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Re: Re: Easy ABs

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Easy ABs
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 19:23:53 -0400

Thanks, Donald  --  Now, Mississippi is what I think of when someone says
humid.  Maybe Walter will let us know of some that he's raising.  And thanks
for the word to the wise on JEWEL OF OMAR.  --  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia

----- Original Message -----
From: "donald" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Easy ABs

> Griff,
> >I wonder if there's anyone from the "slough
> > of despond" or anywhere else in hot and humid zone 7 who can tell
> us of ABs
> > and OGBs that do well here?  My only personal experience was with
> growing
> > JEWEL OF OMAR for several years (in especially sandy soil).  It
> did well,
> > but I could never get a pod with seeds from crossing with TBs, so
> gave it
> > away.
> I'm in the 'slough of despair', but from a Zone 7 perspective that
> lacks the hot and humid aspect.  However, I would think Betsy
> Higgins would have similar conditions to yours.  Also Walter Moores
> grows them in Mississippi.  Both should have sufficient hot and
> humid conditions to have value for your circumstances.
> Chris's list is fascinating.  I'm looking forward to seeing how they
> do over several seasons.
> JEWEL OF OMAR is a plant that by all rights should always be sterile
> used with anything.  It will set pods, but I think rarely.  Boswell
> has an introduction from using it as a pod parent.  I obtained two
> pods once and was surprised.  No plants resulted from the pods.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA

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