Thanks for the inspiration, great work. With another el nino here, finding some drought adapted varieties of favourite veges is emerging as a issue. Your work although for quite different conditions is a nice model of what is possible. t
Yes, this was a very cold summer. Most of my eggplants made a single fruit of useable size, but smaller than usual. I cure them indoor now, hoping to harvest a few seeds. Actually, it's a great succes, that I an harvest eggplants grown outdoor, in a summer, where greenhouse eggplant growing was a challenge. I'll continue next year with my two lines, and must remember Carols advise: cross the two lines and do a mass selection.
With next generation of eggplants growing, I'm surprised and happy - I have four plants grown from the seeds collected last season :-) And a lot of plants of my two lines from the 2014 generation.
There's no such thing as a bad summer for a amateur plant breeder ♡
Zone 7 (could it be 8?), heavy limey clay, cold summers, mild winters and short growing season Denmark, 780m2 suburban garden, 1m above sea level, on small island.
Good news for me too. My plants are very fast growing this year it took them 6 weeks from seed to 15 cm. still small but this is the size I plant them outside. In the next 2 weeks it is time to bring them out so I am right in time. I was afraid I am too late this year...
Location: Lueneburg, Northern Germany, Europe Zone 7b
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
Apr 2, 2022 3:58:57 GMT -5
gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. email@example.com
Oct 8, 2022 18:46:12 GMT -5
wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
Oct 18, 2022 21:31:32 GMT -5
wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
Oct 18, 2022 21:33:14 GMT -5
wilscase: I have been backcrossing to the grey parent for 4 generations and have finally selfed the heterozygotes (for the Bmax gene) the populations have segregated for diffuse bicolor (pink/blue, orange green), blue green, blue, green, pink (salmon) and orange
Oct 18, 2022 21:36:29 GMT -5
wilscase: The genes involved are Bmax and bl. I have observed that Bmax is incompletely dominant to wild type (green). I have read that bl is incompletely recessive to Bl(wild type). I'm curious if anyone else has observed the behavior of Bmax in a grey/blue type
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:28 GMT -5
wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:52 GMT -5
wilscase: I'm also interested in any other color genetics, especially the relationships between B and L genes. In the right background these genes can dramatically increase Carotenoids (vitamin A)
Oct 18, 2022 21:40:09 GMT -5
wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
Oct 18, 2022 21:41:56 GMT -5