A couple of years ago i had a crop of 100+ Cylindrical Beetroot for seed production,one mutant plant showed up which was completely different to the rest ,it had lighter green leaves and was double the size, i let that plant stay in and gathered seed from it which i kept separate,last summer i grew that seed and found about half grew the same as the parent beet,they grew to a similar shape but much fatter but inside was more a paler red the the true Cylindrical,these can already be seen in my current sowing
So i'm thinking i might plant a block soon and select only these paler red Cylindrical for next summer.
Hi Richard. I should start a thread too, but I can't keep up with my interweb commitments as it is... I'm with you and Sage and Bill on the curvy thing - love a curve in the garden. Since my garden is on a slope, my food beds run at 45 degrees to the property boundaries - drives some people crazy! I curve my paths, my trellises, my plantings - even my water tanks are round
On the Cylindrical beets, what is your target? Are you going for robustness, or like the paler color? T
I'll split my Cylindrical line into two,i'll keep one true by rouging out the paler beets and the other line select for it,its advantage is its yield,taste is the same but whether the reduced colour has some bearing on antioxidant levels i'm unsure.
Trying something different this summer,instead of digging the winter wheat under i'm pulling it out and laying it in rows about 1/2m apart,roots on top of the green foliage so as to dry out thus the wheat wont regrow,in between the rows ive planted my tall fava beans.After the fava seed has been harvested Rye will go in for winter then corn next summer,so quite keen to see if i can keep this non dig system going
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
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gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
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wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
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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?
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.
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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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wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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