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by andre carl
Fri May 01, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Out, darned spot! Out I say!
Replies: 19
Views: 1848

Re: Out, darned spot! Out I say!

I share your pain with a few of my roses that just won't produce pollen and refuse to set hips. As Kim mentioned, try sending a cutting to several people located in different regions, but with the goal that perhaps you can get it to an environment that may produce a few anthers for pollen that can b...
by andre carl
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your experiences with Hybrid "Musks"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Your experiences with Hybrid "Musks"?

Kim, It would be interesting to see how much you have to adjust your breeding goals because of the move. Maybe a good article to read (at least I'd read it). Actually I'm curious to read about any of the changes some of you migrating hybridizers have had to do because of the move. Maybe one day I'll...
by andre carl
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr Huey just for grins?
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Dr Huey just for grins?

I've used the Dr. for a few years as I try to create a good/better rootstock for my own personal use but the good Doc has so far proven a bit difficult to work with as a seed parent. About 75% will abort and, as Don mentions, the few hips you get have only 1-3 seeds inside. Germination is fairly goo...
by andre carl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Leverkusen
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Leverkusen

I couldn't tell you how many crosses I have done because of something I read while reading the forum. I actually grow both Leverkusen and Lichtkonigin Lucia and was planning on using them this year so I can definitely do some testing on how and what they produce. I also have Zeus, which, while still...
by andre carl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your experiences with Hybrid "Musks"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Your experiences with Hybrid "Musks"?

Here's a shocker: Paloma Blanca loves it here in Iowa. If I ever get my hands on some Doc pollen I'll try it out for you Kim.
by andre carl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your experiences with Hybrid "Musks"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Your experiences with Hybrid "Musks"?

I plan on working with this group a little bit more over the next few years and was thinking the same thing. But my main issue is the sprawl and not so much the size of the bloom. What I am thinking about doing is making this a two step process (being done at the same time). I want to shorten the sp...
by andre carl
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Juvenile vigor
Replies: 25
Views: 2334

Re: Juvenile vigor

I hold off a little bit as I tend to follow Dr. Buck's method. "In his work, Buck noted that since many characteristics don't even develop until maturity, it could take 3 to 5 years for each test plant to mature and in some cases even bloom for the first time. Often the resulting plants were not wor...
by andre carl
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rambler seedlings
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Rambler seedlings

Kim,

Can't wait to see pictures of the ginormous pot ghetto - sounds like heaven. lol
by andre carl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Too late to seed?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Too late to seed?

Plenty of time - I purposely have held off taking the seeds out of the hip so that I could slow them down this year. In years past I waited until late April and into May to plant the ones that didn't germinate in the fridge and they did fine (probably better since they got outside a lot sooner). I a...
by andre carl
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Clare Grammerstorf
Replies: 27
Views: 3292

Re: Clare Grammerstorf

A modern yellow I am liking a lot and using in breeding is Golden Fairy Tale (Sterntaler). It's another Kordes creation with blooms that open medium yellow and stay medium yellow throughout. It has Clare Grammerstorf in it through Rugelda which is the pollen parent of GFT. Good fertility through the...
by andre carl
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: OSU dubble-take.
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: OSU dubble-take.

And it never stops - Me being a Packer fan and a rose lover, this got my attention: http://www.packersproshop.com/page/ftd-fresh-flowers/?utm_source=pro%2Bshop%2Bemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FTDFlowers&utm_campaign=150203+FTD+Bouquet+Email+%281+Month%29&utm_email=a_carl76%40msn.com&j=71334279&...
by andre carl
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Anybody familiar with these?
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Anybody familiar with these?

Kim, I thought it would be one that you would have had to cull due to size. It gets to a nice size here in Iowa so I'm sure it gets to a very nice size where you are. I am thinking about finally using it this year and am thinking about using some of my smaller polys and some of my suspected diploid ...
by andre carl
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Anybody familiar with these?
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Anybody familiar with these?

I have Aptos from cuttings given to me by Kim about 5 years ago. I have not used it in breeding but it does set a lot of OP hips which do germinate quite well. It is somewhat cold hardy in Des Moines (zone 5b) with some dieback in extremely cold winters (2013-2014). But it is vigorous and comes back...
by andre carl
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your best Mommas and Poppas for...
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Your best Mommas and Poppas for...

Based on Numbers: Top 5 Mamas for me have been Prairie Lass, Country Doctor, Eternal Flame, Compassion and Blueberry Hill Top 5 Papas have been Lynnie, Ebb Tide, Crimson Glory, Pink Princess, and Frontenac Based on Health: Top 10 would be Frontenac (papa), Indian Love Call (both), Prairie Lass (both...
by andre carl
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fall Newsletter
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: Fall Newsletter

I'm glad I inspired you to give them another look. They are a very special group of roses to me - especially the ones that were not overly advertised. If you look at the photos of Lafter on hmf you will the first phot on the list http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.235655 was one I took in lat...
by andre carl
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My seeds this year
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: My seeds this year

Joe, I really like the crosses you did with Persian Yellow. If half of them germinate and give you half of what I think could come about, I think you will have a few special lines to work with. The Yellow Brick road X Persian Yellow should be especially interesting in my mind. I wonder if PY can hel...
by andre carl
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Morden Centennial'
Replies: 15
Views: 5528

Re: 'Morden Centennial'

Interesting how I keep getting thorny seedlings from Morden Centennial. It is quite possible that the source of my MC seedlings thorns were from the pollen parent. MC itself has a less than average number of thorns and they are not overly large. The thorns on most of these seedlings also do not matc...
by andre carl
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Rose ID question

Possibly Prairie Lass but with yellow at the center I think that might be a stretch. The lighter reverse that the picture shows kind of makes me want to say it is not Prairie Lass as well. Some of the Spanish Rhapsody pictures might be closer (if it is a Buck - it does look to have many Buck qualiti...
by andre carl
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Morden Centennial'
Replies: 15
Views: 5528

Re: 'Morden Centennial'

I agree with you Paul that MC X spinossissima hybrids would be a great line to work with (and once my spins start blooming I will be doing just that). What I like about this type of cross is it adds the rebloom gene(s) that I am trying to get into the spins without sacrificing too much of the cold h...
by andre carl
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Morden Centennial'
Replies: 15
Views: 5528

Re: 'Morden Centennial'

I grow and use Morden Centennial. In Des Moines, it is very cold hardy (zone 5b) blooms well (if deadheaded) and produces a ton of hips with many seeds in each hip. It does get blackspot like nothing else too, but, I just cross it with the better disease resistant roses I have (mainly Buck and a few...