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Re: HYB: Rot and Seedling Selection

Seems like I have more rot this year on seedlings lined out last year. I am blaming it on weather. We have had lots of freeze / thaws and rain.

Mike Greenfield
Zone 5b
SW Ohio
Region 6
----- Original Message ----- From: "Robin Shadlow" <rshadlow@wildmail.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 4:31 PM
Subject: [iris] HYB: Rot and Seedling Selection

I was curious what everybody might think.

While cleaning up the seedlings this year, I noticed one
cross where nearly 50% of the seedlings showed signs of
rot.  It seems to me that the entire cross would likely be
a good candidate to discard based on the poor performance
of the group as a whole.

But I was wondering what the thoughts were on the stronger
sibs.  It seems that they would potentially carry the weak
trait which they could pass on.  Does anyone have any
experience with seedlings whose sibs are poor with respect
to results in subsequent generations?  Just in general, I
know that there will always be exceptions.


Robin Shadlow
zone 5 NE

so happy to be out weeding and cleaning beds at last!

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