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Re: AB: the experimental family
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  • Subject: Re: AB: the experimental family
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:39:49 -0500

After all these years of "listening" to the genetics of iris here, I think I 
actually understood what you said, Donald.  ;)

>From here, these 4 seedlings look great!

El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:26 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] AB: the experimental family


> Since the last one opened today, thought I'd send the parent and the
> offspring together to perhaps give some idea of why I'm so pleased.  The
> cross is ((Friendship x (Rosemohr x Esther, the Queen)) x Energizer or
> Babylonian Fires).  I hope those parentheses are in there correctly.  The
> experiment had to do with some of my theories.  The primary one here is 
> that
> Friendship and Rosemohr are TBs that have an immediate arilbred parent, 
> one
> as a paternal parent and the other as a maternal parent.  I wondered if 
> that
> might be an indication of more compatibility between the species 
> chromosomes
> and whether using them might result in a higher germination rate if you
> could get plants using them with an AB parent.  Following that route 
> didn't
> have much to do with bloom and the parent of the three offspring 
> (Friendship
> X (Rosemohr x Esther, the Queen) pictured on the left gives all the
> appearance of a not too good, old form TB.  The little lines visible 
> around
> the beard and the growth appearance of the plants made me think the
> seedlings sorted out as OGB- types, but I wasn't sure.  May not be any way
> to be really sure.  However, they set seed reluctantly and those seeds
> germinated reluctantly and the results seen in the offspring aren't at all
> typical of what I see with a TB x AB.  Didn't prove anything really.  Not
> nearly enough plants involved to establish whether the theory has any
> validity or not.  The plants set seed slightly better than I'm accustomed 
> to
> seeing and the germination from the seeds obtained was slightly better - 
> but
> only very slightly.  I can't even be positive this is the parent of the
> three shown.  I think it is but I treat them as a group.  Mostly they were
> all white with a few pale lavenders.  All had the lines around the beard.
> All show the loose form, poor substance and tendency to have crimped falls
> as seen here.  I sure didn't expect the drastic improvement.  I'm not 
> going
> to credit Energizer (I'm doubtful these are from BF) with giving it
> altogether either.  It worked really well as a pollen parent the year this
> pod was produced, so I'm seeing a number of results from it.  It seems to
> bring a good bit to the table when paired with the right ABs, but not much
> with others and not very much used with TBs.  Seems to need a good AB 
> match
> to pair with.  The longer term object is to maintain the sturdy, healthy
> growth habits displayed by the unattractive parent while keeping improved 
> AB
> blooms :).  They have to be fertile for that to happen, so I'm pleased the
> cousin or, more likely, half sibling has set pods.
>
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
>
>
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