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[iris-photos] CULT: time duration from seed to introduction?

From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>

I accidentally posted this to the Iris-Photos list, but meant to post it
here.  Oops!
>From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
>>From: Chris Darlington <chris.darlington@sympatico.ca>
>>Mike , How many rhizomes on average would you need to have of this or
>>any other before introduction ?  How many years does it take to have
>>sufficient stock ?
>I have been wondering the same thing.  This year I obtained 2000+ seeds
>from my hybridizing efforts.  I'll plant these seeds in November (late
>autumn).  Many will germinate next year.
>The vast majority probably won't bloom until April/May (spring) of 2002 or
>even 2003.
>Supposing there is some gorgeous seedling I want to introduce, how soon
>could I hope to do so?  How much stock do I need?  How much test growing
>(in other gardens) needs to be done?  How many years?
>So from seed to introduction, how many years does it take?  Is 5 years
>reasonable?  4?  maybe 7?
>Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
>Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
>member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, SIGNA, SLI, & Miami Valley Iris Society
>primary interests: ABs, REBs, LAs, Native SPEC and SPEC-X hybrids
>(my gardening URL:  http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html)

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