Post by 12540dumont on Mar 12, 2015 21:54:09 GMT -5
I love the photo. Purple carrots were a complete no go for me. They grew like crazy, but had no flavor, or tasted like diesel! They are also annual in my garden. I have enough carrot seed to last me about 3 years. I guess then I'll have to start again.
I'm not against big carrots. Lots of juicers here! But my son is a carrot snob. He went through the whole trial and tasted them! Juanne de Dobbs was one of his favorites of the colored carrots. You've certainly done a lot of work on this! Biennials! The "B" word!
Most of the genetics for big are jaune de doubs and old Spanish varieties. Spanish varieties are always planted July-October so most probably annual. They are good tasting and the cross jaune de doubs x lavender is gourmet quality. Selected ones are 250-300 grams.
There are many biennial genetics there, so it should be easy to make it biennial. All oranges I started with are biennial, the yellows too.
Annual seems to be a single dominant gene, so I should be able to get biennials just by selecting from F2. As this year was the first with purples, they are F1 and annuals (hipotesis). If I plant 2015 seed in late winter/ early spring 2016, annuals should bolt, and I should have all biennials seed in summer 2017.
Looks like a very doable and worth it project. I might get some real monsters if they grow for a full year. I planted in October and they almost don't grow December to February.
From right to left: dragon, 2 rows of oxheart, my landrace
Yes!!! So happy to see this.
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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?
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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
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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
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wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
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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)
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