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by chuckp
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fall pollen collection
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Fall pollen collection

Hi Everyone, I have been freezing rose pollen for years now. I am one of those people who go to the trouble to make sure I follow the highest protocol to make sure that stored pollen stays viable. Here in Canada the availability breeding stock is becoming a minor crisis and with very short growing s...
by chuckp
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 24
Views: 28822

Re: Taming The wild Ones

Duane,
Come to think of it. I never thought of checking.
I consider scent to be one of the last things in the order of creating Prairie hardy roses.
This seedling continues to put out new blooms,
I am collecting pollen to backcross to both parents next year.
chuckp
by chuckp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 24
Views: 28822

Re: Taming The wild Ones

This is a cross Belle Poitevine x "Lacombe Park" an unregistered double Rosa Arkansana.
This seedling continues to impress me. It continues to put out new buds and show no signs of disease.
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Mosaic Virus
Replies: 11
Views: 15378

Re: Rose Mosaic Virus

Hi Kim, I have been digging up all my seedlings showing these steaks.
by chuckp
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Mosaic Virus
Replies: 11
Views: 15378

Rose Mosaic Virus

Hi Fellow Rose Breeders,

We are burning up here on the Eastern Prairies. we haven't had rain for weeks.
I am noticing a sharp rise in the number of my rose seedlings coming down with RMV,
There is not much published on RMV.
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?
Replies: 39
Views: 9739

Re: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?

Hi Guys, Very interesting subject. I have evolved a different process for making rooted cuttings. I built a 4 meters by 2 meters chamber with builders sand and heating cable in the sand floor. I use peat pellets to root my cuttings, and like Stefan, I use cuttings with 2 to 3 eyes per cutting. Some ...
by chuckp
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Open Pollinated seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Open Pollinated seeds

What are the benefits collecting and growing open pollinated near species hybrid seeds?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Will hips ripen indoors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Will hips ripen indoors?

Thanks Kim, I do from time to time get stems that sprout roots, but winter here on the Eastern Prairies is 5 months long. I just don't have room in the house to care for them. These rose stems are not treated for bugs or fungus before I bring them in. I want to make sure I'm not allowing the bugs li...
by chuckp
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Will hips ripen indoors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Will hips ripen indoors?

I got this idea from fellow RHA member Doug Wild, and it works. I put damp builder's sand in a plant pot a bury the stems in the sand with the lower leaves removed as you would for cut stems in a vase of water. Place the pot in a clear plastic bag, and place in a bright well lit spot, away from dire...
by chuckp
Sun May 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: using vinegar to lower soil pH
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

using vinegar to lower soil pH

Hi everyone,
I see on the net many references to using vinegar to acidify potting soil for blueberries.
Has anyone try this with roses, and what were the results?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How common is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Re: How common is this?

Thanks for your comments Dane. It's hard to believe that almost 20 years have passed since I discovered this rose. I think its important for folks breeding roses for cold climates, not to be too quick to dispose of seedlings. Let mother nature point the way. Geo. Van OP-01 stands about 10 inches wit...
by chuckp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How common is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Re: How common is this?

Hi Rob,
Here are some seedlings from Geo.van-op-01 crosses. This seedling is fertile both ways.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Standard Roses
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Standard Roses

Hi everyone,
One of the things I envy of rosarians that live in warmer climes is their ability to grow rose standards.
What would have to be done/created to standard material that can tolerate -35 to 40 deg. Celsius?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?
Replies: 23
Views: 4539

Re: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?

Hi everyone, thought this is too good to keep to myself. I've written quite a bit on storing seeds in the freezer. This is 13 years since I put 2006 seeds in the freezer. Took "Royal Edward x Love" seeds out and stratified them. Of 132 seeds, 35 seeds have germinated one month into the three month p...
by chuckp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: Newbie question

Hi Moongoose 72

Welcome, you will find here some very knowledgeable, kind and helpful folks here.
You gave no reference as to what zone you live in and what are your breeding objects.
chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non-fading suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: Non-fading suggestions

Hi David,
I don't see "Twinkling Lights" listed on HMF. Can you tell us more about this rose?
chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Re: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny

[attachment=0]Screenshot_20190819-221338_Gallery.jpg[/attachment]I used a few of my micro-minis in hybridizing.
chuckp
by chuckp
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?

Hi Josh, I looked at your list, many of of the roses you chose I've tired from time to time. In my zone 3 climate. Tender roses are essentially expensive annuals. I'm lucky to get them survive 3 winters. Maybe it's something I have to learn to master yet. George Vancouver would offer a lot of winter...
by chuckp
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 25
Views: 3932

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

Hi Josh, Greetings from Manitoba, in Canada. I am where you are 20 years ago. You didn't say anything about the geography of the area you are working in. What is the USDA climate zone? What kind of soil you are working with? What is the rainfall amounts, and in what season? and finally, do you plan ...
by chuckp
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why some crosses fail
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Why some crosses fail

Hi Karl,
We know and understand the effect of temperature,and soil on the growth and reproductive life of plants.
What role does altitude and latitude play in their flourishing?
chuckp