Not so much a tutorial, as a handy hint. I've been growing out some of my purple snow pea breeding lines. My strategy is to collect plant-to-bag, with my limited space I need to be strategic in my growouts, no scattergun mass selection here! Pea plants are very undisciplined, even when given room. And to collect seed plant-to-bag is a tiresome exercise, when the hulms are all tangled (up in purple, in this case )and brittle, and have fallen all over each other. As I try to trace each branching plant through the tangle, bits drop off, and if you break a bit, it can be very difficult to find which stem it broke from. Struggling with the task this morning, I spied the clothes line, covered in brightly coloured plastic clothes pegs... So collect a pile of same coloured pegs, clip 'em to your shirt pocket flap so they are handy, and trace the hulms through the thicket, tagging with the same colour peg each of the branches of a single plant. Makes it much easier to keep separate the pods from each individual plant. T
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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