In response to Bill Burleson message, it is not
alway that easy to decide how to proceed. As I mentioned in my first response
message regarding the arilmed rebloomer, it all depends on how you want the
plant to progress thru the 'juding process' when it comes to that. The fact that
it is a rebloomer in the breeding of the arilmed is an improvement, there is no
doubt about that. However what impact will such a plant, presumably a 1/4 bred,
since we do not have the pedigree to confirm that, usually very
limitedly fertile. So the rebloom factor will presumably not
improve future generations in the aril group. This might be the only reason one
would register it, if it were fertile, hoping to get those genes into future
aril breeding. It could be registered as a median, which it seems to fit from
more points of view, than in the aril group. At least in this area it might be
considered for awards with a better chance than registered in the aril group
since from the photo, I have not been able to assess the several points needed
to be considered in the aril community. More photos of this aril-med might allow
us to be able to assess it better to help the Suttons decide where to put it.
What do you think Mike?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 7:35
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Aril med
Thanks for your intelligent prospective, Harold.
concur in general with your comments. A hybridizer should seek improvement
over what exists. Then, refine those improvements. Unfortunately the question
becomes, "What constitutes improvement?" Therein lies the enigma.
We have enough people
who tell it like it is--now we could use a few who tell it like it can be.
- Robert Orben
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