin seems to be an exception, at least as far as accepting pollen and developing nice fat hips. I'll have to wait and see what seedlings are like.
Duane
by mntlover
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with prospective parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Experience with prospective parents?

Good to hear you might have takes on Dark Desire. Sad to hear you got none on Earth Angel, I was hoping to try it instead of Cinderella Fairy Tale. On Cinderella, all the crosses failed, except for one that started to set a hip, only to drop later. I'm thinking Kordes newer ones may prove better as ...
by mntlover
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Color of hips Abraham Darby
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Color of hips Abraham Darby

It seems Abe is one of those that don't color up much. Some other Austi s haven't for me: Claire Austin and The Wedgewood Rose are both at time and aren't changing color. A Shropshire Lad, which has served well as a seed parent, colors up a bit. My Lilian Austin is coloring up now. Gertrude Jeckyl c...
by mntlover
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Color of hips Abraham Darby
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Color of hips Abraham Darby

If I remember, the hips were green when I cut the stem to bring in. I put it in a vase of water on the windowsill where it could get light. It seems it started to color a bit. I'm not sure if I kept it extra time or if that was just to get it to full time. I don't think it colored much though. I thi...
by mntlover
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Splash and Dash equals Bad Technique?
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Splash and Dash equals Bad Technique?

Riku, I have noticed a difference of length in time it takes a hip to ripen from the same seed parent based (apparently) on different pollen parents. My hips were not a large difference in size as yours are, so may be different issues at work. Joe, I have purchased the microscope you recommended. Ha...
by mntlover
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Splash and Dash equals Bad Technique?
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Splash and Dash equals Bad Technique?

Thanks for asking this question, and also for the response. I usually pollinate two or three times, if I have time. I have been wondering at times if I am waisting too much pollen. I am curious what you all do? Do you keep track of pollens successfulness? Look at pollen ahead of time for viability? ...
by mntlover
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness

I would love to try them. If survivability is questionable I will keep it potted and indoors (garage or under the house for winter). I would try immediate crosses with cold hardy roses, then I could cross resulting seedlings with my other seedlings.
Thanks!
Duane
by mntlover
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness

Some lovely roses indeed! I wish I could experiment with some of the roses you are able to. But I continue in the cold hardy route. I noticed you had a wichurana x hugonis seedling. That sounds interesting. I was given a yellow species rose by a local nursery. He had tested a half dozen or so and ha...
by mntlover
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness

Kim, thanks for sharing your experience! I will try to remember to compare seedlings next spring, as I have hips using same parent for both seed and pollen. I'll see if it makes a difference for these ones. I will also keep it in mind for future testing. I try to make a cross both ways if I can. Oft...
by mntlover
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Thoughts or experience at overcoming wimpyness

Some rose varieties are known for producing wimpy offspring, thinking of Gertrude Jeckyl and Constance Spry. (I know some have produced usable offspring from Constance Spry.) So a few questions regarding this subject, maybe applied to other varieties you know as well: 1. Does it make a difference if...
by mntlover
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New black spot article out today
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: New black spot article out today

Thanks for the information. Keep up the good work!
Duane
by mntlover
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sweet Spirit
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Sweet Spirit

Thanks for the thoughts! I probably should have grabbed Orchid Romance when I saw it in a nursery last season, but all the buds had been wet for a while and we're ruined, so I went with a plant that was just starting to form buds I could use. I haven't seen Sweet Spirit before, so I'll look online f...
by mntlover
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Question on seedling
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Question on seedling

Agreed. Beautiful potential in the bloom. Congrats!
Perhaps crossing siblings, as well as self.
Duane
by mntlover
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sweet Spirit
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Sweet Spirit

Thanks for sharing about this rose Joe, and everyone who has added information. I have been looking at Orchid Romance, but would like one that could be used as a seed parent as well as pollen. Not sure about Milwaukees Calatrava. I appreciate what Radler has accomplished, but these are the first two...
by mntlover
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Current hips you are excited about?
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

I am excited to see two hips seem to have taken on Wasagaming from my Martin Frobisher seedling. (hoping to maintain old rose look and strong fragrance. Will be interesting to see if seedlings will repeat, as my seedling does and the blooms that set hips were late season blooms on Wasagaming.) Multi...
by mntlover
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Sport?
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Sport?

It would be great if you can get it to grow, either way. It would be a desirable rose.
If successful you can keep comparing it to the parent plant for a bit to be certain.
Good luck!
Duane
by mntlover
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: RHA Zoom meeting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: RHA Zoom meeting?

Sounds like a great idea! I would be interested in multiple things: -selecting for disease resistance, both parent plants and seedlings -thoughts on balancing/prioritizing goals and specifically ways to proceed through seedling selection over several generations of seedlings -breeding for cold hardi...
by mntlover
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Current hips you are excited about?
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Current hips you are excited about?

I was wondering what stage of hip development everyone is at? Getting close to harvest? But I am especially curious if there are any crosses you made (that you now know were successful) that you are excited about, hold high hopes for, or are simply more curious about than others? For those that are ...
by mntlover
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Let us know how things turn out, I hope both work for you!
Duane
by mntlover
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

I have had success harvesting them early by taking the branch exactly as I would to root a cutting, some have even rooted while I was waiting on the hip to ripen. I also, as David suggested, kept the cutting in water and gained a couple weeks. I cut it regularly and gave it fresh water. Maybe you co...