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Re: Seedlings and the bad weather years.
  • Subject: Re: Seedlings and the bad weather years.
  • From: "Michael Sutton" <orders@suttoniris.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 11:16:54 -0700


We try to evaluate seedlings for about four to five years before introduction consideration. 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 6:48 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Seedlings and the bad weather years.


A question to you who hybridize.  As we have been stating and reading about the difficult  weather and bloom throughout this country it has occurred to me to ask.  When a new seedling opens in a weather year like this one, does one add another couple of years before deciding to introduce it just to make sure it is consistant?
I know in Central California my friends are saying their blooms are very strange.  Lots of leaf spot, bent staulks, deformed flowers, too short for talls, too small for medians etc.  Didn't bloom at all and some, the color of the flower even looks different.
Janet Smith
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