Today I found one of my Dahlia seedlings resprouting after a severe cold winter with -11°C. That is pretty surprising. I am eager to see the flower. This one is one of my many seedlings I spread everywhere to find interesting types. Especially in hope for edible tubers. But there is not much hope as all previous generations tasted bland. I intend to cross it wit a true coccina from Mexico.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2021 7:44:07 GMT -5 by imgrimmer
Location: Lueneburg, Northern Germany, Europe Zone 7b
i once had the delusions of cross breeding and then raising tulips from seeds. the animal pressure here is too great for that to be viable (along with the climate and soil conditions), about the only thing i'm doing now is keeping some very fenced tulips alive, but the seedlings i had going have yet to get big enough to even flower and they've been trying for nearly ten years now. oh, and did i mention diseases? those too... it's been interesting, but i've more had an interest in beans and enjoy them much more and while they also have issues at least i am getting returns and cross breeding successes so that keeps my interest.
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?
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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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wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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