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Re: HYBRIDIZING - Help me Bill Shear or somebody!!!


From: Amy Moseley Rupp <amy@ece.utexas.edu>

> rest were plummy/blurk rose/blurk red etc.  All, however, were half the
> on an iris chat line like this at some stage!!

What colour is blurk?  Is it a colour modifier like deep, dark, blackish, muddy ... 
or a colour isn its own right eg puke green?  I think that is chunder green to you...

> >From my experience, La. seed is best used fresh.  The germiantion rate is
> never startling anyway, so fresh seed gives you the best advantage.  I do
> not store my seed past the shucking-drying out stage.  Bung them into a pot
> asap is my motto.   However, I know of other hybridisers who store seed for
> several months before committing them to the ground.

What are the connotations of the verb bung?  "Committing seeds to the ground" sounds as
if they will rest eternally there!

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