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Re: Seedlings and the bad weather years.
  • Subject: Re: Seedlings and the bad weather years.
  • From: Colleen and Les Modra <lecol@adsl.on.net>
  • Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 05:57:39 -0700


Hi Janet

Since one watches bloom for at least 3-5 before introduction, one gets an idea of how it behaves in most season. Of course there's always the odd one that behaves well for 4 years, so you release it and then it has it's bad year. :-) If it does have a really bad year, then yes you'd watch it a bit longer or turf it.

Colleen Modra
Thermomix Consultant
Mt Pleasant 
South Australia
0419 858 145

On 4/05/2011 6:48 PM, AIS Janet Smith wrote:
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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