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Re: Re:HYB:Germination and rebloom

So, if i understand well, even if they LOOK week they might not BE really week. It can be just circonstancial
and we must wait the next year to judge?

I was so pleased to be able to make a first selection without knowing anything about the flower...but the REAL week ones won't bloom the second year anyway, so it will still be easy to pull them out...


----- Original Message ----- From: <irischapman@aim.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:41 AM
Subject: [iris] Re:HYB:Germination and rebloom

Week seedlings in the first year of growth can be a maternal effect, such as lack of nutrient in seed.

This is reffering to elements re seed and germination, not something to do with genetics of plant that germinated.

Thus the plant can be weak ?the first year not as a result of anything to do with plant per say.

This maternal effect is usually gone by end of first

Chuck Chapman

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:36:12 +0100

From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>

Subject: Re: [iris]HYB:Germination and rebloom

you are right Betty.

Strenght is the nb 1 criteria!

At each step of the process, it's much better to discard the weeker ones,

before having a chance to see the flower.

I might saves  heartbreaking decisions!

On top of it, it saves a lot of room in the beds!

The last selection being made only among strong irises, there are still so

many  criteria to consider, al least the most drastic one is out of the



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