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by rikuhelin1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Believe it was Lincoln ... rumour though from a post on a supposed midnight excursion on another rose site decades ago. Never could substantiate but post made a good read.
by rikuhelin1
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

What was the pro-ported (rumoured) midnight “great” botanical heist from the Conrad Pyle property?

Tough question as l don’t remember the answer ... somebody might ... something to do with a new rose?
by rikuhelin1
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Good one, is speed, couple of guesses allowed with wikipedia assistance in the rules ?

How about a twisted bilingual answer ...

Blanc Noirberry ?
by rikuhelin1
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Victorian Memory question
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Victorian Memory question

Should mention that if it was Red Dawn (his own cross) Simonet used with Suzanne then he had an immaculate concept because all my protected Red Dawns did not survive winter. So l would not sweat crossing rock hardy (starting to call trait Rick hardy as opposed to Tom criteria) with tenders unless ti...
by rikuhelin1
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Victorian Memory question
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Victorian Memory question

I had my Isabelle Skinner’s for only a 2-5 years and have had no hardiness issues and use no protection in a sheltered spot. One is a clone from original and the only taker from 23 cuttings of the original donated to me. This effort means original had to regrow so remains small to date from 4 feet i...
by rikuhelin1
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Tried “fresh” Kanzi today, like the taste ... slightly more tart ... as l can believe its between honey crisp and pink lady on scale.
by rikuhelin1
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Victorian Memory question
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Victorian Memory question

Great questions ... l have no botanical or genetic answers except my gripe somewhere in history commercial hybridizing veered off in the wrong direction from where the ancients were heading for my wee garden’s small market, hardiness needs, variety needs and repeating climber intrinsc needs ... been...
by rikuhelin1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Cold hardiness of Gertrude Jeckyl and Constance Spry
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Cold hardiness of Gertrude Jeckyl and Constance Spry

4a Canadian “near” Rocky foothills. My 2 Gertrude’s only survive in a sheltered spot. Usually cut canes down in spring to first new leaves - good year about 6” to 12”. Been flowering for 10-15 years. Other two planted in colder windy spots passed on long ago. Constance did not make it - nor did any ...
by rikuhelin1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Long enough? ... pass? ... ok ... medlar shrub / tree ... shackled with rude names for the fruit appearance since medieval times. All the rage in Roman times ... good article in BBC
by rikuhelin1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Sorry its not bleeted ... but “bletted” ... for the wrong spelling the second answer ... essentially “when totally or nearly decomposed”.

Dead give away now ... fruit nearly commercially extinct by end of 19th century but a favourite of the “well to do” back in the day as a source of winter sugar.
by rikuhelin1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

What the “fruit” name thats only safe and tastes “really good” (l read) when its “bleated” ... consider “fruit name” and “bleated” a two for one question.

Hint ... member of roscea family.
by rikuhelin1
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

... ortet ? ... l am still back at Honey Crisp having finally tasted one about 5 years ago ... beats “Red Delicious”
by rikuhelin1
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Magic elixer for creating interspecific crosses
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Magic elixer for creating interspecific crosses

No opinion but risk averse so naturally an interview article with Doudna about CRISPR got my attention (CBS web news site). Quote ... “ "The Code Breaker": Jennifer Doudna and how CRISPR may revolutionize mankind” ... Cutting DNA like this usually disables a gene. We can disable a gene that gives us...
by rikuhelin1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?
Replies: 25
Views: 3652

Re: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?

Txs Stefan, I never 100 % sure on any unknown rose IDs I make, but pretty sure I am close to 6 sigma on this one - too many pieces fit to be one of my tossed hybrizing efforts that didn't tray germinate in time versus my patience. The general description and vendors photo (former via "translator") f...
by rikuhelin1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?
Replies: 25
Views: 3652

Re: Scandinavian Import ID Challenge - Needle in Haystack Quest?

Confident nailed it. ... everything exact as can be from vendor's site description (likely a mix up as never order it) ... ironically, I actually ordered it in this year's import before I id it (definitely second being kept) ... everything correct especially notes on bloom character ... "green-yello...
by rikuhelin1
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?

Txs Karl

Lots info packed in to read and digest ... see one tabulation that would be useful as a template to modify for creating a inventory semi quantitative record of observations and public domain ploidy data.
by rikuhelin1
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?

Thanks Don Interesting and informative. Believe it buffers a tendency l have to lean towards rote crossing behaviour, but doesn’t discount basic “ploid” knowledge as a good guide for part of a plan to increase true crossed seed take - plan goal(s) have not changed, e.g. bone hardy fragrant vivid col...
by rikuhelin1
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?

Stefan, Txs for the feedback. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that the knowing ploid question is not a rigid straight jacket conformity rule in hybridizing. This is useful as in my searches it seems a challenge to find the ploid data for a good chunk of my rose inventory, and also not yet recog...
by rikuhelin1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ploid Cross Matix Tool?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Ploid Cross Matix Tool?

I read this ploid focused abstract with interest, and as a layperson. I conclude for my purposes one can cross pretty much any ploids in a plan up to tetra with a margin of success. Without saying anything of the garden merit of the seedlings. Or does anyone know of a published reference - rather th...
by rikuhelin1
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?
Replies: 36
Views: 3921

Re: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?

Hi Stefan My large RDxS is in the bay window plot (south facing) and is sheltered from north west and east winds plus gets whatever radiant is thrown from the house wall say 2-3 feet away. Started as a rooted cutting given by friend plus l added another one l rooted 6 inches away - thought it was on...