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Re: HYB:Hybridizing quiz again

  • Subject: Re: HYB:Hybridizing quiz again
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 23:05:20 -0500

You're quoting the judges, Linda!  Here's a photo taken this morning.  The terminal bloom began to open during the 1 1/4-hour trip to the show, and two more were opening by the time the judging was completed.
39 1/2".  There are 11 buds.  I've been working on this branching for 15 years, since the first of it appeared in 93RR6, a sibling of 93RR2, which is in the pedigree of this seedling.
07U8:(LYNSEY ALEXANDRA X 20Q5:(952H1:(93RR2:(Margarita x Momauguin) x Fringe of Gold)) x 952G8:(93L6:(Wabash x (Wabash x Crossman yellow sdlg)) x Chinese Treasure)).  The branching comes from 93RR2.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Hunt
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB:Hybridizing quiz again

Because it had a magnificent stalk and bud count?

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 3:22 PM, J. Griffin Crump <jgcrump@cox.net> wrote:

This is to test your hybridizing knowledge.
Last September 11, I posted photos of LYNSEY ALEXANDRA and my seedling 20Q5 and asked why I would cross them.  You smarties guessed the answer right away (keep 20Q5's rich colors and get LA's broader falls.).
Night before last, I visited one of my distant seedling plots that rain had kept me out of to see if there was anything I might take to the Fredericksburg Area Iris Society show the next morning.  More rain was pending, so anything I wanted to take would have to be cut that evening.  I saw that 07U8, a seedling from the above cross, had one completely spent blossom, but others might bloom overnight.  I cut it.  The next morning, no other buds had opened and I doubted that any would before the judging.  I took it anyhow.
Quiz questions:  Why did I take it and why did it win "best seedling"?  Clue:  The answer to both questions is the same.  --  Griff
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, in Virginia 

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