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by andre carl
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern

Both Orange Ruffels and Helen Hayes are hip and pollen fertile. I still cannot say anything about the seedlings they produce because even though I have tried them as breeders for the past three years (as long as I have been pushing pollen) something always comes up that prevents me from finding out....
by andre carl
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern

You are right Warren. Curly Pink is excellent here as well. I would also recommend Country Doctor and Queen o' the Lakes. Actually most direct descendants of Pink Princess should be looked at in my opinion.
by andre carl
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern

My opinion would be to not use either. Helen Hayes, Lafter, Orange Ruffels, and Break o' Day would be the non-pink/red Brownells I woul pick. Pink Princess is the best bush Brownell but it is pink. Maria Stern and Dr. Brownell are okay roses but probably not the ones I would choose as breeders. I al...
by andre carl
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any notable Buck Roses?
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Any notable Buck Roses?

Jackie, would that be Sevilliana (Buck's) or Sevillana (Meilland's). Sevillana (Meilland) seems to be closer to a red Iceberg to my eyes. I almost had a Sevilliana this year purchased from Burlington but was a bit disappointed to find out that she was really growing Sevillana. Too confusing to keep ...
by andre carl
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Stamen longevity in single roses
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Stamen longevity in single roses

Interesting topic. Has there been any comparative studies (formal or informal) as to into what characteristics might make stamens last longer? I would think characteristics such as thickness, length, color, and even ploidy might affect it. Not to mention environmental factors such as temperature and...
by andre carl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any hardier Mrs. Dudley Cross look-a-likes?
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Any hardier Mrs. Dudley Cross look-a-likes?

Max, I'm sorry I can't contribute by commenting on Mrs. Dudley Cross but I would recommend Mrs. Herbert Stevens if you are looking for a half tea variety that may have potential for breeding. It does not get its tea blood through Mrs. Dudley Cross but through Niphetos (its other parent is Frau Karl ...
by andre carl
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any notable Buck Roses?
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Any notable Buck Roses?

I grow both Winter Sunset and April Moon. I think Winter Sunset has better color (bolder, richer) and better form. April Moon, on the other hand has better health and I think blooms more. Both produce nice hips. I used both this year and will be able to tell what I get from them next Spring (hopeful...
by andre carl
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Late germinating seedling
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Late germinating seedling

Jack, I had 10 seedlings that germinated really late last year. What I did was leave them out as long as I could so they would get more growth and do a little hardening off. I would bring them inside at night when the temps got below freezing at night. When the daytime temperatures stopped getting a...
by andre carl
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My Crystal Ball or Yours...
Replies: 61
Views: 5299

Re: My Crystal Ball or Yours...

I'd like to what the industry can do or plans to do to promote the diversity of the rose so that we don't have Knock Out become the only available rose. I see it starting in the big box stores, and it is starting to creep into the gardens centers, where it is the only variety available.
by andre carl
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Please help, take this survey (shakedown run)
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: Please help, take this survey (shakedown run)

I jsut took it. Went smoothly for me. I thought the survey asked some really good questions and, if shared, would give both breeders and sellers something a good tool to work with.
by andre carl
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Viability of the "Myrandy" group of hybrid teas
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Re: Viability of the "Myrandy" group of hybrid teas

Betsy, It is really difficult for me to describe what I mean when I say "modernization" but I will give it a shot. It is all about the look or the feel - the pure esthetics of the plant. I think that if I were to look for something to improve on Pink Princess I would try to improve its flower form a...
by andre carl
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Viability of the "Myrandy" group of hybrid teas
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Re: Viability of the "Myrandy" group of hybrid teas

Of the ones mentioned above, I grow Mirandy, Oklahoma, Lasting Love, Kashmir, Crimson Glory and Cuthbert Grant. Mirandy, Oklahoma, Lasting Love and Crimson Glory all produce large hips with many good sized seeds. Germination rates are pretty good. I can't say anything about the characteristics of th...
by andre carl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mislabled seedlings, how do you deal with this?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Mislabled seedlings, how do you deal with this?

I'm facing a similar dilema. My problem is most of my labels faded from all the intense heat and sunshine we had coupled with a pen that had the wrong kind of ink. Last year I put a piece of scotch tape over what I wrote and it prevented this fade - but my problem last year was rain. I only used tap...
by andre carl
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: seed from the north
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: seed from the north

Johannes, I would be very interested in getting a few seeds from these for my breeding program. Rosa acicularis - for its hardiness. I would like to combine with a few of the Buck roses that are super healthy but need a little more winter hardiness added in. R alabukensis - I am trying to work with ...
by andre carl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Xanthina and Fedtschenkoana seed wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Xanthina and Fedtschenkoana seed wanted

Joe, it worked out for the best. I got a lot of pollen from many generous donors and was kept a little too busy to do a lot of the things I needed to do... like take care of a 2 year old while mom was busy studying for a licensing exam (not so great timing this year). I was kept so busy I couldn't t...
by andre carl
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2012 seedlings
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 2012 seedlings

Kim, the same thing happened to my apricots this year. I have been waiting 5 years for apricots and I had a huge flowering followed by a large amount of fruit set. I went through a lot of trouble putting a huge tarp over it to keep the fruit warm during the freezing temperatures we had a month after...
by andre carl
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2012 First Harvests
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: 2012 First Harvests

Kim,

Have you tried any of your R. fed. hybrids (or even pure R. fed.) on it yet? That is something I would be interested in seeing too.
by andre carl
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2012 First Harvests
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: 2012 First Harvests

Can't wait to see what comes out of the crosses with Comtesse du Cayla, Lilac Charm and Purpurea. I hope you get those germinations.
by andre carl
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: And, it's thornless!
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: And, it's thornless!

FWIW, I created a checklist earlier this year. I just used word to create it and it has a weighted checkbox section of 10 factors I am looking for followed by a section to put additional comments broken down into categories (color, fragrance, form, bush habit, foliage, and other). I have the templat...
by andre carl
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: UC Davis Foundation Plant Services
Replies: 2
Views: 190

UC Davis Foundation Plant Services

I am looking for information regarding using Foundation Plant Services, University of California, Davis for a source of rootstocks and in obtaining some virus indexed breeding stock. Does any one have any personal (or near personal) experience using them? They have a few harder to find varieties tha...