Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

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rikuhelin1
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73406Post rikuhelin1
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:48 pm

… and definitely liked favoured by a Greek and mutual … darn apple scent though
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73407Post rikuhelin1
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:56 pm

… unless regent apparent Duchy of Cornwall apple grove holdings result equivalent of Taunton sweet or dry apple cider
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73408Post rikuhelin1
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:15 pm

QE-1 equals Virginia and West Virginia namesake …. Getting a few hits now
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73412Post minutifolia
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:51 pm

Yes, you got it, Riku! Queen Elizabeth is the rose. (Tall, healthy, not really admired by show people, but beloved all over the world, with [to me] an apple scent to the flowers. This rose was Charlotte Armstrong's daughter, and, many generations down, gave us the, ugh, Knockout series.

The "namesake" clues were Elizabeth I, the "virgin queen", for whom the crown colony, later State, Virginia was named.
The other Elizabeth is of course Elizabeth II, now with some health challenges. Her late husband, originally Phillipos, was born in Corfu.
The John's antecedent clue was Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother, and, I think, Jesus' auntie, though I'm not really sure.

Now I'm going to have a nice hot toddy and get to sleep.
Brian.

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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73413Post rikuhelin1
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:00 am

Txs big and interesting challenge, but phil’s focus on Charlotte cracked it by letting the tie-ins being made … whew least this spring visit over the pond will be done with appropriate “airs” as will the revisit to the Duchy.
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73415Post philip_la
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:02 am

Yeah... umm... No. I wasn't even close. The state namesake made me think of Oklahoma, misinterpreting what was named after whom, and Charlotte A is in its lineage, and I was wondering if the three... uh... roses (well... sisters?) might be the siblings OK, M.L. and Papa Meilland (gender issues notwithstanding -- I think of roses as feminine, personally.) Of course, the only "John" to follow Lincoln was many generations later, and there was no eglantine in the lineage...

But I would have gotten Ha-ha... Honest. ;-)
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73420Post rikuhelin1
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:46 am

Clue John, threw me, couldn’t link it in my mind because it's considered a cursed name in British royalty and avoided. Due to King John the bad not living up to intent of Magna Carta and last Prince John died young in 1919 (epilepsy). And dont think John the Baptist faired well either … blushed over clue …
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Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Post: # 73423Post rikuhelin1
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:54 pm

Just occurred to me, through googling, King John’s wives were l believed both named Isabellas, or Spanish variant l read of Elisabeth, … man that would of been a brain thumper for me … would not of gotten clue … but a royal genuine cricket clue
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