Open Pollinated seeds

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Open Pollinated seeds

Post: # 72295Post chuckp
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:14 pm

What are the benefits collecting and growing open pollinated near species hybrid seeds?

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Re: Open Pollinated seeds

Post: # 72298Post roseseek
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:12 pm

It's interesting seeing how the varying characteristics sort out. You may (or may not) find something with greater hardiness and/or health. It's fun.
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Re: Open Pollinated seeds

Post: # 72301Post pacificjade
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:11 pm

Kim is 100%.

For example, selections from any given species can have a range of black spot resistance(s). Selecting out of open pollinations could result in being able to select from the useful extreme of the bell curve.

More practically, many species rust and get downy REALLY BAD. Selections from OP variance would be a simple solution to selecting out of this nasty pitfall.

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Re: Open Pollinated seeds

Post: # 72313Post shoy
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:33 pm

I experiment quite a bit with op hips. It provides me with info about that plant as a mother - germination %, variation, repeat flowering, etc.
Stephen Hoy
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