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by roseseek
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 16
Views: 395

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: 16
Views: 395

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: 16
Views: 395

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: 16
Views: 395

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: 3521

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...
by roseseek
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can you prune Rugosa roses and hybrids?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Can you prune Rugosa roses and hybrids?

Most likely. If there aren't sufficient resources for the plant to achieve its full potential, it will be stunted. How much will likely be determined by how efficiently the plant utilizes what it has available. Of course you can prune them. I honestly doubt any plant will successfully survive in Nat...
by roseseek
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Question about crosses with once bloomers
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Question about crosses with once bloomers

You're welcome! I hope your seedlings hold some intriguing mysteries for you!
by roseseek
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Question about crosses with once bloomers
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Question about crosses with once bloomers

I raised Sequoia Ruby X Tuscany Superb seedlings which were once-flowering. I've raised miniature X species which ran from once-flowering to fully repeat flowering, with all of them showing signs of hybridity and selfs of the repeaters showing definite signs. We can theorize all we want, but as Ralp...
by roseseek
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Question about crosses with once bloomers
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Question about crosses with once bloomers

Are you sure of the ploidy of the mates you've chosen? It's entirely possible you may have some fertile triploids in there which may result in some remontant seedlings. There is a LOT we don't know and can't be sure of until we encounter it.
by roseseek
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Scarlet Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Scarlet Moss

Burling also listed it on the 2020 list and may still be able to ship it.
by roseseek
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any luck with OP seeds that overwinter on the bush?
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Any luck with OP seeds that overwinter on the bush?

I haven't cold stratified any seeds in at least the past eight or nine years and I continue raising FAR too many seedlings to comfortably deal with. I'm not using Arctic hardy species, but I don't even cold stratify any of the Asian yellow species, Fedtschenkoana or Hesperhodos seeds or crosses and ...
by roseseek
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mechanism and function of root circumnutation
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Mechanism and function of root circumnutation

How neat! Thanks for posting it. Don.
by roseseek
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Chewing On It
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Chewing On It

And the nasty task of having to grow the birds. We have them as wild pests. That's is sufficient, thank you.
by roseseek
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Chewing On It
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Chewing On It

The rock tumbler with an appropriate grit may well help! I have used soft pad sanding blocks, rubbing them together with seeds between them (irritating and awkward) as well as putting sandpaper in the bottom of a large pan and rubbing the seeds between the sand paper sheet and the soft sanding block...
by roseseek
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My Yellow Hybrid China, Champagne Bubbles
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: My Yellow Hybrid China, Champagne Bubbles

It looks good! Congratulations!
by roseseek
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 64
Views: 6907

Re: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

Same here, and just as importantly, I won't support that behavior by giving them my money. The dollar in my hand is one of my most valuable "votes". It is THE one which counts. People can and will say anything, but it's what they put their money behind that does and says it all.
by roseseek
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 64
Views: 6907

Re: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

Do I understand all of that to mean that after all the tens of millions they threw at that "project", it resulted in pretty much nothing? Not a blue rose nor a rose which should help produce other odd colors through breeding? What a bummer!
by roseseek
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 64
Views: 6907

Re: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

Plazbo,you're evil...I LIKE that! LOL!
by roseseek
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 64
Views: 6907

Re: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

There is an integrity elsewhere in the World that doesn't appear to exist in the United States. Here, unfettered Capitalism is king.
by roseseek
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pollen, and little black seedy things
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Pollen, and little black seedy things

Welcome. Can you post any photos of what you are trying to describe? From the description, I am not sure what to suggest.