Had to pull all the Blue Mtn ears day 77days from planting, maturity should be 88 days. Well, it's the South and it's been hot and sunny. A good 40% lodged, implying rootworm damage. Of the upright plants, 100% had ear worms, inducing 100% bird damage to get at the worms, leading to 100% rain and mold damage. Planted 1/4 lb seed, I'm guessing 640 plants. Not a single show ear in the lot!!! To the breeders and sellers of this variety, eg Fedco Seeds, DO NOT MARKET THIS VARIETY TO SOUTHERNERS!!!
Next to the Blue Mtn, the the Thompson Prolific had only about 1% lodging, entirely random in the patch. It's too early to harvest also,but picked a couple ears from lodged plants. One maybe too early to be viable, but not too early to grind. The other is fine. Maybe a bit of worm damage at the very tips, husk coverage not quite what I'd like. Seeing the stuff's been in KY and TN since 1850 I was told, I think it's reasonably well adapted. 2 other Southern varieties I grew a little of this year, good husks, little lodging. Too dang tall for my tastes, but no complaints about the bugs getting em.
I think this will be the last time I even think about growing any corn related to Painted Mtn.
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