Re: old vs new
At 05:43 PM 7/19/99 -0500, Bob Axmear wrote:
" What are the benefits of using the newer more expensive streaked breeders vs
the older ones."
>>------------->> In my opinion Bob? ..there is absolutely no benefit in using
a newly released streaky breeder, opposed to using an older variety; and I
believe, one is further ahead to use the latter ..for the following reasons:
-->it costs a lot less! ..and criteria such as -->> "fertility &
seed-germination & offspring results" is more likely established in the older
Here's my tip of the day ..to all U-folks out there
pollinating: If you are interested to obtain variegated seedlings? ..keep a
close eye on the flower stem (scape?). If your streaky leaf pod-parent has
multiple scapes (flower stems/spikes?) ..select the ones, which have white
stripes running up & within the flower scape; and use this type, for your
pollination. This is opposed to using an all green scape, for you
pollination. You will obtain far far better results, working with striped
ALSO; and rather than, spending a lot of money,
buying a bunch of striated breeders, why not obtain a particular one? ..which
you feel personally, is your best bet to provide whatever it is you would like
to see. Grow as many seedlings as possible from it; only keep the streakies;
and use these, as your own breeding-line for future generations.
just some personal thoughts? ..and most important of all!...
cuz HAVING FUN is the name of the hybridizing game
Here's an example of "having fun?" ...and I truly hope, I'm at liberty to
release this bit of NEWS:???
-->>to whit, Mr. James Hawes of Oakland MD & myself have exchanged mails
for a very long long time, even before Internet communication became known.
Ever since I can remember? ..Jimbo has always dreamed about finding a striated
longipes type. Now, my last communication received from Mr. Hawes, has him
"flying on a cloud" cuz he found what he longed & dreamed for, in one of his
own seedlings, in his own yard; and this, from H. longipes 'Urajiro Hachijo'!
Now? ...final question, if anyone here, ever gets a chance to grow seed from
this striped scape ...don't forget yer local yokels in Cadana :-( eh? and
"TO all'U DREAMERS OUT THERE! ..dream big dreams"?
ps ..and for your information ..Jim Hawes is our number one backup-man to the
NISE group of seedling growers & hybridizers at:
email: "William Nash" <email@example.com>
Personal Website URL = http://www3.sympatico.ca/raffi/
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