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Re:HYB: seedlings


Don't take first year's bloom bud-count and branching as the last word on any
one seedling.  One might note Barry Blyth mentioning DECADENCE having  had
only three buds on the maiden bloomstalk.  I've seen similar things happen.

If all else looks good, low bud count can exaggerate form and substance, as
more energy, nutrition went into fewer blossoms than you will see in the
future.  Very little about first year bloom can be said to be the final word
on what a particular baby will be three or more years down the road as viruses
and whatever stabilizing of the chromosomes there might be accumulates.

That's some of the reasons one would do well never to get in a hurry about
naming or distributing a seedling, I've found.

Neil Mogensen  Reg 4  z 7 western NC mountains

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