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Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65989Post Rob Byrnes
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:55 pm

I have been trying to obtain a blotch for a number of years without any success. I've tried different blotched breeders in controlled crosses as well as openly pollinated seeds and nothing. Today was a high point with the first bloom of an openly pollinated seed from my Eyeconic Lychee Lemonade, which succumbed to the ravages of winter. The blossom is cream colored, full petaled and definitely has a red blotch on each petal. I'm so excited to finally reach this point in my efforts and look forward to seeing the next bloom. I have a few other Lychee seedlings yet to bloom. Could I be that lucky?
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65990Post roseseek
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:32 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65991Post jmarek
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:12 am

Congrats Rob!

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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65992Post david mears
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:11 am

Well done, I think it is called "persiste/ance"
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65993Post Rob Byrnes
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:33 pm

Thanks all!
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65995Post Rob Byrnes
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 pm

A light yellow sibling seedling, to the one above, bloomed today and has a blotch. Hopefully it will produce a few more petals in subsequent blooms. I'm waiting on a few more to get to the bloom stage. One other sibling has no blotch but I'm assuming carries the trait.

Does anyone know if the blotch can change as the plant matures? Can it widen and get darker? Exciting stuff!
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65996Post david mears
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:36 pm

I like it as it is Rob.
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65997Post Rob Byrnes
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:01 pm

Thank you David!
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65998Post roseseek
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:37 am

As any other trait in a seedling, Rob, the blotch can change as the plant matures. I've had one which appeared to be quite distinct as an immature seedling virtually disappear in the mature plant. The petals deepened with maturity, making the darker base less dramatic.
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 65999Post Rob Byrnes
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:52 am

Kim,

I thought it probably would remain the same or deepen. I never considered that the blotch could be reduced in intensity. Thanks for the reality check! lol

BTW, I have germination from your 'Striped Lynnie' seeds. Hopefully, I'll get some nice stripes.
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 66002Post roseseek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:45 am

Cool! Good luck!
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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 66038Post jriekstins
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:31 pm

I think your 8-9 petaled one(definitely not a single) will probably add a few more petals in the next yr or two. But it is quite nice looking as is!
]Jackie, SoCal., zone 9b,coastal foothills

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Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Post: # 66040Post Rob Byrnes
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:32 pm

Thank you Jackie!
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