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by julie777
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Germinating seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Germinating seeds

Last October I planted a lot of rose seeds outside in pots of compost mixed with perlite. I got them from a variety of hips, some very red, ripe and mushy and some still green but the seeds inside them looked as though they were fully formed. Where I am on the south coast of England, zone 9, we have...
by julie777
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

Thanks everyone for wonderful answers. I read through everything and it does seem that the book was using the word "identical" loosely, and not genetically identical as in identical twins. Maybe the phenotype looks extremely similar, most of the time. It takes a lot of energy for a plant to make see...
by julie777
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

I do frequently suggest when learning to germinate rose seedlings, you go find all the self set hips from your garden or any other around you that you have access to and raise those. First, it shows you which roses you have access to makes good seed parents. Second, it allows you a supply of seeds ...
by julie777
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

Climate might affect the seed by epigenetics, which is when acquired characteristics are passed on to future generations by DNA methylation. I was just reading somebody's post about that, interesting. Lamarck predicted epigenetics, and Darwin supported his theory, but it was only recently taken seri...
by julie777
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Is every rose seed completely unique?

I am a beginner, new to this forum, and live on the south coast of England. I have been reading a lot of the threads on here with great interest. I did study biology to A level, but understanding the science will take a huge amount of effort for me. One of the ideas people here seem to say a lot is ...