In a message dated 4/19/2008 2:30:52 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
is a sibling to the velvet top RUSTLER X SATAN'S MISTRESS. And sort of
answer to Griff's hope I'm working with that one. TB seedlings are more
risk of being tossed on the compost pile than any other seedlings. AB
seedlings have the advantage of containing aril genes and that buys them
more time and elicits more patience.
I suspect that the velvety top comes from the aril ancestry of
SATAN'S MISTRESS. I've observed it in arilbreds, enough to suspect that it
is somehow related to diamond dusting, but not worked with it very much.
Have you examined the flower with a high-powered magnifying glass or low-power
hand-held microscope? Even 10X shows the effect, although 30X is
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