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by roseseek
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: If you can, please help save Burlington Roses!
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: If you can, please help save Burlington Roses!

Thanks, Brian. It's pretty well saturated on Face Book. I also took it to HOUZZ/Garden Web and the National Gardening Association. Garden America Radio show interviewed Burling this morning for their Face Book podcast. I know others are sharing the information to other plant societies as well.
by roseseek
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Mosaic Virus
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Rose Mosaic Virus

Are you sure you don't have spider mites, thrips or other sucking insects? The spider mites here are LEGION and there are no webs. Check for them under magnification before dumping another seedling.
by roseseek
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Mosaic Virus
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Rose Mosaic Virus

As far as I have ever read, RMV is transmitted MOSTLY through asexual reproduction. Perhaps David Zelsak or Malcolm Manners can shed more light? Charles, do you have photos of the suspected symptoms?
by roseseek
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: If you can, please help save Burlington Roses!
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: If you can, please help save Burlington Roses!

Wow! Thank you, David. This really should have been expected in the Central Valley, where some areas have subsided over 50' due to water pumping. Historically, it was a massive inland sea with the water percolating downward to form their massive aquifer. Now that's gone (or nearly so) once there are...
by roseseek
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: If you can, please help save Burlington Roses!
Replies: 4
Views: 98

If you can, please help save Burlington Roses!

Her well has gone dry. The new one needs to be drilled to 400' and will require a new pump. The price tag? $70,000! Burling's sister has started a Go Fund Me page to help her at this link. Burling is one of the remaining sources for many minis including quite a few of the Moore roses. She also suppl...
by roseseek
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: sterility of rugosa hybrids
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: sterility of rugosa hybrids

Ralph Moore fought sterility in Rugosa offspring for years. There were a few which produced a few seedlings and those were mainly fertile triploid crosses.
by roseseek
Fri May 28, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: common moss
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: common moss

Paul Barden seems to have had the most success with Dresden Doll. I never observed hips on mine in the Newhall garden, but that was in the ground, outdoors. I've always considered this one best grown as a mini standard in a pot so its beauty could be more easily enjoyed. I've had the most interestin...
by roseseek
Fri May 28, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: common moss
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: common moss

I considered it, but then figured I didn't want to reinvent the wheel. I used Ralph Moore's mosses instead. It took him MANY years of sorting through worthless moss hybrids until he found the ones which created what he produced. If you have the room, time and energy to replicate that, good luck!
by roseseek
Fri May 28, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: beginner's question about mixed pollen
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: beginner's question about mixed pollen

It should give each seed the potential for having different daddies. I doubt two dads would pollinate one mom.
by roseseek
Fri May 28, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: i. d. Hugonis?
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: i. d. Hugonis?

I don't know how to tell you to determine the difference between Hugonis and Xanthina. My Hugonis was identified by Ralph Moore. I lost it, but not before creating 1-72-1Hugonis, which I appear to be in the process of losing. https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.62658 My Xanthina came from seed...
by roseseek
Thu May 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Growing Fortuniana from seed
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Growing Fortuniana from seed

IF you could ever find a Fortuniana seed, it would probably be possible. However, it appears Fortuniana is sterile. There are no listed hybrids of it. I have never been able to find any anthers with pollen in any flower I've ever pulled apart in search of it nor have I ever found self set hips on an...
by roseseek
Sun May 09, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Rice farmer from Charleston.
by roseseek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Prickles on the hypocotyl?
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Prickles on the hypocotyl?

You're welcome, Tony. They are more pronounced on some compared to others. The most likely reason for your not noticing them before is you're looking for too many things to keep track of. Kind of like Ralph Moore's "how many balls can YOU juggle?" comment when I asked why he hadn't registered a rose...
by roseseek
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Prickles on the hypocotyl?
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Prickles on the hypocotyl?

It's a fairly common occurrence with many types of roses.You will see it with many modern x modern crosses, too.
by roseseek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Would Escargot eggs be more appealing? They are an historic, botanical oddity,something created BY Burbank. You NEED to grow it, however, be forewarned... it was THE most invasive berry I ever grew. I kept it contained in fifteen gallon cans sitting on the asphalt fire road cul de sac at the foot of...
by roseseek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

My boss was a wonderful lady of Greek extraction. Imagine a charismatic, brilliant (gorgeous!) Greek Candace Bergen. She ate EVERYTHING. I took her a baggie of ripe berries and she looked at it, INSISTING I eat some first, as she was convinced I was trying to poison her. She agreed, though, they WER...
by roseseek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Yes, his white blackberry, which tasted quite nice,but aged from "cloud berry" to "tobacco smoke stain brown" rather quickly. As one friend who was rather 'descriptive' in her speech described them, "those are really snotty looking". I grew it for years in my old Newhall garden, having bought a plan...
by roseseek
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Try a Kanzi. I love Honey Crisps, but Kanzi beats them hands down.
by roseseek
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?
Replies: 36
Views: 4845

Re: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?

Michurin's 1929 research appears to provide the explanation for what Clair Martin, the former Curator of Roses at The Huntington Library told me thirty or so years ago. I had experienced great difficulty rooting from the very old, woody plant of the 1916 HT, Isobel. He told me to keep at it as "some...