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Re: HYB: evaluating seedlings

  • Subject: Re: HYB: evaluating seedlings
  • From: "flatnflashy" <flatnflashy@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 23:39:05 -0000

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, Linda Mann <lmann@...> wrote:

Linda, Betty... anybody frosty...

I'm feeling a little... dare I say, left out...y'all keep talking
about "obvious" frost damage and I just have no I-dee what you are
seeing. This seedling looks to me like a lot of fun for one thing...

Is there some tell tale sign that lets you know that a bud got zapped?
For example, I've noticed on some of my irises that the [outside
green part] of the buds is white and papery on the top half. Could
that be what you are talking about?


> Thanks for the concern, Anita, but this is part of my 'normal'
> selection program ;-) One of several reasons why I started pollen
> daubing in the first place - those coastal selected genes generally
> don't like it much here in 'the vale of despair'.
> The seedling appears to be otherwise strong and a normal bud is
> developing farther down the stalk, so at least I'll get to see if
it has
> any potential worth keeping for another year for possible use. Or
to see
> if it might rebloom.
> I just posted it because Betty and I have been grumping offlist to
> other about the frustrations of maiden seedling bloom in this
> Thought I'd share with the rest of you <g>
> <Linda saw al lot of freeze damage in New Mexico, It is so sad that
> has to happen with expected seedling
> It is so hard to see potential
> Hope for a better year next year
> Anita>
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
> Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
> American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
> talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
> photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
> online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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