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Re: Genetic Susceptibility to Rot

In a message dated 96-07-15 12:37:46 EDT, you write:

>Could not resist putting in 2 cents into this discussion.  Certainly some
>lines are notoriously producers of irises that are susceptible to rot in the
>East. But there are also certain irises that are like alarm signals when I
>see them in a pedigree...DENVER MINT, NEW MOON, GIGALO, many of the "browns"
>(TOBACCO ROAD), etc.  Even when these irises have been used in out crosses,
>the offspring have not faired well here.  Clarence Mahan in VA

Clarence--this is fascinating info. to me.  Some years ago I spent a lot of
time looking at iris lineage and making ancestor charts for particular irises
that interested me for one reason or another.  (Days must have been a lot
longer back then!) One name that consistently came up in lineage of my
"problem children" was the iris COMMENTARY.  What has been your experience
with it's descendents? 

Newfield, NY

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