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Re: Thoughts on hybridizing (part 1)

  • Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] Thoughts on hybridizing (part 1)
  • From: Brian Roth <sevenmi@DNC.NET>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:03:08 -0700


Good timing, you just saved a couple of seedlings from an early death!

Brian Roth
Oregon, usa

Roth, Barry wrote:

> The first year the seedlings tend to grow straight up with very little
> lateral branching (although plants that are going to be good self-branchers
> may show some side growth).  Do not pinch the lead bud - that will only
> delay flowering.  Let the plant grow up until it makes an odd sort of split,
> one side of which becomes the peduncle of the first flower head.
> Barry Roth

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